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Spring 2019

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Welcome Dr. Michael Holmoe!

Spring 2019

Brookings Health System is proud to welcome Dr. Michael Holmoe, D.O., of Avera Medical Group Specialty Care to the orthopedic service team!

50 Years of the Brookings Marathon

Spring 2019

The Brookings Marathon will celebrate 50 YEARS on Saturday, May 11.

The Ambulance Service's New Home

Spring 2019

This January Brookings Health System’s ambulance service opened the doors to its own home: the Ambulance Station and Education Center, a 7,160 square-foot facility located at 2300 Yorkshire Drive.

Repairing Ankle Instability

Spring 2019

In the U.S., there are approximately 30,000 ankle sprains per day, totaling up to 2 million per year. Up to 20% of outer ankle sprains can lead to chronic pain and instability. When rehabilitation methods such as bracing, physical therapy and medication do not control chronic ankle instability, another option for repair is lateral ankle stabilization.

A New Approach to Joint Replacement

Spring 2019

Last April, Brookings Health became the second facility in South Dakota to offer Mako robotic-arm assisted joint replacements. Now area patients are reaping the benefits of this advanced technology close to home.

Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?

Spring 2019

Did you know one in three women and one in five men over age 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures in their lifetime? Osteoporosis weakens bones, leads to fractures and causes severe disability, but it can be detected early and treated. Answer the following questions to help determine your risk.

Right on Track

Spring 2019

Physical therapy after joint replacement helps patients return to their everyday activities. It restores normal movement, builds strength and eases pain and swelling. But when the body doesn’t heal as expected, it throws extra hurdles in a patient’s recovery road.

Outreach Clinic

Spring 2019

Brookings Health System hosts out-of-town specialists who would not otherwise locate to Brookings at our Outreach Clinic. By bringing these services to our community, we’re able to provide needed services here at home for patients.

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