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Dr. Darren Corteen

Orthopedic Surgery
Marshfield, WI
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Marshfield, WI

Address

Marshfield Clinic, 1000 N Oak Ave, Marshfield, WI
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My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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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
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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

72 Answers
1 Agree
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Xray/CT: Appropriately performed x-rays can detect hip retroversion. Can also be identified on CT/MRI. This is relevant in patients with hip pain and suspecte... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Muscle strengthening: Muscles are dynamic stabilizers of joints in motion. The strength and firing patterns of muscles can be optimzed through exercise (physical therapy) ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Rotator cuff: Depending on your age could be chronic tendinosis or even a rotator cuff tear. Rotator cuff pain often radiates down side of arm. In patients under ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
No: A buford complex is a variation of normal anatomy involving the anterior glenohumeral ligaments and labrum in the front of the shoulder. It has no as... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Have value: Used on a limited basis have value at alleviating pain reducing inflammation, particularly for inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid, gout, etc). Should... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Repair & re-contour: Labral tears are preferably managed with repair as apposed to resection which involves securing labrum back to edge of socket (acetabulum) with anchor... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
No: Rotator cuff surgery is fairly routine. The one exception may be the chronic masive tear which can be very challenging to fix and in some cases impos... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: In young person (less than 40) meniscal repair preferred if possible. It has important function helping to distribute load in knee and protect cartil... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Failure to improve: As with all surgeries there is inherent risk of infection, bleeding, nerve injury, etc. However with the small incisions and minimal invasiveness of ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Bankart repair: If you are experiencing recurrent shoulder dislocations this warrants consideration for stabilization surgery. Generally involves repairing the labrum... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
No: Hip dislocation as a rule is a traumatic and very painful event.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Contusion: Given your age likelihood of sustaining a rotator cuff tear or other significant injury unlikely unless fairly high energy mechanism of injury (car ac... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Any # of things: Differential would include painful/arthritic AC joint (joint at end of clavicle), rotator cuff tear or intractable tendinitis, labral tearing (cartila... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
No: In the absence of some sort of significant traumatic event (losing control of a heavy weight for example with serious torque place on shoulder) the li... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Labral tear: At your age hip impingement is a possibility and if symptoms persist should be evaluated. Need thorough exam and xrays to start. If exam/x-rays susp... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Leg swelling/pain: The muscles of the extremities are compartmentalized or occupy spaces of a finite volume anything anything which increases the pressure within these c... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Reconstruction of an acl tear should strongly be considered in a young active individual especially if they want to continue to play sports/engage in ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Should not: Majority of clavicle fractures heal uneventfully unless severely fragmented, shortened or located more at distal end of bone (closer to shoulder). On... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Unlikely: Pain from meniscal tear usually experienced along joint below kneecap along inner or outer aspect of knee. Pain may also be experienced in back of kn... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Measured via CT: CT is most effective means of measuring femoral anteversion. Recent studies would suggest that patients treated with fractional lengthening of a snap... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends on procedure: If this involved simple trimming of labrum may be adequate. More complex procedures requiring periods of crutch use and limited weight bearing may re... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Hard to say: Swelling in absence of pain or traumatic event could be any number of things but definitely less concerning than these same findings in assoc w/ pain ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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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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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