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Dr. Aaron Altenburg, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Altenburg

Dr. Aaron Altenburg, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pocatello, ID and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.


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(208) 233-8344

Dr. Altenburg accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
American Republic
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
PacificSource
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Dr. Altenburg's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altenburg treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Altenburg treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altenburg treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Altenburg treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altenburg treats Osteoarthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Altenburg treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Altenburg's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

I am incredibly excited to return to the Pacific Northwest and serve the South Eastern Idaho community. I specialize in total hip replacements, total knee replacements, uni or partial knee replacement and difficult revision hip and revision knee...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
2007
University Of Iowa
Residency Hospital
2002
Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School
Willamette Center / Medical Department
Undergraduate School
2008
2007
2002

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Altenburg's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Altenburg

4.1

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
1 Star
20.58823529411765%
(7)

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After the hospital sent me to these guys I was supposed to get help, but the stupid girl who put my cast on my broken arm did it wrong, not just once, but twice. I went in to say it was still hurting me, and needed it replaced a 3rd time, so they kicked me out. I was told that they cannot help me...Read More
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Before TKR Dr. Altenburg was present, concerned, & attentive, after replacement I saw Dr. Altenburg 1 time. The knee has NEVER been right, with constant swelling, pain, and knee cap locking where I cannot put any pressure on my left leg until I sit in a certain position and manipulate theknee cap...Read More
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Zenneta, I apologize you feel this way. I am...Read More
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My surgery turned out extremely well. I went into the partial knee surgery with high expectation but never could have imagined the incredible results. I may be an anomaly however within twelve days I was hunting with my sons, within three months I was skiing with absolute confidence and strength...Read More
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Before surgery 5 star after surgery negative stars if there is a problem he will be in hiding somewhere. No help at all with problems he caused.
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Garry, I apologize you feel this way. I am...Read More
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I just received my billing today for a x-ray that Dr. Altenburg's office said I had to get since my last x-ray was past 6 months. I am livid at the cost charged by his office for just a regular x-ray. I went in to Dr Altenburg to get help with my knee which I had a baker's cyst and he told me...Read More
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