About

Aaron Altenburg, M.D.

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (September 2010)
  • Medical School: University of Iowa
  • Fellowship Mayo Clinic

After growing up in Southern Oregon and spending most of his training in the Midwest, Dr. Altenburg loves being back to the northwest to practice medicine. Though his training could have mandated of him to work in a big academic training center, he chose to bring his skills and his passion for orthopedic care to a smaller city with a sense of community. He enjoys hunting, fishing and skiing and spending time with his family.

March 20, 2013              Award:  Healio/Orthopedics Today:

Leaders in total Joint Replacement: Generation Next

2012: Altenburg Orthopedics and Total Joint Surgery
Award: Healio/Orthopedics Today:
Leaders in total Joint Replacement: Generation Next

2011 – Present: Chairman of Orthopedics Department-Portneuf Medical Center

2009: Portneuf Medical Center Physician of the Year

  • Member: Physician’s Roundtable
  • Member: General Medical Education Committee
  • Member: Surgical Services Committee

2008-2012: Idaho Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine
Group Partner and Total Joint Specialist

2007 – 2008
Rochester, MN
Mayo Clinic
Adult Lower Extremity Reconstruction Fellowship Coventry Distinguished Fellow Award Recipient

2002 – 2007
Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Orthopedic Surgical Residency

1998 – 2002
Portland, OR
Oregon Health Sciences University

  • Summa Cum Laude. MD earned June, 2002
  • Inducted Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002
  • Awards: Campbell Scholarship (’00), David Family Scholarship (’99,’00,’01,’02), Gerlinger School of Medicine Scholarship (’01)
1993 – 1997
Salem, OR
Willamette University

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, June 1997
  • Awards: Ralph E. Purvine Scholarship, David Family Scholarship, Mary L. Collins Scholarship, Richard E. Kerr Memorial Scholarship, Class of 1932 Scholarship, Merle West Memorial Scholarship
1997
Weed, CA
Other:

  • EMT Certified: Northern California EMS
2007 – 2009
Efficiencies in Total Joint Arthroplasty. AJ Altenburg, M.D.
Published: White Paper; DePuy Orthopedics Jan. 2012.

Outcomes and Complications Following Total Knee Arthroplasty in the Superobese, BMI > 50. AJ Altenburg, DJ Polga, JA Woodcock, RT Trousdale, DG Lewallen. Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic.

Presented:

  1. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV. 3/2009
  2. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Amelia Island, FL. 4/2009

Submitted: The Journal of Arthroplasty. October 2009.


2007 – 2009
Outcomes and Complications Following Total Hip Arthroplasty in the Superobese, BMI > 50. DJ Polga, JA Woodcock, AJ Altenburg, RT Trousdale, DG Lewallen. Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic.

Presented:

  1. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV. 3/2009
  2. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Amelia Island, FL. 4/2009

Submitted: The Journal of Arthroplasty. October, 2009.


2007 – 2008
Hip Arthroplasty after Previous Arthrodesis. ED Peterson, JP Nemanich, AJ Altenburg, ME Cabanela. Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic.

Published:
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. August 2009. 467:2880-2885


2005 – 2007
Cemented Total Hip Replacement Cable Debris and Acetabular Construct Durability. AJ Altenburg, JJ Callaghan, et al. Department of Orthopedics, UIHC.

Presented:

  1. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Chicago, IL. 3/2007

Published:
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am). 2009 Jul;91(7):1664-1670 


2005 – 2007
Total Hip Arthroplasty with Cement and use of a Collared Matte-finish Femoral Component: Nineteen to Twenty-year Follow-up. JJ Callaghan, SS Liu, et al. Department of Orthopedics, UIHC.

Presented:

  1. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Chicago, IL. 3/2007

Published:
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am). 2008 Feb:90(2):299-306


2003 – 2005
Invasive Compartment Pressure Monitoring and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Impending Lower Extremity Compartment Syndromes: A Pilot Study. AJ Altenburg, JL Marsh, TO Mckinley, JV Nepola. Department of Orthopedics, UIHC. Study taken over by fellow resident.

1998 – 1999
Residual Paralysis in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit in Patients Receiving Neuromuscular Blocking Agents Intraoperatively. Mentor: Steven Fiamengo, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, OHSU.

Presented:

  1. American Federation of Medical Research, Western Medical Research Forum, Carmel, CA

Published:
Journal of Investigative Medicine. 1999 Aug(8):425-32

May, 2010
Board Certified- American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

July, 2007
Completed/passed written boards American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

2001 – 2003
Completed/passed USMLE Steps 1,2, and 3
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Idaho Medical Association
2013
DePuy Orthopaedics National Sales Meeting – Phoenix, AZ, 1-17-2013

SMART Lab McCarthy Knee Revision – Hololulu, HI, 2-2-2013

DePuy Solutions in Revision Hip & Knee – Las Vegas, NV, 2-21-2013

Orthopedics Today Virtual Learning Center Round Table Discussion – Las Vegas, NV, 2-21-2013

Knee Revision Solutions Dinner Meeting  – Beverly Hills, CA, 04-2013


2012
OR Visits

  • Brandon Matthew Lyman, DO 1-24-2012
  • Nicholas Yokan, MD 4-5-12
  • Gregg Densmore, MD 5-22-12

DePuy National Sales Meeting – San Antonio, TX, 1-19-2012

Hip & Knee Revision Solutions Learning Center – Henderson, NV, 3-2-2012

Hip & Knee Revision Solutions Learning Center – Rosemont, IL, 4-19-2012

Hip & Knee Revision Solutions Learning Center – Henderson, NV, 6-2-2012

Super SMART Lab Knee McCarthy – Renton, WA, 6-7-2012

Hip & Knee Revision Solutions – Aurora, CO, 10-5-2012

Efficiencies in Knee Arthroplasty Featuring TruMatch Learning Center – Chicago, IL, 11-9-2012


2011
OR Visits

  • Brandon Ferney, MD 3-10-2011
  • Ron Kristensen, MD 4-14-2011
  • Randolph Peterson, MD 6-2-2011
  • Jeffrey Menzner, MD 6-23-2011
  • Chad Burgoyne, MD 11-17-2011

Knee SMART Lab – St. Louis, MO, 3-18-2011

Revision Solutions in Knee Arthroplasty – Chicago, IL, 4-8-2011

Revision Solutions in Knee Arthroplasty – Raynham, MA, 5-13-2011

SMART Lab-Mobile Unit – Eau Claire, WI, 8-2-2011

SMART Lab-Mobile Knee McCarthy – Murray, UT, 8-30-2011

SMART Lab Mobile Knees McCarthy – Twin Falls, ID, 8-31-2011

Revision Knee Arthroplasty Learning Center – Rosemont, IL, 9-30-2011

Knee Continuum of Care Learning Center – Seattle, WA, 10-7-2011

Revision Knee Arthroplasty Learning Center – Las Vegas, NV, 10-29-2011

Sales Engagement: Advanced Revision Knee Training – Las Vegas, NV, 10-30-2011