Two-time U.S. Open golf champion Andy North turned to UW Health when he finally decided that he couldn’t put off hip replacement surgery any longer.
Getting you back to your daily activities
As you age, regular wear and tear on your joints takes a toll.
Our joint replacement team helps restore function and reduce pain caused by diseased or damaged hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joints. We use the latest surgical approaches, including minimally invasive techniques, pain management advances, and physical therapy to get you back to your daily activities faster and with less pain.
Guiding you each step of the way
When you come to UW Health for joint replacement, we provide the care and support you need to prepare for surgery, recover and get back to the things you love to do.
Your care team includes doctors, surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and rehabilitation therapists who guide you through each step. We encourage you to choose a family member or friend to be a part of the team to support you along the way.
Joint replacement, rehabilitation and revision
At UW Health, we evaluate and treat a range of degenerative joint conditions.
Joint pain and problems occur as a normal part of aging (osteoarthritis) and from repetitive motions related to a sport or work. Previous injuries, surgeries and other medical conditions like rheumatoid arthritis can also cause joint problems. We treat joint conditions in the:
Types of joint replacements
The joint replacement team at UW Health uses advanced and minimally invasive techniques to perform joint replacements.
Procedures we offer include:
Total hip replacement
Same day hip replacement
Double (bilateral) hip replacement
Robotic-assisted hip replacement
Total knee replacement
Partial knee replacement
Same day knee replacement
Double (bilateral) knee replacement
Robotic-assisted knee replacement
Robotic-assisted partial knee replacement
Improving joint care with research
The joint replacement doctors and scientists at UW Health work to improve joint care for you. Our teams study advancements and new treatments for joint replacements, such as regenerative medicine.
Meet our team
Team-based joint replacement care
The joint replacement team at UW Health includes experts in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation medicine.
Joint replacement locations
We provide specialized joint replacement care at UW Health clinics in Madison.
Helping patients get back to what they enjoy
Joint replacement surgery provides many benefits. Find out how UW Health surgeons help patients just like you.
Family medicine Dr. Dave Kunstman found relief from knee pain cause by osteoarthritis. Following a less-invasive partial knee replacement surgery, he's back to his daily runs.
Knee replacement surgery meant Lisa could do the activities she loved without any pain.
Greg's active lifestyle had taken a toll on his knees. But knee replacement surgery – and a positive attitude – meant he was back on his bike in no time.
Rob's life was transformed by two hip replacements, giving him a new outlook on the future.
JR lost more than 100 pounds so he could get knee replacement surgery.
A total hip replacement put Jay Wilson back on the sidelines covering Badger football.
John Bohlman gets back to backpacking after hip replacement surgery.