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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 5/2/2016

    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 2/9/2016

    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 8/24/2015

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

  • Ted Lewtas, Laminectomy & Spinal Fusion 10/28/2014

    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 2/3/2014

    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 10/24/2012

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

  • Jim M., Hip Replacement 10/23/2012

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

  • Sandi Meier, Foot Surgery 10/23/2012

    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.

  • Michael Lietke, Elbow Arthroscopy 10/22/2012

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

  • Robert Dorn, Total Knee Replacement 10/22/2012

    After having total knee replacement surgery at Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Bob finally found relief from years of pain. Read about his experience.

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