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As a leader in knee and hip replacement, Altru's Orthopedics delivers personalized care for the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Our goal is to get you back to a pain-free, active and enjoyable lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Altru's Orthopedics is located in Altru Rehabilitation Center.  To make an appointment, please call 701.780.2300.

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Offering the highest level of care, our team specializes in:

  • Acute Care
    Orthopedic hospitalists are available in Altru's Orthopedic Acute Care Clinic for non-emergent trauma patients and follow-up appointments.      
  • Cartilage Restoration
    Healthy cartilage allows bones to glide with little friction and pain. Surgical techniques may stimulate the growth of new cartilage.
  • Foot and Ankle Procedures
    We work closely with Altru’s Podiatry to prevent and treat foot and ankle conditions.
  • Hand Surgery
    Working with certified hand therapists, our hand surgeons specialize in hand and wrist interventions. We offer minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery.
  • Joint Preservation
    Joint preservation may include activity modifications, physical therapy, medication, injections or surgery, personalized for each patient’s age, activity level, expectations or degree of joint dysfunction.
  • Joint Replacement 
    As a regional leader in knee and hip replacement, Altru’s Joint Replacement Center strives to get patients back to their active routines as quickly as possible. We offer a variety of advanced techniques, including anterior approach to hip replacement, resulting in swifter recovery and short hospital stay.
  • Orthopedic Trauma
    Our team of surgeons provides trauma and acute care services for orthopedic patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 
  • Pediatric Surgery
    Pediatric orthopedic surgery specializes in birth defects, injuries or malformations in infants, children, adolescents and teens. With access to Altru's Pediatric Therapy, patients benefit from collaborative care and state-of-the-art treatment.
  • Sports Medicine
    Altru's Sports Medicine focuses on the effects of exercise and sports on the body, including treatment and prevention of injuries.

Call for an appointment, 701.780.2300.

Team Approach

We’re all on your team. Our collaborative roster includes:

  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Hand surgeons
  • Podiatrists
  • Sports medicine physicians
  • Dedicated physical and occupational therapists

Working together, we treat a variety of orthopedic conditions under one roof.

Patient Experiences

Patient Perception of Care

Altru’s Orthopedics patients experience reduced length of hospital stay and modern techniques in pain control. Hear from our past patients:

“Everyone was fantastic. I have absolutely no complaints about my experience. They did exactly what they had to do. A+ for all.” 

-Dan S., knee replacement

 “What stood out the most was there was absolutely no pain in the procedure.”

-Ralph O., shoulder replacement

“The recovery was especially great, as it was quiet, and I felt like I got a lot of attention from the nurses and therapists.”

-Sandy E., knee replacement

Quality of Care

At Altru, we demonstrate quality through compassionate and individualized care. We will get you moving again as quickly, safely and painlessly as possible.

  • 98% of patients would recommend Altru’s orthopedists to friends and family*
  • 2.6 days is the average stay for hip replacement procedures
  • 2.5 days is the average stay for knee replacement procedures
  • 0.0 is our infection rate for knee and hip procedures

*Based on positive responses from CAHPS Clinic & Group Surveys (CG-CAHPS).

All data reflects February 2014 to January 2015.

According to HealthGrades, we achieved 5/5 stars for total knee replacement. Additionally, Altru is designated as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, meaning we outperform peers in quality and safety measures.

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Offering state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, Altru Specialty Center is the only hospital of its kind in eastern North Dakota. It features four operating rooms and 45 private patient rooms dedicated to Altru’s Joint Replacement Center, orthopedic and podiatry surgeries and inpatient rehabilitation.

“The hospital setting was absolutely beautiful. The atmosphere was calming and relaxed—a perfect place to heal.”

-Mike S., knee replacement

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To make an appointment, please call 701.780.2300.

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