Joint Replacement

Our fellowship-trained joint replacement doctors at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center in Rapid City, South Dakota; Gillette, Wyoming; and surrounding areas are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of joint injuries and conditions.

Severe joint pain is the most common reason patients undergo a joint replacement procedure.

Whether your pain is a result of an old injury, of a degenerative condition like arthritis or osteoarthritis, or of a fracture, joint replacement procedures may be the recommended treatment option.

Nearly any joint in the body can be replaced with a fully functioning artificial implant, but the most common joint replacements are of the hip, knee, or shoulder.

You may be a candidate for a joint replacement surgery if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe joint pain
  • Pain in the joint that keeps you awake at night
  • Joint discomfort that prevents you from participating in recreational activities
  • Joint pain that limits your ability to conduct necessary and daily functions, such as climbing stairs or standing up
  • You have attempted more conservative treatment methods, such as exercise or therapy, without success

To consult with one of our joint replacement doctors at our Rapid City, Gillette, or a satellite location, please request an appointment online or call (605) 341-1414.

As part of our commitment to making the Black Hills community stronger, we are proud to be the first in the region to utilize Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted technology for hip and knee joint replacement. Learn more by clicking the button below.

Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for Joint Replacement

Joint Replacement Center

Our Joint Replacement Center at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center provides an exclusive focus on advanced hip, knee, and shoulder care. Together, our board-certified surgeons work as a team to ensure you receive the answers, solutions, and support you need every step of the way. Get back to doing what you love with help from our Joint Replacement Center.

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Why choose Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center?

At Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center, our specialty-trained joint replacement surgeons are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of severe joint injuries and conditions. Our joint replacement specialists, Dr. Clark Duchene, Dr. Steven Giuseffi, Dr. Michael Kadrmas, Dr. Daniel LiechtiDr. Jeff Marrs, Dr. Emmett McEleney, Dr. Luke Mortimer, Dr. Lew Papendick, and Dr. Nathaniel Wilson, have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your needs. 

To consult with one of our joint replacement doctors, please request an appointment online or call (605) 341-1414.

Specialized care for a stronger you is available at our main offices in Rapid City, South Dakota, and Gillette, Wyoming, and at our satellite locations in Hot Springs, PhilipSpearfish, and Mitchell, South Dakota, as well as in Chadron, NebraskaNewcastle, Wyoming; Bowman, North Dakota; Williston, North DakotaDickinson, North Dakota; and Buffalo, Wyoming. Walk-in appointments are also available at our Orthopedic Urgent Care clinic, located at our main offices in Rapid City, South Dakota, and Gillette, Wyoming.

Urgent Care

(605) 718-8020

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Walk-ins welcome. No appointment needed.

Our Orthopedic Urgent Care provides immediate treatment for patients suffering from bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions.

We are taking precautions to help protect our patients and staff, but we are open and here to help.

Rapid City Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Gillette Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.