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Wed, 08 Sep 2021

Dr. Blake M. Bodendorfer Joins Miller Orthopedic Specialists

Council Bluffs IA:  Miller Orthopedic Specialists is proud to announce their newest physician, Dr. Blake M. Bodendorfer.

Dr. Bodendorfer is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. He evaluates and treats many orthopedic conditions in this area.

Specialties

·  Shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee arthroscopy

·  Primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty/replacement

·  Rotator cuff repair, shoulder labrum/SLAP repair and biceps tenodesis

·  Open shoulder stabilization procedures, such as the Latarjet procedure

·  Elbow UCL reconstruction and repair (Tommy John surgery)

·  Knee osteotomies (high tibial osteotomy, distal femoral osteotomy, tibial tubercle osteotomy)

·  Cartilage preservation and transplant

·  Meniscus debridement (meniscectomy), repair and transplant

·  Tendon and ligament repairs and reconstructions

·  Fracture care

He completed his Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush/Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL and his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he was the Academic Chief Resident.

Dr. Bodendorfer has experience providing athletic coverage for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Fire, Chicago Steel, Chicago White Sox, DePaul University, Georgetown University, and multiple high school teams in Chicago, Washington DC, and in Central Missouri.

Education:

Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship, 2021
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, 2020
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Doctor of Medicine, 2015
University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO

Bachelor of Arts, 2011
Majors: Biology and Chemistry Minors: Business Administration and Global Studies
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Missouri

Memberships:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Arthroscopy Association of North American (AANA)
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
American Medical Association (AMA)
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
Drury University Alumni Association
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Alumni Association
University of Missouri Alumni Association

About Miller Orthopedic Specialists

Providing high-quality patient-centered care. Our services range from sports medicine, total joint replacement, spine and neck, hand and wrist, and foot and ankle surgery. Our goal is to get patients back to optimum health as quickly and safely as possible by recommending a treatment program that fits the individual needs of each patient.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Dr. Barry A. Bohlen Joins the Miller Orthopedic Specialists Team

Miller Orthopedic Specialists is proud to announce their newest physician, Dr. Barry A. Bohlen, MD.  

Dr. Bohlen is a Board-Certified general orthopedic surgeon and has a special interest in total joint replacement. With over 19 years of experience, Dr. Bohlen has been successfully providing a wide range of orthopedic care to patients.

His specialties include: Total Hip ReplacementTotal Knee Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Trauma, Fractures, Arthroscopy of the KneeSports InjuriesWorkers’ Compensation, and General Orthopedics.

Dr. Bohlen is accepting new patients at the Council Bluffs, Omaha, Manning and Red Oak clinics.

Dr. Bohlen is a graduate of Hastings College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his residency at the Medical College of Virginia. He served as an Orthopedic Surgeon in the United States Army Reserve, completing four tours of duty.

Miller Orthopedic Specialists provides high quality patient-centered care. Our goal is to get patients back to optimum health as quickly and safely as possible by recommending a treatment program that fits the individual needs of each patient.

Tue, 28 May 2019

Larose marks 30 years at Miller Orthopedic Specialists

orthopedic sports medicine, Doctor Daniel Larose
Dr. Daniel J. Larose, an orthopedic sport medicine doctor was the first partner under Dr. Ronald Miller, who started with Miller Orthopedic in 1972. Photo and article by Susan Payne

This year, Miller Orthopedic celebrates the 30-year anniversary of Dr. Daniel Larose, one of the first recruited associates under Dr. Ronald Miller in 1988, founder of the practice.

While Miller Orthopedic welcomes the newest physician to the team, Larose is one of the longest standing physicians with 30 years in the field and no plans for retirement.

“We came here in 1988 and it was a nice, easy-going place. My wife liked it a lot too, to raise our kids. She felt like she could be here and not worry about heavy traffic or feeling unsafe,” Larose said.

Larose is one of 12 orthopedic specialists on the Miller Orthopedic team, partnering with the University of Nebraska at Omaha Mavericks, Iowa Western Reivers and more recently, College of Saint Mary Flames in sports medicine.

“We don’t formally teach medical students, but we are starting a program with the College of Saint Mary that they will do clinic rotations,” he said. “We cover southwest Iowa clinics and I’ve been going to smaller communities, we have about 10 satellite clinics.”

In the last 30 years, Larose said he’s proud of the growth he has seen first hand.

“I’ve seen a lot of patients and now I’m starting to see the children of the patients I’ve seen. We have grown and Council Bluffs has grown quite a bit, as well,” Larose said.

To read the original story from the Daily Non-pareil, click here

Thu, 25 Jan 2018

Heisman Trophy Winner Gets New Knee, Avoids Overnight Hospital Stay

Johnny Rodgers visits Miller Orthopedic Specialists in Omaha for Knee Replacement Surgery

Nicknamed “The Jet” for his rapid speed on the field, Johnny Rodgers won the Heisman Trophy in 1972 then played in the Canadian Football league. He later joined the NFL until a knee injury ended his career. Only after several years of operation and rehabilitation did his knee return to normal.

Now at 64, Rodgers experienced years of knee pain, but he did not want to undergo major surgery. He says, “I found out I needed a total knee replacement, but I didn’t want the surgery because I had to stay in the hospital.” He continues, “Hospitals are full of sick people and I didn’t want to stay in the hospital for two to three days with risks of getting an infection or getting sick.”

Rodgers then found Dr. Kent Boese, orthopedic surgeon with Miller Orthopedic Specialists, who performs total knee replacements on an outpatient basis, allowing patients same-day discharge. Miller Orthopedic Specialists is the only orthopedic group in the Omaha, Council Bluffs and Southwest Iowa community conducting outpatient total knee replacements. Dr. Boese explains, “This is made possible with recent advances, such as improved anesthesia, less invasive techniques, comprehensive pre-operative programs and protocols for post-surgery home-health and rehabilitation.”

Rodgers spent eight hours at the Advanced Surgery Center in Omaha. He received a spinal block instead of general anesthesia and nurse visits that provided similar clinical care at home as he would have in a hospital.

“I was surprised when I was done with surgery that I didn’t have a lot of pain. I even went to my office that afternoon and walked the halls to show everyone I just had surgery and was feeling great,” Rodgers said.

It has been one month since his surgery and he has been undergoing physical therapy to return to activities he could not do before surgery. Both Rodgers and Dr. Boese agree that he is doing better than expected. “I had a great experience and would recommend it to anybody,” claims Rodgers.

Outpatient total knee replacement is not a new procedure and has been conducted in larger cities for years. “Not every patient who is interested will qualify. We look for patients who are very motivated to return to activity better than pre-surgery and who can follow post-surgical requirements. Someone who is reasonably in good physical condition and has a strong support system in their home for an extra set of eyes and hands to help after surgery is important too,” says Dr. Boese.

A research study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty in 2014 showed costs for outpatient total knee replacement are significantly less than an inpatient total knee replacement. Another study indicated no differences in long-term complication rates between patients undergoing outpatient total knee replacement versus inpatient total knee replacement.

For more information, visit our outpatient total knee replacements page. The phone number to the main clinic in Council Bluffs is 712-323-5333 and the Omaha office is 402-991-9958. Several physicians within Miller Orthopedic Specialists, Drs. Boese and Atteberry, perform this procedure. Convenient locations are available with twelve outreach clinics throughout Omaha, Council Bluffs and Southwest Iowa. Miller Orthopedic Specialists has served the Council Bluffs/Omaha area for over 40 years. The goal is to restore patients to optimum health quickly and safely.

Click here to see our ad about outpatient total knee replacement.

Contact us for more information about how we can help with your knee replacement.

Tue, 01 Nov 2016

Miller Orthopedic Specialists Inducted into Iowa Western Reivers Athletics Hall of Fame

Miller Orthopedic inducted into Iowa Western Reivers Athletics Hall of FameMiller Orthopedic Specialists were honored on Friday October 14th to be inducted into the Iowa Western Reivers Athletics Hall of Fame.  Miller has been offering sports medicine to injured athletes in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area since 1988, including all types of injuries to the shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, knee, foot and ankle. Miller Orthopedic Specialists’ focus is to return the player to their chosen sport or an individual to their healthy and active lifestyle.  Miller Orthopedic Specialists have been the official Reivers team physicians for over two decades.

For over 44 years Miller Orthopedic Specialists have served the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. Their goal is to get patients back to optimum health as quickly and safely as possible treating patients with pain and conditions related to bones, joints, muscles and tendons. Whether a patient has a shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, spine, hip, knee, ankle or foot problem, Miller Orthopedic Specialists has the physician who will help each patient return to an active and healthy lifestyle. Miller Orthopedic Specialists offers patients same/next day appointments for all orthopedic needs.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Council Bluffs at 712-323-5333 or Omaha at 402-991-9958.

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