Accessibility Tools
  • I am now 1 year post cervical disc replacement surgery. The pain and numbness is still completely gone! I can't thank Dr. Tjarksen and the OAW staff enough.

    From my first consultation to my final post op, the experience was great. Dr. Tjarksen discussed all non-surgical and surgical options. He actually performed my surgery using newer technology and techniques than what the "academic centers" offer.

    Many of the patients going to OAW are experiencing some type of pain. Pain is a very lonely place. Dr. Tjarksen and OAW made it all go away.

    ~ Jessica K ~

  • The best care available!

    ~ Justin S ~

  • Very polite friendly and very helpful, Thank you

    ~ Brian Y ~

  • Very Efficient

    ~ Angela B ~

  • Good Service

    ~ Rakesh K ~

  • Dr. Steiner was my third opinion and the first surgeon to actually listen to my problems. He presented me with multiple options to fix my problems, and has seen me through multiple surgeries. I trust him and am thankful for all he has done for me!

    ~ Trisha Dahl ~

  • I had Dr. Davies do a knee surgery almost 10 years ago to repair a torn meniscus and I thought Dr. Davies was great!. This summer, I had scheduled an appt and Dr. Davies told me that a full knee replacement was imminent and that it was up to me to determine how long I could handle the pain. I ended up having my knee replaced on 12/7/20 at the surgery center. I went in at Noon and was home by 9am the following morning. I only took 3 pain pills when I got home and have been on Advil since 12/11/20. My PT is in shock at well I am recovering. My knee has more mobility now than before the surgery. Last week I was told my incision looks great. Dr. Davies and his PA Steve are TOP NOTCH. If you want someone that will take the time to answer your questions and make you feel comfortable, you need to see Dr. Davies & Steve. It's been 1 month and 4 days since my surgery and I am looking at having my other knee done in the next year or 2. I continue my PT and follow-up with Dr. Davies &...

    ~ Angie Christianson ~

  • Could not have been any better.
    If you need a procedure(s) these are the people you want see!

    ~ Reobert Benfield ~



  • I came to Dr. Davies after not feeling confident with another specialist. Dr. Davies was very open in conversations and allowed me to guide my choices. I've completed a hip replacement with Dr. Davies and will continue working with Dr. Davies to find the right time to address my knees.

    ~ Chris W ~

  • I came to Dr. Davies after not feeling confident with another specialist. Dr. Davies was very open in conversations and allowed me to guide my choices. I've completed a hip replacement with Dr. Davies and will continue working with Dr. Davies to find the right time to address my knees.

    ~ Chris W ~

  • Like Midas, Dr. Davies is golden. Like UPS, he completely delivers. Winsome, kind, and keen, he has a very practical approach to solving your problems. And believe me, I've got problems. He's helped save me from further knee pain and doesn't want me to have surgery until it's the final option. He's an excellent listener and goes above and beyond if you have trouble with insurance. This doctor is fantastic. 6 stars.

    ~ Mark E ~

  • Dr. Davies performed a hip replacement on me in June 2019. The process leading up to the surgery, the actual surgery and the post surgery follow up was exceptional. The damage to the hip shown in the x-rays was clearly explained. There was no pressure applied to move forward with the surgery, it was positioned as a quality of life choice that only I could make. The staff is very polite and helpful. Post surgery visits were brief but not rushed. There was time for any questions I had along with clear direction as to what I could and could not do at each stage of the recovery process. Now, about 10 weeks after surgery I'm amazed at how good my hip feels. Full freedom of movement and no pain whatsoever. Prior to surgery I couldn't walk decently, couldn't even mow the lawn because of the pain. I even believed all the pain and discomfort I was experiencing was due to more than just a bad hip. I was wrong, I feel great and have been reenergized.

    ~ Verified Patient ~

  • The new knee is ten years old this spring and has been wonderful. Dr Merkow did a wonderful job!

    ~ Lamar C ~

  • My experiences as a patient have been excellent. My initial visit a couple years ago was for a torn hamstring. He discouraged me from surgery due to several reasonable factors, such as my age and activities, and instead recommended physical therapy to regain most of the capabilities. The advice was conservative and the outcome accurate and highly satisfactory. When I returned for an unrelated hip replacement this year the results were excellent now a month later. His consultation, recommendations and coaching are very careful, considerate and spot on. Since my other hip was replaced seven years ago when in another state, this was an even better experience. The ortho center services are indicative of best practices in every categor. Thank you Dr. Merkow. Brian Cullen of Nashotah, Wisconsin.

    ~ Verified Patient ~

  • I recently had surgery for a torn meniscus and was referred to Dr. Davies by my son in law who is a surgical nurse. My experience was wonderful, the operation a total success and zero pain afterwards. I had a prescription for pain meds but did not have to take a single pill. Two weeks later I am back walking 2-3 miles a day and will be back to my normal 4 miles a day within a week or two. One of the best decisions I have made.

    ~ Pat H ~

  • Fractured left ankle 2 years ago. Dr. Davies inserted 2 screws to help with dislocation while the fracture healed. Best part is that he chose to remove the hardware and not leave it in place. Ankle is almost as good as new, very happy with the results. He is also treating me for an eventual left knee replacement. Not looking forward to that reality but I know I am in the care of one of the best.

    ~ Smith T ~

  • Couldn't have been more pleased with Dr. Davies and his PA, Steve. I had a total hip replacement done and the experience was outstanding! Great bedside manner, thorough, skilled and very easy to talk to.

    ~ Verified Patient ~

  • As a patient of Dr. Davies I find him to be a practitioner who puts the patient at ease at a difficult time. He is very attentive and answers all the questions that I have for him. He takes the extra time to make sure I fully understand my situation. I trusted him to perform surgery on my knee. I would recommend Dr. Davies to anyone seeking help with their orthopedic needs.

    ~ Peter K ~

  • Very happy with Dr Merkow. He is recommending a second opinion with a colleague Dr Kilian, who is a shoulder specialist.

    ~ Donna S ~

Write a review

If you're interested in submitting a testimonial for Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin, please use the form below to do so.

Thanks!

Fields marked (*) are required