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Orthopedic Health

Topics related to orthopedics including surgery, podiatry, joint replacements, sports medicine, broken bones and sprains and strains.

Classes & Events

Eau Claire, WI
09/17/2019
1-3 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
09/18/2019
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
09/20/2019
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Mankato, MN
09/20/2019
11 a.m.-noon
Mankato, MN
09/23/2019
2 p.m. (third Monday of the month meets at 5 p.m.)
Eau Claire, WI
10/01/2019
1-3 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
10/04/2019
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Joint Replacement Seminar

Community Education

Mankato, MN
11/07/2019
7-8 p.m.

From The Blog

Joint problems erased with orthopedic surgery

After dealing with joint complications for nearly a year, Robert Bishop underwent a total right hip replacement, and the ball and socket of his femur and pelvis were replaced with prosthetic implants. He quickly began the road back to mobility. 

June 17, 2019

Athletic trainer provides sports medicine care

As an athletic trainer, Kiersten Schmidt conducts baseline concussion screenings, evaluates injuries during and after games, and much more. Read about her work with the Mankato MoonDogs and other teams.

June 5, 2019

5 ways to build strong bones as you age

After age 30, you start to lose bone mass. Get five tips to build stronger bones and combat that loss.

May 23, 2019

Busy mom doesn't let broken wrist — or winter — win

Like most moms, Samantha Kaul doesn’t have time for injuries. But last winter, she slipped on a patch of ice, resulting in breaking her wrist for the second time.

February 22, 2019

Goodbye to pain after long-delayed hip surgery

Like most people, Blake Robinson was unsettled in the weeks leading up to an orthopedic procedure. But his medical team put him at ease. So much so that looking back now, Blake says he would recommend to anyone in a similar situation that they pursue surgery, too.

February 11, 2019

Hard work, determination help woman prepare for successful knee surgery

For over a decade, Ann Statz endured substantial knee pain that restricted her activity. Her weight kept surgery out of reach. Learn how determination helped her overcome that hurdle.

November 26, 2018

Back on the field, calling the shots

Nicholas Oeltjen, 24, was no stranger to shoulder pain. So when he heard a pop and a crunch while lifting weights, he immediately knew something was wrong.

October 15, 2018

How to determine foot arch type

Are you thinking of getting a new pair of athletic shoes? Be sure to check your arch type before buying.

October 12, 2018

Weight loss, knee surgery have man living active lifestyle

The need for knee replacement surgery prompted Mike Leduc to lose 100 pounds. With determination and the help of a maintenance program, he's kept the weight off and is active again.

October 10, 2018

Hip, hip hooray: Dual hip replacement keeps Mike Omtvedt on the move

Mike Omtvedt wasn't about to let hip replacement slow him down. He took a trip to the Holy Land just two months after having both hips replaced using a new anterior approach.

June 11, 2018

All together now: Broken arm healed with team effort

Duane Kostman was planning to fill a bird feeder in his yard. It’s something he does often, but this time the peaceful pastime took a painful turn. Duane slipped and fell — hard. 

June 5, 2018

Nurse educator becomes patient, gives caregivers A+

Amy Monsour wanted to get home safely before impending snow made travel dangerous, but fell in the parking lot of the daycare center before she even got on the road. “I heard a crack and fell to my knees,” she says.

June 4, 2018