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In The News

Sports physicals for student athletes offered in Southwest Minnesota

These clinics are for student athletes entering grades 7–12 in the 2022–2023 school year. The physicals provided fulfill Minnesota State High School League sports requirements.

June 8, 2022
La Crosse hospital recognized for surgical quality

The hospital in La Crosse has achieved meritorious outcomes in surgical patient care based on outstanding composite quality scores in eight areas.

November 5, 2021
Eau Claire hospital recognized for surgical quality

The hospital in Eau Claire has achieved meritorious outcomes in surgical patient care based on outstanding composite quality scores in eight areas.

November 5, 2021
Osteoporosis silently affects all ages

World Osteoporosis Day is annually observed on Oct. 20, and is dedicated to raising awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.

October 20, 2021
Northwest Wisconsin named sports medicine provider for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Athletics

Beginning with the fall sports season, clinical staff from Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will provide services for Blugold athletes on all 25 men's and women's athletic teams.

August 25, 2021
Walk-in care for orthopedic injuries in Mankato

Expert walk-in orthopedic and sports medicine care for fractures, breaks, sprains and dislocations offered in Mankato.

July 23, 2021
Sports Physicals for Student Athletes

Several sports physical clinics to be hosted in St. James, Sherburn and Fairmont.

July 15, 2021

From The Blog

Athlete using medicine ball

Training tips during your sport's offseason

Injuries caused by repetitive motions and overuse can plague team and individual athletes of any age. Learn how to help prevent these injuries and allow your body to recover.

T. Andrew Israel, M.D. By T. Andrew Israel June 27, 2022
Betty Tauscher

Digging into garden after robotic total knee replacement

Two total knee replacements later — one traditional, one robot-assisted — Betty Hayden-Tauscher is digging into her garden again. Learn why she gives the robotic procedure two green thumbs up.

June 1, 2022
John DiTulio

Beat goes on for drummer with calcific tendonitis

After a shoulder injury, avid drummer John DiTulio searched for a less-invasive treatment option and found ultrasonic tenotomy. He hardly skipped a beat after undergoing this nonsurgical procedure.

Jacob Erickson DO By Jacob Erickson May 31, 2022
Senior with cane on staircase

Q&A: Falls and fall prevention

Falls can happen to anyone of any age at any time. But for older people, falls can have long-term effects on health and independence. Learn about falls and how they can be prevented.

Jacqueline Corona MD By Jacqueline Corona May 9, 2022
Hands holding knee joint while on gravel walking path

Staying active with joint pain

Don't let joint pain sideline your exercise goals. Two sports medicine experts offer steps for starting and maintaining regular exercise despite those aching knees and shoulders.

Jacob Erickson DO By Jacob Erickson April 27, 2022
Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim April 27, 2022
Robert Heinz

Back on the bandstand: Feeling better with Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home

When Robert Heintz was scheduled for hip revision surgery, he was happy to learn he could recover in the comfort of his own home.

February 21, 2022
Dog, child and parent looking out a door window

Nursemaid's elbow: Just a little tug can cause it

Simply helping toddlers down a step or playing by swinging them by their arms or hands can cause nursemaid's elbow. Learn more about this common childhood injury and how to prevent it.

Sara O'Kelly, P.A.-C. By Sara O'Kelly February 10, 2022
Cross-country skier on trail

Winter sports care for Olympians, everyday enthusiasts

While most winter sports lovers aren't in the same league as Olympians, their care has some things in common. Learn about those similarities from a U.S. Ski Jumping Team physician.

Alecia Gende DO By Alecia Gende February 9, 2022
Crouching on sidewalk in winter, tying shoelaces

To brace or not to brace: What's the best answer?

If you injure your ankle or knee, should you wear a brace to support the joint? A brace can help or hinder your recovery. Here are three questions to consider.

January 20, 2022
Pink winter coat outdoors

What you need to know about aching joints

It may start with an occasional twinge in your hip or a catch in your knee, but becomes an ongoing ache. Learn how to find relief for aching joints.

Kariline Bringe MD By Kariline Bringe January 7, 2022
Standing outside in winter

How to avoid winter slips and falls

Midwest winters can be beautiful, but ice and snow increase your risk of falling. Follow these tips to keep upright and avoid injury.

Brittni Lair PA By Brittni Lair January 6, 2022
Swinging golf club orange shirt

Vibrating energy waves ease joint pain

It seems like something out of a sci-fi movie — using a vibrating needle to deliver ultrasonic energy directly to a damaged tendon. Learn about a no-surgery treatment to heal tendon pain.

December 17, 2021