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Orthopedic Health

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

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In The News

Saturday Morning Sports Medicine Clinics offered in Eau Claire, Menomonie

Athletes can receive X-rays, a physician examination and treatment plan in a single visit.

July 23, 2018
Fairmont expands orthopedics services

Three orthopedic surgeons now providing outreach services in Fairmont.

February 16, 2018
Mayo Clinic investing $65 million in Mankato hospital to better serve surgical patients

New space will improve patient experience, access to high-quality care.

February 24, 2017

From The Blog

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

How to prevent an ACL injury

Snap, crackle and pop may be welcome sounds at the breakfast table. But when you hear a pop on the playing field, it’s not something to cheer. A torn ACL usually is a season-ending injury.

June 4, 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

Skier keeps coming back after knee surgeries

It’s hard to keep Marva Sahs down. She recently completed her 30th American Birkebeiner, a 50-km cross-country ski race. This would be impressive under any conditions, but Marva has twice come back from knee surgery to take on the challenge.

May 10, 2018

Troubled by knee arthritis but not ready for knee replacement? Here are 5 alternatives

Millions of Americans suffer from knee arthritis, which eventually leads to knee replacement surgery. However, there are several minimally invasive options to try before committing to knee replacement.

Scott Perkinson MD By Scott Perkinson March 28, 2018

Back on the road again

Lisa Luskey-Lestrud, 47, was no stranger to living with chronic pain. At just 15, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. While some may have given up on keeping an active lifestyle, Lisa continued doing the things she loved, which included playing softball on her high school team.

January 9, 2018

Should I have a hip replacement?

Have you been told you’re eventually going to need a hip replacement? Are you experiencing hip pain from arthritis, an injury or another condition? If you answered “yes,” you probably have questions of your own. Chiefly, “Should I have the operation?"

Eric Busse MD By Eric Busse December 27, 2017
Jacob Ziegler MD By Jacob Ziegler December 27, 2017

Carpal tunnel syndrome: When to consider treatment

You might think that carpal tunnel syndrome is a new condition of the Information Age, borne from long hours of computer keyboarding. However, carpal tunnel syndrome is nothing new.

John Sauer MD By John Sauer October 25, 2017

New knee works like magic

Linda Bure of Austin, Minnesota, knew it was time to take care of her aching knee when she noticed her dog started to gain weight due to her inability to take him for a daily walk.

October 5, 2017

The real impact of a concussion

As fall approaches and students prepare to return to school, many look forward to the return of fall and winter sports. However, there are risks associated with sports participation, including concussion.

Russell Bergum DO By Russell Bergum September 1, 2017

Giving pain the cold shoulder

After caring for her terminally ill husband while dealing with constant pain in her right shoulder, Patricia Hanson knew it was time to take care of herself and made an appointment to see an orthopedic surgeon.

July 21, 2017