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Steven I. Grindel, MD

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Orthopaedic Surgery
4.8 (162)
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I take great strides to treat every patient with the utmost respect and care for their particular medical issue. I try to treat each patient as an individual in an honest and straightforward way as I would expect myself to be treated by any other health care professional.

I take great strides to treat every patient with the utmost respect and care for their particular medical issue. I try to treat each patient as an individual in an honest and straightforward way as I…
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Diseases & Conditions

Arm Injury
Hand Trauma
Industrial Conditions of the Entire Upper Extremity
Joint Disorders
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Shoulder Injury
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Pain / Arthritis
Traumatic and Degenerative Conditions of the Entire Upper Extremity

Treatment & Services

Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Microvascular Surgery
Reconstruction and Joint Replacement of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand
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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Center For Advanced Care - Froedtert Hospital

Education & Training

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - Chicago - IL - Doctor of Medicine - (1990)

University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics - Chicago - IL - Internship in General Surgery - (1990-1991)

University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics - Chicago - IL - Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery - (1991-1995)

Loma Linda University Medical Center - CA - Fellowship in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery - (1995-1996)

Board Certifications

General Orthopaedics
Surgery of the Hand

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.

4.8 out of 5. 162 ratings, 30 reviews
June 27, 2021
I was very much at ease w/the provider & staff. They were informative and a plan was set in motion for my shoulder surgery.
June 26, 2021
very convenient to be able to have X-ray, visit, and joint injection all in the same appointment
June 11, 2021
it was fantastic! prompt and direct service
May 24, 2021
He is always concerned about my health, is professional, and explains things in a manner that I can understand.
May 7, 2021
Explained things thoroughly. Was decisive in his recommendations.
May 6, 2021
Great attention given with an action plan post the appointment.
April 24, 2021
Dr. Grindel always explains his reasoning behind his decisions and what he is doing at the time. He makes it easy to understand and is always aware of anything that I do not understand or have a question and takes the time to explain better so I always leave from the appointment knowing exactly what was discussed
April 19, 2021
first time I have seen Dr Grindel. He talked with me about my bum shoulder and the surgery needed to fix it. He explained the problem and the fix clearly and answered my questions thoroughly. I am confident he and his team will fix the problem.
April 9, 2021
very informative. reviewed X-ray results with me including showing me the images. discussed my condition. explained alternatives. asked for my opinion and input. took what time I needed without rushing me. ordered follow up testing and appointments with my convenience in mind. an excellent experience.
April 9, 2021
the specialists for everything that needed to be done- from x-rays, receptionists nurses receptionists to specialized practitioners in every area . When I saw Dr. Grindel we were able to explain my surgery with minimal questions for him. He assured me he was very confident and that all would be well. All staff members had positive attitudes.
April 7, 2021
Dr Grindel, and all people I interfaced with, are attentive listeners with excellent follow-up.
March 23, 2021
Dr. Grindel listens, spends time to answer all my questions. He reviews all xrays and reviews area of concern; both shoulders and pain in wrist. He is very kind and conveys empathy.
March 10, 2021
Dr Grindel is very kind and always listens to all my questions. we make decisions together about the best plan of care
March 3, 2021
he listened to me when I ask questions he reassured me of what's going on with me arm and he keeps it honest
Feb. 22, 2021
Very friendly and positive
Feb. 6, 2021
Dr. Steven Grindel is a superb physician. along with his team and staff. Stellar in his knowledge/experience of medical care and compassionate/empathetic in his pastoral care.
Feb. 4, 2021
answer all my concerns and spoke that I could understand it
Feb. 3, 2021
Dr. Grindel and his staff were exceptionally friendly, courteous and more than willing to answer any questions.
Feb. 1, 2021
I was impressed with how quickly Dr Grindell was able to diagnose the cause of my pain.
Jan. 29, 2021
fixed my blotched 1st operation that another doctor did. he did great job
Jan. 24, 2021
Dr Grindel did an excellent job with my surgery (much better than expected outcome). He was compassionate, thorough and honest. Really appreciate his skill and candor. I would highly recommend him and the Ortho clinic.
Jan. 21, 2021
Dr. Grindel and his staff are very knowledgeable and the nicest people I've met so far at Froedtert.
Jan. 20, 2021
Advice given with multiple choices for resolution.
Jan. 19, 2021
very friendly and knowledgeable about my situation
Jan. 19, 2021
He was running late, but he said he had complicated issues earlier, and he does not rush appointments. I appreciate that
Jan. 18, 2021
The provider and staff are professional, knowledgeable, and skilled.
Jan. 18, 2021
Kind and compassionate care.
Aug. 4, 2020
I have seen Dr. Grindel for many years for situations concerning upper body needs. He is the only upper body surgeon I will see in the state on Wisconsin because of his expertise. He and his staff have skills that I feel can not be equaled in the state. I have always been treated with great respect by all members of his team. His skills go beyond question. Years ago he replaced both my shoulders. The result has been beyond what was expected. I have range of motion that is greater than anyone expected, including Dr. Grindel. I am grateful that he is an instructor so medical students are able to learn from him.
Aug. 3, 2020
Caring, pleased with progress
Aug. 2, 2020
Since Dr Grindel performed successful surgery on me in 2011 for two separate serious injuries, I was very happy he was available to treat me & my current injury. I feel very fortunate for the excellent physicians & care I have received at Froedtert & MCW.
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