With the affiliation of Dakota Plains Surgical Center and Aberdeen Physical Therapy, we coordinated comprehensive outpatient/inpatient musculoskeletal care under one roof.
Specialized health care has long been recongnized as the best solution for thorough treatment at an affordable price. Our physicians are truly dedicated to facilitating your return to normal functional health.
A great candidate will be a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, which insures that its members possess a high level of education and experience and pass comprehensive examinations. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is another specialty board.
Our surgeons perform a variety of surgeries, including those on the spine, hands, legs and shoulders. They are in the top percentile of orthopedic surgeons in the country.
Orthopedic spine surgery is surely one of the most complicated procedures performed today. This is due to the intricacies of the spine and the many functions that it provides for the human body. These include walking, the movement of the arm and hands, and even the process of breathing.
There are many reasons for spinal irregularities, including birth deformities like scoliosis, progressive and degenerative conditions like sciatica or slipped discs, and spinal fractures that result from various types of catastrophic accidents. Unfortunately, these conditions are not limited to adults, as most of these disorders can also be seen in pediatric patients.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Feet can often alert to the first warning signs of health problems. Healthy feet usually mean a healthy body. Our podiatrists work with you to provide treatment for any foot or ankle problems you may have.
The human foot is a biological masterpiece. It is complex, containing within its relatively small size 26 bones (the two feet contain a quarter of all the bones in the body), 33 joints and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments.
We are one of the top foot and ankle surgery providers in the nation serving communities in North and South Dakota.
Hand surgery is sometimes needed when the joints, nerves, tendons, ligaments and muscles of the hand are not functioning as they should. Due to the many purposes for which the hand is used on a daily basis, it is subjected to various stresses that make it susceptible to injury. Injuries such as those that come from typing, factory work, and other repetitive activities often result in conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Although these types of injuries are usually treated with various treatments, such as rest, physical therapy and medications, surgery may be the last recourse for those who have not found relief.
With more people deciding to become active, many are participating in sports that can often wreak havoc on the body. Our sports medicine specialists can design programs that cover the range of orthopedic needs from basic examinations and treatment options to surgery and physical therapy.
Finding the right sports medicine center should not differ much from locating a regular family practitioner. Thorough research should be done to determine whether the doctor is fellowship trained, a certified specialist and a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Joint replacement, or arthroplasty, is a common surgical technique used to replace or realign the bone and cartilage in arthritic, worn-out or cancerous joints. Patients may undergo total or partial replacement and remodeling. While they do not always recover 100 percent of their flexibility, patients generally have high success rates for pain relief and increased mobility.
Types of arthroplasty include knee, hip, shoulder, foot and ankle. Patients should remember that the life of their new or refurbished joint depends upon their physical condition and fitness level prior to surgery, along with their weight and the success of the healing process.
Knee Joint Replacement
Knee Joint Replacement Surgery is sometimes needed when the knee joint develops severe pain or loses function which impedes general mobility. The existing joint is replaced with an artificial joint. Knee replacement can have impressive results for the patient which can generally last for 10 to 15 years. With proper recovery, knee joint pain can relieve pain patients have suffered, often for a lengthy period of time.
Preparing for Total Joint Replacement
Some patients must also stop or change prescribed medications that could interfere with surgical recovery. For additional information, view our Frequently Asked Questions.