Dr. Rusty Brand, MD

Dr. Rusty Brand, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 53

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Dr. Rusty Brand, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Eau Claire, WI. Dr. Brand has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mayo Clinic Health System - Chippewa Valley in Bloomer and Mayo Clinic Health System - Northland in Barron. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brand to book an appointment.


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Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire1221 Whipple St Eau Claire, WI 54703

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    Dr. Brand replaced my left hip in 2011 and it has been working flawlessly since then. Now I need my right hip replaced and he is the only one I want to do it. The whole experience - consult, operation, hospital stay and aftercare - was great.
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    Frequently Treated by Dr. Brand

    Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Brand treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Brand treats other conditions, please contact the office at (715) 708-5901.

    Hip/Pelvic Bones

    Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

    Dr. Brand typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

    Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

    Osteoarthritis of Hip
    Hip Replacement
    Hip Resurfacing
    Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    Normal Frequency
    High Frequency
    Very High Frequency
    Dr. Brand
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    Knee/Lower Limbs

    Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

    Dr. Brand typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

    Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

    Knee Disorders
    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    Osteoarthritis of Knee
    Knee Replacement
    Normal Frequency
    High Frequency
    Very High Frequency
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    Check Dr. Brand's experience treating your condition or procedure

    Dr. Brand's conditions and procedures:

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Fracture Care
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • 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
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Sprain
    • Knee Surgery
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • 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
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Spondylosis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Sternum Fracture
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    (715) 708-5901

    Dr. Brand accepts the following insurance:

    Choice Plus POS II
    Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
    Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
    Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
    Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
    Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
    Blue Preferred Network-WI
    Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
    Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
    Blue Traditional Network-WI
    Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
    Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
    Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
    Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
    Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
    Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
    National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
    National (BlueCard) PPO
    Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
    Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
    Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
    Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
    HealthyBlue Advantage
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
    Choice Care PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    Whether you have discomfort and mobility issues associated with joint pain or an injury, our team of orthopedic specialists provide diagnosis and treatment...Read more


    Rusty Brand, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System. Dr. Brand has special interest in arthritis of the hip and knee, joint replacement...Read more


    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedics

    Board Certifications


    Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    National Naval Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    National Naval Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    University of Michigan Medical School-Ann Arbor
    Medical School


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Rusty Brand, MD?

    Call (715) 708-5901 to make an appointment. Click here for more information.

    Is Dr. Rusty Brand, MD accepting new patients?

    Dr. Rusty Brand, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Brand's profile to make an appointment.

    Does Dr. Rusty Brand, MD accept my insurance?

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    What are Dr. Rusty Brand, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Brand frequently treats Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs. See all practice areas where Dr. Brand specializes.

    Where is Dr. Rusty Brand, MD's office located?

    Dr. Brand's office is located at 1221 Whipple St, Eau Claire, WI 54703. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Does Dr. Rusty Brand, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Brand has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

    Affiliated Hospitals

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    Mayo Clinic Health System - Chippewa Valley in Bloomer

    Bloomer, WI

    79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

    Mayo Clinic Health System - Northland in Barron

    Barron, WI

    74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

    Mayo Clinic Health System - Oakridge in Osseo

    Osseo, WI

    86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

    Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar in Menomonie

    Menomonie, WI

    80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

    Mayo Clinic Health System In Eau Claire

    Eau Claire, WI

    81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

    • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021)
    • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
    • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)