I was raised on an Indian Reservation in Northern Minnesota. I received much encouragement along the way from my parents, our family doctor, professors at Concordia College, and mentors at the Mayo Clinic. Their unswerving support, along with my natural interest in science and health care, led me to a career in orthopedics—a career that I have enjoyed for the past 30 years in Sioux Falls.
About Dr. Carlson
Dr. Carlson’s practice is focused on spine surgery and total joints. His subspecialty training in pediatric orthopedics has allowed him to treat children with unusual pediatric problems from our region, as well as occasional cases brought to us from around the world. Because of his pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Dr. Carlson, who is also a Shriner, has been instrumental in bringing the Shriners Hospital for Children complimentary screening clinic to Orthopedic Institute.
Dr. Carlson has served two terms on the State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners and he is the current Vice President of the board.
In addition to caring for his patients, Dr. Carlson can be found serving on many community boards and helping with community fundraisers. He and his wife, Martha, have two sons who are pursuing medical careers and as a family they enjoy spending time at the lake, snow skiing, reading, and spending time with their friends.
Adult stem cells for the treatment of pain
Clubfoot with Ponseti cast treatment
Gender specific knee surgery
General orthopedic surgery
Pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis
Total joint replacement of hips and knees
Testimonials for Dr. Carlson
I had a really exceptional visit to Orthopedic Institute in Sioux Falls SD. All staff from reception to medical staff were truly personable, punctual, cordial, and thorough. Dr Carlson has top credentials in his field. And so importantly, I think, left me feeling like I was in the best of hands!
My experience with Dr Carlson has been exceptional! I feel he & his staff are truly caring people! They encourage me to contact them if I have a problem & help me with it! This was my first surgery, so have nothing to compare it to, but if I need more ever, I would go back to Dr Carlson.
Confidence is important in a person’s relationship with their Dr. I have all the confidence in the world that Dr. Carlson knows what he is doing and has ample experience to do what is necessary for my health.
Wonderful Professional! I read his Clinical trials & algorithms; very interesting! He had a wonderful bedside manner and does his own clinical work. He does not pass a patient on to a PA or CNP. He was very helpful for my situation. I have obtained relief within 1 visit to his practice!
Dr. Carlson was the ultimate professional and an expert in what I needed answers for. Very likable too!