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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 57

557 N Washington St
Janesville, WI 53548
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Dr. Pittenger's Experience

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Dr. Pittenger's Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center
1000 Mineral Point Avenue
Janesville, WI 53548

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Appointments & Offices

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557 N Washington St
Janesville, WI 53548
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    Dr. Pittenger's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
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    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Ataxia
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondromalacia of the Patella (Runner's Knee)
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
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    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
    • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
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    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Wisconsin.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Graduated in 1985

    Internship Hospital

    St Mary's Hospital
    Complete in 1986

    Residency Hospital

    Grand Rapids Ortho Surgery
    Complete in 1991
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Pittenger & Staff

    • English
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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    14 responses
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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 12 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Pittenger
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    15 responses
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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    15 responses
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    Mercy Sports Medcn/Rehabltn Center
    557 N Washington St
    Janesville, WI 53548
    (608) 754-6000 (Office)
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