Orthopedic Services, Conditions and Treatments in Wisconsin

Learn more about Orthopedic Conditions Treated by Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care's coordinated team of orthopedic specialists, including physicians, surgeons and therapists, offer a full range of specialized orthopedic services for patients of all ages. Here is just a small sample of the orthopedic conditions we treat, and procedures we perform:
 

Cartilage Repair
 

Cartilage repair surgery is done on meniscus and articular cartilage when the cartilage has been damaged through sport or injury.


Foot and Ankle Orthopedics

 

Diabetic Foot, which occurs when diabetes leads to nerve damage that can result in you to lose feeling in your feet. The feet may also not get enough blood and oxygen, due to damaged blood vessels. This can make it more difficult for your foot to heal from cuts, sores or infections.

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia (thick band of dense connective tissue that attaches to the heel bone, runs through the arch and out to the toes) exceeds its ability to stretch and the facia becomes inflamed or irritated.

Sever’s Disease often occurs in children when bones often grow faster than muscles and tendons. The muscles and tendons become tight, putting pressure on the growth plate at the back of the heel and causing inflammation and pain.

Total Ankle Replacement removes the painful arthritic ankle joint and replaces it with an artificial joint.


Hip Orthopedics

 

In hip arthroscopy, surgeons make small incisions near your hip then use tiny cameras and micro instruments to find and repair damaged tissue.

Hip resurfacing involves removing only damaged areas of the joint. The surface of the hip is then reshaped and capped with a metal shield, and the corresponding hip socket is resurfaced with a thin metal lining.

Hip Replacement, or Anterior hip surgery involves accessing the hip from the anterior—or front—of the body, as opposed to the side or the back. Damaged or diseased bone is removed and replaced with an artificial ball-and-socket joint.

Hip revision is the process of surgically replacing an artificial hip joint that has failed.


Knee Orthopedics

 

Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive outpatient surgical procedure commonly used to treat cases of torn meniscus cartilage or an injured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Partial knee replacement surgery involves removing only damaged areas of the joint.

Total Knee Replacement is one of the safest and more successful types of major surgery. An orthopedic surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replaces it with an artificial joint.

 

Sports Medicine
 

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries, caused by over-stretching or tearing the ACL in the knee. The first step in treatment is to decrease swelling and get range of motion back in your knee.


Shoulder Orthopedics

 

Rotator cuff repair is a surgery to repair damage to the rotator cuff when tendons become damaged from long term overuse or from injury.

Shoulder Joint Replacement is used to eliminate pain when other, noninvasive treatments fail. During the surgery, the shoulder joint bones are replaced with artificial ball-and-socket implants.


Spine Orthopedics

 

Nearly 80 percent of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The spine orthopedic experts at Aurora Health Care have advanced training in spine conditions and can help you make informed decisions about your treatment.


Hand, Wrist and Elbow Orthopedics

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which occurs when the median nerve is compressed at the wrist, causing pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, and into the arm.

Dupuytren’s Contracture is an inherited condition that causes your fingers to curl toward your palm, and makes extending your fingers difficult or impossible. It's caused by the thickening and shortening of the fascia in the palm of your hand, a tissue that lies just below your skin. Some patients describe the feeling as "having a cord in my palm." It is treated with Xiaflex injections.


Pain Management Services

 

When disease or injury results in chronic pain, Aurora Health Care's pain management teams help patients cope through services including acupuncture, chiropractics and epidural injection.