Freedom of Movement Fund
Research and innovation are significant parts of the culture at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. We are committed to bringing the best and brightest researchers to our labs and supporting them in their work, which centers on innovation, prevention, restoration and regeneration. In return, they deliver advanced medical technologies, curative treatments and regenerative therapies, which then become available to those who suffer from pain and limitation due to musculoskeletal disease, trauma and injury.
 
The Freedom of Movement Fund supports research that improves quality of life for people with bone and joint disorders and injuries. Your donation, in any amount, provides much-needed support that will keep us all moving, pain-free, for a lifetime.
 

For Patients

UW Health’s orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation programs offer comprehensive services for adults and children with all types of musculoskeletal disorders. Our specialty-trained medical staff draws on extensive clinical expertise, advanced technology, and state of the art facilities to provide world class care to patients with the broadest spectrum of orthopedic and rehabilitation needs throughout Wisconsin and beyond.
 

For Referring Physicians

The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is dedicated to making the referral process as efficient as possible for physicians, health care providers, and patients. We have two systems in place to help meet your referral needs. The Access Center meets your emergency and inpatient referral needs and the UW Health Ortho Access service assists with all other outpatient referral and scheduling issues. Together we will work to provide your patient with the best possible care and treatment.
 

Faculty Research

Research is a cornerstone of the UW Health Orthopedics and Rehabilitation program. Our approach to research is centered around tissue engineering, biomechanics, and novel stem cell therapy. We offer over 9,000 square feet of research space housing four Ph.D. researchers, and provide trainees with ample opportunity to be involved in translational research. Clinical research is supported by a team of physicians, a research administrator, a grants and contracts specialist, research coordinators, and biostatisticians.
 

Professional Education

The University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is committed to providing comprehensive and competitive training and exceptional clinical experiences in a collegial environment for residents, fellows and medical students.
 
Through our established educational programs, and innovative research opportunities, our goal is to provide advanced exposure to leading edge techniques and experiences within the field of orthopedics and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
 

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

The mission of the UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to meet the physical therapy needs of the people in the state of Wisconsin and beyond. Our Physical Therapy students are united by their passion for their chosen profession, their desire to learn and explore, and their commitment to serving the community. The experiences you will have as a student in the DPT Program are challenging and rewarding, and will serve you well throughout your career.
 
News and Events
News and Events
The Comprehensive Review of Pain Medicine will be held Aug. 18-22, 2014. Download a brochure .  Register online.
Listen to an interview with Dr. Richard Illgen at carolkobyradio.com about information surrounding hip pain.
Welcome to the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Thomas A. Zdeblick, MD
Thomas A. Zdeblick, MD
A.A. McBeath Professor
and Chairman
Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Our comprehensive program focuses on providing cutting edge patient care for both adult and pediatric patients, conducting state of the art research, and training the next generation of orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, as well as spine and sports medicine surgeons.Our physicians are on the forefront of new techniques and procedures to continually improve patient care, and have completed rigorous training and specialty fellowships.Many are nationally and world-renown as leaders in their respective disciplines. Read more...
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