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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.

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin Gives UWM $2.1 Million for New Training Facility

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has received a $2.1 million gift from the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin for the construction of a 15,000-square-foot multipurpose building that will create a dedicated basketball practice facility and improve the student recreation space on campus. In recognition of this gift, the building will be named the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin Center, or OHOW Center.

Playing It Safe – The Whys and Hows of Sports Hydration, Warm Ups, and Stretching

Fall is fast approaching, and we all know what that means: no more excuses for hiding indoors. Sure, winter’s too cold, summer gets too hot, but fall—it really can be the perfect time to hit the courts and fields with friends.