Orthopedics Patient Stories

Total knee replacement helps outdoorsman get back to nature

Dan Borgwardt is back to hiking - with no limitations - following total knee replacement.

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Where surgical innovation gets you back in the game

Sixty-two year old Gary Gamoke loves to golf. But severe knee pain made it nearly impossible to swing the club, let alone walk the course.

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Where surgical excellence gets you back in the game

Life threw Rick Boyer a curveball in 2012. He suffered a severe rotator cuff tear while pitching baseball in a Florida tournament. It was the culmination of years of wear and tear.

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Surgery helps Tomah woman get back on her feet

For Marlene Kamrath of Tomah, pain was simply a part of her daily life. Arthritis in her knees made activities most of us think nothing of extremely difficult for her.

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New knee has La Crosse man dancing for joy

After more than 50 years of square dancing, 80-year-old Dean Peterson's painful right knee had slowed him down, but he was not ready to hang up his dance shoes.

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There's no need to shoulder the pain

Beverly Olson's injuries altered the function of her shoulders and over the ensuing 25 years, led to an arthritic condition known as cuff-tear arthropathy.

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'He didn't let me down'

Valentine's Day 2010 is one Rebecca Bauman will probably never forget. The day started like many others. She set out with a small group to snowmobile from Tomah to Cashton for lunch, but Rebecca didn't make it to the restaurant.

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Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System delivers great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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