John P.Drawbert, MD and Troy L.Berg, MD - Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

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Austin Crow, MD
Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

Austin Crow, MD
Austin Crow, MD

Dr. Austin Crow, a native of the Twin Cities, first came to the Chippewa Valley in 1999 when he attended UW-Eau Claire. His medical studies and orthopedic training took him across the country but he was excited to return home to the Midwest. He is committed to providing personalized and effective care for orthopedic patients throughout the Chippewa Valley, with a focus on athletes of all levels and their return to play. He is trained in advanced surgical techniques and nonoperative treatment of knees, shoulders, ankles, hips and overall athletic care.

Dr. Crow’s specialties include:

  • Arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery
  • ACL and revision ACL reconstruction
  • Knee dislocations and multi-ligament knee injuries
  • Articular cartilage restoration and transplantation
  • Patellar (knee cap) dislocations/instability
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder dislocations/instability
  • Shoulder replacement, including reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Knee replacement

While away from work, Dr. Crow enjoys many outdoor activities with his wife, Jessie, and children, Kellen and Ellie. He also loves watching football, baseball, basketball, wrestling and hockey. He is an active member in the community and volunteers as a coach with his children’s athletic teams. He has published multiple articles and chapters on knee and shoulder reconstruction throughout his training.

Former All-American returns to UW-Eau Claire as team physician Austin Crow Returns as Team Physician

Former All-American returns to UW-Eau Claire as team physician Former All-American returns to UW-Eau Claire as team physician

Hospital Affiliations

  • OakLeaf Surgical Hospital, Altoona, WI
  • Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, WI
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Rusk County Memorial Hospital, Ladysmith, WI
  • Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake, WI

Patient Post-op Instructions

Cast Care Instruction Sheet Cast Care Instruction Sheet

pdf Hardware Removal

pdf ACL Repair, PCL Repair or Patellar Realignment

pdf Shoulder Capsulotomy & Manipulation

pdf Carpal Tunnel Release

pdf Lateral Epicondyle Debridement, Distal Biceps Repair, Ulnar Nerve Transposition, and UCL Repair

pdf Knee Debridement & Meniscectomy

pdf Lateral Release

pdf Lower Extremity Fracture

pdf Knee Meniscus Repair/Meniscal Transplant/Microfracture/Cartilage or OCD repair

pdf Trigger Finger Release

pdf Rotator Cuff Repair

pdf Total Shoulder Replacement

pdf Shoulder Capsular Repair, Bankart, SLAP repair/Bicep tenodesis

pdf Shoulder Decompression/AC joint/Debridement

pdf Total Knee Replacement

pdf Upper extremity ORIF

Physical Therapy Protocols


Mon Surgery Surgery
Tue Shell Lake Clinic (every other)  Chippewa Falls Clinic (2nd and 4th)
Wed Rice Lake Clinic (every other) Altoona Clinic
Thu Surgery Surgery
Fri Chippewa Falls Clinic Altoona Clinic
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