The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison includes doctors who are involved in treating musculoskeletal conditions, including joint and spinal injuries and diseases. The department, part of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, has top-notch programs in sports and rehabilitation medicine.
Department research includes the investigation of the development, maturation and aging of musculoskeletal tissues, with a particular emphasis on understanding and treating orthopedic diseases and injuries.
These issues are addressed on a molecular level (biochemistry, molecular biology), cellular level (cell biology, tissue engineering, gene engineering), as well as on a macroscopic level (biomechanics, clinical outcome).
Basic research is performed in a collaborative network of laboratories called the Wisconsin Orthopedic Research Laboratories.
The department is home to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, which began in 1926 and became one of the first three physical therapy curricula in the United States to receive accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association in 1929.
Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Information at www.ortho.wisc.edu
Education, Residencies and Fellowships
Patient Care Information at www.uwhealth.org