Jose A. Padilla, MD, MS

Specializes in hip, knee, and shoulder surgery with expertise in robotic assisted joint replacement
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Meet Dr. Jose A. Padilla, MD, MS | Orthopedic Doctor

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon – Eau Claire & Altoona

Dr. Padilla trained at Stanford University School of Medicine and completed a 5 year orthopedic doctor training program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where he also earned a Master’s Degree in Biomechanics. He brought his orthopedic surgery expertise in hip, knee, and shoulder reconstruction surgery to Eau Claire and Altoona over 10 years ago.

Dr. Padilla has extensive experience in joint reconstruction and was the first orthopedic surgeon to perform a robot-assisted joint replacement in Wisconsin outside of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has been performing direct anterior hip replacement, partial and total knee replacements, and shoulder reconstructions for several years here in Eau Claire and Altoona and now is at the forefront of joint reconstruction orthopedic surgery with the incorporation of the Mako Robot System.

Robotic Orthopedic Surgery Eau Claire

His Master’s Degree in Biomechanics has given him a unique advantage in understanding the intricacies of computer navigation and robotics in joint reconstruction. Biomechanics can be considered the original research in the field of Makoplasty surgeries and the development of the Mako Robot. With this degree, Dr. Padilla is set apart from other orthopedic surgeons, as he understands the exact operation of the robotic orthopedic surgery.

Along with his Biomechanics education, his past training at Stanford and the Mayo Clinic has prepared him for the most complex of cases in this field as an orthopedic doctor.

Orthopedic Surgeon Altoona & Eau Claire

Dr. Padilla accepted an orthopedic doctor position in Eau Claire and Altoona with Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in late 2005. Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine was only the second hospital in the state of Wisconsin to have and perform robotic-assisted surgeries with a Mako Robot.

With the aid of a robotic arm, orthopedic doctor Padilla is able to view the virtualization of the patient’s knee or hip on a CT scan. During the orthopedic surgery, the robotic arm system provides Dr. Padilla a virtual view of inside the joint and the area of bone where the implant will be placed. This system gives an added level of accuracy to bone preparation and implant placement for the orthopedic doctor.

He and his family have embraced the outdoor lifestyle of the upper Midwest and are thankful for the warm reception they have received from the Eau Claire and Altoona community.

Dr. Padilla, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip, knee, and shoulder surgery with expertise in robotic assisted joint replacement offers services in Eau Claire and Altoona, WI.

Education &Affiliations

Education & Affiliations

  • College – Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biochemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Medical School – MD Degree, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California
  • Graduate School – Master of Science, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Orthopedic – 5 year orthopedic surgery residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Board Certification – American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Wisconsin Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)

Staff Affiliations

  • Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, WI
  • St Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake, WI
  • Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, WI
  • Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand, WI
  • OakLeaf Surgical Hospital, Altoona, WI