Orthopedics & Sports Medicine blog

Non-Weight Bearing Status After Ankle Surgery

  • September 15, 2020
Non-Weight Bearing Status After Ankle Surgery
Sauk Prairie Healthcare's Teresa Bare explains how to use a scooter for non-weight bearing status after ankle surgery for patients of Orthopedic...


ACL Injury Prevention Warm-Up for Athletes

  • July 28, 2020
ACL Injury Prevention Warm-Up for Athletes
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Sports Medicine in Prairie du Sac, WI demonstrates warm-up exercises for athletes designed to prevent ACL injuries and...


Total Knee Replacement: Kim's Story

  • September 17, 2019
Total Knee Replacement:  Kim's Story

A Reedsburg man explains how knee replacement surgery has allowed him to return to work and the outdoor activities he loves.



Hip Replacement: Judy's Story

  • September 17, 2019
Hip Replacement: Judy's Story
A Cross Plains woman explains how total hip replacement surgery has ended her joint pain and allowed her to move freely and return to her horses.


Knee Replacement: Dan's Story

  • September 17, 2019
Knee Replacement: Dan's Story

Cross Plains horse trainer Dan on how knee replacement surgery has allowed him to continue riding horses free of arthritis pain.



Total Knee Replacement Surgery: Anita's Story

  • September 13, 2019
Total Knee Replacement Surgery: Anita's Story

A Wisconsin Dells woman tells her story, earlier struggling with joint pain and now after two knee replacements, being active and pain free.



The Power of Shoulder Replacement Surgery

  • October 25, 2018
The Power of Shoulder Replacement Surgery
“I just learned to live that way and deal with it,” said Scott, an active person who opted for limited arm motion with things like water skiing,...


Total Ankle Replacement Marks a Big Step Forward in Orthopedic Care

  • October 25, 2018
Total Ankle Replacement Marks a Big Step Forward in Orthopedic Care
Not being able to enjoy the lifestyle and activities you always loved can be a real pain in the…ankle. Fortunately, Sauk Prairie Healthcare offers...


Dr. Mike Lamson - Orthopedic Surgeon at Sauk Prairie Healthcare

  • February 6, 2018
Dr. Mike Lamson - Orthopedic Surgeon at Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Sauk Prairie Healthcare's Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Lamson explains what SPH does to help its joint replacement patients.


Hip Replacement Surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare - A Patient Testimonial

  • February 6, 2018
Hip Replacement Surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare - A Patient Testimonial
Madison attorney Bob Gingras had hip replacement surgery with Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Lamson at Sauk Prairie Healthcare. Now he can play tennis...


Dr. Matthew Hebert - Orthopedic Surgeon

  • January 16, 2018
Dr. Matthew Hebert - Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Matthew Hebert, orthopedic surgeon at Sauk Prairie Healthcare, discusses the importance of educating patients before joint replacement surgery.


Orthopedic Surgery - The Past and Present at Sauk Prairie Healthcare

  • January 16, 2018
Orthopedic Surgery - The Past and Present at Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Dr. Arnold Rosenthal looks back on the ways Sauk Prairie Healthcare has changed its approach to total knee replacement surgery over the years.


Hip Replacement Surgery is a Game Changer

  • December 4, 2017
Hip Replacement Surgery is a Game Changer
Bob Gingras had a second hip replacement surgery with Dr. Michael Lamson at Sauk Prairie Healthcare to help get him back onto the tennis court...


Foot and Ankle Surgeon Offers Options for Arthritis of the Ankles

  • December 4, 2017
Foot and Ankle Surgeon Offers Options for Arthritis of the Ankles
Dr. Andrew Ertl, an orthopedic surgeon at Sauk Prairie Healthcare specializing in foot and ankle surgery, offers solutions for arthritis of the...


Signs and Symptoms of Degenerative Shoulder Problems

  • November 22, 2017
Signs and Symptoms of Degenerative Shoulder Problems
Wear and tear over time can lead to painful shoulder problems. 


Foot Pain Keeping You Down? How to Deal with Plantar Fasciitis

  • August 25, 2017
Foot Pain Keeping You Down? How to Deal with Plantar Fasciitis
Dr. Andrew Ertl discusses heel pain and what causes plantar fasciitis. He also discusses how to treat plantar fasciitis and when surgery can become...


Orthopedic Surgery - Dr. David Marcu

  • July 25, 2017
Orthopedic Surgery - Dr. David Marcu
Dr. David Marcu is an orthopedic surgeon who practices at Orthopedic Associates and Sauk Prairie Healthcare and has a strong interest in knee...


Knee Replacement Surgery at Sauk Prairie Joint Health Center

  • July 25, 2017
Knee Replacement Surgery at Sauk Prairie Joint Health Center

The time may come when you need a knee replacement surgery.  When you do, look to the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Joint Health Center.



Rehabilitation After Joint Surgery - Sauk Prairie Joint Health Center

  • July 24, 2017
Rehabilitation After Joint Surgery - Sauk Prairie Joint Health Center
Rehabilitation and therapy after joint replacement surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare's Joint Health Center allows those who have had surgery to...


Joint Replacement Surgery - Is it Time?

  • July 24, 2017
Joint Replacement Surgery - Is it Time?
When is it time to have joint replacement surgery?  Often the shoulder pain, knee pain, or hip pain will lead you to your doctor to determine...


Joint Replacement Surgery - Pain Management Following Surgery

  • July 24, 2017
Joint Replacement Surgery - Pain Management Following Surgery
The skilled team at Sauk Prairie Healthcare's Joint Health Center is dedicated to providing pain management services to joint replacement patients.


Shoulder Pain and Rotator Cuff Injury - Sauk Prairie Healthcare

  • July 24, 2017
Shoulder Pain and Rotator Cuff Injury - Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Dr. David Marcu talks about shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff injury.



Shoulder Replacement Surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare

  • July 24, 2017
Shoulder Replacement Surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Dr. David Marcu explains when shoulder replacement surgery should become an option and the different types of surgery that are available at Sauk...


Knee Replacement Surgery - A Patient's Story

  • July 24, 2017
Knee Replacement Surgery - A Patient's Story
John Alt, a knee replacement surgery patient at Sauk Prairie Healthcare, tells his story about his surgery experience and working with staff,...


Sports Medicine Physician - Dr. Masaru Furukawa

  • July 18, 2017
Sports Medicine Physician - Dr. Masaru Furukawa
Masaru Furukawa, MD practices sports medicine and family medicine at Sauk Prairie Healthcare's River Valley Clinic.


Ultrasound for Sports Medicine and Sports Injuries

  • July 12, 2017
Ultrasound for Sports Medicine and Sports Injuries
Sauk Prairie Healthcare uses ultrasound to diagnose and treat sports injuries. Dr. David Krey discusses the uses of therapeutic and diagnostic...


Sports Medicine Team at Sauk Prairie Healthcare

  • July 12, 2017
Sports Medicine Team at Sauk Prairie Healthcare
The sports medicine team at Sauk Prairie Healthcare provides essential talent and experience for athletes. Through their sports physicians,...


Osteopathic Manipulation for the Back and Neck

  • July 12, 2017
Osteopathic Manipulation for the Back and Neck

David Krey, DO is an osteopathic physician who provides osteopathic manipulation for back and neck problems.



Endurance Training for Athletes

  • July 12, 2017
Endurance Training for Athletes
Endurance training for athletes is an important phase of their athletic endeavors. Proper training improves athletic performance and prevent sports...


Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Improved Healing

  • July 12, 2017
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Improved Healing
Dr. Masaru Furukawa speaks about platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. This technique is used to improve the healing of injured areas that are...


Sports Medicine Doctor - Dr. David Krey

  • July 12, 2017
Sports Medicine Doctor - Dr. David Krey
Dr. David Krey is a sports medicine doctor and family physician who practices at the Lodi Clinic in Lodi, Wis. With a love for sports and...


Concussion Signs and Symptoms

  • July 12, 2017
Concussion Signs and Symptoms
Concussions can be a problematic injury caused by direct or indirect trauma to the head. Concussions can cause cognitive, physical and emotional...


Performing Arts Sports Medicine

  • July 12, 2017
Performing Arts Sports Medicine
Dr. Mark Timmerman, sports medicine physician at River Valley Clinic in Spring Green, Wis., provides care for those in the performing arts. This...


Dr. Mark Timmerman - River Valley Clinic

  • July 12, 2017
Dr. Mark Timmerman - River Valley Clinic

Dr. Mark Timmerman is a family physician at Sauk Prairie Healthcare's River Valley Clinic in Spring Green, Wis.



Biking and Sports Injuries

  • July 12, 2017
Biking and Sports Injuries
Bicyclists have unique needs with their medical care. Fortunately, Sauk Prairie Healthcare's Dr. Mark Timmerman offers specialized...


Concussions: keeping children and teens safe

  • March 24, 2017
Concussions: keeping children and teens safe
An estimated 3.8 million athletes suffer concussions each year in the U.S.  Some studies suggest that up to 50% of concussion go unreported....


Dr. Andrew M. Ertl, Foot & Ankle Specialist, to join Orthopedic Associates

  • June 22, 2016
Dr. Andrew M. Ertl, Foot & Ankle Specialist, to join Orthopedic Associates

Sauk Prairie Healthcare is pleased to welcome Andrew M. Ertl, MD, to Orthopedic Associates...



Don’t let the risk of injury keep you on the couch!

  • August 14, 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 10,000 people receive treatment in the nation’s emergency departments each...