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Dr. Peter Ihle

Orthopedic Surgery
Eau Claire, WI
55 years experience male

Locations

Office

WI

Address

1227 MENOMONIE STREET, SUITE B, WI
Directions

Fax

(888) 511-4215

About

Bio

I was born in Eau Claire, WI. After graduating from HS in 1960 I entered premed @ U/W Madison WI, entering med school @ U/W in 1963. I graduated in 1964 with a BS in med. science. I graduated from med school in 1967 took a rotating internship in Cedar Rapids IA. I took 1 yr of general surgery under Ben Lawton MD, Marshfield clinic, Marshfield WI, returning to U/W Hospitals, Madison WI in 1970 to complete my orthopedic residency which included a 3 month fellowship in hand surgery under Joseph L Poesch. I then practiced orthopedic surgery in the USNAVY as a Lt Commander. In1974 I returned to Eau Claire, WI joined the Ihle Orthopedic Clinic growing to 8 partners. I then had 3 rotator cuff surgeries on the R 2 on the L and had to retire. I started a forensic med/legal practice in 2000 have been @ PMI MD LLC for 13 years. continue to do so.

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Orthopedic Surgery

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Could: U need 2 avoid the sun, stay in the shade or in air conditioned room. Keep well hydrated as well as replacement of electrolytes. A sports drink like g... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Rest, ice @ 1st then: heat, and avoid activity that aggravates it.
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Riske like how?: All surgery has basic risks in general so there is a risk in any surgery. Specific 2 the shoulder the common risks would b failure of the repair, infe... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Small=mild?: If u mean minor the rx is usually directed at the rotator cuff: pt, otc nsaids & activity modification . Best 2 start with ortho eval and imaging , &... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Broken: They come in many varieties from simple low energy impact to high impact/energy as in mva rx varies from ortho to ortho basesd on experience and ou... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Yes: If there was a lot of bleeding, the bruised area is deep and shows up late &gravity pulls the blood downward 2 the ankle & this will, along wi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Eye xam, cardio-: -ologists as well as orthopedic surgeons. That covers the main serious features of the syndrome.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
I think this is a-: chiropractic diagnosis. I don't know what it means. some PT's use this too, and it only gives you an answer to a problem that they can't explain.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
I would C an allergi: ...ist. some allergic reactions if severe can mimic auto immune disease and have joint pain. I would B Cn. allergist or start with Ur internist, may n... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
A hairline Fx just-: -below the knee needs a long leg cast 2 immobilized the fracture. These can lead 2 non union as there is not much surface area involved. Once U R cast... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
You need eval : by cardiology & have eval also by orthopedist to rule out both possibilities.
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Yes, every body has-: -different reactions to stings. It is due to the toxin injected by the wasp. If an infection develops you will have more pain, & fever and a chang... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Yes. try it, some --: -people react better 2 different relaxants. there R many out there, but don't double up, meaning settle on 1 or the other, not both.
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A male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
If indeed it is-: -tarsal tunnel, there's nothing U can do @ home. If the symptoms R minimal, there R options such as NSAIDS, if able 2 take them, injections, but if in... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Usually because a-: -tourniquet is used blocks work well, a tourniquet is painful, so most people can't tolerate it 4 more than a few minutes
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Not necessarily.: It can depend on where you cut the 1400cals from, a 6000cal or a 3000cal diet as long as you have no cardiac or other problems, you should be fine. Ke... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Very high rate of. .: ...nonunion. B sure U R Cing a fellowship trained hand surgeon. He/she can best advise U. I have seen them usually in baseball catchers, or from a fa... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Lymes titer: It helps if early on it is low & the repeat shows it much higher. This is indicative of active disease. If taken late, a somewhat high titer means... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
It is usually fast-: -acting, but it also depends on how severe Ur problem is. I hope this is not the 1st line of treatment. U should have exhausted all other means B4 usi... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
If it is interfering: with playing due 2 pain, it won't make it worse but will decrease her/his performance. Talk 2 the parents about Cing a hand surgeon 4 removal.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Take this up with Ur: surgeon. There R a few causes such as a "double crush", meaning there may have been cubital tunnel as well as another cause of the symptoms in the nec... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
This usually occurs-: -at the rib-cartilage junction or the sternum. 2 weeks is not very long.use heat NSAIDS if able & avoid things that aggravate it. If if does not g... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
It depends on many-: -factors. If it a clear cut herniated disk substantiated by MR, physical symptoms & physical examination, the success rate is high 90's. I fit tha... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
B Cn again: Depends on how long ago it was fractured and how well it was healed when u were told it was healed. U should c ur orthopedic surg. Or a hand surgeon.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Depends on a few thi: ..ngs. which joint & the experience of the orthopedic surgeon who is injection larger superficial joints like knee & shoulder R minimally pain... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
It means disease-: -process effecting the cartilage just as tendinopathy refers to tendons. The causes for the patella can be from direct trauma, caused by improper alig... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
A thin person who-: -wears tight fitting cycling pants can very well cause trochanteric bursitis. It often happens 2 those who wear tight jeans. It is a more likely cause... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
If fused B content: Nothing better than a solid fusion. Don't mess with it. My old mentor always said "there is no condition in orthopedics that is so severe that you can... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Depends on what toe.: The great toe needs eval & imaging so it can B Rx'd properly. 4 the other toes if it looks like a toe compared 2 the others, buddy taping with co... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Well you need 50gms-: -per dark as your requirement, & having more protein available to your muscles during & right after a workout ,you are sure you have enough fo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Yes & no: Scoliosis is not painful so a mattresses don't make a difference. For back & neck pain it is hit & miss. No one mattress fits all.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
If broken U need ...: immobilization, so C and orthopedist. if U already R, get a second opinion. also no NSAIDS as they inhibit the inflammatory response which is essenti... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
2 separate entities: But related. U can have a concussion which by definition means a period of LOC. A blow 2 the head with even a small skull fx would also B considered a... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
May help may make. .: ...it worse. Even if better, DC does not unherniate it. Follow a spine surgeon's rec's.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
More info is needed-: Single or multiple, sessile is pedunculated , as well as location & symptomatic or found incidentally. Then an answer is easier.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
R lower rib contusio: -n can also bruise the liver this however is not a cause of constipation.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
UGI with follow thru: An UGI study using contrast with a small bowel follow through may add some info. B sure u r cing an upper GI specialist.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
That's a lot: The main concern is respiratory as the kyphosis may increase in time. Now u should have pfc's and c if u already have compromise ; how much. U may b w... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
I have no idea.: But I have the same thing, & have been to an ENT specialist who could not explain it, I also have sound distortion along with it. Good luck on fin... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Surgery? : Most mcl injuries r not treated with surgery unless some bone was avulsed and bracing does well. 3 wks is a little 2 soon 2 b healed.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
More &faster/longer : workouts not by a lot but even 5-10 min can not be as hard on you & you will see it can do the trick. At least give it a try.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Not nerve impinge: Can b a couple of causes. Trochanteric bursitis is 1. The other could b of multiple origins. Fai is 1 or other hip maladies. The radiation 2 the knee... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
May not have 1: The hand is a good healer & u may not develop a scab. Keep clean with soap & water and leave it open 2 the air & it will do fine.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Not uncommon: It is early yet & would follow up with ur surgeon. It also depends on what was done. Simple removing of the nail with no reconstruction such as nail b... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Uncommon in males: Most commonly cn in famales & usually the sleft hip, but it is much less common now 4 some reason. As a resident we had a day set aside for a hip dysp... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Lift 1 day/1cardio. : Wt training will add muscle and hence weight. Cardio on the off days is also needed. Lift 4 days if u must & cardio the days after lifting. Get on a r... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Ask around Ur friend: U need 2 research this on ur own. I would ask friends who may have had it done. Remember that the unhappy speak louder than those who r happy. I would... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Yes may increase the: Need 4 a c- section. As the pubic symphysis is spread there is also movement in the si joints, but in reality sacral fixation does not fixate the si j... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Ask the 1 who did it: Can't find a pic. I would c the vascular surgeon who put it in. If not available check with any vascular surgeon.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Naproxen OTC : B sure to clear it with ur PC as there are many side effects that can b very dangerous. Kidneys, stomach, & liver.
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Dr. Patrick Connerly
Jan 26, 2017
Very knowledgable in orthopedics and gives extra effort to educate patients about what to expect from their condition.
Dec 8, 2012
Dr Ihle is a very knowledgable and capable orthopedist.
Dec 8, 2012
Dr Ihle gives excellent advice.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for advising what I should do next. The diagram was complex to understand. I am very sceptical a large bump like mine that feels like bone will magically disappea...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to answer I already had to see my surgeon before my scheduled follow up appt due to allergic reaction to dissolveable stitches and don't...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, WI
Graduated 1967MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Graduated 1967MD

Residency

University of Wisconsin Hospitals

Residency

St. Joseph's Hospital

Awards

FRESHMAN HONORS, PHI ETA SIGMA FRATERNITY
Top Doctor in Wisconsin, Winter 2013
Top Doctor inWisconsin, Summer 2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Clinical Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Publications

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