Orthopedics | Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital

Caring for a Small Child with a Broken Bone

Kids have accidents; that’s just a given. They’re natural daredevils, afraid of nothing. Unfortunately, as much as we’d love to protect our kids from the dangers of contact…

Lower Back Pain? It Could Be Your SI Joint

Your lower back is screaming with pain. You’re past the point of ignoring it. Did you realize the problem could be caused by a joint that—strangely enough—barely moves?…

Stop Your Back Pain: What You Need to Know About Spinal Fusion

Is back pain stopping you from enjoying your active lifestyle? It might surprise you to know that nearly 80% of U.S. adults have back pain at some point…

8 Foods That Help Mitigate Joint Pain

Joint pain is the result of inflammation, but perhaps surprisingly, it’s more prevalent in young people than you might think. The CDC reports that nearly 31% of people…

How Are Robots Used in Surgery?

In the 1880s, a German surgeon named Themistocles Gluck invented the practice of joint replacement. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Gluck designed and implanted artificial…

Best Friends: Core Workouts and Hip Strengthening Exercises

The hip is an important, yet underrecognized joint. It’s not simply a point of mobility, it’s a source of great power and strength in our physiology. When NBA…

What You Need to Know About Brain Injury and CTE

According to Boston University Research, “Chronic traumatic encephalopathy  (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in people with a history of repetitive brain trauma (often…

What is Tennis Elbow and How to Get Rid of It?

The bony knob on the outside of your elbow starts aching and radiating pain through your arm. Is it just a fluke? Did you hurt yourself? If you…

On Baseball and Off-Season Fitness with Athletic Trainer Allison Hocking

Allison Hocking is the athletic trainer for the Milwaukee Milkmen and the Milwaukee Wave. And in the last year, she was possibly busier during the off-season than ever…