Dr. Peter Ihle

Orthopedic Surgery
Eau Claire, WI
56 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
If it was a bruise. : ...It can come from the toe hitting the end of the foot gear. The purple is the natural color, ; green is also cn as the bruise heals.They can b very... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
May need more surg: U obviously have mal alignment ; may need some more surg 2 correct or help. Could have had a head start if done @ time of injury. U may need more real... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
1 level ?: If 1 level, c a thoracic/chest surgeon. A simple resection will solve the problem. If multiple levels c the same & get an underlying problem diagnosed... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
There's nothing norm: Not enough information about ur mva only can tell what's wrong by xame & evaluating by appropriate imaging & studies.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
May B a side effect.: Sometimes 2 get the proper results without many side effects requires a trial ; error, using different meds.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Not the thing of wor: The reason 4 the revision is important. If u had infection, recurrent infection is foremost. If it was loose the success rate 4 the long term is less ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Use as directed: They relieve some symptoms but do not solve any problems. Usually those who use them get temporary relief from the symptoms, but the relief is not lon... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Chest expansion loss: Is the earliest finding in ankylosing spondylitis. So if suspected it's a good place to start.
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A male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
By bone deterioratio: -n, do you mean osteoporosis? If so a protein sup. is not the answer. You need 2 see an internist who deals with this, or an endocrinologist. Many fac... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
It is somewhat comm-: -on, especially if one continues in sports or whatever activities caused the tear. The symptoms would B the same that U went 2 the shoulder specialist... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
If not satisfied: I would get a second opinion from an ortho outside of the group your present surgeon practices.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Synovial swelling -: -is a joints response to irritation such as RA, infection, arthritis in general. specific joints as the knee all the above + cartilage tears, ACL, MCL... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
It depends on how...: ....they feel when U put them on. They should B comfortable right away. Get the proper size in the store @ walk around on them. They should feel good.... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
That is one thing: -that would be very obvious @ the time of injury !
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
If there is some de-: -generation present or even ligament injury, there is noise made with motion. And you hear this because sound is transmitted through a solid ( bone) e... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Rabies from a dog is: not caused by the nails touching your shoes. the saliva is the carrier, so a bite that breaks the skin or comes in contact to an open sore, would be c... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
If Ur strep-: -has been treated 4@ least 4 days & U R feeling good, it may not. But if still feeling ill & throat sore, both the orthopedic surgeon & an... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
If due to STREP, OTC: meds will not help. an antibiotic is needed. get in to see your PCP for evaluation.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
If the stress test-: -was negative, you may have exerted yourself beyond usual for you and it's just like a runner who feels like that after a competition, as that is esse... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Calf strain means-: -injury 2 the muscle in the back side of the lower leg. 1st degree=stiff, sore &pain with push off in walking, but loosens up as U warm up. clears... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Probably nothing to-: -worry about. BUT if you want an answer, you need a hands on exam, as well as imaging. See a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. This will give you the best... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Yes, but a look in-: -side will answer the question of progressive labrum wear or fraying which can B addressed @ surgery. That would B the best way to go. False negative ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
They are best seen-: -by a colonoscopy. A rectal also may be a first step, as you are young for a colonoscopy.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
VERY HARD TO ANSWER: with no injury a hands on exam is needed. could be due to phlebitis as a woman in your age group. Your PCP is a good place to start. more so if by the... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
The lymph node isn't: -a Sentinel not for breast cancer axillary nodes R. As long as your breast xam is normal, the pain can B from underlying costochondral junction pain. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
If U have an arrhyth: mia U should have a cardio stress test 2 B sure strenuous biking will not throw U into a serious arrhythmia, which could B life threatening.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
The scapula has-: -no glands. Also no lymph nodes, so it is most likely a lipoma, especially if it is soft & moveable.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
An MRI is next 2 try: 2 diagnose the growth. Next most likely would be a biopsy. If a needle biopsy is opted for it is done by a radiologist who has special training in int... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
It takes some trauma: 2 fracture verse processes, gut they R well vascularized by surrounding muscle, so heal fairly rapidly. The pain is always aggravated with movement bu... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
These are incidental: -findings & have been there for a long time. Not a source of trouble, but R usually found due to an injury in the area but are of no concern.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
The splenic flexure-: -of the colon is on the left side under the ri the cage. The noise U hear is air passing your constipated stool & is normal. When your push on the... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
This is a physical-: -or mechanical condition. PRP is more often used in tissue healing, but has no application in spondylo. Fusion is a less experimental approach, and is... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Just the fact that-: -you have not grown in height, your skeleton may not be mature. There are many ways to imagine you to check maturity. If imaging proves that you are s... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Possible fibrous --: -union. Or non union of the fracture. Or can be costochrondritis (sp). This is where the bone of the ribs connects to the cartilage of the rib cage t... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
All depends on what-: -he/she told you what the reason for the referral. Often the X-ray is a formality, & a specialist opinion is needed. To diagnose your problem. Be ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Other than getting -: -sone pain medication from Ur MD, if this is acute Tylenol (acetaminophen) may not cut it. U can also try a rib belt, one that is elastic with velcro ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Yes if all other -: -less invasive measures have failed, & the only alternative is a replacement. However 1 injection is worth a shot,as it may last a long time. If o... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
@ 3 mos it should: B quieting down. red, warm & swollen would worry me. is there pain also? get in to see your surgeon, a low grade smoldering infection is possible.... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
The lump may have-: -been a cyst of some sort. With the rupture there is bleeding , hence the bruise. If a clot is formed it can be due to fibrous remains of the initial ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
I would consult-: -a urologist, as this is not a symptom of back injury. It is usually leaking or incontinence, either way start with an urologist & get referrals i... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Much more is needed-: -larger on both sides? Painful, age, node tender or just there? Also any co-morbidities. All is important 2 even hazard a guess. Best 2 C Ur PCP, 4 a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
May as well do it no: It is common for a trigger thumb to develop after carpal tunnel surgery. This first line of treatment is an injection, which will not have any signifi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
U need 2 C an ENT-: -4 eval. Only by looking into the nasal cavity can one access this. Many times the septum is deviated which if not taken care of can lead 2 problems i... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
It's up in the air.-: -has nothing to do with your surgery. Some people get a sore back from lying in bed 2 long. Otherwise see your PCP & go from there.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
It would be good-: -for your skin, but would not effect RS. To answer your other question, RA is not a drug induced disease.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
I always did them as: an out patient. an office setting unless it has a dedicated operating room, is not safe as far as I am concerned. Recovery is fairly short, mainly for... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
The question lacks-: -description of the fracture as well as the treatment. It can vary from non-displaced to displaced, 1 fragment or many. Treatment can be from sling 2 ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
It depends on if --: --it's sessile or on a stalk,also how close to the knee. If minimal bone is removed and the integrity of the bone is not compromised, U only need the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Muscles need food: The best is to eat protein bars, they give you the needed protein as well as calories
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Hard 2 Rx, but...: Some things like a donut cushion, NSAIDS, all of which U probably have done. Pain clinics can inject the joints involved, this may need 2 B repeated, ... Read More
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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! 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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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your thoughtful professional advice sorry for the confusion i added the wrong profile of an 80 yr old i am female mid 30’s i appreciate your contribution,i...Read More
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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

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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