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Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

641.672.3193

Same day appointments available

Our orthopaedic and pain management experts can help you feel better and get you back to what you love. Our team is dedicated to helping you keep your life in motion and offers the unique benefit of comprehensive care – working directly with your primary care and specialty healthcare providers to ensure your treatment is the best fit for you. Mahaska Health’s board certified and fellowship trained Orthopaedics Team offers comprehensive treatment for a broad range of bone health and problems of the musculoskeletal system.

ORTHOPAEDIC SERVICES IN SOUTHEAST IOWA

Nationally Recognized & Award-Winning Care

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Our team of experts can help you get back to living life to the fullest:

Jon Gehrke, MD

Board-certified, Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Comprehensive General Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, ACL, Meniscus and Knee conditions, Arthroscopy, Hip and Knee replacements, Foot & Ankle, Hand, Trauma, and Shoulder, as well as Rotator Cuff repair and Fracture fixation.

Jon Gehrke, M.D. joined the Mahaska Health orthopaedics care team 2019. Dr. Gehrke is Board Certified and completed three Fellowships in sports medicine, general orthopaedics and foot & ankle surgery. View full profile

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Neil Schwimley, DO, FAANA

Board-certified, Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Knees/ACL/Sports medicine, Total knees, Shoulder, Hips, and Comprehensive General Orthopaedics

Dr. Neil Schwimley is Board Certified and Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. He has over 17 years of military orthopaedic experience, and was most recently promoted to the rank of Colonel of the US Air Force Reserves in May of 2019.

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Michael Johnston, PA-C

Orthopaedic Specialist

Michael Johnston, PA-C, has worked closely with Dr Gehrke and Dr Schwimley and offers patients over 30 years-experience in the field of orthopaedic medicine. Michael Johnston enjoys coming into work each day knowing that he is improving the lives of his patients and getting them back to what they love to do.

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Michael Johnston, PA-C

Orthopaedic Specialist

Michael Johnston, PA-C, has worked closely with Dr Gehrke and Dr Schwimley and offers patients over 30 years-experience in the field of orthopaedic medicine. Michael Johnston enjoys coming into work each day knowing that he is improving the lives of his patients and getting them back to what they love to do.

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Patient Reviews

Our team of experts can help you get back to living life to the fullest

Orthopedics focuses on injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. If you break a bone, tear a tendon, or need a knee or shoulder replacement, you’ll meet our experienced orthopaedic team.

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Orthopaedics 42Many people suffer from back pain and most often, these problems get worse over time. Our highly-skilled therapists can design a custom treatment program based on your specific needs using an evidence-based approach. Following a thorough evaluation, we will use a combination of hands-on techniques, modalities and supervised exercises designed to relieve pain and gain functional strength. Our goal is to deliver effective, lasting pain relief in the shortest amount of time.

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  • Pain Relief
  • Generalized foot and ankle pain
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Post-surgical bone and tendon repairs
  • Fractures, sprains, and strains
  • Pre-and post operative therapy

Orthopaedics 44Mahaska Health is well regarded for progressive treatment option and innovative approaches to orthopedic care. Importantly, this advanced care is conveniently close to home.

With one in seven Americans suffering from an orthopedic ailment and over seven million of them needing hospitalization, it’s important to know what your options are when it comes to orthopedic conditions that limit your lifestyle. At Mahaska Health, our highly skilled team specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. From sports injuries to degenerative diseases, we can help keep you active, mobile and going strong.

Our services

Our range of treatments includes everything from non-surgical pain management for minor bone and joint problems to the most current minimally advanced procedures to correct major orthopedic issues. This broader range of care is all for the purpose of giving you a broader range of motion. As one of the most comprehensive orthopedic programs in the area, our board certified orthopedic surgeons care for the hand, wrist, elbow, neck, knee, shoulder, foot, ankle and spine. The continuum of care includes rehabilitation specifically designed for you to heal faster and recover quicker. Quite simply, if it’s broken, we’ll fix it.

Find the pain relief you’ve been looking for.

Orthopaedics 45The hip is one of the main weight-bearing joints in your body. While hip pain can be caused by deformity or by direct injury, like trauma or a sports injury, the most common cause of hip pain is osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD). If you have not experienced adequate results from medication and other treatments, our hip specialist may be able to guide you to a treatment or procedure that may give you the pain relief you long for.

If you require total hip replacement due to severe cartilage damage on your leg bone and socket, we are well-equipped to provide a treatment program that effectively restores function, improves mobility and most importantly, relieves pain.

Hip surgery services offered:

  • Total hip replacement
  • Partial hip replacement
  • Hip fracture fixation/pinning
  • Arthroscopic hip surgery
  • Anterior hip surgery

We work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan incorporating various forms of physical therapy, muscle re-education techniques, and education to help you decrease pain and improve strength and mobility.

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  • ACL Rehabilitation
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Total Knee
  • Pre and Post Operative Therapy
  • Knee Scopes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Generalized Knee Pain
  • Aquatic Therapy

Orthopaedics 42Our highly-skilled therapists can design a custom treatment program based on your specific needs using an evidence-based approach. Following a thorough evaluation, we will use a combination of hands-on techniques, modalities and supervised exercises designed to relieve pain and gain functional strength. Our goal is to deliver effective, lasting pain relief in the shortest amount of time.

Are you suffering from chronic shoulder pain?

Orthopaedics 48Although the shoulder joint is very mobile, the shoulder joint is also less stable, relying on just four muscles around the rotator cuff to help move and provide stability. It’s these muscles that are a common source of pain. Conditions that may require surgery include rotator cuff tears, impingement, shoulder fractures and dislocations.

Minimally invasive surgery options

Our Orthopaedic fellowship trained shoulder specialists use the very latest arthroscopic techniques to repair shoulder problems and relieve the associated joint pain and stiffness.

Shoulder services offered:

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Labral/cartilage repair
  • Dislocation/shoulder stabilization
  • Bone spur removal
  • Removal of loose bone or cartilage
  • Fracture repair
  • Tendon/ligament repair

Orthopaedics 49Our Orthopaedic fellowship trained Sports Medicine specialist provides comprehensive sports medicine for all types of athletes. Whether you are a high school, college or professional athlete, a weekend warrior or just enjoy a few rounds of golf, Mahaska Health therapists are here to provide you with the leading sports medicine care in the industry.

Orthopaedics 50Our Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Team is dedicated to helping you keep your life in motion and offers the unique benefit of comprehensive care – working directly with your Orthopaedic Provider and primary care to ensure your treatment is the best fit for you.

  • Arthritis
  • Achilles tendon
  • ACL Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Casting
  • Complex ligament injuries and tears
  • Complex foot and ankle surgeries
  • Complex rotator cuff tears
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Fractures
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Orthobiologics
  • Knee Surgery
  • Joint Replacement (hip, shoulder, knee)
  • Joint Fusions
  • Soft tissue repair and reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Trauma
  • Hand and wrist issues