Orthopedics: Bone & Joint Health

Dr. Anthony Villare and orthopedic physician assistant Melissa Messer provide comprehensive, local diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for:

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Fracture repair
  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Shoulder arthroscopy and repair
  • Knee arthroscopy and repair
  • Tendon repair
  • Rotator cuff repair

Orthopedic Surgery Team

Dr. Anthony Villare orthopedic surgeon
Orthopedic Surgery
Melissa Messer orthopedics

New Robotic-arm Assisted Technology for Total Knee & Total Hip Replacement

Beginning early in 2020, qualified knee and hip replacement patients with have a truly advanced surgical option. Our Mako Robotic-arm assisted technology allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon-controlled robotic-arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy. This option is now available to qualified total knee and total hip replacement patients at Upland Hills Health.

More about Mako Robotic-Assisted Technology
Mako robotic assisted hip replacement

While traditional knee and hip replacement surgery remains highly effective, total joint replacement with Mako Robotic Assisted technology has certain advantages for qualified patients. It allows surgeons to create an extremely accurate 3-D plan and execute the surgical replacement with a high degree of accuracy. If knee or hip replacement is in your future, be sure to ask your surgeon about the Mako Robotic option.

Mako robotic-assisted technology for knee replacement

An old knee injury, a family history of arthritis, and her job as a hairdresser finally caught up with Missy. Five years ago, her knee pain began to affect her everyday activities. After a few years of managing the pain with cortisone injections, she finally made an appointment with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Villare.

They decided together that a knee replacement was the best choice for Missy to get back to the life she wanted. Her path to surgery wasn’t an easy one, however.

Due to her weight, Missy did not meet the guidelines needed to be a candidate for a successful knee replacement. She had 50 pounds to lose—and Wisconsin’s Stay at Home order had just gone into place. Determined to have the knee replacement that would improve her life, Missy reached her goal by September and had her total knee replacement surgery in October.

“Dr. Villare gave me my normal life back! I am exercising without pain now and trying to lose more weight. My physical therapists have been wonderful and I’m planning to use the therapy pool in Mineral Point soon,” she said. “This was the best decision I have made in a long time!”

Missy Nordstrom

Total Knee Recipient

Does my insurance work with Upland Hills Health?

It’s one of the most common questions our patient financial services experts get.

Most people are surprised to learn that Upland Hills Health works with a wide range of health plan and PPOs. We are an independent, nonprofit healthcare organization, always pursuing additional insurance carriers that service our communities.


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