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Travis Liddell

Travis R. Liddell, MD

Orthopedics: Shoulder, Orthopedics: Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Surgery, and Orthopedics
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"When I meet a patient, I want to learn not just what’s causing their pain, but what it is they want to get back to doing. Whether it’s to get back to work, playing basketball, golfing or playing with the grandkids, it’s a goal we work toward together."

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About Me

If you need expert care for an injury or disorder of the knee, hip or shoulder, turn to Travis Liddell, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Avera Orthopedics in Sioux Falls, SD.

Getting You Back to Living

Passionate about patient care in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Liddell is focused on helping patients achieve the highest level of function and get back to doing the things they love. To do this, he uses the most advanced procedures as well as state-of-the-art technology.

He has special interest in:

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee
  • All-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Total joint replacement
  • Direct anterior total hip replacement
  • Robotic hip and knee surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Arthroscopic ligament reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic reconstruction of non-repairable rotator cuff tears
  • General orthopedics (all ages)

“The best part about my job is developing that relationship and trust between the physician and patient,” said Dr. Liddell. “It’s a team effort to discover what your situation might require: surgery, injections, physical therapy, medication, or a combination of these treatment options.”

Legacy of Military Service

Dr. Liddell was first inspired to serve in the military by his grandfather’s service as a medic on an Army medical ship in World War II. After his initial medical training was completed at Loyola University, Dr. Liddell had the opportunity to receive his residency training as an orthopedic surgeon in the United States Army, at Tripler Army Medical Center. Following that, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he cared for the men and women of the 82nd Airborne and multiple elite special forces groups and their families. In addition, he was asked to serve as the designated staff orthopedic surgeon and sports physician for an elite special forces unit for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. In 2010, he deployed to Iraq to serve with the 28th Combat Support Hospital.

“Serving my country and those that protect it has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life,” said Dr. Liddell.

Medical Mission Trips

Dr. Liddell says he’s been blessed to participate in medical mission trips to both Kenya and Guatemala. He hopes he and his wife, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, will again return to their passion for medical missions when their small kids are a bit older. 


He has received multiple awards for his research work in orthopedic surgery and his military service as an orthopedic surgeon. While providing care for our military’s men and women in a combat zone, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

Active Lifestyle

When he’s not at work, Dr. Liddell enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and working out at the gym.



Loyola University - Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, Medical School


Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, General Surgery


Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons


June 22, 2022
June 10, 2022
Good experience.
October 05, 2021
I cannot say enough good about Dr Liddell and all of his staff. Totally impressed!
October 05, 2021
Very personable and knowledgeable
September 28, 2021
Appreciated his expertise and options that were given.
September 21, 2021
Had to wait 1 hour before being put in a room
September 14, 2021
Dr Liddell is a very considerate, caring doctor!
September 07, 2021
I waited for over an hour to see the doctor. If someone had stopped into at least tell me the doctor was running behind and ask if I preferred to wait for x more minutes or reschedule. Courtesy. Patient's time is valuable too. Respect. Experience is far more than just the interaction with the care team.
August 31, 2021
A waist of time
August 31, 2021
Staff and PA and doctor all were kind.
August 31, 2021
Always have a good experience with Avera ,Dr Liddell, and.staff
August 10, 2021
Love the portal
August 03, 2021
The whole staff was very professional and I thought extremely kind
August 03, 2021
Everyone was respectful and helpful.
July 27, 2021
care was well done
July 20, 2021
My visit was a nice change from my experiences with previous healthcare providers in a different health system. I am very happy that I switched. Thank you!
July 20, 2021
I received the information I was looking for to treat my knee and given options to proceed with.
July 13, 2021
There is an official off the lobby. It is not sound proof and personal information can be heard by those sitting in the lobby
July 13, 2021
Great experience. Dr Liddell and nurses were very professional
July 13, 2021
Avera has a strong focus on patient care which we appreciate and gives us confidence and trust.
July 13, 2021
The entire experience could not have been any better!
June 22, 2021
The orthopedic team is amazing, I was very well cared for
June 15, 2021
Caring, kind, smiling people there. Thank you.
June 01, 2021
I chose Avera Medical Group for my knee surgery because of Dr. Travis Liddell. I was a patient of his while he was employed at Core Orthopedic 4 years ago and always knew he was the surgeon I wanted to perform the procedure. I couldn't be more pleased with his care.
June 01, 2021
The nurse and tech were more caring and efficient compared to staff in previous visits.
June 01, 2021
Very positive, pertinent questions both asked and answered.
May 25, 2021
It was efficient.
May 25, 2021
Dr Liddell and staff are awesome
May 25, 2021
Everyone was very nice, helpful and respectful
May 25, 2021
The wait from the time of the appointment to the time the Doctor arrived was a little long. 20 minutes or more.
May 18, 2021
Everyone was very nice and polite
May 11, 2021
I feel very confident with the plan the Dr and I agreed to. He seems to have a great team!
April 27, 2021
It was awesome!!
April 27, 2021
April 27, 2021
The Dr made me feel confident about surgery
April 20, 2021
Very pleased!
April 20, 2021
Dr Liddell exuded knowledge and confidence while appearing empathetic and concerned.
April 13, 2021
Great office experience
April 13, 2021
I would prefer that there would be written brochures to explain procedures, future limitations post-surgery etc. It is too hard to take in all the info just verbally.
April 06, 2021
Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
March 30, 2021
Will highly recommend this clinic to others. Everyone was very nice !
March 30, 2021
I did not get to see my x-rays.
March 23, 2021
seems like the wait time to see the dr is too long. i was there almost 1hr for knee injection
March 16, 2021
First visit to Dr. Liddell's office. Very good experience. Everyone was very knowledgeable and helpful. Certainly did not feel like just another patient.
March 16, 2021
Well satisfied
March 16, 2021
i went looking for relief from pain in my shoulder, Dr. Liddell gave me a cortisone shot. Today I am starting to feel less pain.
March 16, 2021
Avera is the best.
March 16, 2021
Questions answered options suggested good experience
March 09, 2021
Dr. Liddell and his team treated me with kindness and respect. Dr. Liddell is very knowledgeable and offered treatment options. t
March 02, 2021
Knowledgable, friendly, and efficient people
February 23, 2021
I think things went very well Hopefully the shot did the it's job .Thanks
February 09, 2021
His nurse was so nice and understanding not all people are that way please thank her for the way she treats her patients
February 09, 2021
Everyone is great.
February 02, 2021
Man at the door, registration, nurse, and provider all Top Notch!
February 02, 2021
Dr. Liddell and his staff were awesome and made me feel very comfortable. They listened and answered all my questions. They were prepared about my history prior to my appointment. Thank you very much!!
February 02, 2021
January 19, 2021
I really like Dr Liddell. He's in and out so fast it makes your head spin. I know that's the way it has to be. They have a lot of patients to see. f
January 12, 2021
Excellent service
December 15, 2020
When we were done with the doctor we needed to go back to reception and make a new appointment. The young lady that helped us was very helpful and displayed a very positive attitude. Thank you
December 15, 2020
Dr Liddell is good I followed from were he came from. The nurse the put me in the room to rushed. Over all I had a good experience

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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