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About Us

For nearly 40 years, Wisconsin River Orthopaedics has relieved pain and restored lives for those living in and around Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Specializing in orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine, and physical therapy, the practice provides complete orthopaedic care at one convenient location for patients aged 4 and above.

Wisconsin River Orthopaedics provides advanced, comprehensive care, including on-site physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as an open MRI. They treat foot and ankle injuries, hand and wrist injuries, shoulder injuries, and lumbar spine injuries.

The experienced team also specializes in diagnosing and treating arthritis, back pain, knee pain, and hip pain, as well as carpal tunnel. The team provides personalized, one-on-one care where patients see the same health care provider at each visit.

With a special focus on sports medicine, Wisconsin River Orthopaedics provides expert care for common sports injuries like ACL injuries, meniscus tears, tennis elbow, trigger finger, shoulder pain, rotator cuff tears, and all types of fractures.

Wisconsin River Orthopaedics has a fully accredited on-site surgery center where they perform various ambulatory procedures, such as arthroscopy, to diagnose and treat shoulder, knee, and hip conditions. The skilled orthopaedic surgeons also perform knee replacement, total hip replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement, and spine surgery.

The caring and compassionate team at Wisconsin River Orthopaedics devotes themselves to their patients, providing an outstanding patient experience. For comprehensive orthopaedic care, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Accepted Insurances

For your convenience, Wisconsin River Orthopaedics accepts most major insurance plans. On the right, you'll see a list of commonly accepted insurances. This list is not entirely inclusive of all the plans we accept. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office .

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aspirus Health Plan
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Security Health Plan
United Healthcare

Meet Your Providers

Douglas Galuk, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Todd Duellman, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Thomas Smedberg, MD, MS

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Frank Walter, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Crystal Gruber, APNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

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Meet Your Therapists

Maria Statz, DPT

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Steven Thames, OTR, CHT

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John Egge, DPT, SCS

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Bria Cook, PT, DPT

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Emily Schanock, PT, DPT

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Steve Kubisiak, PT, DPT

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Words from our patients

  • Google

    "The surgical team, anesthesiologist, and nursing staff at WRO did an outstanding job the day of the procedure; and the follow-up has been awesome."

    Paula H.
  • Healthgrades

    "I would recommend Dr. Walter to anyone facing surgery. His expertise and knowledge are truly an asset to the community and his patients."

    Diane C.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Smedberg gave me his honest recommendation for treatment. His patience, honestly and medical treatments are truly one of a kind!"

    R. F.
  • Google

    "I had my second knee replaced by Dr Duellman 8/14/17. He did an excellent job and I was walking unassisted the first week."

    Susan C.

Open MRI services are available!

To request an appointment or for further information, please contact our office.


Wisconsin River Orthopaedics
140 24th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: 715-201-3624
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