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Sports Surgery

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Specialized Surgical Care

ThedaCare’s highly trained specialists perform thousands of orthopedic surgeries each year. Our sports medicine surgeons offer many types of procedures, ranging from minimally invasive arthroscopies to complex surgeries. In addition to successfully treating your condition, their goal is to help you regain your quality of life and provide you with the knowledge and resources to avoid further pain or injury. You don’t have to live your life in pain. Our experts can help you return to living your unique, best life.

Hear From the Experts

Listen to Dr. Nickolas Linkous, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgeon, discuss sports surgery care.

Our Solutions

Our surgical sports medicine surgeons specialize in many surgeries and procedures. In addition to their vast experience, our surgeons are board-certified and fellowship-trained. This means they’ve completed extra education to become experts in their field.



  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Cyst excision
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis release
  • Distal biceps repair and reconstruction
  • Distal triceps repair
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Nerve neurolysis or transposition (cubital tunnel)
  • Tennis elbow surgery
  • Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament injuries)
  • Trigger finger release


  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip labral repair


  • ACL reconstruction
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Meniscus repair
  • Meniscus removal


  • Surgical fixation of ankle fractures
  • Surgical repair of ligaments/tendons of the ankle
  • Surgical release/lengthening of tendons
  • Tendon transfers of the ankle
  • Ankle fusion/ankle replacement


  • Biceps tendon repair
  • Distal clavicle excision
  • Frozen shoulder repair
  • Labral repair
  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery
  • Rotator cuff arthroscopy
  • Total shoulder replacement (arthroplasty) — anatomic and reverse


Conditions We Treat

Elbow, Hand & Wrist

  • Arthritis
  • Biceps/triceps injury
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cubital tunnel
  • DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Elbow ligament injuries
  • Elbow stiffness, arthritis and loose bodies
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Pain after/despite previous surgery
  • Tendon problems
  • Tennis elbow
  • Throwing-related elbow injuries
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist ligament injuries
  • Wrist tendonitis


  • Abnormalities and deformities
    • Flat foot (fallen arches)
    • High arches
  • Ankle fractures
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Foot fractures
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel spurs
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Pain after/despite previous surgery
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendon injuries


  •  Arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Femoral acetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip fracture or trauma
  • Hip pointer
  • Labral tear


  • ACL/LCL/MCL/PCL injury
  • Arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Fractures
  • Knee bursitis
  • Knee fracture or trauma
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Torn meniscus


  • Arthritis
  • Biceps tendonitis/instability
  • Bursitis
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder instability
  • Sprains and tears
  • Tendonitis

Hear From Our Patients

Meet Sean, Trauma and Reconstruction Patient

“I’m back in the gym. I’m hanging out with friends. I’m being active. I’m just extremely fortunate I can do those things.”

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Meet Marty, Shoulder Replacement Patient

“My life has definitely improved since the surgery. I can throw a frisbee for the dog. I can ride my bike without pain.”

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