Dr. Eric Potthoff, DO


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Mason City Clinic, P.C. 250 S Crescent Dr Mason City, IA 50401 Get Directions
Dr. Eric Potthoff, DO

Dr. Eric Potthoff, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Mason City, IA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Potthoff is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton, Floyd County Memorial Hospital and Mercy Medical Center North Iowa.

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Patient Comments (16)
Very firm and straightforward explaining the problem very well as well as showing me the X-ray and showing me the problem thank you Dr.Potthoff Looking forward to seeing you for my hip shot ! ! ! GOD BLESS ! ! ! Terry Northrup
It was great.
I am very satisfied with my surgery.
found out that my lt. hip and both knees are in good shape next visit in 4 or 5 years
Timely, no waiting. Great experience. Doctor Potthoff was knowledgeable, confident, and thorough. Provided diagnosis and options. Well done.
It was a "year after surgery checkup). A x-ray had been ordered and a visit with Dr. Potoff. All went well. Dr. Potoff reported x-ray and the hip looked good.
Very good, informative. It was good the dr explained everything in terms I understood.
I felt comfortable and confident about my procedure. Everyone did a great job with me.
Excellent, Eric was clear, informed, had a solution, and listened to my concerns.
in Hubbard, IA |
He was to clean up an abscess on residual amputation stump. Explained need of getting all infection if it got into the bone, there would have to be a revision and there was only so much bone that could be removed. He cleaned it up and Infection came back. He went in a 2nd time and without permission, did a revision with explanation he "didn't like the way the last surgeon left it". He cut too much bone, left to much mass below. Having problems getting a working prosthesis because of this.
I did not have to wait long in the waiting room or in the exam room. Dr Potthoff did a good job with the cortisone shot, it was not painful. The cortisone seems to be helping with the pain in my shoulder. Overall, I got some pain relief and it was a positive experience.
I appreciated my appointment with Dr. Potthoff very much. I had such a good experience with him when he did my shoulder surgery so I was glad to consider having him do my knee surgery and my appointment with him made me feel confident about him doing that surgery also.
Dr. seemed cool and busy. Listened and gave me the steroid shot I had hoped to receive. Gave me a reference to Dr. Gibbons who does much shoulder replacement. Right now shoulder is better and hope relief lasts a long time.
A shoulder injection--well done and helpful. RM Powell, MD
Staff was very helpful. Dr. Potthoff helped to explain what was going on. N.C. did not get the answer he wanted, and Dr. Potthoff could tell, but Dr. Potthoff remained professional which was very nice to see.
Dr Potthoff and his staff were very friendly. Everything was explained to me so I understood, and questions were answered. I didn't feel rushed, very satisfied.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Genseys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Mi

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Doctors Hospital Of Stark County, Massillon, Oh

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Colorado, Boulder, Co

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection