Dr. Ted Gertel specializes in the treatment of sports injuries and work-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle. He performs arthroscopic surgery and other minimally invasive surgical procedures. He is well known for his high success rate in the treatment of persistent, recurrent, or exceptionally severe cases of elbow tendonitis (commonly referred to as "Tennis Elbow" or "Golfer’s Elbow").
Dr. Gertel is a graduate of Harvard College and the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and he was a Sports Medicine Fellow at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. His research on the biomechanics of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction was presented at an international scientific conference and published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Gertel is the Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Marquette University Men’s Basketball Team. He is the Team Physician for the 2008 State Champion Homestead High School Football Team. Dr. Gertel previously served as Head Team Physician for the Milwaukee Brewers. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University.
Dr. Gertel is a Grand Champion in the Body-for-LIFE 2006 Challenge (international fitness transformation competition). He is featured in the book Champions Body-for-LIFE published in June 2008. The BFL program challenges you to use your body, mind, and soul to transform your life and the lives of those around you. In the spirit of being fit and helping others, Dr. Gertel completed the 2007 Ride To Cure Diabetes (105 mile bicycle ride in Death Valley, California to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).