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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 48

1111 Delafield St Ste 120
Waukesha, WI 53188
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Dr. Papandrea's Experience

Dr. Papandrea's Care Philosophy


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Transfer
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis of Shoulder
  • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Arthritis
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Or Upper Arm Arthritis
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain

Background Check for Dr. Papandrea

Malpractice Claims not available

  • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Wisconsin.
  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognitions


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Presentation and Layout for a Scientific Exhibit. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1996
  • Sandoz Award for Clinical Excellence, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1991
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1992
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Medical College of WI, 2005
  • Residents Research Competition, First Place Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Biomechanical, Cross-sectional, Clinical Analysis of the epitenon-first Technique for Flexor Tendon Repair, 1995
  • Best Doctors, 2011
  • Milwaukee Super Doctors, 2011
  • Best Doctors, 2010
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002

Media & Publications

  • over 15 published articles and book chapters - please see CV

Education & Training

Medical School

University Of Wisconsin Medical School
Graduated in 1992

Internship Hospital

Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Complete in 1993

Residency Hospital

Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Complete in 1997

Fellowship Hospital

Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship
Complete in 1998
Mayo Clinic-Elbow/Shoulder Fellowship
Complete in 1999

Undergraduate Schools

University Of Wisconsin / Madison
Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken by Dr. Papandrea & Staff

  • English

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