More than 400 bones and joints — along with countless other parts — comprise the human musculoskeletal system, which provides the framework to power every move a person makes. But with disease or injury, even life’s simplest movements can become difficult or impossible.

Ministry Health Care orthopedic services facilitates rehabilitation, restoration and recovery — of vital human functions and the body’s range of motion.

Providing for the effective diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, we provide facilities where highly-trained Orthopedic specialists work together with our nursing, rehab and support staff to diagnose and treat affecting bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, blood vessels, nerves and related tissues.

Our expert team includes the unparalleled experience of orthopedic surgeons with expertise in orthopedic oncology, orthopedic trauma and other disciplines — as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, athletic trainers, therapists and a host of other professionals.

Using a variety of highly sophisticated diagnostic procedures — including radiology, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), range of motion measurements, neurological evaluation and others — Orthopedic Services cares for:

  • Injuries and disabilities of the musculoskeletal structure, including neck, back, spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot.
  • Diseases such as degenerative arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer.
  • Repetitive motion conditions such as carpal tunnel or tennis elbow.

When surgery is required, we respond with the most promising orthopedic care, including:

  • Total or partial hip replacement
  • Total or partial knee replacement
  • Total or partial shoulder replacement
  • Arthroscopic knee surgeries
  • Rotator cuff surgeries
  • Carpal tunnel surgeries
  • General orthopedic surgeries of the neck, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle or foot.

Comprehensive, quality orthopedic care at Ministry Health Care hospitals and clinics also includes the restorative powers of rehabilitation — nurturing and guiding the patient on their first (and last) steps along a journey of self-discovery, and recovery.

The inpatient rehabilitation unit at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield is among the finest in Wisconsin, comparable to the programs and services of specialized rehab hospitals commonly found in densely populated, urban communities.

Many patients who undergo an orthopedic procedure are eligible for assistive home care services, provided throughout the northwoods and Wisconsin River Valley by Ministry Home Care nursing and specialty support staff. Rehab services provided in a home setting contribute to a safer, more complete recovery from total knee or hip replacement surgeries and other orthopedic procedures.

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