Orthopaedic Surgery

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Joseph M. Schwab, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Joseph M. Schwab, MD

Specialty: Hip Preservation
Board Eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery
(414) 805-7426  |  (414) 805-7499 fax

Dr. Schwab's Team:

Kelly, RN
Jenny, Administrative Assistant

Dr. Schwab's Profile

Dr. Joseph Schwab joined the Orthopaedic Surgery Department in 2012 as an Assistant Professor specializing in Hip Preservation and Reconstruction.

Dr. Schwab graduated from Northwestern University in 1999 with a degree in Computing and Information Systems.  He graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2006.  He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at MCW in 2011 where he was chosen as the Chief Resident for 2010-2011.  He received a fellowship grant from the Maurice E. Müller Foundation of North America to study Hip Preservation and Reconstruction at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Dr. Schwab is still active computing technology, and is the lead programmer and co-developer of the Orthopaedic Survival Database, an online tool for predictive outcome modeling of orthopaedic conditions.

Dr. Schwab is a board eligible orthopaedic surgeon and member of the surgical staff at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of WisconsinHis clinical interests include hip dysplasia, femoroacetabular impingement, and hip osteoarthritis/osteoarthrosis.  He also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex hip deformities resulting from Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD,) Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE,) and other childhood hip diseases. 

As of December 2012, Dr. Schwab is the Interim President of the Milwaukee Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Schwab's Recent Publications

Faculty Collaboration Database link

Hip Preservation

Hip Preservation is dedicated to diagnosing and treating conditions of the hip that, if left untreated, may lead to premature arthritis of the hip joint. Hip dysplasia, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), and other abnormalities are common sources of hip pain in young, active patients. While these conditions can be due to a number of causes, early intervention can lead to improved function and decreased pain, and may prevent joint deterioration.

A team approach to young, active patients with hip pain gives the greatest chance for successful treatment. Our surgeons work closely with primary care sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, and radiologists to achieve the correct diagnosis and provide optimal treatment. Our physicians are actively working with other internationally recognized leaders in the in the field of Hip Preservation to research the causes of hip joint abnormalities and assess innovative treatment options for our patients.


Contact Us:

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 26099
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0099

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