David Lang, MD

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Hand & Wrist

Dr. Lang is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the hand and wrist. Dr. Lang began practicing at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center in 1993.

After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he also received his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of Wisconsin System in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Lang then went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

After obtaining his medical degree, he did his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in hand surgery clerkship. Dr. Lang then underwent a residency in orthopedics at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Once he completed his residency, Dr. Lang completed his fellowship in hand and reconstructive microsurgery at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Lang is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. David Lang is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is available to see patients in Rapid City, South Dakota.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Lang enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, attending regional musical and performing art venues, visiting the six national parks and monuments, and spending time in the Black Hills.

Education & Training


Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1980
University of Wisconsin System, Madison, WI, 1981

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1985


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1988


Orthopedics, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI, 1990


Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Christine M. Kleinert Institute, Louisville, KY, 1991


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • South Dakota State Medical Association
  • Christine M. Kleinert Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Black Hills Surgical Hospital

Medical Interests

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Thumb base arthritis (CMC)
  • Trigger finger release
  • Comprehensive care of the hand and its disorders

Research, Presentations, & Publications

  • "Histochemical and Biochemical Aids to Nerve Repair.  In Operative Nerve Repair and Reconstruction."  Lang, D.H., Lister, G.D., and Jevans, A.W.: J.B. Lippincott Company 1991. pp. 919-935, R.H. Gelberman, M.D., ed. 
  • "Carbonic Anhydrase Activity of Human Peripheral Nerves: A Possible Histochemical Aid to Nerve Repair."  Riley, D.A., and Lang, D.H.: Journal of Hand Surgery 9:1, pp. 112-20, 1984.
  • "Examination of Carbonic Anhudrase Activities in the Peripheral Nervous Systems of Human, Rhesus Monkeys, Cats, and Rats."  Riley, D.A., Ellis, S. Lang, D.H., and Bain, J.L.: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 429: 408-11, 1989.
  • "Frontiers in Nerve Repair" Lecturer, Frackelton Hand Lecture, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1992.
  • "Carbonic Anhydrase Activity in the Peripheral Nervous System of Humans, Rhesus Monkeys, Cats, and Rats."  Poster Presentation, New York Academy of Sciences, September 1983.
  • "Tendonitis of the Hand and Upper Extremity" Regional Review Course, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Milwaukee, WI, November 1993.
  • "Combined Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery" Regular Lecturer, Hand Lecture Series, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1992-1993.


Phone: (605) 341-1414
Office: Rapid City, SD