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Dr. J Watts, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 48

  27 Reviews
Dr. Watts

Orthopedic Institute, Sioux Falls, SD

1101 Broadway Ave Yankton, SD 57078

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Dr. J Watts, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Yankton, SD and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Minnesota Medical School in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Watts' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watts performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watts performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watts treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Watts treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watts treats Joint Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Watts treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Watts' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • 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 Resurfacing
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • 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
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watts

4.3

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
81.48148148148148%
(22)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Watts and his team are awesome to work with. They get things done in a very timely manner and there is not much of a wait time at the office. Dr. Watts is very compassionate about his career but overall the one on one eye contact. He talks with you directly and give you all of your options. He is very caring and explains everything that will be happening and what he has found out in your results whichever they may be. I have had both rotator cuffs repaired and now I will be having a total right knee replacement done and I trust him and his team completely. I highly recommend Dr. Watts, his staff and Orthopedic Institute to everyone .
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My first visit with Dr. Watts went very well. He explained the surgery/rehab process very well while showing me a video of the surgery. I haven't booked the surgery yet, but will soon with Dr. Watts and his team.
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Dr Watts is compassionate, caring and explains what options you have for optimum health.
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Only a matter of couple hours between making an appt and then getting in to see the Dr. X-rays done and MRI scheduled then surgery.
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Dr. Watts and his entire staff is a pleasure to work with. They brought me great hope and even greater satisfaction.
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Dr. Watts is very professional and awesome at his work. I am doing great after bilateral knee replacement surgery. Definitely recommend replacing both knees at once if you need it done!
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He was very personable, and professional very informative and friendly.
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Best Doctor ever. I had a reverse total shoulder. Had a screw taken out of my foot and had surgery for trigger fingers. He did an outstanding job. I sent my sister there and he did knee surgery for her and she doing great. Yes I would recommend him to everyone I know. He is a blessing.
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Haven’t met a Dr at the Orthopedic Institute that hasn’t been helpful. Every one of them have been caring and compassionate and Dr Watts was the same. 5 stars and 5 thumbs up to a great staff.
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Got me in early and out without pain. Walking and climbing stairs without any trouble.
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Biography

Dr. J Watts, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Yankton, SD and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Minnesota Medical School in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Mn Med School
Residency Hospital
2000
University Of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School
2000

Awards

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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

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