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Dr. Eric Watson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 51

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Dr. Watson

Orthopedic Institute, Sioux Falls, SD

810 E 23rd St Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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Dr. Eric Watson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sioux Falls, SD and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Watson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Limb Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Knee Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Watson performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson performs Knee Surgery more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Watson performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

Dr. Watson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watson

4.8

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
92.6829268292683%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Dr Watson takes the time to work with his patients to try conservative treatments prior to moving right into surgery. He and Alissa (PA) are very competent and knowledgeable providers. They explain everything very well before anything is done. I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat.
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Dr. Watson was very thorough and took his time to answer my many questions. I got in to my appointment with very little wait. Everyone was very friendly.
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Dr Watson listens very thoroughly and is a wonderful doctor!
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Very professional yet personable. Made our 16 yr feel comfortable.
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Great rapport with patients! Open and honest personal opinions! Love the caring and respectful communication!
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Dr. Watson was very gentle with his exam. I was very well informed what I should do next. I choose to do injections for now instead of surgery. The nurse and Dr. Watson's assistant were very helpful as well. I was seen earlier than the appointment which was a pleasant surprise. I would recommend him to others.
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On 04/19/2018 Dr Watson Reattached my quadricep tendon to my kneecap from an injury on 04/15/2018. Less than four weeks later I am walking with crutches and if I had not had the surgery I would’ve lost the use of my leg. He is extremely caring And I felt very comfortable with everything he had to say I will never be able to thank him enough for giving me back the use of my leg the orthopedic Institute is an awesome facility whom I will always go to in time of need thank you again Gary Thompson
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Dr. Watson and his PA as well all the staff at OI are excellent. They were patient and answered all of my questions. I am very pleased with the outcome of my surgery.
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Dr. Watson recently did a surgery on my foot. I was thrilled with the outcome of my surgery. I can now walk pain free for the first time in years. Not only did the surgery go very well, Dr. Watson also has a kind, caring personality. If I ever need another surgery on my feet or ankles, I will definitely be going back to Dr. Watson.
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Although I am not a fan of ankle injections, Dr. Watson and his PA made the experience as pleasant as possible.
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Biography

Dr. Eric Watson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sioux Falls, SD and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

University Of Ne Med Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)