We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Red Wing, MN.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 Hewitt Boulevard
Red Wing, MN
 

Dr. Matthew Eich works as an orthopedic surgeon. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Eich studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 Hewitt Boulevard
Red Wing, MN
 

Dr. Robb Rutledge sees patients in Red Wing, MN. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 Hewitt Boulevard
Red Wing, MN
 

Dr. Michael Johnson's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Johnson studied medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 Hewitt Boulevard
Red Wing, MN
 

Dr. Everett Hughes practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hughes attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 Hewitt Boulevard
Red Wing, MN
 

Dr. Jess Brehmer, who practices in Red Wing, MN, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Brehmer studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.