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Knee Surgery

Orthopedic Program

Meriter Hospital, 9 Tower
202 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
Telephone: (608) 417-5365


Learn more about our Orthopedic specialists:

Meriter Orthopedic Clinic

UW Health Orthopedics


Meriter offers a full spectrum of treatments for painful knees – from physical therapy to traditional and advanced surgical options. We are very excited to be the first in the area to offer an innovative option for knee surgery – MAKOplasty®.

MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing can result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery, as well as a more natural feeling knee following surgery.

Please Contact An Orthopedic Surgeon If You Have:

  • Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee and/or knee cap
  • Start-up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
  • Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication

To Avoid Knee Injuries

  • Maintain a healthy weight to avoid stress on the knee
    (One pound of weight loss takes four pounds off of the joint)
  • Maintain good strength, especially in the thigh (quadriceps) muscle
  • Wear shoes that are comfortable and provide good cushioning
  • Slowly increase the intensity level of physical activities
  • Always stretch before exercising
  • Maintain good flexibility