Orthopedic Surgery
Mile Bluff Medical Center
1050 Division Street | Mauston, WI 53948 | 608-847-6161

Orthopedic Surgery


At Mile Bluff Medical Center, our team of orthopedic surgeons, surgical nurses, and occupational and physical therapists provide orthopedic surgical services locally.  Here, we strive to meet your orthopedic and recovery needs close to home!

Orthopedic surgeons evaluate and treat patients for conditions that affect bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles found throughout the body.  Conditions can range from arthritis and tendinitis to fractures, sprains, and muscle tears.

We have four surgeons on our orthopedic team.  Click the links below to learn more about them.
   Aaron MK Butler, MD
   Wallace Brucker, MD
   John Horan, MD
   Paul Liebert, MD
At Mile Bluff, we provide the following orthopedic surgical services.
   -Full hip and knee replacements
   -Carpal tunnel surgery
   -Rotator cuff repair
   -Shoulder replacements
   -Minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgeries
   -Sport injury repairs

Orthopedic surgery consultations are available in Mauston and Lake Delton.  Surgery is performed in Mauston.  To learn more about the orthopedic surgical services available at Mile Bluff, please call 608-847-5000.  To hear from one of our patients, watch this video.

Joint Camp
Patients who are going to have a knee or hip replaced will participate in a "Joint Camp."  During this session, patients will meet with a member of each of the different departments that will be involved in the surgical and recovery journey.  This includes surgical nurses, certified nurse anesthetists, physical therapists, social services, and others.  Patients will also have the opportunity to tour the facility, and will learn what to expect before, during and after surgery.

Recovery Options
Mile Bluff provides several recovery options for patients to utilize after a joint replacement.

Hess Home Health services may be appropriate if a patient needs to receive in-home skilled nursing or skilled rehabilitation.  Hess Home Health is a state-licensed and Medicare-certified home health agency.  Registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and home health aids may come to help a patient with walking, strengthening exercises, daily living tasks and safety issues.  Patients must meet the Medicare requirements for homebound status to qualify for this service.

Short-term rehabilitation stays are also available in our nursing homes.  Some patients need more assistance and access to medical services than what can be provided in the home.  These services may include daily skilled nursing care and additional rehabilitation.  In a skilled nursing or rehabilitation facility, patients can continue rehabilitation programs and have medical needs monitored until they can safely return home.

For more information regarding discharge planning options, please call Mile Bluff's Social Service Department at 608-847-1838.