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Programs and research
Our specialty programs and clinics
We provide care for all types of musculoskeletal conditions. Many of our services are targeted to people with specific needs.
Please note that not all services are available at all locations.
Foot and Ankle Clinic
We treat foot and ankle injuries, deformities and conditions related to arthritis. Our foot and ankle surgeons use the latest techniques to repair, reconstruct or replace ankle joints. These advances can result in less pain and better function.
Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Program
We provide orthopedic, reconstructive and plastic surgery for conditions of the hands, wrists and arms. We also do elbow joint replacement surgery.
Health Psychology Program
Our health psychologists help you and your care team work with the links between your mind, body and spirit for the best quality of life, keeping in mind your current state of health.
We use the most advanced techniques for ankle, elbow, hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement surgery. We offer robot-assisted, bilateral (both hips or knees) and outpatient hip and knee replacements.
Orthopedic Bone Health Clinic
We work with you to prevent and treat osteoporosis, bone fractures and repeat bone breaks.
Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Clinic
We teach you how to manage hip and knee arthritis symptoms to prevent surgery or get you ready for it.
Orthopedic Oncology Program
Our specialists provide complete diagnosis, treatment and management of bone and tissue tumors.
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Program
Our trauma surgeons provide 24/7 care for emergency fractures, nerve and tendon injuries, joint dislocation and other unexpected bone injuries.
Our pediatric team provides specialty care for children and teens with conditions that affect their bones, joints and muscles. We work as a team to make the treatment process as smooth as possible for your whole family.
Rehabilitation medicine and therapy programs
Our physical medicine doctors and rehabilitation therapists help you manage brain, spinal cord, nerve, bone, joint, ligament, muscle and tendon injuries or conditions. We work with you to help you regain movement and strength.
We diagnose and treat all types of spine conditions. We pioneer minimally invasive techniques for treating spine tumors, deformities and trauma.
We provide medical and surgical care for athletes of all ages. Our goal is to return you to play as quickly as possible while preventing re-injury. Our doctors, rehabilitation therapists, sports performance specialists, athletic trainers, sport psychologists, fitness experts and nutritionists help you stay active and healthy.
Working together for you
Our team also works with specialists across UW Health to provide care for you. Our partner programs include:
Improving orthopedic care through research
Our research includes studies in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy, orthopedic trauma, sports medicine for youth, teens and adults and tissue engineering. Learn more
Conditions and treatments
Patient-centered care to help you heal
Your condition is unique. So, your treatment must be, too. We find the treatment that’s best for you based on your specific needs.
Wherever you’re hurting, we can help
Conditions we treat
We provide a full range of nonsurgical and surgical treatments. You get the right treatment for your specific needs. If you do need surgery, our orthopedic surgeons use the most advanced robotic and minimally invasive techniques.
CT-guided and minimally invasive spine surgeries
Doctors address the area of the spine causing pain and limiting function without disturbing the muscle and tissues surrounding that problem point. With CT-guided spine surgery, a specialized CT (or CAT) scanner is used during the operation. The CT scans are put into a computer system that creates an accurate, three-dimensional model of your spine.
Sports concussion management
A sports concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move or turn quickly. Concussions can cause physical, mental and/or emotional symptoms. Our sports concussion specialists offer concussion screenings, evaluations and rehabilitation.
Joint replacement surgery (ankle, elbow, hand, hip, knee and shoulder)
We replace arthritic and damaged joints using advanced procedures and materials. In some cases, this involves robotic-assisted techniques. This relieves your pain and improves movement.
Platelet-rich plasma injections
These injections use concentrated plasma from your own body. Research suggests this treatment can reduce pain and speed healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.
Prolotherapy is a treatment to help with ligament and tendon pain. It involves injecting lidocaine (a combination of pain-relieving and nerve-numbing medication), saline (salt water) and dextrose (a sugar solution) into tendons, ligaments or joints.
Doctors and therapists provide exercises and activities to help with injury prevention and rehabilitation. You can rebuild strength and increase motion in damaged joints or muscles.
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repair
We replace the damaged ligament in your knee with a graft. This makes your knee more stable.
Carpal tunnel surgery
We release select connective tissue in your wrist. This removes pressure on your nerves and restores feeling and movement.
Endoscopic spine surgery
We use tiny incisions and a long flexible tube with a camera to access the damaged area of your spine. We make repairs with special small tools that provide ultra-minimally invasive surgery.
Microvascular (microsurgery) of the hand
We reconnect damaged blood vessels and nerves to arms, fingers and hands. We use microscopes and tiny instruments to perform hand and finger reconstruction to repair severely injured fingers, hands and wrists.
Mini ALIF (minimally invasive anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
We use the Mini ALIF procedure to remove pressure on the spinal cord and stabilize your spine. We reach the damaged area of your spine from the front of your body instead of through your back muscles. This reduces your risks for complications and leads to less pain in recovery.
Nerve repair in the hand
We restore feeling and movement in different ways. We replace a damaged nerve with a graft. We move or cut tissues to stop pressure on a nerve. We transfer tendons to restore lost nerve function.
Reconstructive surgery for the ankle, foot, hand, neck and spine
We replace or tighten bones, ligaments and tendons. This relieves your pain and adds function to damaged joints.
Clinics near you
We provide specialty orthopedic and rehabilitation care at locations in Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Meet our team
Specialists for all types of orthopedic conditions
UW Health orthopedic specialists work together to find the source of your pain and recommend treatments that will help you find relief and improve your range of motion. Our team includes specialists in orthopedics, sports medicine, spine health and rehabilitation for kids and adults.
Helping you get the care you need
Find the right Madison-based orthopedic provider using OrthoAccess.
Our OrthoAccess team helps to connect you with the right doctors and rehabilitation therapists for your individual orthopedic needs. For Madison-based orthopedic providers, complete our form.
Priority OrthoCare is a service in our Madison, Wis., clinics for adults and children with new orthopedic injuries. Call Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and an appointment will be scheduled at one of the orthopedic clinics in Madison, Wis. Call (608) 440-6500.
For appointments and care in Rockford, Ill. call our Lundholm Orthopedics Clinic at (779) 696-1600.
Orthopedic joint reconstruction and replacement
Foot and ankle
Orthopedic spine surgery
Pediatric sports medicine
Caring for children, educating parents
The pediatric orthopedic doctors at UW Health give personal care for children, teens and young adults.Learn more
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Our sports medicine team provides a full range of care for adults and children. It doesn’t matter if you are a weekend warrior or a high-level competitive athlete. You get the care you need, when you need it.
UW Health physical therapists and athletic trainers help you stay healthy or get back in the game.
UW Health Sports Performance programs are built on a foundation of speed, strength and agility training with a focus on long-term athletic development. Our goal is to help you reach your goal.