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Adult Joint Reconstruction and Hip Preservation at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Plennes VeenendaalA number of physicians on the department's staff are skilled in total joint replacement and reconstruction, revisions, and hip preservation techniques employing every state of the art technique available in the field, including allografts.

While many primary total hip, knee and other joint reconstructions are performed, revision surgery for patients whose reconstructions are now failing is a major emphasis in this division.

The department sees numerous complex cases for which it is continually developing new treatment techniques.

In addition, the Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatology departments staff a bone and joint center as a combined study team for arthritic problems eluding diagnosis and treatment.

Currently, the division is researching total joint implants, bone grafting techniques, and the basic, mechanical aspects of total joint prosthetic fixations.


To make an appointment with us, please call:

Local: (414) 777-7700

Local: (414) 607-5280
Toll free: (877) 607-5280

Adult Joint Reconstruction and Hip Preservation Providers


John C. Neilson, MD

Associate Professor


Edward M. Nelsen-Freund, MD

Assistant Professor, Division Director


Erika J. Basse, PA-C, MPAS

Physician Assistant Surgical


Rachel M. Krueger, ACNP

Nurse Practitioner Surgical


Stephanie Ludtke, PA-C

Physician Assistant