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Rory R. Wright, M.D.

     General Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Wright specializes in surgery and treatment of multiple orthopaedic problems including minimally invasive hip replacement, total knee and shoulder replacement, fracture repair, sports medicine, and arthroscopic rotator cuff, meniscus and ACL procedures. He has provided care to athletes from the high school to the professional level.

*Dr. Wright will be retiring from active practice and no longer scheduling any  appointments as of June 30, 2024 *

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Dr. Wright has served the community for many years on the sidelines at Cedarburg High School football games. He is the school's lead physician for their student-athletes.

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  • Marquette University Honors Program (1980-1984)

Medical School

  • Medical College of Wisconsin (1984-1988)

    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor​


  • University of California San Diego (1988-1989) General Surgery

  • Medical College of Wisconsin (1989-1994) Orthopedic Surgery

    • Chief Resident (1993-1994)​


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Board-Certified

  • State of Wisconsin License to Practice Medicine & Surgery


  • Medical Staff President - Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (2001-present)

  • Cofounder Orthopedic Hospital of Wisconsin

  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Wisconsin Orthopedic Society, Milwaukee Orthopedic Society

  • Various national, state, and local leadership, board and committee positions

  • AAOS Board of Councilors (BOC) 2014-present

  • BOC Economics Committee (2015-present)

  • Wisconsin Orthopedic Society Board of Directors (2014-present)

  • Ascension Healthcare’s National Excellence Council (Orthopedics) 

  • Ascension Orthopedic Joint Affinity Group (2013-present)

  • Wisconsin Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee 

  • Columbia St Mary’s Physician Network Board (1997-2013)

  • Medical College of Wisconsin Assistant Clinical Professor

  • Team Orthopedic Physician Milwaukee Bucks (2016-2017)

  • “Best Doctors” recognition (multiple years)

  • “Top Doctors” recognition (multiple years)

  • America’s Most Honored (top 5%)

About Me

  • I enjoy making people better. My focus is on making each and every patient as well as they can be. I am very fortunate to practice in a specialty that returns patients to their previous level of activity, reduces pain and restores athletic function. Many patients have told me that their procedure has been truly ‘life-changing’.

  • I grew up in southwestern Wisconsin on a dairy farm where hard work was firmly ingrained. I have always been involved in multiple sports and continue to enjoy snowboarding, waterskiing and have recently begun to kiteboard. Many of my patients know that I also enjoy fishing, and you may find me in a local stream or river once in a while. I have enjoyed practicing orthopaedics in our community for many years and look forward to many more.




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Cedarburg Office

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin Cedarburg Building

W62N208 Washington Ave.

Cedarburg, WI 53012

Tel: (262) 376-7480

Glendale Office

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin Medical Office Building

525 W. River Woods Pkwy.

Suite 100

Glendale, WI 53212

Tel: (414) 332-6262

*Note: . Dr. Wright sees patients at our CEDARBURG location and has many outstanding partners who continue to see patients at the BOA Glendale location and would be happy to continue your care at that clinic.

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