Dayton Opel is a fellowship-trained Hand and Upper Extremity orthopedic surgeon. He obtained his undergraduate degrees in Medical Microbiology & Immunology and in Zoology, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Opel completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR and his fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Opel's practice focuses on hand surgery, elbow surgery, and shoulder surgery. His medical interests include: shoulder, elbow, wrist, and finger joint replacement; microsurgical nerve repair and reconstruction; arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist; carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome; sports injuries of the upper limb; rotator cuff tears and labral tears; arthritis of the thumb, hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder; skeletal trauma; deformity correction; limb lengthening; cortisone injections; repetitive motion injury; strains and sprains; lacerations; stress fractures and dislocations; fracture nonunion; osteomyelitis; metastatic bone disease; muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries; pediatric and adolescent hand and arm conditions; ganglion cysts and other hand/wrist masses; Dupuytren’s contracture; trigger finger; bursitis; and tendonitis.
Dr. Opel is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Orthopaedic Association. He also participates in community education events and shares information regarding shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand pain.
In his free time, Dr. Opel enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and their golden retriever. They share a strong commitment to their personal and extended families and are passionate about playing an active role in the improvement of their community. They also enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, tennis, and golf and are avid Badger and Packers fans.
My guiding principle is that every patient deserves world class care. Through my training and education, I have been given the privilege and opportunity to provide a positive change in my patients’ personal and, often, families' lives. Together, we work to fully understand what is responsible for the symptoms the patient is experiencing and then devise a plan to improve their condition without surgery if possible. If surgery becomes necessary, the sole mission of our team is to provide the best surgical outcome. Serving my patients is truly the most important and rewarding experience of my vocation. - Dayton Opel, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Oregon Health Sciences University School of Med
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Drug Enforcement Administration
Wisconsin Medical Examining Board
St. Mary's Hospital - Madison
St. Clare Hospital - Baraboo
Amputations, Arthritis, Bursitis and tendonitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cortisone injections, Cubital tunnel syndrome, Elbow injuries, Finger fracture repair, Finger injuries, Fractures and broken bones, Ganglion cysts, Hand and upper extremity surgery, Hand and wrist injuries, Labral tear, Ligament and tendon injuries, Limb lengthening, Metastatic bone disease, Osteomyelitis, Repetitive motion injuries, Rotator cuff injuries, Shoulder injuries, Shoulder replacement, Sports related injuries, Strains and sprains, Stress fractures, Trigger finger, Wrist surgery