What We Do:Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Padilla Offers State-of-the-Art Makoplasty Partial Knee Surgery and Total Hip Replacement Surgery!


Learn more about the various orthopedic surgery procedures that Eau Claire and Altoona orthopedic surgeon Dr. Padilla performs:

Robotic Surgery Altoona & Eau Claire

As only the second hospital in the state to offer Robotic-Assisted Surgery (RAS), orthopedic surgeon Dr. Padilla is well-practiced in orthopedic robotic surgery for joint replacement, including hip replacement and arthroscopy in Eau Claire and Altoona. RAS technology allows Dr. Padilla to simultaneously monitor two or three-dimensional views of his patient’s hip, knee or shoulder joints on a single monitor in real-time while displaying precise views of surgical instruments and the exact positioning of medical replacement devices. Orthopedic robotic surgery enables Dr. Padilla to perform complex arthroscopic joint replacement procedures with more flexibility and precision.

Benefits of Robotic Orthopedic Surgery:
  • Shorter surgical hospitalization
  • Less hip, knee and rotator cuff joint pain and discomfort
  • Quicker recovery time and return to normal life activities
  • Smaller incisions and lower risk of infection with robotic surgery
  • Minimal scarring from the procedure

Orthopedic Surgeon Advantages to Robotic Surgery:
  • Higher hip, knee and rotator cuff surgical precision
  • Better arthroscopic joint visualization with robotic surgery
  • Increased surgeon dexterity

Learn more about orthopedic surgeon Dr. Padilla

Dr. Padilla performs minimally invasive joint replacements, including Total Hip Replacements (THR), Total Knee Replacements (TKR) and shoulder replacement in Eau Claire and Altoona. These minimally invasive knee replacement surgeries and hip joint replacement surgeries are surgical treatments, and are effective methods for conditions such as arthritis of the hip or knee and continue to remain one of the more minimally invasive techniques offered.

Minimally invasive joint replacement advantages for the patient and the joint replacement orthopedic doctor include but not limited to:

  • Decrease in tissue repair (muscles and tendons are not cut, rather avoided or separated)
  • Quicker rehabilitation time
  • Less hip and knee pain during and after the procedure
  • Dramatic decrease in incision size (two 1 1/2 to 2-inch scars compared to one 10 to 12-inch scar)
  • Briefer hospital stay (average 1-2 days, some may even be discharged within 24 hours after surgery)
Shoulder Replacement Eau Claire & Altoona

Whether you’re suffering from a rotator cuff injury, shoulder tendonitis, or another shoulder injury, we can help. Dr. Padilla practices state of the art shoulder reconstruction procedures in Eau Claire and Altoona, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR), labral repairs, trauma repairs, and shoulder replacement surgery.

Rotator Cuff Eau Claire & Altoona

Shoulder orthopedic surgery can be the solution to many muscle and joint problems around the shoulder and rotator cuff. The assessment from a shoulder orthopedic surgery doctor can determine what options are available and what course of action to take. The shoulder joint has a very wide range of motion but rotator cuff tears or arthritis can hinder a full range of motion. Following shoulder replacement surgery, the shoulder may need to be immobilized and the length of time will depend on the procedure, patient’s age, and medical history.


Knee Replacement Altoona & Eau Claire

Having a knee surgery or a partial knee replacement surgery can treat different conditions, injuries, and pain in and around the knee joint. Dr. Padilla can conduct a knee surgery assessment in Eau Claire and Altoona to see if your joint needs repair or a partial joint replacement. A few options for knee surgery include robotic orthopedic surgery and arthroscopy.

Knee Surgery Altoona & Eau Claire

Robotic-assisted knee surgery (RAS) helps your orthopedic doctor view the joint with precision and perform procedures with less joint pain. Knee arthroscopy is another knee surgery that allows Dr. Padilla to make very small incisions to visualize the knee joint and make necessary repairs.  Most knee surgery patients are able to return to normal life activities in 6 to 8 weeks and often times even less. Talk with orthopedic doctor Dr. Padilla in Eau Claire and Altoona about knee surgery today.

Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that can be repaired with Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery performed by Dr. Padilla in Eau Claire and Altoona. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can include tingling, numbness, or pain in the fingers, hand, or arm. Many sufferers may notice a moderate to strong tendency to drop things, a weaker grip, or in severe cases, total loss of sensation.

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery is aimed to decrease unwanted pressure on the nerve, and this is done by freeing the ligament to allow more room for the nerve in the carpal tunnel.

Trigger Finger Treatment & Surgery

Trigger finger can be explained as a “snapping” or “locking” condition on one or more fingers. Instead of a smooth, continual closure, your finger may hesitate, then snap when trying to close. Trigger finger is caused by swelling from inflammation or scarring of the tendon sheath around the flexor tendons. These are tendons that normally pull the affected finger inward toward the palm (flexion).

If treated early enough, anti-inflammatory medication or a cortisone injection can be effective. If either of these fails to work, the sheath is opened surgically through a slight incision at the base of the finger.

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Eau Claire

Painful tendonitis near your thumb on your wrist is a very disabling condition for many. The tendons that extend throughout the thumb become inflamed, causing severe pain with even the slightest of movements. Common treatment of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is plenty of rest, medication, and an occasional steroid injection. If these treatments fail to work, the tendons in the thumb may need to be surgically released.

Hand Trauma (Wrist and Hand Fractures)

Dr. Padilla has over 20 years of experience handling these common injuries in Eau Claire and Altoona, yet has continued to advance his knowledge by attending courses on up-to-date techniques.

Arthroscopy Eau Claire

Arthroscopy is an orthopedic surgery procedure done with an arthroscope surgical instrument that is inserted into a joint, such as for arthroscopic knee surgery, via a small incision. An arthroscopy, or arthroscopic knee surgery, is a minimally invasive orthopedic surgical procedure, and often done on an outpatient basis, meaning the patient is able to return home on the same day as the procedure. You may need an arthroscopy if you have an injured joint or have had long term joint damage.

Arthroscopy Surgery

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Padilla in Altoona and Eau Claire uses arthroscopy in order to help diagnose and treat various knee joint problems, without having to make a large incision. Dr. Padilla performs arthroscopic knee surgery, as well as other services.

Dr. Padilla offers total knee arthroplasty or replacement. A total knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure that replaces a knee joint with new parts called the prostheses. Similarly, Dr. Padilla also offers total hip arthroplasty or replacement, in which the femoral bone is replaced with a new component fit to you. Both procedures have many benefits, including knee pain relief and hip pain relief, higher-quality sleep, and relief from stiffness.


Knee and hip arthroplasty can be required when other medical treatments fail to address pain and mobility issues in a hip or knee joint with arthritis. Patients who undergo arthroplasty generally see significant improvements in pain reduction, mobility and quality of life.  Contact orthopedic surgeon Dr. Padilla today to set up a consultation. 

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.