The Cartilage Center

The Cartilage Center Program Leaders

Gerard G. Adler, MD

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and the Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Dr. Adler is board certified in orthopedic surgery with a special expertise in sports medicine. He received a subspecialty certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2007, scoring in the top 5% in the country. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, ankle, hip, wrist and elbow. Dr. Adler performs several forms of cartilage transplantation, including autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), osteochondral autograft transfer, fresh osteochondral allografts, and DeNovo allograft chondrocyte implantation. In addition, he performs ligament reconstructions, meniscal transplantations, and unloading osteotomies.

Dr. Adler has treated athletes of all levels – professional, college, high school and amateur, including America’s Cup professional sailors. He is the medical leader of the Aurora Sports Medicine Institute-Summit. He traveled to New Zealand and Australia in 2005 as part of an international sports medicine group.

Dr. Adler began performing cartilage transplants in 1997, beginning with osteochondral autograft transfers. He trained to perform autologous chondrocyte implantation at Genzyme Biosurgery in 1998, and met Dr. Lars Peterson who originated ACI in 2004. He began performing DeNovo cartilage transplantations in 2009. He has presented at regional cartilage treatment seminars, and led surgical skills labs for other orthopaedic surgeons. He has been a physician advisor for a tissue bank involved with osteochondral allografts.

Dr. Adler is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

For more information or to schedule an appointment at The Cartilage Center in Summit, call (262) 434-5000.

Jon Henry, MD

Jon HenryA board certified orthopedic surgeon with BayCare Clinic and Aurora Medical Group since 2001, Dr. Henry is the Medical Director of Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine.

Dr. Henry received his medical degree from UW-Madison Medical School and then completed an orthopedic surgery residency in Syracuse, NY and a sports medicine fellowship at The Ohio State University. As an active member of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Wisconsin Orthopedic Society, Dr. Henry has presented original research at various national meetings and has published articles on a variety of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine related topics. As in invited master instructor at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Rosemont, IL and also at various symposiums throughout the Midwest, Dr. Henry has taught other orthopedic surgeons world-wide techniques related to shoulder and hip arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction, and cartilage restoration.

Throughout his career, Dr. Henry has provided medical care for athletes and sports teams at levels of competition. His personal athletic background includes participation in UW-Madison varsity Crew (rowing) 1987-91 and current involvement in running, cycling, and cross-county skiing.

Dr. Henry has performed cartilage restoration surgeries since 2001. With extensive training and continuing education, he has developed proficiency in understanding the complexity of cartilage-related problems, in applying appropriate and comprehensive treatment recommendations, and in performing the various procedures, including autograft and allograft cartilage transfer (OATS), cartilage transplantation (ACI or Carticel), Microfracture, meniscus transplantation, unloading re-alignment osteotomies, "biological knee resurfacing", and partial knee resurfacing.

For more information or to schedule an appointment at The Cartilage Center at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, call (920) 288-5555.

Harold Schock, MD

Harold SchockDr. Schock received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following medical school he went to orthopedic surgery residency in Chicago, IL and did his fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Denver, CO. While in Colorado he helped to provide orthopedic care to the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. Dr. Schock is an active member in several state and national orthopedic and sports medicine societies. During his career he has published his research on ankle fractures and ACL injuries in book chapters as well as in prominent orthopedic journals. He has also presented his research at multiple state, national and international orthopedic meetings.

Dr. Schock has been involved with the care of athletes, both on a personal and professional basis for many years. While an undergraduate he played ice hockey for the University of Michigan and won a national championship in 1996. After one year of professional hockey, he returned to medical school, but has been actively involved with the care of athletes at all levels since his playing days.

During his training and while in practice, Dr. Schock has avidly pursued the goal of helping many individuals return to an active lifestyle despite significant injuries and setbacks. He will continue to bring up to date medical knowledge to apply the most appropriate treatments for cartilage disorders to help you get back your active lifestyle. He performs many cartilage-based procedures each year in the knee and shoulder, including chondroplasty, microfracture, osteochondral defect repair, allograft and autograft cartilage transplant procedures, complex multi-ligament knee reconstructions, biologic and synthetic resurfacing procedures as well as realignment osteotomies.

For more information or to schedule an appointment at The Cartilage Center at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, call (920) 288-5555.