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Why Choose Us


Our department is committed to providing world-class patient care for both adult and pediatric patients, conducting cutting-edge research, and training the next generation of leaders.

The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin cares for patients at University Hospital, East Madison Hospital, UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital, William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran’s Hospital, American Family Children’s Hospital, UnityPoint Health – Meriter, as well as other local and regional hospitals and clinics.

If you come to our hospitals or clinics, your care will be provided in a setting that unites experts from several specialties to provide the best possible treatment plan.



Our Specialties

The faculty within the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin provide comprehensive care for adults and children with musculoskeletal disorders through prompt treatment in state- of-the-art facilities. Our mission is to care for patients with the broadest spectrum of orthopedic needs, including:

UW Health orthopedic oncology specialists provide an in-depth multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal tumors.

UW Health’s foot and ankle surgeons specialize in treatment of foot and ankle injuries, deformities and arthritic conditions, including surgical intervention.

UW Health’s orthopedic trauma surgeons offer treatment for unplanned, critical events – major and minor fractures, nerve and tendon injuries, joint dislocation and other orthopedic injuries.

UW Health physicians specializing in hand and microsurgery provide a full range of reconstructive and orthopedic surgical services. Conditions our physicians treat include carpal tunnel syndrome, distal radius fractures, rheumatoid arthritis, extensor and flexor tendon injuries and many more.

UW Health hip surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hip problems, including fractures, arthritis, deformities, partial and total hip reconstruction and replacement, and resurfacing.

UW Health hip surgeons specialize in hip preservation and diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries.

The UW Hip Preservation Program utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to address patient hip pain and preservation to increase quality of life.

UW Health knee surgeons specialize in diagnosing and treating knee problems, including fractures, arthritis, deformities, and partial and total knee reconstruction and replacement.

UW Health’s pediatric orthopedic program provides world-class care for children, adolescents, and young adults with all types of musculoskeletal disorders.

UW Health’s nationally recognized orthopedic spine program is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with spinal problems.

UW Health Sports Medicine physicians treat athletes of all ages across Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Whether you are seeking treatment for an injury or you just want to improve your performance, UW Health Sports Medicine is here to meet your needs.