Mathew T. Legel, DO, Orthopedic Surgeon with SwedishAmerican

Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Mathew T. Legel, who serves patients in Rockford, Illinois.

Dr. Legel is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery – the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. He currently serves patients at SwedishAmerican, a 357-bed non profit, teaching hospital located in Rockford, Illinois. As a division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Their mission is to provide excellence in healthcare and compassionate service to the community.

Furthermore, Dr. Legel is affiliated with UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic, a general hospital in Colonial Park, Pennsylvania. UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic is an acute care hospital and includes services such as: Bone, Joint and Spine Institutes, CardioVascular Institute, Imaging, ICU, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Surgery, Oncology, and Emergency Department.

Dr. Legel received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. Thereafter, he completed his residency and fellowship training with PinnacleHealth Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was also awarded the academic and athletic all-American Cum Laude graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

Dr. Legel is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials.

As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Legel tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. He has a special interest in sports medicine, general orthopedic trauma, and adult reconstruction surgery including hip, knee, and shoulder arthroplasty.

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