Dr. Darren Corteen

Orthopedic Surgery
Marshfield, WI
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Marshfield, WI

Address

Marshfield Clinic, 1000 N Oak Ave, Marshfield, WI
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Security Health Plan Of Wisconsin Inc

About

Bio

Subspeciality certified in Sports Medicine with special interest in knee ligament reconstruction including multi-ligament knee injuries, cartilage restoration in the knee, and hip arthroscopy.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

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72 Answers
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Therapy/anti-inflam: Mainstay of treatment is physical therapy and anti-inflammatories. Failure to improve with these measures over 8-12 weeks should prompt eval by ortho... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Results of acl surgery are generally good but are influenced by overall condition of knee. Associated cartilage damage or unsalvageable (unrepairable... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends on injury: One can expect full recovery after minor sprains/strains. More severe injuries (ligament ruptures, cartilage tears) may best be treated surgically to... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Variable: Anterior shoulder stabilization or bankart surgery is fairly routine but length of surgery is variable depending on extent of labral tearing and whic... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Certainly possible: Severe pain after such a fall in the wrist or forearm certainly could justify an x-ray to rule out that possibility. Also persistence of significant ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Usually not: Individuals with lax joints sometimes develop joint pain or even frank dislocations secondary to this increased laxity. More often than not this seem... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Intensity/duration: Broken bone often but not always associated with more intense pain intially. Broken bone will aften preclude ability to weight bear through affected ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Preferrably repair: Torn cartilage probably referring to labrum which goes around edge of socket and forms seal around joint analogous to a gasket. Results of surgery ha... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Would have to know more details regarding nature of procedure to answer question. Arthroscopic hip surgery with labral repair and bone reshaping requ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends on frequency: Single episode of dislocation treated non-op with therapy and selective muscle strengthening/retraining, sometimes bracing/taping. Recurrent episodes... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends on break: Ankle comprised of two bones forming joint; tibia and fibula. Any injury breaking both bones necessitates surgery to restore ankle joint and insure h... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Generally not: A strain is faily common if there is some kind of history of injury and one can expect full recovery especially in a younger patient. However if this... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Torn tendon: Tendon ruptures about the pediatric knee cap can occur. Kids sometimes pull off a piece of bone at the tendon attachment site. Cases in which this ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Instability: The hallmark of an acl deficient knee is instability or giving way of the knee with higher level activities involving cutting, jumping, pivoting, etc.... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
May have pain: Snapping hip can be of internal or external variety. Different structures are snapping in the two forms. It is not always painful, however if runnin... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
6-8 weeks: Most ligaments subjected to partial tearing heal in 6-8 weeks, however ligament in question should be protected from further stresses or injury during... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Depends on time since surgery. Some degree of pain for 1st 4-6 wks may not be unusual. Pain persisting longer than this in otherwise intact joint ma... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
? arthritis: In older patient associated degenerative changes are not unusual and may be responsible for continued pain post arthroscopy. Persistence of labral te... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Any calf pain or swelling after should be taken seriously and raises concern about the possibility of a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis). This sho... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Very possible: A first time dislocation in absence of broken bone or rotator cuff tear may not require surgery especially in slightly older patient. This is much le... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Not unusual: Would not expect you to be pain-free at only 3 wks after a shoulder arthroscopy w/ debridement/decompression. The important thing to note is wether ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Relative rest: Vast majority of MCL injuries heal. Higher grade injuries, usually evaluated by MRI, should be protected in hinged knee brace while weight bearing ty... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Therapy: 'frozen shoulder' or adhesive capsulitis is caused by intense inflammatory reaction of shoulder capsule (joint) characterized by intense pain initiall... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Blisters immed after surgery usually secondary to excessive tension on superficial layers of skin. This may be caused by swelling alone or surgical t... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Variable causes: Shoulder pain in female your age w/o obvious precipating event could be related to slight underlying instability, especially if other joints demonstra... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Less pain/invasive: Being less invasive arthroscopic procedures are generally less painful early in the recovery process. Infection rates generally lower with smaller in... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Typically 4-6 wks: Really depends on severity of injury (number of tendons involved, location of injury, etc). Low grade injury may recover in matter of weeks, more sev... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Torn tendon: Sounds like patellar tendon or quad tendon rupture. Complete tearing of either generally requires surgical repair or the individual will be unable to... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Modify activity: True exertional compartment syndrome will consistently be associated with the onset of pain when certain threshold of activity is reached. If this co... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
May need surgery: Recurrent dislocations are primary indication for surgical stabilization to repair torn ligaments in shoulder. Once it becomes a recurrent problem es... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Recommend PT: Can still expect pain post op, but 1st thing patients often note is change in character of pain in terms of severity, location, etc. Post op pain sym... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Therapy ? injection: In younger pts persistent pain very well could be rotator cuff tendinopathy and typically responds to therapy to restore range of motion, normalize me... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Strain: Given absence of acute event such as "pop" or "tearing" sensation likely represents simple muscle strain and should get better with time. Avoid provo... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Unlikely: CTE typically thought to be the cumulative result of multiple concussions. If you really only had one incident would be extremely unlikely.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Pain medial calf: Sounds as very well could be medial gastroc strain. Symptoms generally self limited and should improve with time. For now recommend avoid provocativ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Patellofemoral pain: Given your age and gender I suspect pain may be coming from around your kneecap or patellofemoral joint. This is more common in females and has a clea... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Usually nonoperative: Depends on character of fracture and location. Many fractures within midportion of clavicle can be treated with supportive care and allowed to heal o... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Mid-late adolesence: This condition is seen in active children and manifests as pain with abnormal bone formation at site of insertion of patellar tendon. May be related ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
More PT: Mainstain of tx for diagnosis of scapular dyskinesia is therapy, with strengthening/reeducation of periscapular musculature. For longstanding symptom... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Baker's cyst: Swelling behind knee may be baker's cyst. Knee responds to injury/irritation with increased joint fluid production. Such as meniscal tear of cartila... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Strengthen muscles: You can't alter the tension in the ligaments around a joint without surgery. You can however optimize the function of the surrounding muscles or dyna... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Your choice: Derotational or acl functional braces may have some protective effect at low speeds/torques, however numerous studies have demonstrated they will not ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Pain: Depending on severity usually manifests as pain often in groin but sometimes in buttock or radiating into thigh. Symptoms often worse with activity. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Generally no: If you underwent labral repair and joint otherwise intact would expect resolution of pain. Persistent pain suggests that underlying bony abnormalitie... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Ice, NSAIDS, stretch: Common ways of reducing pain from bursitis include: activity modification, ice, nonsteroidals (motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) etc) . These are simple thi... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Maybe: I suspect you may mean osteoarthritis as apposed to osteoporosis. The fact that u underwent microfracture suggests areas of high grade cartilage loss... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Non-impact: Generally well tolerated non-impact activity helping to restore motion. Motion of this nature has been shown to be important factor for cartilage wel... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
1.5-2 hrs: Sounds like U have patellar instability with a lateralized patellar tendon insertion. In this situation I typically proceed w/ knee scope followed by ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Not an infection: fracture can predispose one to development of deep venous thrombosis or blood clot which under right set of circumstances can propagate and even sprea... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Unlikely: Doesn't sound like arthritis of significance, more likely may represent some degree of hip impingement. Slight bony prominence on femoral head, sligh... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Corteen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Corteen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the quick answer. I will go get it re-x-rayed as soon as my doctors is open.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanku as im hving my surgery done on the 15th may . In quite a lot of pain
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Corteen for explaining this and clearing up my misconception!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, WI
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

DETROIT RECEIVING HOSPITAL & UNIV HEALTH CENTER

Awards

Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Marshfield Region - Winter
2015
Thought Leader, First Place, Marshfield Region - Winter
2015
Top Doctor, First Place, Marshfield Region - Winter
2015

Affiliations

AAOS, AANA, ICRS
Marshfield Clinic
St Joseph's Hospital
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