Dr. Walter O. Carlson, MD

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Dr. Walter O. Carlson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Orthopedic Institute 810 E 23rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105 Get Directions
(888) 331-5890

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Dr. Carlson specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Sioux Falls, SD. He practices at 1 location.

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4.2
based on 52 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Lucan, MN |
Dr. Carlson is a doctor that knows how to listen to his patient and sets your concerns to rest by explaining EVERYTHING that you need to know and satisfies those questions. Always makes me feel at ease and has time for me. Thank you for my GOOD surgery experience.
in Sioux Falls, SD |
He was very friendly and had a cure for my ptoblem
in Sioux Falls, SD |
A very professional and understanding orthopedic surgeon who will seek the counsel of places like Mayo. He is very current with his profession. Once you're his patient he's very willing to see you for any future needs. He has a staff and a great PA.
in Sioux Falls, SD |
Walt is a good surgeon...very competent. However he is not a great conversationalist and has a poor bedside manner. You generally wait a while to see him. That being said....He is better than anyone over at Sanford....
in Sioux Falls, SD |
My husband went to Dr Carlson for back pain. Dr Carlson noticed something unusual on the MRI and conferred with another specialist, who confirmed kidney cancer. Within a week, surgery was scheduled to remove it before spreading further. It was caught just in time. Dr Carlson's holistic attention to the MRI assessment, in addition to connecting us immediately to a kidney surgeon, helped save my husband's life. In other matters, Dr Carlson has proven to be timely, personable, competent.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hernia
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Hennepin County Med Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children

    Completed in 1983

  • Other Education
    Inst Low Back Care

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in South Dakota not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients