Dr. Steven Merkow, MD

Dr. Steven Merkow, MD

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Dr. Steven Merkow, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pewaukee, WI and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

N15W28300 Golf Rd

Pewaukee, WI 53072

Contact Information

(262) 303-5055

Insurance Accepted

  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medico
  • NGS CoreSource
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Merkow performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Sprain
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Merkow's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Merkow's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Merkow "I received my undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of WI -Madison. I then trained in General Surgery for 2 years at Hennepin Co. Medical Ctr in Minneapolis,MN. Formal Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine residency was at Tufts University in Boston MA. I have had a very fulfilling career while raising 4 wonderful children with my wife (Dr. Ann Bartos Merkow). Some highlights of my career are listed: I have been involved with the care of athletes at Arrowhead HS since 1988. I served for 15 years on the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Medical Advisory Board Recent past president of the University of WI Medical Alumni Association Member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Merkow "Emphasize listening to my patients. Tailoring their care to their needs and giving my opinion on what I feel is in their best interest. I utilize injury specific physical therapy as well."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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40  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Tufts-New End Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Sports Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Merkow has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merkow's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merkow to family and friends
51 total reviews (28 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

  • 5
    (37)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Merkow's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Merkow Says:
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I try as best to my ability to give each individual patient the time they require. There are times that there are unforeseen issues that arise that require additional time for a given patient. 

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Patient Comments (28)

Dr. Merkow is personable, straight forward, and patient. He explains conditions well, is excellent with questions, and does a really good job of presenting options and counseling with respect to treatment. I originally consulted with him approx. 20 years ago and was glad to be seeing him again.
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Merkow to not only my family but anyone who is suffering from a joint issue and hasn't decided if he/she requires surgery. Dr. Merkow will make the proper assessment and provide the right advice. He is a Dr. who really cares and enjoys helping others. I recently...more
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Finally a doctor that will actually sit down and explain things. Not in a hurry to rush on to the next patient at all! Answers questions truthfully and in in words that can be understood by the patient. Gives both pro and con points of view. Explains success rates and satisfaction rates. This...more
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This past year I’ve had 2 total knee replacements by Dr. Merkow, came through both very good. I’m 67 tears old and recovered fantastic. I have recommended him to people that are considering knee replacement surgery. He also fixed my broken wrist 5 Year’s ago, he did a great job on that too.
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I had a total right hip replacement 13 days ago and just had my post-op appointment. I walked into his office without any assistance such as a walker or cane and no longer taking any prescription pain medicine. Everything is moving as it should and I cannot thank Dr. Merkow enough. I'm going back...more
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