Dr. Richard Little, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Little
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Regional Health Rapid City

2479 E Colorado Blvd Spearfish, SD 57783

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(605) 644-4460

Dr. Richard Little, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Spearfish, SD and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Little has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities Campbell County Memorial Hospital and Regional Health Spearfish Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Little to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Little

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Little treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Little treats other conditions, please contact the office at (605) 644-4460.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

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 Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Little is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 30 conditions and procedures

Dr. Little
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Knee Replacement
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Dr. Little's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • 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
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • 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 Fracture
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • 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 Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Little accepts the following insurance:

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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
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  • Explained conditions well (17)
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    Dr Little is an amazing surgeon and patient advocate. He performed a total knee using the Rosa robotic equipment which allows him to fully simulate mechanics of my natural knee and -- with the benefit of the robotic telemetry and precision -- replicate my unique movements with the replacement. I am nearly 4 weeks out from surgery and his quality of work is evident as my PT is going very well. As a patient, he advocated for my treatment when there was resistance unrelated to my clinical needs. He even called me privately on his personal time to better understand my needs and to coordinate details. His interpersonal relationship skills are top notch. I couldn't have asked for a better partner in resolving my knee pain. Any time Dr. Little is an option, I will see only him for my care.
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    Bobbi L Dunfee – May 12, 2020
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    110% PERFECT!
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    Kendrick Fidler in Deadwood, SD – Nov 21, 2018
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    Dr Little took me on as a patient after I had a complete shoulder replacement done two years ago by a different surgeon. Never was happy with the original outcome and that doctor offered me little hope of improvement. Dr Little found and repaired a torn rotator cuff muscle. Thank you Dr Little.
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    What could be improved
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    Denny Eslinger in Rapid City, SD – Jun 20, 2017
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    Was very happy with his surgery, I have had 3 with him. Very good bed side manners also. He had a lot to fix with my knee, and has done an excellent job. I would very much recommend him.
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    9 people found this helpful
    Samuel Collins in Sturgis, SD – May 24, 2016
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    About Me


    Dr. Richard Little, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Spearfish, SD and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Little has more...Read more


    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications


    Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Residency Hospital
    University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What are Dr. Richard Little, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Little frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Little specializes.

    Where is Dr. Richard Little, MD's office located?

    Dr. Little's office is located at 2479 E Colorado Blvd, Spearfish, SD 57783. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Regional Health Rapid City

    Regional Health Orthopedics2479 E Colorado Blvd Spearfish, SD 57783

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Little is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

    Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

    Campbell County Memorial Hospital

    Gillette, WY

    67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

    Regional Health Spearfish Hospital

    Spearfish, SD

    74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average