Items Tagged ‘#Avascular hip necrosis’

August 27, 2020 · Leave a Comment

A regenerative alternative to hip replacement

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body’s power […]

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Tags: #Avascular hip necrosis, Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation Surgery, hip replacement surgery, osteonecrosis, Rafael J. Sierra, sickle cell disease


March 19, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Regenerating diseased bones

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Kendall Koens’ life is a dramatic reversal from what it was in 2006. Late stage cancer left him in a coma and on a ventilator fighting for survival. Aggressive chemotherapy was saving his life but slowly and silently destroying his hips joints. The financial planner from Rochester faced crippling pain typical of someone more than […]

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Tags: #Avascular hip necrosis, #Dr. Rafael Sierra, #hip replacement, #osteonecrosis, arthritis, cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine


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