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OHOW Surgeon, Dr. Stephen Robbins, Completes First Implantation of Innovative TOPS™ System

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin is proud to be home to the first-ever implantation of the TOPS™ System in Wisconsin. The successful surgery was completed by OHOW physician, Dr. Stephen Robbins and the remarkable OHOW surgical team.    Dr. Robbins and his extraordinary team are setting new standards of patient care by embracing the TOPS™ System – […]

Restorative Rest: Tips for Healthy Sleep and Reducing Back Pain

Do you wake up stiff and groggy? Even if you’re not a morning person, it’s important to start your day off on the right foot. A good day begins with a restful night of sleep and waking up pain-free with plenty of energy to take on your day. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you may […]

7 Effective Tips to Improve Posture While Working a Sedentary Job

In the digital age, many of us work from home or in an office environment. These positions can lead to a sedentary lifestyle, with many hours hunched over a computer. While your risk for an acute injury in these jobs is low, it is still vital to consider your orthopedic health. Poor posture and prolonged sitting can […]

Experiencing a Pinched Nerve in Your Neck? Causes, Treatment, and Physical Therapy

Have you ever “turned the wrong way” or “slept funny” and felt pain in your neck? Or maybe you’ve unfortunately been involved in a car accident and had lingering pain in your neck, shoulders, arms, or hands? A pinched nerve, also known as “cervical radiculopathy,” is a condition that can present with a variety of […]

Low Back Pain: Common Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Have you been battling with an achy low back? If you work a sedentary job, you likely have felt a painful low back after a full day of work. While maintaining a poor posture is a common cause of this pain, low back pain can present itself in many different ways, including improper lifting, occupational […]

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery? While frequently offering the same results as traditional spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) may allow for less muscle injury, pain, and bleeding, and can avoid the prolonged recovery process typically associated with spine surgery. If you are in need of treatment for a spinal injury or condition, […]

How to Prevent Neck Pain, Strains and Injuries

We have all experienced waking up with neck pain after a long sleep in an awkward position, and it’s not uncommon to come home after a long day and have some soreness or pain in our neck. Neck strains and injuries are very prevalent, and neck pain can be rooted in many causes.  Posture can […]

6 Back-to-College Health Tips to Help Students Avoid Orthopedic Injuries

For most college students, teen orthopedic health isn’t even on their minds. But orthopedic injuries can occur at any age, and it’s essential to focus on lifelong orthopedic health practices. As we prepare to go back to school, these college health tips can help students avoid common injuries and stay safe. While most teens don’t […]

Solving Debilitating Neck and Arm Pain: Cervical Total Disc Replacement

Have you experienced neck and arm pain? For some people, this type of pain can be nearly unbearable. Our arms and neck are used in so many of our activities, from work to play to sleep. When we feel pain in these areas, it’s hard to ignore. For many people, neck and arm pain can […]