Dr. Aaron J. Altenburg, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 42

285 Vista Dr
Pocatello, ID 83201
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Dr. Altenburg's Experience

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Dr. Altenburg's Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Dr. Altenburg Performs

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
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Conditions Dr. Altenburg Treats

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
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Portneuf Medical Center
777 Hospital Way
Pocatello, ID 83201
Bear Lake Memorial Hospital
164 S 5th St
Montpelier, ID 83254

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Appointments & Offices

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285 Vista Dr
Pocatello, ID 83201
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    Dr. Altenburg's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Fracture Care
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Ankle Fracture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
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    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Idaho.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
    Graduated in 2002
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Altenburg & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Altenburg's Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Bear Lake Memorial Hospital

    • Bingham Memorial Hospital

    • Portneuf Medical Center

    • Caribou Memorial Hospital and Living Center and Clinics

    • Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    • 3 reviews

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    5 out of 5
    - in Stone, ID |

    I am 62 years old and with all the experiences I have had with Doctors, I have to say Dr. Altenburg was by far the best I have ever experienced. I had a bad knee problem and had went to the best in our area and the Park City area and no one knew how to help me or really cared about helping me. At our first visit he knew the problem and gave me the solution. My surgery with him and the care I received was so superior to anything I have ever experienced. I'm so glad I found him!!!!!

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    5 out of 5
    - in Sugar City, ID |

    Dr. Altenburg was AMAZING!!!! Having seen my mother go through three miserable hip replacements, my experience was much different. He replaced both my hips. One in Jan 2015 and the other in July 2015.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Idaho Falls, ID |

    I was born with bi-lateral hip dysplasia; for the last 25 years I was mostly in severe pain. I had 2 unsuccessful surgeries in the 90's and spent nearly a year in bed - generally no relief. I was very hesitant to have more surgery, but life as it was, was nearly unbearable. To say the least, finding Dr. Altenburg was the best thing that's happened to me in many years - 2 replacements in 2 months and nearly new, with some residual pain!

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    285 Vista Dr
    Pocatello, ID 83201
    (208) 233-8344 (Office)
    (208) 233-6983 (Fax)
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