For more than 40 years the providers at Northland Orthopedic & Sports Medicine have been providing orthopedic and sports medicine care for patients through the Northwoods. As part of Ministry Medical Group orthopedic surgeons James Dyreby, MD, Kent Jason Lowry, MD, William Padgett, MD and Daniel Tvedten, MD, along with Ann Chizek-Leirman, NP and Jennifer Svencer, PAC provide the highest quality of care for their patients.
The providers at Northland Orthopedic & Sports Medicine keep up-to-date with cutting edge developments in orthopedic surgery, bringing you the latest treatments and techniques. They’ll diagnose your injury or disease, develop the right medical and surgical treatments, and help you through the rehabilitation process afterwards. At Ministry’s Northland Orthopedic & Sports Medicine the goal is simple, we want to find the most appropriate care to relieve your pain and restore your mobility.
The providers at Northland Orthopedic & Sports Medicine will see patients of all ages, from toddler through older adults, and will treat a variety of conditions. Northland Orthopedic and Sports Medicine providers see patients at their main clinic in Rhinelander but also outreach to clinics in Crandon, Eagle River, and Tomahawk. Explore the links at the top of this page for more information.
Common Orthopedic Conditions
Orthopedics focuses on injuries and diseases related to bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. From your fingers to your shoulders and your toes to your hips, the team at Northland Orthopedic and Sports Medicine will treat your pain and get you back to the daily activities that you enjoy. The physicians and providers at Ministry Medical Group’s Northland Orthopedic & Sports Medicine offer treatment and care in a variety of areas and for a variety of conditions.
Your hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders and everything in between are all part of your upper extremity and the team at Northland Orthopedic can take care of your ailments from carpal tunnel to joint reconstruction. Some common upper extremity conditions include:
- Carpal tunnel
- Trigger finger
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder or elbow replacement
Your feet, ankles, knees, hips and all parts in between make up your lower extremity. Whether it is foot pain or a hip replacement our team will help get you on the path to recovery. Common conditions of the lower extremity include:
- Heel pain
- Ligament reconstruction
- Meniscus tears
- Fracture repairs
- Hip or knee replacement
Hip & Knee Replacement
The team at Ministry Medical Group’s Northland Orthopedic and Sports Medicine will work with you to customize your care and make sure you have all the right information, resources and support to get you moving again.
The comprehensive hip & knee program includes:
- Your team: Surgeon and his Advanced Practice Clinician (APC), nurse joint coordinator, pre-admissions, surgical and nursing staff, physical and occupational therapists, and discharge planners.
- Education for you and your family before surgery in the form of our “It’s a Joint Effort” class held weekly by our nurse joint coordinator and physical and occupational therapists. The class prepares you and your family (or support person) for your surgical experience by providing clear expectations, defining needs and guidance in making discharge plans and preparations. Additionally, we encourage class participation by your support person or family member so he/she understands their role and responsibility, and hears the same information that the patient does. Your journey does not end when you are released from the hospital. You will be followed by the joint coordinator, surgeon, APC and therapists.
- One-on-one physical therapy to build strength and improve flexibility beginning the day of surgery and continuing until your goals are met. Physical and occupational therapists will work hard to help you gain independence as quickly as possible.
- Specialized nursing care.
- A personalized plan for your discharge from the hospital, or if more specific medical needs are identified, arrangements will be made to provide for those needs through home health or specialty care.
If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. Typical hip pain is in front of the hip, or groin, and may radiate down the thigh. Pain may be worse with standing, walking, or laying on your back at night. Injections are usually less effective when treating hip pain, and are used less often as compared to treating other joint pain. If medications, changes in your everyday activities, and the use of walking supports do not adequately help your symptoms, you may consider hip replacement surgery. Hip replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can relieve your pain, increase motion, and help you get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities.
Total Knee Replacement
If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities, such as walking, climbing stairs or everyday activities. You may even feel pain while you are sitting or lying down.
If nonsurgical treatments like medications, injections, activity modification or using walking supports are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain, correct leg deformity and help you resume normal activities. Ministry Medical Group’s Northland Orthopedic surgeons perform hundreds of joint replacement surgeries every year with the goal of having you regain a more normal lifestyle once again.
The first knee replacement surgery was performed in 1968. Improvements in surgical materials and techniques within the subsequent years have greatly increased effectiveness. Total knee replacements are one of the most successful procedures in of the world of medicine. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States.