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Carole S. Vetter, MD

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Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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I strongly believe it is my job to give patients all the information they need to make the best decision for themselves. I emphasize patient education in all aspects of care and work with each patient individually. My goal is to quickly get patients started on the best treatment plan that will return them to their previous level of function.

I strongly believe it is my job to give patients all the information they need to make the best decision for themselves. I emphasize patient education in all aspects of care and work with each…
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She serves as team physician for the US Speedskating Team and the Milwaukee Bucks. She is assistant team physician for the Milwaukee Ballet and the Milwaukee Brewers.



Diseases & Conditions

Knee Injury
Knee Instability
Knee Pain
Patella Instability
Post-Traumatic Knee Range of Motion Problems
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Shoulder Instability

Treatment & Services

Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder
Cartilage Restoration and Transplantation
Ligament Reconstruction of the Knee and Shoulder
Sports and Athletic Injuries and Prevention

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
Froedtert West Bend Hospital


8700 W. Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Sports Medicine Center - Fitness Center

Education & Training

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Doctor of Medicine - (1993)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Residency - (1998)

University of Utah Medical Center - Salt Lake City - Fellowship in Sports Medicine - (1999)

Board Certifications

General Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

5 out of 5. 130 ratings, 23 reviews
May 4, 2021
dr vetter is the best!!
April 27, 2021
Really listened to my concerns/questions and she never seemed rushed.
April 22, 2021
I would have liked if Dr Vetter asked about the current status of my injury rather than simply explaining test results
April 21, 2021
Dr. Vetter did an amazing job with my knee injection & drainage. She was and is always so kind, professional & gentle.
April 18, 2021
very positive and helpful information
April 12, 2021
Dr. Vetter took the time to explain the ins-and-outs of the surgery I will be having and gave me lots of information about the pros and cons of the procedure to help me come to a comfortable decision.
March 26, 2021
Dr Vetter was very thorough in the exam as well as explaining the options for care. She was very empathetic and answered all of my questions. Overall, an excellent physician and appointment.
March 25, 2021
great X-ray technician. great office people, great Doctor. very efficient. in and out in 30 mins
March 25, 2021
Dr. Vetter is very knowledgeable and experienced in her field. I will recommend her too other.
March 19, 2021
I thought Dr Vetter was excellent she was easy to understand and very thorough... and very calming.
March 19, 2021
Dr Vetter and her NP were outstanding. The NP arranged for my daughter to have her knee MRI that day at CDI. Top notch customer.
Dec. 16, 2020
Dr. Vetter showed a care for me as a patient like I was part of her family or a close friend. She worked with me and my schedule to give me the best care possible. She truly is a great doctor.
Dec. 8, 2020
she went above and beyond to try and figure out what is wrong with me and did not just say that she could not help me and is still continuing to try and figure out what is going on. She listen very carefully and gave me enough time to explain everything that was going on without making me feel rushed
Nov. 19, 2020
she listened to my story, she explained everything she noticed during the exam, she laid out the typical protocol for my injury, she clarified my questions and overall made me feel comfortable and understood.
Nov. 17, 2020
Dr Vetter is an awesome provider! I love every visit with her and her staff! Thanks
Nov. 4, 2020
provider is usually short with me and has an additude.
Oct. 28, 2020
Dr. Vetter is awesome. I have a long and complicated history with my knees and she knew the best way to approach care that I have not yet done. This last visit was disheartening, but it was not her fault. I'm currently in the stage where my knee is too bad for meniscal transplant, but not quite bad enough for a replacement, given my age. Withthat disheartening news, however, Dr. Vetter was great about making sure I had every available resource in order to manage pain and other symptoms until the knee degrades to the point of requiring a replacement. I feel very comfortable knowing I am going to get the best care and when it finally gets to the point of replacement, I'm happy that she'll be the one performing the surgery
Oct. 4, 2020
she is very knowledgeable and respectful. answered all my questions thoroughly. easy to talk to.
Sept. 8, 2020
Aug. 28, 2020
Dr. Vetter and her team are first-class. They take the time to learn the whole story, they listen to signs/symptoms and other subjective data and the use their top-notch assessment skills to complete the picture. They are always personable, willing to teach, and empathetic. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Vetter for friends and family that require orthopedic care.
Aug. 28, 2020
dr. Vetter is an absolutely amazing doctor!
Aug. 9, 2020
Dr Vetter was very clear, easy to understand, and reassuring. she looks right at you when you speak, and cares about your answers. i had immediate confidence and trust in her. i feel very blessed to have her perform my upcoming surgery. truly blessed.
July 30, 2020
Listening to my concerns, got the right answers, very knowledgeable.
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