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UW Health Orthopedics in Madison, Wisconsin, provides comprehensive care for patients with knee pain, ranging from nagging pain that may benefit from non-surgical rehabilitation to chronic, debilitating pain caused by knee arthritis that can be treated with total knee replacement surgery.



Introduction to Knee Replacement


UW Health joint replacement surgeon Richard Illgen, MD, discusses knee replacement surgery.

UW Health Knee Replacement Surgery: doctor with knee patient

Joints 101


Joints 101 provides you and your support person with the opportunity to learn what to expect throughout the joint replacement process.


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UW Health Knee Replacement Surgery: Surgeons in the operating room

Total Knee Replacement


For patients with chronic, debilitating pain caused by knee arthritis, total knee replacement surgery is designed to provide relief, restore function and generally improve the patient's quality of life.


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Patient Stories


Ted's active life, which included golf and downhill skiing, was threatened by pain caused by arthritis. Told he would need a total knee replacement, Ted regained that active life by choosing partial knee replacement at UW Hospital and Clinics.


More patient stories

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