The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to conducting cutting edge research, training the next generation of leaders and providing world-class patient care for both adult and pediatric patients.



As part of the University of Wisconsin community, our orthopedic program is made up of world-renown providers, cutting-edge research, and comprehensive and competitive surgical training programs.

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Rehabilitation Medicine


Our Rehabilitation Medicine Program provides personalized, state-of-the art care for patients and an exceptional academic and clinical educational experience for residents, fellows, and medical students.

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Research is a strong component of our program. With over 9,000 square feet of research space, basic, clinical, and translational research is conducted to improve orthopedic and rehabilitative care around the world.

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Our residency and fellowship programs have a strong reputation for training well-rounded clinicians with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their respective field.

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The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin provides care in a setting that unites experts from several specialties resulting in the best possible treatment plan.

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Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is to build excellence and distinction in clinical outcomes, translatable research, and graduate training programs that result in local, regional and national prominence.

Our mission is to provide excellent patient care across all aspects of orthopedics and rehabilitation, delivered in a patient-centered, timely, affordable and collegial manner utilizing innovative technology while promoting and advancing socially responsible medical education and research.

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Latest News


Creating stem cells from minipigs offers promise for improved treatments

Cells from miniature pigs are paving the way for improved stem cell therapies.

A team led by University of Wisconsin–Madison Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center researcher Wan-Ju Li offers an improved way to create a particularly valuable type of stem cell in pigs – a cell that could speed the way to treatments that restore damaged tissues for conditions from osteoarthritis to heart disease in human patients.

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