Patient Stories

We don’t judge our success; we let our patients do that for us. From clinical accomplishments to stories of care, here’s what some of our patients and their families have to say.

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College Athlete Back on Track & Hurdling Toward Success

Track athlete, Madison Ricciardi, is back on her feet after being diagnosed and treated for a stress fracture in her foot. Read her story.

Groundbreaking Surgery for Low Back Pain Changes Lives

Patient Jen Christianson explains how a 25-minute minimally invasive SI joint fusion surgery got her back in the swimming pool.

Team Approach to Knee Health Keeps Patient Moving

Union Grove woman finds relief for knee issues from Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Services expert physicians, surgeons and procedures.

Ted Lewtas, Laminectomy & Spinal Fusion

When Ted experienced difficulty standing and continuing his favorite hobby, he turned to the Midwest Spine and Orthopedic Hospital. Read his story.

Jim Beere, Hip Replacement

When Jim began experiencing hip pain a few years ago, he turned to Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Services at All Saints for a hip replacement. Read his story.

Mark Balestreri, Knee Replacement

Read about what it's like having a knee replacement at Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital from former minor league football player Mark Balesteri.

Sandi Meier, Foot Surgery

Sandi wasn't about to let a broken foot keep her from an active lifestyle. Learn why she chose Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital for foot care.

Jim M., Hip Replacement

Before his hip replacement, Jim experienced pain so bad he needed help getting dressed and couldn't drive. Read about his experience.

Michael Lietke, Elbow Arthroscopy

After two surgeries and continued pain, firefighter Michael Lietke turned to Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital for arthroscopic elbow surgery.