Dr. Rick F. Papandrea, MD

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Dr. Rick F. Papandrea, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Orthopaedic Associates WI N15W28300 Golf Rd, Pewaukee, WI 53072 Get Directions
(262) 544-5311

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Care Philosophy

Although my focus is specialized toward the treatment of the upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand), I first and foremost consider the patient as a whole person.Each encounter should consider what is most appropriate for the individual patient. What is best for one person may differ from another patient with a similar problem due to profession, activity level, or other medical conditions.My philosophy is simple: listen, do a thorough examination of the affected and related areas, and then treat the problem the same way I would treat it in my own family member.Read more

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Triple board certified (Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine) surgeon who specializes in the upper extremity (from the finger...Read more

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in Iron Mountain Michigan |
Had shoulder replacement surgery in May2015. excellent surgeon. Pain gone and Arm moves very well. Responded to all questions inquiries issues etc. before during and after surgery. Would highly recommend
in Muskego, WI |
He operated on my thumb knuckle and I had virtually no pain and I have good movement in 8 wks.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gouty Arthropathy
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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    Sanctions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Wisconsin Medical School

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Mt. Sinai Medical Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Mt. Sinai Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

    Completed in 1998

    Mayo Clinic-Elbow/Shoulder Fellowship

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Wisconsin / Madison

    Graduated in 1988

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • 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
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  • Media & Publications
    • over 15 published articles and book chapters - please see CV

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in Wisconsin not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Papandrea says...

Triple board certified (Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine) surgeon who specializes in the upper extremity (from the finger tip to the shoulder blade and clavicle).  Over 20 years experience in orthopedics, with training from both Harvard and the Mayo Clinic.

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Dr. Papandrea's Care Philosophy

Although my focus is specialized toward the treatment of the upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand), I first and foremost consider the patient as a whole person.Each encounter should consider what is most appropriate for the individual patient. What is best for one person may differ from another patient with a similar problem due to profession, activity level, or other medical conditions.My philosophy is simple: listen, do a thorough examination of the affected and related areas, and then treat the problem the same way I would treat it in my own family member.