Dr. Peter Althausen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Althausen
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Reno Orthopedic Clinic, Reno, NV

555 N Arlington Ave Reno, NV 89503

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(775) 786-3040

Dr. Peter Althausen, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Reno, NV and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Althausen has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Hip/Pelvic Bones, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Tufts U, School of Medicine medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Northern Nevada Medical Center and Renown Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Althausen to book an appointment.


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Dr. Althausen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Althausen treats Shoulder Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Althausen treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Broken Arm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Althausen treats Broken Arm more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Althausen treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Althausen performs Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Althausen performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Althausen treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Althausen treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hip Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Althausen treats Hip Fracture more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Althausen treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Althausen performs Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Althausen performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Althausen treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Althausen treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Althausen performs Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Althausen performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Althausen treats Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Althausen treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Althausen treats Elbow Injuries more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Althausen treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Althausen performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Althausen performs this procedure more than 73% of their peers

Elbow Sprain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Althausen treats Elbow Sprain more than 49% of their peers

Dr. Althausen treats this condition more than 49% of their peers

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Dr. Althausen's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • 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 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 Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • 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
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • 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
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture

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I met Dr Althausen under the worst of conditions after being care flighted to Renown trauma center. I can't tell you how lucky I was that he was on call that night. I lost three and a half fingers on my dominant hand and he was able to save most of my index finger and a portion of my middle finger. I am so thankful for the excellent job he did that words fall short. He is one of the nicest human beings I've ever met. His entire team at both the Reno and Carson City ROC clinics are wonderful. They always make you feel welcome and are extremely professional. I hope you never find yourself in need of their services but if you do you won't find a more compassionate and competent person that Dr Althausen. I can't thank him enough for what he's done for me. I have a long road to recovery in front of me but thanks to him I have the best possible chances. Thanks Doc!
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Bob W. – Apr 02, 2020
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On 07/07/2019 I was involved in a traumatic fireworks accident and was care flighted to Renown where Dr. Athausen was on call. I can only say that the surgery he performed on reconstructing what was left of 4 of my 10 fingers was nothing short of impeccable to me!! The only complaint I have is how sad I am because of being sent to a different surgeon for a second opinion, and not being able to return to Dr Athausen for my continued care!! His office staff and care team were the best I had ever experienced, and I have missed them so much! I can only thank God that I was blessed to spend the time with them that I did. Zona Mlakar Carson City, Nev.
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Zona Mlakar Carson City Nv. – Sep 12, 2019
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Dr Althausen repaired my young daughter's awfully broken elbow with absolute precision. I could not be more grateful for his expertise and appreciative of his care.
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Anna B – Aug 18, 2019
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Dr Althausen reassembled me after a very traumatic head on collision. In what I thought would be impossible he not only saved my life, but saved my leg as well. I'm almost fully healed know and I owe him my life. You would be lucky to have him as a doctor. Truly the best. If you read this Pete, my bone grew back finally!
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Milton towne in Lincoln, CA – Jan 21, 2019
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Janice Hinson in Reno – Mar 22, 2018
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Dr. Althausen is absolutely the best doctor/surgeon I have ever had. He is caring, comforting, and really cares about his patients. He made me feel important and totally at ease. I highly recommend Dr. Althausen to anyone looking for a great surgeon. You will be in the best hands possible.
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Bill Nunes in Fallon – Nov 16, 2017
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The only Ortho surgeon you want for a trauma. Personable and reassuring, his bedside manner is impeccable. Excellent surgeon!
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F Genie Ford in Fallon, nv – Sep 08, 2017
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I felt very fortunate to have Dr. Althausen as my surgeon, twice! Very professional and friendly! Always a smile, every time I saw him! He always gave 100 per cent, explaining things, asking questions and listening to my concerns! I will always highly recommend him!
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Doris Phelps in Reno, NV – Aug 05, 2017
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He explained thing well to my 14 year old and allieviated his concerns so that he can heal up quickly and get back on his bike.
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Reno, NV – Aug 03, 2017
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Dr. Althausen is one of the friendliest, and most competent doctors I've been to. He makes you at ease and comfortable. He truly loves what he does, and it shows.
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Erica Price in Portland, OR – Jul 27, 2017
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Dr. Althausen presents with a calm and compassionate manner, which was quite comforting during an unexpected, traumatic lower extremity fracture. He explained everything thoroughly and answered all of my questions with the utmost patience. I have already recommended Dr. Althausen to others, and will continue to do so with the utmost confidence.
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Elisabeth P. in Reno, NV – Jan 24, 2017
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I consider myself very lucky to have Dr. Althausen perform the surgery when breaking my femur. The procedure went flawlessly and was not invasive. He instills confidence with his positive and uplifting energy which is greatly needed when you are going through a traumatic situation. I would highly recommend Dr. Althausen.
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doug magpiong in Santa Rosa, CA – Oct 19, 2016
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Fractured patella Provided two options. I had surgery and very happy
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Biography

Dr. Peter Althausen, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Reno, NV and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Althausen has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Hip/Pelvic Bones, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Carolinas Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University of California Davis Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2000
University of California Davis Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1999
Tufts U, School of Medicine
Medical School

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Locations

Reno Orthopedic Clinic, Reno, NV

Reno Orthopedic Clinic555 N Arlington Ave Reno, NV 89503
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Northern Nevada Medical Center

Sparks, NV

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Renown Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Renown South Meadows Medical Center

Reno, NV

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)