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Aaron Altenburg, MD

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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.

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

 

 

  • Professional Accomplishments
    • 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

  • Education
    • 2007-2008

      Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

      Adult Lower Extremity Reconstruction Fellowship

      Coventry Distinguished Fellow Award Recipient

      2002-2007

      University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

      Orthopedic Surgical Residency

      1998-2002

      Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

      • 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

      Willamette University, Salem, OR

      • 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

      Northern California EMS, Weed, CA

      EMT Certified

  • Research
    • 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

  • Examinations
    • 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

  • Professional Studies
      • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
      • Idaho Medical Association
  • Professional Presentations
    • 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