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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UW Researchers awarded five-year $3 million NIH R01 to develop novel treatment for pediatric limb-length discrepancy.

December 19, 2023 – This fall, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Christopher Brace, PhD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) associate professor, Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, and Kenneth Noonan, MD, MHCDS, professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, a five-year, $3 million R01 grant for a research project that aims to revolutionize the treatment of limb-length discrepancy (LLD) – a common disability in which one leg is longer than the other.

In a groundbreaking effort to develop a less invasive, more efficient LLD treatment, Dr. Brace, principal investigator (PI), and Dr. Noonan, the project’s co-PI, are turning to microwave ablation, a method that is well tolerated and already being used successfully to treat malignant and benign tumors throughout the body.

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