Orthopedic Success Stories
Read stories about our patients who have benefited from orthopedic treatment and care designed specifically for them.
Blake Robinson says goodbye to hip pain after long-delayed surgery.
Like most people, Blake was unsettled in the weeks leading up to an orthopedic procedure. The 58-year-old Eau Claire, Wisconsin, man, whose only surgery was a tonsillectomy in childhood, put off the hip replacement surgery he sorely needed for years, largely held back by his fear of the unknown. But his medical team put him at ease. Read how looking back now, Blake says he would recommend to anyone in a similar situation that they pursue surgery, too.
Marva Sahs keeps coming back after knee surgeries.
It’s hard to keep Marva down. Marva, 69, of rural Spooner, Wisconsin, completed her 30th American Birkebeiner, a 50-km cross-country ski race held each winter between Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin. This would be impressive under any conditions, but Marva has twice come back from knee surgery to take on the challenge. Read how Marva accomplished this amazing task with the help of the Orthopedics team.
All together now: Duane Kostman's broken arm healed with team effort.
Duane was planning to fill a bird feeder in his yard one Sunday afternoon. It’s something he does often. But this time, the peaceful pastime took a painful turn. Duane slipped and fell — hard. Once he fell, he couldn’t get up. Fortunately, Duane had his cellphone in his pocket, and used it to call his wife and son for help. In the Emergency Department, he learned he’d broken his humerus and that he’d need surgery to fix it. Read about Duane's personalized plan for treatment and surgery to fix his break.