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Dr. Christopher Rierson, DO

Orthopedic Surgery*
5.0 (3)
Map Pin Small Spencer, IA
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10 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Christopher Rierson, DO

Dr. Christopher Rierson, DO is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Spencer, IA. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 10 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from Des Moines University and is affiliated with Avera Holy Family Hospital, Spencer Municipal Hospital, Kossuth Regional Health Center, Lakes Regional Healthcare, Osceola Community Hospital and Palo Alto County Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Rierson an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Rierson works at Practice in Spencer, IA with other offices in Sibley, IA, Worthington, MN and Spirit Lake, IA. They frequently treat conditions like Joint Pain along with other conditions at varying frequencies. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Rierson's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Nwia Bone Joint & Sports Surgeons PC
    1200 1st Ave E Ste C, Spencer, IA 51301 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (712) 262-7511
  2. 2
    Osceola Regional Health Center
    600 9th Ave N, Sibley, IA 51249 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (712) 336-8708
  3. 3
    Avera Medical Group Worthington
    1216 Ryans Rd, Worthington, MN 56187 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (507) 372-2921
  4. 4
    Lakes Regional Healthcare
    2301 Highway 71, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (712) 336-1230

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Avera Holy Family Hospital
  • Spencer Municipal Hospital
  • Kossuth Regional Health Center
  • Lakes Regional Healthcare
  • Osceola Community Hospital
  • Palo Alto County Hospital

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Joint Pain
Steroid Injection
Arthrocentesis

Treatment frequency



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Joint Pain
Steroid Injection
Arthrocentesis
Difficulty With Walking
Gait Abnormality
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Bursitis
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Bursitis of Hip
Limb Pain
Miner's Knee
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Peripheral Nerve Block
Somatic Nerve Block
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Back Pain
Broken Arm
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondromalacia
Chronic Neck Pain
Clavicle Fracture
Degenerative Disc Disease
Elbow Bursitis
Femur Fracture
Fibular Fracture
Fracture of Hand and Fingers
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Herniated Disc
Hip Fracture
Hip Sprain
Hip Tendinitis
Humerus Fracture
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Knee Dislocation
Knee Ligament Tears
Knee Sprain
Knee Tendinitis
Lateral Epicondylitis
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Meniscus Tear
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Patellar Dislocation
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Piriformis Syndrome
Radiculopathy
Rotator Cuff Tear
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
Sciatica
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Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Fracture
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spinal Stenosis
Spondylitis
Tibial Fracture
Trigger Finger
Wrist Fracture
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement with Robotic Assist
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Replacement
Menisectomy
Partial Knee Replacement
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Shoulder Replacement
Total Knee Arthroplasty with Robotic Assist
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
AC Joint Injury
Achilles Tendinitis
Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Ankle Impingement
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
Arthritis of the Elbow
Avascular Necrosis
Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head
Baker’s Cyst
Broken Neck
Bunion
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Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx Fracture
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
De Quervain's Disease
Elbow Sprain
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Femoral Neck Fracture
Foot Fracture
Foot Sprain
Ganglion Cyst
Gout
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Hammer Toe
Hand Fracture
Heel Spur
Hip Impingement
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Knee Fracture
Knee Osteophyte
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Lumbar Compression Fracture
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Lumbosacral Stenosis
Lupus
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Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Medial Epicondylitis
Muscle Cramping
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis of Ankle
Osteoarthritis of Elbow
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Osteopenia
Patellar Chondromalacia
Patellar Fracture
Patellar Tendonitis
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Pyogenic Arthritis
Repeated Shoulder Dislocation
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Runner's Knee
Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Sacral Fracture
Sacrum Disorders
Scapular Fracture
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Sever's Disease
Sjögren's Syndrome
Snapping Hip
Spinal Osteophyte
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Deformities
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Systemic Chondromalacia
Tenosynovitis
Thoracic Compression Fracture
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Wrist Sprain or Strain
ACL Surgery
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Biceps Tendon Repair
Bursal Drainage
Carpal Tunnel Injection
Carpal Tunnel Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Fracture Repair
Elbow Repair
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Excision of Tibia or Fibula
Facet Blocks
Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hip Dislocation
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Replacement Revision
Hip Resurfacing
Joint Drainage
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Replacement Revision
Lateral Retinaculum Patella Release
Meniscus Surgery
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neuroplasty
Partial Hip Replacement
Patella Resurfacing
Quadriceps Tendon Repair
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Spinal Nerve Block
Sympathetic Nerve Block
Synovial Biopsy
Total Hip Replacement
Trigger Point Injection
Wound Repair
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    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 10 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1912173741
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Des Moines University
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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