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Bryce Braaksma, DO

Bryce J. Braaksma, DO

Surgery and Orthopedics

"I treat my patients the same way I would want my family members to be treated or how I would want to be treated, with honesty and integrity. I enjoy working with patients to help them achieve their goals and get them back to the active lifestyles that they enjoy."

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About Me

Take advantage of the latest in orthopedic techniques and robotic-assisted surgery to help alleviate your pain with Bryce Braaksma, DO. Practicing at Avera Orthopedics in Sioux Falls, SD, Dr. Braaksma specializes in minimally invasive surgeries for knee and hip replacements, which often doesn’t require incision through muscles or tendons – providing a quicker recovery with less pain. As a fellowship trained specialist, he also receives referrals for failed hip or knee replacements.

His surgical procedures include:

  • Partial Knee Replacements
  • Total Knee Replacements
  • Total Hip Replacements
  • Robotic-Assisted Surgery
  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacements
  • Revision Total Hip Replacements
  • Revision Total Knee Replacements

Compassionate Care from Experience

Looking for an orthopedic provider who understands you? Dr. Braaksma has true empathy for his patients with orthopedic surgery needs, having suffered from multiple sports-related knee injuries during his college football years. His experience as a patient, his passion for science, and his desire to improve patient’s quality of life convinced him that orthopedic surgery was his calling in life.

“Seeing patients who’ve suffered with hip or knee pain for years or decades, and then to see them back a few weeks after surgery, where their pain is gone, and they are back to doing the things they love – working, athletics, or playing with grandkids – is a rewarding experience. There is nothing better than seeing the positive impact you’ve had on their life – that’s why I am an arthroplasty surgeon,” Dr. Braaksma said.

Active Lifestyle

When not working, Dr. Braaksma enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He is an avid fan of his alma mater and enjoys attending Iowa State football and basketball games.



Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, Kansas City, KS, Medical School


Midwestern University/Franciscan St. James Health, Chicago, IL, Orthopedic Surgery


Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA, Adult Reconstruction

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Medical Associations
  • American Osteopathic Association

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society
  • All Big XII Academic First Team


  • Eligible - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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