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Erik D. Peterson

Erik D. Peterson, MD

Specializing in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, and Joint Replacement Surgery

Accepting new patients at some locations.

Office Information

About Me

“While training at the Mayo Clinic, I was taught the patient's interest is the only interest to be considered. I continue that philosophy in my own practice. My goal is to provide individualized and compassionate care for my patients. I utilize technological advancements and minimally invasive techniques so that I may get you "back in the game" whether that involves competitive athletics, the workplace, or grocery shopping.”

Total Joint Replacement and Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Peterson practices general orthopedics with special interests in arthroscopic surgery and total joint replacement of the shoulder, knee, hip and elbow. He routinely treats injuries of the shoulder, hip and knee with minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques. He specializes in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. This highly specialized technique provides very rapid recovery and enhanced outcomes compared with traditional open surgical techniques. Dr. Peterson also specializes in arthroscopic ACL surgery and cartilage restoration techniques. His extensive arthroscopic experience will allow rapid recovery for the elite athlete or weekend warrior.

Specialty Training and Experience

A native of the Brandon area, Dr. Peterson has received extensive training in total joint replacement during residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a fellowship training in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine in Phoenix Ariz. While at the Mayo Clinic he was trained in complex joint reconstructive procedures as well as exposed to the latest techniques. He uses minimally invasive approaches that result in less postoperative pain and quicker recovery. He has a broad general orthopedic practice that also encompasses operative and nonoperative fracture care.



Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota, Vermillion


Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Orthopedic Surgery


Arizona Institute for Bone & Joint Disorders, Phoenix, Ariz., Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Active Member


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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