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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 […]

7 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Your Operation: How to Prepare for Shoulder Surgery

No matter how much you prepare for shoulder surgery, it’s perfectly normal to experience a few pre-surgery-day jitters. One way we’ve found to alleviate patients’ fear is to provide plenty of information about what to expect before, during, and after shoulder surgery. At Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, patient comfort and care are our highest priorities. […]

6 Tips for Preventing Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: AKA Runner’s Knee

It often starts as a dull ache or a “stiff” feeling in your knee. Occasionally, you may feel a strain or ache along the back of the knee or under the kneecap as well. This phenomenon is known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, or simply “runner’s knee.” Don’t let the name fool you, though; patellofemoral pain […]

In the Patient’s Shoes: My ACL Reconstruction Journey as a Physical Therapist Part 2: Post-Surgical Recovery

As a Physical Therapist, after tearing my ACL and undergoing surgery, this is what it feels like to be the patient going through post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation.

8 Ways to Stay Healthy When You’re Working from Home

In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, many people are working and schooling from home for the first time ever. Good health practices are essential at any time, but especially right now. So how do you stay healthy when you’re working from home? Fortunately, over the last several years (and with the rise of telecommuting), […]