Dr. W L. Wickler, DO

Dr. W L. Wickler, DO


Orthopedic Arthroscopy | Male | 70 years old

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Anchorage, AK |
I'm certainly glad a friend recommended to get a second opinion when I was scheduled to get my shoulder replaced and recommended Dr. Wickler. He listened, looked over my MRI and after the exam said he could repair the damage I had been living with for years. It was a big procedure, the recovery and rehab took some time but I'm glad to say my shoulder works great and it's the first time in years that I've been pain-free. Thank you Dr. Wickler and you gold star staff!! Your pain free patient.
in Anchorage, AK |
I went to Dr. Wickler for chronic knee pain that flares up. He was recommended by several health care people (MD, DO, RN, PT, Chiropractor). He also treated my wife and her mom & dad, all with good result. Wicker diagnosed me as probably having a torn meniscus. He offered to bypass the MRI and I accepted, so that saved a bunch of money. He performed the surgery, and I recovered well with minimal swelling. He has one of the best records in town for not re-injuring shoulders that he repairs.
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Dr. Wickler says...

The philosophy of Dr Wickler as well as the staff is "We take care of patients first and we operate on them only as a last resort". Specializing in shoulder and knee arthroscopy as well as other orthopedic procedures, our patients' health and well-being is of the utmost importance to us.  We count it a privilege that you would trust us with your care.

Dr. Wickler's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • Medical School
    Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University

    Completed in 1981

  • Undergraduate School
    Indiana Univ

    Graduated in 1972

    Taylor University

    Graduated in 1968

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection