Category: Joint Replacement
Meet Christian L. Tomski, PA-C
Christian L. Tomski, PA-C
Christian L. Tomski, PA-C, is a physician assistant board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He provides general orthopedic and sports medicine care.
As a physician assistant, Christian provides high-quality, comprehensive care. He assists Dr. Halverson with surgical cases in the operating room and sees patients at Bone & Joint’s Plover and Rib Mountain locations.
Christian Tomski has a special interest in joint replacement. He also has specialized training in foot and ankle orthopedic surgery. He helps people as they prepare for and […]
What is arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. It allows orthopedic surgeons to look inside the body. Providers can diagnose and repair injuries to the joints or the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage in the body.
During the surgery, the surgeon makes a series of button-hole-sized incisions near the injured or diseased area. Then the surgeon inserts a thin tube holding a micro-camera into each incision. As the surgeon guides the camera through the affected area, the camera projects video images onto a monitor.
Arthroscopy allows the surgeon to see what’s happening inside the body without major surgery.
What are the benefits of arthroscopic surgery?
Arthroscopic surgery allows […]
Meet Casey Lagan, MD
Casey Lagan, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who sees patients at Bone & Joint clinics in Medford and Wausau, Wisconsin.
Dr. Lagan treats a variety of conditions and injuries by providing general and surgical orthopedic care. He specializes in:
- Joint replacements in the knee, hip, and shoulder
- Arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee
- Ligament reconstruction
- Sports Medicine
- Hand and wrist surgery
- Carpal tunnel
- Cubital tunnel surgery
“The most gratifying part of being an orthopedic surgeon is seeing patients get back to being themselves, […]
Can I hike after knee replacement surgery?
Most people can get back to the activities they enjoy after knee replacement surgery, including hiking.
But before we delve into the specifics, let’s review a few general facts about your knees.
Your knee joint is one of the largest joints in your body. It’s capable of bearing your entire weight as it bends and flexes. Your knee’s greatest strength also makes it very susceptible to injury.
Total or partial knee replacement surgery is an alternative for people who experience pain and stiffness in their knee joints due to wear and tear, age, injury, or arthritis.
What is a […]
Do your joints need an oil change?
Your body needs healthy levels of good fats to work properly – and healthy oils in your diet are the best source.
Healthy oils help your brain, nerves, and your major organs. Good fats also help your body absorb necessary fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, like vitamin D, to help build strong bones.
The challenge is to figure out which types of oils are good for you and which ones might cause more harm.
So, which oil is best for your bones and joints?
The best oil for your joints, bones, and muscles is a minimally processed oil, lower in […]
Meet Stephanie Kniech, PA-C
Stephanie Kniech is a certified physician assistant who provides general orthopedic and sports medicine care to patients of all ages at Bone & Joint’s Merrill and Wausau locations.
Stephanie joined Bone & Joint in October 2020 to care for people who suffer from fractures, orthopedic trauma, and arthritis. She also helps people recover from surgical procedures. Stephanie has a special interest in fracture management, hand, arm, and shoulder surgery, sports medicine, and joint replacement care.
Stephanie earned her Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. She received a Bachelor […]
Surgery delayed? Practice self-care at home.
Like many other things, COVID-19 has postponed many elective surgeries.
Waiting is hard! Especially when you were counting on your surgery to relieve your pain and restore your mobility. We understand.
We can’t thank you enough for your patience, understanding, and your resolve as we work together to flatten the curve and preserve the personal protective equipment (PPE) for our heroes battling COVID-19 on healthcare’s frontline.
We hope some of these tips make it a little easier for you to wait and manage the pain until our office—and our community—returns to a healthier time
Manage your pain.
Dave Cameron is back to doing what he wants to do
After helping people escape from fires for three decades, former Billings, Montana firefighter, Dave Cameron retired in Wisconsin.
Dave and his wife, Diane, moved to Deerbrook and fenced in 100 acres to raise Highlander cattle.
Well into his seventies, Dave was used to an active life full of strength and vigor until arthritis in his hip started to slow him down.
He made an appointment at Bone & Joint and saw Dr. Jeffrey Martin, an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Martin and Dave discussed his condition and began a conservative treatment plan to relieve Dave’s pain and slow the progression of arthritis. […]
If you need hip surgery, how do you find the best orthopedic surgeon?
Bone & Joint believes that we offer the best orthopedic care in northcentral Wisconsin, but we want you to check us out before you make the decision.
When you’re looking for the best orthopedic surgeon for your condition, there are many things to consider about the surgeon and the facility where your surgery will take place. Here are seven things to check.
Look at the surgeon’s credentials.
Is he or she board-certified or fellowship-trained? Board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons have higher levels of education, training and hands-on experience.
The best way to check out a […]
What is an anterior hip replacement?
Anterior hip replacements have fewer restrictions.
The anterior approach to total hip replacement is a minimally invasive procedure that allows people to get back to their active lives without restrictions.
The anterior approach procedure is popular for its potential benefits. During the anterior approach procedure a small incision is made on the front of the upper thigh, which allows the surgeon to spread the muscles and work through the natural spaces between them. This technique does not disturb the gluteal muscles or detach muscles from the pelvis or the femur. Since the muscles are not cut, healing and recovery occur […]