Dr. Aaron Altenburg, MD

Dr. Aaron Altenburg, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 44
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Dr. Aaron Altenburg, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pocatello, ID and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

2240 E Center St

Pocatello, ID 83201

Contact Information

(208) 233-8344

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Dr. Altenburg's Top Procedures and Conditions

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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
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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

Care Philosophy

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 k...

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
    2008
  • 2007
    University Of Iowa
    Residency Hospital
    2007
  • 2002
    Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School
    2002
  • Willamette Center / Medical Department
    Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Altenburg's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Altenburg

4.2

Based on 33 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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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After 10 months of living with a failed hip surgery, a friend told me about Dr. Altenburg. After a quick review of my x-rays, he was able to confirm that the hip socket had never bonded to the bones. He was able to quickly get me scheduled for surgery and I have had a miraculous recovery. I can...Read More
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Aetna
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Altius Health Plans
American Republic
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test 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)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test
PacificSource
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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