Brookings Health System

Orthopedics

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X-ray of shoulderIn partnership with Avera Medical Group Specialty Care, we offer local, complete orthopedic care with leading-edge technology. Our services help patients reduce pain, improve function and maximize quality of life.

Care providers can diagnose and treat patients suffering from orthopedic problems, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle, ligament and tendon difficulties
  • Bone and skeletal problems
  • Joint problems
  • Nerve injuries

Orthopedic Services

General orthopedics focuses on emergency and chronic injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. General orthopedics offers treatment for patients across the life spectrum, from babies to seniors. 

Conditions Treated:
  • Fractures the require casting or surgical repair
  • Sprains, strains and muscle pains
  • Arthritis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Joint dislocations
  • Pain management

Brookings Hospital offers a new, technologically advanced operating room designed for orthopedic procedures in a safe, sterile environment. Our experienced surgeons and trained orthopedic surgical team undergo comprehensive education to perform procedures and care for patients.

Procedures:
  • Joint replacements
  • Arthroscopy of joints, including knees, shoulders, wrists and ankles
  • Rotator cuff repairs
  • ACL and knee ligament reconstruction
  • Carpel-tunnel release
  • Foot and ankle repairs

Comprehensive support services help care providers to diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions. 

Services Include:

Brookings Health is the second facility in South Dakota to have the latest robotic-arm assisted technology, Mako.

Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery aids orthopedic surgeons in total hip, total knee and partial knee procedures. It is a new approach to joint replacements that offers patient-specific implant alignment and positioning. CT imaging allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan for the joint replacement. The surgeon controls the robotic arm that helps place the patient’s new joint with a high degree of accuracy.

Patient Benefits:
  • Shorter hospital stays & recovery times
  • Improved patient outcomes

Watch & Learn

Dr. Jeff Dressander offers orthopedic care for patients of all ages and issues, including: treating people with shoulder pain.

Dr. Dressander shares how the Brookings Health team diagnoses general orthopedic injuries and what types of treatment they take.

Brookings resident Judy Smith shares her surgical experience to relieve carpal tunnel pain with the team at Brookings Health System.

System Providers:

Provider

Corey Rothrock, M.D.

  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Institute
Dustin Volkmer, M.D.

Dustin Volkmer, M.D.

  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Brookings Hospital
  • Avera Orthopedics
Gavin Weber, PT, DPT, OCS

Gavin Weber, PT, DPT, OCS

  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Brookings Hospital
Jeffry Dressander, M.D.

Jeffry Dressander, M.D.

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  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Brookings Hospital
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
Nephi Jones, DPM, FACFAS

Nephi Jones, DPM, FACFAS

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  • Podiatry
  • Wound Care
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
  • Wound Center
  • Brookings Hospital
Provider

Peter Looby, M.D.

  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Institute
Ryan Prusa, DPM

Ryan Prusa, DPM

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  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
  • Brookings Hospital