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Cold Weather Safety: How to Avoid Winter Slips and Falls

Winter is once again upon us! Here in Wisconsin, the coldest weather typically occurs in January and February. As we know all too well, cold temperatures lead to snow, sleet, and ice—increasing the likelihood of winter slips and falls.Fortunately, you don’t need to spend the season hibernating indoors to avoid injury. There are plenty of ways to steer clear of these common winter weather hazards and keep yourself safe.

Beyond the Big Game: 4 Sports Injury Recovery Tips for Any Athlete

The Big Game marks the end of football season. Even though the Packers didn’t go all the way this year, chances are you tuned in to watch the show. We cheer, we yell, and we cringe at every tackle, hoping no one gets hurt. Just like professional athletes of any sport can get sidelined by […]

Patient Recognition Week: Why Our Patients Are Appreciated Every Day

National patient recognition week comes around once a year and reminds everyone in healthcare why they’ve chosen this profession. At the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, we don’t need a special week to tell us how important our patients are because we celebrate them all year round. At OHOW, you can feel confident in the quality of your care because, above all, we have an uncommon focus on you.

Great Outcomes: The Success of Total Hip Replacement (THA) Surgery

Total Hip Replacement (THA) surgery is one of the most common and successful surgeries we perform. Here’s why the outcomes are so excellent.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution While Preventing Common Beginner’s Workout Injuries

January is here. Resolutions are in progress: the gym is packed, and everyone’s working on their fitness goals. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we often see quite a lot of workout-newbie injuries this time of year. Use these tips to prevent common beginner’s workout injuries and keep your fitness progress on track well into the New Year. The […]

In the Patient’s Shoes: My ACL Reconstruction Journey as a Physical Therapist

Erik Kust, PT, DPT, OCS My name is Erik Kust, and I am a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy at Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin. While I’m usually on the other side of the ACL reconstruction surgery journey, I experienced it firsthand as a patient last year. I wanted to detail my journey after […]

8 Tips for Winter Joint Pain Relief

Do achy joints plague you during the coldest months? Does it seem like your knees, hips, and ankles feel sore whenever snow is falling? It’s not your imagination! Winter weather—particularly cold—can cause slow, achy joints, making it hard to get moving. If you’re looking for winter joint pain relief, here are eight tips to help […]

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 […]