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Rick F. Papandrea, M.D.
Years of Experience

Rick F. Papandrea, M.D. is a upper extremity surgery specialist in Pewaukee, WI and has been practicing since 1999. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, before going on to complete a fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts...

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Dr. Papandrea can provide an expert review of your x-rays and/or other imaging scans. Please submit them on our secure portal.

  • Concerning right shoulder replacement, it was a learning experience for me. Dr. Papandrea helped me understand my physical problems with my shoulder and the procedure that will cor...

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  • Dr. Papandrea is an amazing surgeon and my rotator cuff surgery outcome was outstanding. He is patient, caring and a highly skilled surgeon who is compassionate about his work and ...

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    ~ Joan Vogel ~

  • 100% awesome medical care , surgery for broken arm

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  • elbow surgery had 13 pcs removed bone cartilage removed have had no trouble since the surgery every thing is back to every day usage

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  • Elbow surgery 2022
    I was referred to Dr. Papandrea and was told he was one of the the best, and few surgeons to trust with tricky elbow surgery. We were so happy with the se...

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  • Computer Navigation for Shoulder Replacement
    Computer Navigation for Shoulder Replacement

    Computer navigated shoulder replacement is an image-guided, minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the damaged or worn out articulating surfaces of the shoulder joint...

  • Rotator Cuff Repair
    Rotator Cuff Repair

    Rotator cuff repair is a surgery to repair an injured or torn rotator cuff. It is usually performed arthroscopically or open on an outpatient basis. An arthroscope, a small, fiber-optic instrument...

  • Revision Shoulder Replacement
    Revision Shoulder Replacement

    Total shoulder replacement usually has good results, but a revision surgery may occasionally be necessary due to persistent pain, infection, stiffness, weakness, instability, hardware loosening, malposition or fracture.

  • Fracture Reconstruction
    Fracture Reconstruction

    Complex fracture repair of the shoulder is a surgical procedure that involves the use of surgical plates and screws to repair a severe fracture of the bones that form the shoulder joint.

  • Elbow Arthroscopy
    Elbow Arthroscopy

    Elbow arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, is a surgical procedure that is performed through tiny incisions to evaluate and treat several elbow conditions.

  • Tennis Elbow
    Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow is a common name for the elbow condition lateral epicondylitis. It is an overuse injury that causes inflammation and microtears of the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle.

  • Elbow Joint Replacement
    Elbow Joint Replacement

    Elbow joint replacement, also referred to as total elbow arthroplasty, is an operative procedure to treat the symptoms of arthritis that have not responded to non-surgical treatments. The goal of elbow joint replacement surgery is...

  • Tommy John Surgery
    Tommy John Surgery

    UCL Reconstruction, Commonly called Tommy John surgery, this procedure involves reconstructing a damaged ligament on the inside of the elbow called the ulnar or medial collateral ligament with...

  • Elbow Cartilage Transplantation
    Elbow Cartilage Transplantation

    Elbow cartilage transplantation is a surgical procedure that repairs damaged articular cartilage in the elbow joint by transplanting cartilage to the defected area to relieve pain and restore normal function of the elbow.

  • Upper Extremity Injuries
    Upper Extremity Injuries

    Sports injuries are injuries that most commonly occur during sports and exercises. These injuries may result from accidents, poor training practices, and use of improper protective gear, lack of conditioning, and...

  • Orbay JL, et. al. “Multicenter trial of an internal joint stabilizer for the elbow” J Shoulder Elbow Vol. 26, Pages 125-132, 2017.

    Rangarajan, R, Papandrea, RF, and Cil, A. “Distal Humeral Hemiarthroplasty Versus Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Acute Distal Humeral Fractures” Orthopedics Vol 41, Issue 1, Pages 13-33, 2017.

  • Multicenter trial of an internal joint stabilizer for the elbow

    Jorge L. Orbay, David Ring, Amir Reza Kachooei, Jose Santiago-Figueroa, Luis Bolano, Miguel Pirela-Cruz, Michael R. Hausman, Rick F. Papandrea

  • Kuzel BR, Grindel SI, Papandrea RF, Ziegler D. “Fatty infiltration and rotator cuff atrophy" J Am Acad Orthop Surg Vol. 21, Issue 10, Pages 613-23, Oct 2013.

    Yoon MY, Koris MJ, Ortiz JA, Papandrea RF. Triceps avulsion, radial head fracture, and medial collateral ligament rupture about the elbow: a report of 4 cases. J Shoulder Elbow Vol. 21, Issue 2, Pages e12-e17, Feb 2012.

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Practice Location

N15 W28300 Golf Road Pewaukee, WI 53072 (262) 303-5057 Get Directions

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM