About Us

The Region's Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice*—From Rapid City to Gillette

Founded in 1976 by orthopedic surgeon David W. Boyer, MD, Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center has remained the premier orthopedic practice in the region for nearly 50 years.

Today, from Rapid City to Gillette, our team of orthopedic surgeons and doctors includes over 18 board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists who provide the highest level of specialty healthcare in orthopedic surgery and advanced nonsurgical methods to keep our Black Hills community strong. That's why we are proud to be the most preferred practice in the region.

World-Class Orthopedics, Where You Need It

Orthopedists, or orthopedic specialists, are physicians and surgeons in the medical subspecialty of orthopedics, which requires a deep understanding of the function of the musculoskeletal system. They are either medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy (MD or DO). Our orthopedic doctors and specialists have extensive training and experience in caring for every bone, joint, muscle, tendon, ligament, and cartilage problem through orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, and other advanced treatments.

Our specialty-trained providers are proud to offer world-class orthopedics through our locations in Rapid City and Gillette as well as clinics in Hot Springs, SD; Philip, SD; Spearfish, SD; Chadron, NENewcastle, WY; Bowman, ND; Williston, NDDickinson, ND; Buffalo, WYMitchell, SD; and Sheridan, WY.

In addition to our specialties in spine and orthopedic services, we provide on-site services such as radiology, workers' compensation, and recovery and rehabilitation care from our physical therapists. We also offer our walk-in Orthopedic Urgent Care clinic at our Rapid City and Gillette locations to treat urgent musculoskeletal injuries, including fractures and ankle, knee, and wrist sprains.

Dedicated to serving our entire region, our orthopedists remain available to you throughout our area with accessibility in Rapid City, SDGillette, WY; Hot Springs, SD; Philip, SD; Spearfish, SD; Chadron, NENewcastle, WY; Bowman, ND; Williston, NDDickinson, ND; Buffalo, WYMitchell, SD; and Sheridan, WY. Our staff also includes our certified physician assistants who work directly with our doctors to ensure you are seen by highly trained orthopedic providers in a timely manner.

Highly Specialized, Highly Trained—The Highest Level of Treatment for Every Need

Our orthopedic surgeons and medical experts are proud to offer the deepest level of specialization for your musculoskeletal needs. This includes having exceptionally experienced orthopedic surgeons for all subspecialties in orthopedics as well as podiatry and wound care. Our specialties include trauma orthopedics; foot and ankle; back, neck, and spine; hand and wrist; hip and knee; and shoulder and elbow. Our doctors also offer specialization in orthopedics for joint replacement and sports medicine.

One of the most common problems orthopedic doctors see is chronic joint pain from arthritis and other degenerative disorders, which can limit your mobility and quality of life. Our Joint Replacement Center orthopedic surgeons in Rapid City and Gillette have dedicated their practices to keeping patients moving and proudly offer total joint replacement for every joint, including knee replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery, and shoulder replacement surgery.

Beyond joint replacement and care for degenerative disorders, we treat athletes of all ages. Through our Sports Medicine Center in Rapid City and Gillette, we offer complete sports-related medical care to active people at every skill level. Our Sports Medicine Center orthopedic surgeons are leaders in caring for sports injuries and related disorders, and they stand ready to help any individual regain an active lifestyle and reach their goals.

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When You Need Surgery, You Need the Experts

From fracture repair and arthroscopic knee surgery to ulnar nerve surgery and bone grafts, we offer the latest surgical procedures in orthopedic surgery at Black Hills Surgical Hospital, the only physician-owned hospital in the region, as well as at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Several of our doctors take part in physician ownership at Black Hills Surgical Hospital, which has been named a Center of Excellence for both orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery by Quality Safety Service.

We offer dedicated Centers of Excellence for an exceptional patient experience throughout the surgery process. Additionally, all of our orthopedic surgeons will work with you to create a customized treatment plan. Orthopedic surgery and other procedures will only be considered when you're ready.

Keeping Our Community Strong Is Our Greatest Strength

As a proud staple in our region, Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center has provided expert orthopedic care to our community members throughout the Black Hills area for decades. Doing our part to keep our region moving, our doctors and staff remain committed to providing world-class treatment, patient-centered care, and exceptional service to keep you strong.

As part of our devotion to serving the Black Hills, we have South Dakota clinics in Rapid City, Hot Springs, PhilipSpearfish, and Mitchell; a Nebraska clinic in Chadron; Wyoming clinics in GilletteNewcastleBuffalo, and Sheridan; and North Dakota clinics in Bowman, Williston, and Dickinson.

Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center proudly serves as orthopedic and sports medicine providers for:

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