Browsing by Month: May 2020

In the Patient’s Shoes: My ACL Reconstruction Journey as a Physical Therapist Part 3: Returning to Sports

My name is Erik Kust and I am an orthopedic clinician at the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin. I have countless experiences treating patients for ACL injuries, but after sustaining my own injury, I was in the patient’s shoes. After going through the ACL reconstruction process, it was time for me to return to sports.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Identification and Treatment

What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome? We certainly hear a lot about it and Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin’s Dr. Greg Watchmaker says it is the most common hand problem we treat each year.  Simply stated, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a pinched nerve (the median nerve) in the palm and wrist area.

Safety First as OHOW is Now Expanding Elective Surgeries

After the past few months of following safer-at-home protocols due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to announce we’ve increased our already-robust safety protocols to ensure patients can safely return for elective surgeries. We’re now accepting appointments and working to reschedule elective procedures and therapies that were delayed due to COVID-19. We also wanted to […]

OHOW is Top-Rated for Medicare (CMS) Value-Based Purchasing

It’s no secret that our uncommon focus on patient care sets the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin apart as an industry leader. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll notice our warm, attentive, and caring staff. With low nurse-to-patient ratios, excellent leadership, and a focus on patient service, OHOW creates a calming, welcoming experience […]

Get into the Swing of Spring: 6 Tips to Prevent Golfer’s Elbow & Other Injuries

As soon as spring starts to warm up, many of us start thinking of getting out on the green! But after a long winter hiatus from the course, it’s important to review golf injury prevention, including the ubiquitous golfer’s elbow. There’s nothing like pain to take the zing out of your swing, taking you away […]

18 OHOW Physicians Named as Top Doctors by Milwaukee Magazine

We pride ourselves on the many awards and recognitions we’ve earned for our positive patient outcomes, staff satisfaction, and expertise in all things orthopedics. Of course, these many accolades would not be possible without the exceptional surgeons, anesthesiologists, pain doctors, pathologists, and radiologists that practice medicine at OHOW. Their professionalism and attention to patient care are why Milwaukee Magazine named 18 of our OHOW physicians as their 2020 Top Doctors.

8 Tips for Sciatica Pain Relief

Back pain and discomfort come in many forms, but one of the most common is called sciatica. Sciatica isn’t a condition. Rather, it’s the term for pain in the sciatic nerve—a nerve running down both sides of the lower spine, through the pelvis, down the back of each leg, and into the feet. Sciatica happens […]