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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Heiner is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in adult and pediatric orthopedic oncology and adult reconstructive orthopedics, including joint replacements, allografts, arthritis surgery, and musculoskeletal oncology.


Dr. Heiner is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the International Society of Limb Salvage, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and the Connective Tumor Oncology Society. He has authored dozens of journal articles and book chapters.


Orthopedic Surgery

Bone Tumors

Gender-Specific Knee Replacement (For Women)

Joint Replacement Revision Surgery

Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Pain

Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction and Replacement

Orthopedic Oncology

Resection of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors


Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)

Total Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)

Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (MAKOplasty)


University Hospital
(608) 263-7540 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-0333 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 263-7540 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Residency University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Internship University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Medical School Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Heiner is studying the use of proximal femoral allografts in total hip revision, and he recently completed a comparison of collared versus collarless designs in femoral endoprostheses. His current basic science research involves metastatic disease and collagen markers, gene markers in soft tissue sarcomas, and bone morphogenetic proteins.

PubMed Articles
Gendi K Hennessy D Heiner J The burden of metastatic disease of the femur on the Medicare system. Springerplus . 2016;5(1):1916
[PubMed ID: 27867823]
Ludwigson JL Tillmans SD Galgon RE Chambers TA Heiner JP Schroeder KM A Comparison of Single-Shot Adductor Canal Block vs Femoral Nerve Catheter for Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty . 2016 Mar;31(3):741
[PubMed ID: 26474953]
Ludwigson JL Tillmans SD Galgon RE Chambers TA Heiner JP Schroeder KM A Comparison of Single Shot Adductor Canal Block Versus Femoral Nerve Catheter for Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty . 2015 Sep;30(9 Suppl):68-71
[PubMed ID: 26129851]
Kruser TJ Kozak KR Cannon DM Platta CS Heiner JP Illgen RL 2nd Low rates of heterotopic ossification after resurfacing hip arthroplasty with use of prophylactic radiotherapy in select patients. J Arthroplasty . 2012 Aug;27(7):1349-53
[PubMed ID: 22245125]
Obadina ET Blankenbaker DG Davis KW Heiner JP Orthopaedic case of the month: Ossified calf mass in a 32-year-old woman. Clin Orthop Relat Res . 2012 May;470(5):1522-6
[PubMed ID: 22359271]
Illgen RL 2nd Heiner JP Squire MW Conrad DN Large-head metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty using the Durom acetabular component at minimum 1-year interval. J Arthroplasty . 2010 Sep;25(6 Suppl):26-30
[PubMed ID: 20570096]
McHaffie DR Kozak KR Warner TF Cho CS Heiner JP Attia S Stewart-Treves syndrome of the lower extremity. J Clin Oncol . 2010 Jul 20;28(21):e351-2
[PubMed ID: 20368562]
MacDonald KM Koplin S Choi J Heiner JP A 36-year-old woman with posterior shoulder pain. Clin Orthop Relat Res . 2008 Apr;466(4):1010-4
[PubMed ID: 18259831]
Pluhar GE Manley PA Heiner JP Vanderby R Jr Markel MD Gluteal muscle attachment during proximal femoral reconstruction in a canine model. J Orthop Res . 2007 Feb;25(2):208-20
[PubMed ID: 17068814]
Illgen RL Pellino TA Gordon DB Butts S Heiner JP Prospective analysis of a novel long-acting oral opioid analgesic regimen for pain control after total hip and knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty . 2006 Sep;21(6):814-20
[PubMed ID: 16950032]
Illgen RL 2nd Honkamp NJ Weisman MH Hagenauer ME Heiner JP Anderson PA The diagnostic and predictive value of hip anesthetic arthrograms in selected patients before total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty . 2006 Aug;21(5):724-30
[PubMed ID: 16877160]
Barrett JG Hao Z Graf BK Kaplan LD Heiner JP Muir P Inflammatory changes in ruptured canine cranial and human anterior cruciate ligaments. Am J Vet Res . 2005 Dec;66(12):2073-80
[PubMed ID: 16379649]
Illgen R Tueting J Enright T Schreibman K McBeath A Heiner J Hybrid total knee arthroplasty: a retrospective analysis of clinical and radiographic outcomes at average 10 years follow-up. J Arthroplasty . 2004 Oct;19(7 Suppl 2):95-100
[PubMed ID: 15457426]
Lu Y Edwards RB 3rd Nho S Heiner JP Cole BJ Markel MD Thermal chondroplasty with bipolar and monopolar radiofrequency energy: effect of treatment time on chondrocyte death and surface contouring. Arthroscopy . 2002 Sep;18(7):779-88
[PubMed ID: 12209437]
Choi J Heiner J Agni R Hafez GR Case of the season. Hibernoma. Semin Roentgenol . 2002 Apr;37(2):99-101
[PubMed ID: 12134372]