Orthopedic Institute Blog

Orthopedic Update: Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery

Posted on July 28, 2016

The anterior approach to total hip replacement has emerged as a practical alternative to the posterior approach that most surgeons still use. Although it has been in use to some degree since the 1980s, new instrumentation allowing it to be performed using smaller incisions has made it...

Good Advice from the Lion Hunter’s Wife

Posted on February 10, 2016

“My wife made me come in.”

Tell your state legislators to not change or adjust IM17 Patient Choice

Posted on January 29, 2016

HB (House Bill) 1067 dubbed “The Sanford Choice Bill” is scheduled to be heard by the House Commerce Committee on Wednesday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. We would ask that you consider calling & emailing our state legislators to let them know that the people of South Dakota do not want the...

Getting Back in the Game

Posted on December 15, 2015

What do Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Brandi Chastain, Ali Krieger, Heather Mitts and Molly Doetzel have in common? They are all talented women soccer players who tore an ACL. And all, except Molly, played for the U.S. National Team.

Using pins and needles to get rid of that feeling of pins and needles

Posted on December 09, 2015

 

Thank You for Voting Orthopedic Institute "The Local Best"

Posted on November 03, 2015

 

Orthopedic Institute Teaming Up with Two Great Partners to Offer Wellness Screening

Posted on October 29, 2015

November 2nd from 4-8PM November 7th from 8AM-12PM at GreatLIFE Woodlake

 

  • 30-minute screening
  • $25 – pay by cash, check or credit card at the time of your screening

GreatLIFE members may have the fee charged to their account. If you have DAKOTACARE coverage you may use your Flex Spending...

When it Comes to Orthopedic Medicine, Sometimes it’s Déjà vu All Over Again

Posted on October 27, 2015

One acorn fell from the tree right into the arms of the orthopedic surgeon who had treated his mother years earlier. That happened when three-year old Oliver Schock stood up on a slide in his back yard, tumbled off, broke two bones in his right arm, and landed in the office of Walter Carlson,...

Aquatic Therapy: Treatment Offers Gentle Alternative for Some Orthopedic Patients

Posted on October 02, 2015

Article By: Darcie Bontje, Sioux Falls Women Magazine

 

While physical therapy is the prescribed course of treatment for many orthopedic injury sufferers, a land-based regimen is not suitable for some patients.

Brad Pfeifle, vice president of Sports Medicine and Rehab Services at Orthopedic...

Common Foot Problems- Plantar Fasciitis

Posted on September 08, 2015

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. This chronic problem is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament-like structure that passes from the heel to the forefoot. The inflammation is caused by the fascia partially tearing or pulling away from the heel. A bony spur may also...