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Keeping Knee Cartilage Healthy in Winter: Avoiding Winter Slips and Falls

Many people know the importance of keeping active to build strong muscles and bones. Exercise also plays an important role in building healthy cartilage, the fibrous but flexible connective tissue that cushions your joints. Cartilage acts as a barrier to the damaging friction of bones rubbing against each other. It also acts as a shock […]

3 Tips for Preventing Hand and Wrist Injuries from Winter Falls

Winter is here, and with all the holiday joy and fluffy show comes the dreaded instability of ice and slippery conditions. Slips and falls are a leading cause of hand and wrist injuries, and we see most of them during the icy winter months. Why hand and wrist injuries? Hands and wrists are often susceptible […]

How to Prevent and Treat Common Ankle Injuries

We’ve all rolled an ankle after a lay-up on the basketball court or stepped awkwardly off an icy curb. Strains, sprains, and even breaks are some of the most common ankle injuries, and most of us will experience some form of ankle injury throughout our lives. So it’s no wonder that common ankle injuries cause […]

Concussion Signs and Symptoms to Watch

The arrival of autumn means that it’s finally football and soccer season! Athletes can’t wait to grab their gear and hit the field for their favorite sports activities. One drawback of the season though? It’s also a prime time for sports injuries, including concussions. While any sport presents the possibility for injuries, both soccer and […]

Desk Ergonomics: 4 Tips for a Comfortable and Healthy Home Workspace

Over the last few years, life has changed for many, including how and where we work. With an increase in remote workers, many of us are looking for ideas to create the optimal healthy home workspace. Many remote workers use what they already own—kitchen chairs, couches, folding chairs, dining tables, and countertops to set up […]

OHOW Recognizes New Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialists

Becoming a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist within the physical therapy profession is a highly esteemed accolade designating physical therapists as experts in their field. Earning the Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist title requires professional development and additional study. The Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin is honored to announce three of our physical therapists, Eddie Ericksen, Matt Pitton, […]

Got Noisy Joints? What You Need to Know About Joint Cracks and Pops

Kevin Campion, PT, MPT “My shoulder makes a noise when I move. Is that bad?” Substitute shoulder for knee, neck, or ankle, and some version of the “noisy joints” question is heard nearly every day in our physical therapy clinics.  Most of us know that joints can make noises: cracks, pops, snaps, clicks, and more. […]

The OHOW Mequon Physical Therapy Clinic is Now Open!

The Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin is excited to announce the latest addition to our expanding group of physical therapy clinics. On June 28th, 2021, we will open our Mequon physical therapy clinic. This clinic marks our seventh and newest physical therapy and sports medicine clinic in Wisconsin. The 4,000 square-foot physical therapy clinic is at […]

What to Expect After Knee Replacement Surgery

At the advice of your physician, after much consideration and a struggle through stiffness, swelling, and knee pain, it’s time to schedule your total knee replacement surgery. While surgery isn’t always the first solution to knee discomfort, it’s often the ultimate intervention in the case of knee osteoarthritis. But facing surgery is often anxiety invoking. […]