Finding less excitement on the baseball diamond or dance floor? When injury or pain keeps you from activities you enjoy, count on Avera for advanced bone and joint care. You’ll benefit from experienced physicians, orthopedic surgeons, therapists and other specialists who work together to help you feel better and move more comfortably.
When to See an Orthopedist at Avera
Turn to an Avera orthopedist if you experience:
- Joint pain or stiffness
- Lower back pain, sciatica (nerve pain) or ruptured disks
- Difficulty walking or climbing stairs
- Difficulty using your hand or arm to reach for or carry objects
- Discomfort in daily activities
- Muscle damage, including pulls or tears to ligaments and tendons
- Injuries like broken bones, fractures, dislocations and sprained ankles
The earlier you see a doctor, the more quickly you can begin your recovery and create a plan to prevent more severe problems while restoring as much function as possible.
Bone & Joint Care Close to You
Stay close to home and get relief from bone and joint conditions through our network of full-service hospitals, clinics and specialists serving South Dakota, Iowa, North Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska. Find a location nearby.
Walk-In Orthopedic Injury Clinic
If you need prompt care for a sprain, strain, broken bone or sports injury, visit our specialized walk-in Orthopedic Injury Clinic at Avera Orthopedic Surgery Specialists in Aberdeen. Or, find urgent care services at a location closer to you.
Expert Teams, Innovative Approaches
Your dedicated Avera care team includes specially trained providers with the education, skills and experience to find and treat the underlying cause of your bone or joint pain.
Our sophisticated diagnostic imaging technology, including high-definition magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and detailed computed tomography (CT) scanning, helps your doctor more quickly and accurately diagnose your musculoskeletal condition. And if you’re a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure, you’ll benefit from a faster recovery with less pain and scarring.
Whether you need orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, medications, braces or simple rest, rely on your Avera team to provide high quality care.
Complete Musculoskeletal Care
Depend on your orthopedic physician to help prevent, manage, and treat bone and joint pain, injury or related conditions, such as osteoporosis, starting with the least invasive approach that may be effective for you.
Explore our wide range of orthopedic conditions and treatments—including pediatric orthopedic services—or learn about specialized foot and ankle care (podiatry) at Avera. Review the Orthopedics Center in our online health library for more helpful information.
Comprehensive Joint Replacement Services
If joint replacement is the best treatment for your condition, rest assured that your Avera care team will provide information and support every step of the way. Learn about our joint replacement services and other procedures—including arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery—for hips, knees, shoulders, hands, wrists and elbows.
Physical, Occupational & Hand Therapy
Count on coordinated care between your orthopedist and therapy providers. Whether your doctor recommends occupational or physical therapy to enhance your recovery from surgery or as a first line of treatment to ease pain and restore mobility, rely on our therapists to help speed your recovery and your return to work, sports and everyday activities.
Sports Medicine for Athletes of All Ages
Prevent injuries, get training to enhance your performance or find specialized care for bone, joint and muscle issues related to physical activity with Avera’s sports medicine specialists. Whatever your age or sport, you’ll benefit from our team-based approach to helping you reach your athletic and performance goals.
Personalized Pain Management
Trust Avera’s leadership in pharmacogenomics—a personalized, gene-based approach to pain management. A simple blood test reveals how your body metabolizes certain medications so your doctor can select the safest and most effective pain medications for you.