Orthopedic Care & Surgery

Orthopedic Care & Surgery

Experience the best in orthopedic health.

Discover the benefits of comprehensive orthopedic care – right here, close to home. With our team of highly skilled surgeons and specialists, exceptional rehabilitation care, and personalized attention on you, there’s no need to travel for your care. And, with our unique focus on healing and wellness, no one else comes close to the UHH patient experience.

With our expanded team of board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists and subspecialists, we are growing to meet the orthopedic health needs of our region. From emergency and trauma care in our ER to comprehensive orthopedic care in our practice, you can experience the best in orthopedic health – because the life you love is waiting for you.

General Orthopedics

Expert, integrated care for all your orthopedic needs. From in-office evaluations to imaging, surgery, non-surgical care, physical therapy and more, everything you need is under one roof at our hospital campus in Dodgeville. For acute and chronic pain caused by all types of orthopedic injuries and conditions, including fractures, dislocations, wear-and-tear injuries and much more, our specialists have you covered.


Sports Medicine

From sports physicals to athletic injuries and rehab. Our sports medicine team can handle what both professional, competitive and recreational athletes endure. For everything from repetitive use injuries like golfer’s elbow to acute injuries like ACL tears, we offer evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up care – all for the champion in you.


Joint Replacement & Reconstruction

Specialized procedures for healthy joints. Injury, repetitive motion, age or arthritis can impact your joint health. Our team includes orthopedic surgeons specializing in joint repair and replacements procedures. We use state-of-the-art surgical technology for advanced precision, including Mako robotic arm assisted surgery for hip and knee replacements with smaller incisions resulting in faster recovery and less pain, and our Virtual Implant Positioning system for shoulder replacement.

Knee Replacement

Several types of arthritis are the main cause of knee pain and mobility problems. You may be a candidate for surgical or non-surgical treatments, such as iovera. If your knee is always swollen, or if your knee pain keeps you from sleeping or from your normal activities and non-surgical treatments are no longer effective, it may be time for joint replacement. Talk to our orthopedic team of surgeons and knee specialists in Dodgeville.


Hip Replacement

A worn-out hip joint can cause hip or groin pain while walking, exercising, sleeping or balancing on one leg. It can cause stiffness that makes it hard to get dressed. If these challenges affect your quality of life, you may be a candidate for hip joint replacement surgery. Talk to a member of our orthopedic surgery team here at Upland Hills Health to learn the next best steps for pain relief.


Shoulder Replacement

Osteoarthritis, repetitive motion and injury to the rotator cuff, often made worse by age, are the most common reasons for considering shoulder surgery. There are surgical and non-surgical treatments to reduce shoulder pain and regain mobility. Shoulder joint replacement is the fastest-growing type of joint replacement. We use advanced technology to plan and perform shoulder joint replacement procedures.

Personalized Rehabilitation Therapy

Wellness-oriented recovery through Comfort in Motion

We are proud to offer the region’s best rehabilitation program, known as Comfort in Motion. Before, during and after your surgery, one of our licensed and highly skilled physical therapists will work one-on-one with you to support maximum healing and comfort on your journey back to better orthopedic health. This outstanding program is available at three locations, ensuring you’ll recover with convenience at a center near you.

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Common Questions for Orthopedic Surgeons & Procedure

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Absolutely! Often a person with arthritis pain can find relief without surgery or can delay surgery for a good amount of time using what we call conservative treatment. For some people, arthritis pain is managed using physical therapy, over-the-counter medications, corticosteroid injections, or integrative medicine techniques such as massage, acupuncture, yoga or other movement therapies. We also offer iovera treatment, which uses cold therapy to temporarily damage nerves around the knees. These treatments can often provide enough relief for arthritis sufferers for months or years before pain progresses to the need for joint replacement surgery.

Our orthopedic team will start with an x-ray to see what level of deterioration you are living with. When we find arthritis, patients often ask when they should get the joint replaced. The short answer is that it is a personal decision. Most patients who see our orthopedic surgeon have already been adjusting their lives to deal with the pain for a while — giving up certain activities, moving differently or more slowly or managing the pain with medications. When those lifestyle changes become unacceptable for you, or the pain becomes too much to bear, that’s when you’ll decide to have the joint replaced. A joint replacement also takes commitment. You will want to be ready for that commitment to healing as well.

A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens with use of the arm away from the body. Motions like combing your hair or reaching behind your back can be difficult and painful. Rotator cuff injuries are more common as we age, especially for people working in a job that uses repetitive overhead movements. Rotator cuff surgery is an option when non-surgical treatment is no longer effective in reducing pain or maintaining mobility.

In the early stages, you can:

  • Take breaks to rest your hands, especially if you are doing something repetitive
  • Avoid activities that make symptoms worse
  • Use ice or cold packs to reduce swelling
  • Rotate your wrists and stretch your palms and fingers
  • Wear a splint designed for carpal tunnel pain
  • Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications

When these treatments are no longer effective, or if you have pain or numbness in your hands, talk to an orthopedic surgeon at Upland Hills Health to learn the next best steps for pain relief.

The recovery time for a hip replacement and a knee replacement are quite different. Our experienced knee specialists in Dodgeville say knee replacements have a longer recovery time and a more intensive therapy because of the way the joint works. The soft tissues around the knee need more time and work to get back to full function. A hip joint relies more on muscle than other soft tissues, so while recovery can be faster, the muscle needs continued exercise so that it doesn’t become weak. When committed to therapy and home exercises, most patients feel about 85% recovered within 6 weeks after surgery.

Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures & dislocations
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Neck  and back pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Cartilage, ligament, muscle tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Meniscus tear
  • ACL tear
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Sports injuries
  • Separated shoulder

Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

for Total Knee & Total Hip Joint Replacement


Knee and hip replacement patients now have a truly advanced surgical option. Our Mako robotic-arm assisted technology allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon-controlled robotic arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy. This option is now available to qualified total knee and total hip joint replacement patients at Upland Hills Health.

Learn about the Stryker Mako Difference!

Tom has been a runner for 50 years and now his granddaughter Raina has taken up running as well. He didn’t want to miss the opportunity to stay active and run with her.

“I was really apprehensive about going through with the surgery. But it got frustrating, not being able to go out and run and do as much as I wanted to,” he explained, “After reading a lot about the robotic arm assisted surgery and how precise it can be, well, that was a gamechanger for me,” he said.

During his pre-operative health checks Tom found out that he has two heart conditions. Both have improved because of his new hip.

“If I hadn’t had my hip done, I wouldn’t be able to exercise the way I can now, which is what I need to do to help my heart,” he said. The bonus for Tom has been enjoying running with his granddaughter. Since his hip surgery they both completed the CrazyLegs Classic and the Farmers Appreciation Day 5K.

Tom T., Dodgeville

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