Dr. Gerard Adler is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Summit, Wisconsin . Dr. Adler specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Adler treats bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Dr. Adler is the Medical Director of the Aurora Cartilage Center at Summit, where he performs several forms of cartilage repair and transplantation. Dr. Adler was one of the first Wisconsin surgeons to perform the BioUni OATS cartilage transplantation, and has several patients benefitting from this novel form of resurfacing a damaged knee. He also focuses his practice on sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, ankle and knee. Dr. Adler performs hip preservation arthroscopic techniques. In addition, he performs adult reconstruction surgery including total shoulder, anterior total hip, and navigated partial and total knee replacements. The total shoulder arthroplasties include a stemless design for arthritic and reverse shoulder replacements for rotator cuff deficient patients.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Dr. Adler completed his residency at Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in Michigan. He is dual board certified in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. He is active in orthopedic sports medicine, arthroscopy, cartilage national and international specialty societies. He is the Vice President of the Wisconsin Orthopedic Society.
Dr. Adler became interested in orthopedics from his own involvement in many sports, including college football. He stays active in many sports, including skiing, sailing, tennis, paddle boarding and windsurfing. He is an avid fly fisherman.
Dr. Adler has treated athletes at the professional, college, high school and amateur levels. He has performed surgery on two professional America's Cup sailors. He is the team physician for Pewaukee High School. He has published article on knee ligament testing and reconstruction.