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OHOW Named on Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs” List

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin has three critical success factors: quality, patient satisfaction, and staff satisfaction. Our focus on these critical success factors has driven OHOW to be recognized as a leader of orthopedic care in Wisconsin as well as the United States.

It Takes a Team: 4 Ways the Right Patient Support Staff Makes All the Difference

When you face an injury, you likely have one person on your mind—your medical provider. But the truth is, your orthopedic care isn’t only between you and your doctor. There is a whole team of patient support staff members who work hard to ensure you are satisfied throughout your experience. At the Orthopaedic Hospital of […]

Thanksgiving Made Special at OHOW

We realize that when you schedule surgery with us over a holiday weekend, you may be missing quality time with your family, lots of football games, and a home-cooked meal. This is why we at OHOW do everything in our power to make your Thanksgiving special.

ACL Injuries – Everything You Need to Know

It is estimated that there are 200,000 ACL injuries per year in the United States. Due to the prevalence of this injury, there are often many questions about how ACL tears occur, treatment options, and the healing process.  Dr. Todd Swenson, an Orthopaedic Surgeon from the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, provides you with everything you need to know about ACL injuries.

Planning a surgery? Don’t forget to plan your recovery.

You did it! You made it through surgery and now you’ll need to stay off your feet for a few days and recuperate. But let’s remember that surgery can take a lot out of you, and how well you care for yourself over the next several weeks will make a huge difference in your comfort, […]

How Do I Know If I Am Ready For A Knee Replacement?

How do you know when it’s time to make knee surgery an option? Find out what you need to know.

Childhood Obesity – Tips For Avoiding Long-Term Health Implications

Obesity is a problem. And, from the perspective of human evolution, a fairly recent one. The reason is simple enough—over the course of thousands of generations, we’ve evolved into ideal hunters and gatherers. Our bodies became finely-tuned machines designed for roaming the wild, searching for food, and in all other ways leading an exciting, nomadic […]

Golf Healthier Next Season

In recent years, significant research and program development have been dedicated to the concepts of golf health and fitness. Tour professionals and many recreational golfers alike now realize the importance of improving strength and flexibility for increasing distance, accuracy, consistency and, most importantly, injury prevention.

2018 National League MVP Christian Yelich Sustains Season-Ending Patellar (Knee Cap) Fracture

Board Certified Orthopedic surgeon, Patrick Jost, from Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, provides expert commentary on Christian Yelich’s knee injury and recovery.