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Damaged, painful hip and knee joints repaired and replaced here

Your hips and knees are complex joints that can easily be damaged by injury or disease. Thanks to incredible technological and medical advances, these joints can now be replaced. Over 1 million joint replacements are performed in the US each year. Our skilled orthopaedic surgeons have exceptional training and experience in joint repair and replacement.

Hip joint replacement

Joint replacement surgery has become commonplace in America. Approximately 775,000 Americans have a hip or knee replaced each year, according to the latest statistics. And as our population ages, the number of joint replacements is expected to rise. Hip replacements are now frequently performed on adults in their 40s, 50s and 60s.

Hip pain can have many causesgenetic predisposition, traumatic injury, disease or poor blood supply. When arthritis or a hip injury hampers your ability to move, surgery may be the only remaining option to reduce or eliminate pain and restore movement and proper function of the hip joint.

At Wisconsin River Orthopaedic Institute, we perform anterior total hip replacement or posterior total hip replacement when the cartilage covering the surface of the hip bones and joint is worn away and causes one bone to rub against another. The friction created causes pain and limits motion. The most common cause is osteoarthritis.

We believe this is the most effective way to reduce or eliminate hip pain and restore full function to the hip joint.

Knee replacement and reconstruction

When knee pain from arthritis or injury becomes debilitating and conservative treatments fail to bring relief, knee replacement or reconstruction becomes a reasonable treatment alternative. We can totally or partially replace damaged knee joints according to the patient’s age, physical condition and specific diagnosis. We perform a total knee replacement when the cartilage covering the bones in the knee joint (thigh bone, shin bone and patella or kneecap) has worn away and bone rubs against bone. When this occurs, it creates abnormal friction and causes pain, instability, swelling and limited movement. The most common cause is osteoarthritis.

Total knee replacement is not always necessary

Sometimes, total knee replacement is unnecessary. For some patients, we may recommend a partial or unicompartmental knee replacement. Our board-certified orthopaedic physicians will gladly explain your treatment options and answer all your questions about each procedure. Typical knee problems include:

  • Ligament injuries (ACL, MCL, etc.)
  • Meniscal injury or torn cartilage (meniscal tear symptoms)
  • Chondral defects
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Experience leads to better outcomes

The board-certified orthopaedic specialists at Wisconsin River Orthopaedic Institute have many years of experience in repairing or replacing damaged knees, and they have successfully treated thousands of people and helped them regain pain-free function and their quality of life.

Convenient onsite physical therapy after surgery

After knee replacement or reconstruction surgery, the highest level of function can only be achieved through an individualized physical therapy program. Our occupational and physical therapists have specialized programs for treating the entire musculoskeletal system, with specific programs to facilitate faster recovery and return to function after surgery.

You don’t have to live with hip or knee joint problems. Contact us at 715.424.1881 with your questions. For your convenience, you can use our Request an Appointment form to book your consultation. Our hip and knee patients come to us from Wisconsin, Black River Falls, and the surrounding areas.


"I am very impressed with the quality of treatment by the Doctors and all of the staff…excellent is the only word to describe my experience. - D.P."
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For your orthopedic needs, contact Wisconsin River Orthopaedic Institute at 715.424.1881 . For your convenience, you can fill out our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation. We...
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