Since 1985, our staff has been providing comprehensive orthopaedic care for the northeast region of South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota.  At Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics, we strive for excellence in patient care and will work with you to get you back in the game, back in the field, or back on your feet.

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As the country and region respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, we at Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics and Prairie Lakes Healthcare System would like to offer our apologies for those inconvenienced by the recent decision to postpone elective surgeries. We can assure you that this decision was not made lightly as it affects many peoples lives. However, after careful consideration of the recommendations by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and the governor of our state, we have decided that postponing non-essential surgeries was the safest way to proceed. Going forward, we will be constantly re-evaluating the situation and will begin to reschedule elective surgeries as soon as possible as the crisis subsides.

In the meantime, Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics will continue to be open for limited clinic appointments, and our surgeons and staff will continue to work with Prairie Lakes Healthcare System to provide around the clock care of urgent and emergent orthopaedic problems. For questions or concerns, please call Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics at 605-882-2630.

Dear Patients,

The safety and well-being of our patients and community members is our highest priority. Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics continues to actively monitor and prepare for the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities.

To align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with local Department of Health recommendations, we ask that patients call Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics before arriving if they meet any of the following:

1. Have symptoms including fever or upper respiratory infection symptoms (i.e. cough).


2. Have recently traveled outside the United States


3. Have been in potential contact with a person known to have COVID-19.

If you currently have a fever, or any upper respiratory infection symptoms, please contact our office BEFORE your visit, to determine if we need to reschedule your appointment. Please also limit the number of visitors attending your appointment to no more than 1.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit CDC website, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Thank you for choosing Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics for your care. We are honored to be your trusted healthcare provider.

New Location: Lower Level of Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic

New Location: Lower Level of Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic

Our Service Area

Our primary office is located in Watertown, SD with outreach locations in Sisseton SD, Milbank SD, Madison MN, Dawson MN, Ortonville MN, and Montevideo MN.

We also cover local sporting events for Watertown Arrows, Hamlin Chargers, Great Plains Panthers, and other area high schools in conjunction with the Sports Medicine PLUS program.

Outreach Location Maps

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System


New Location! Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics is now located on the Lower Level of the Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic on the Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Campus located in Watertown, SD. Please see map below for new entrance and parking.


New Entrance to Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic: Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics Lower Level

New Entrance to Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic: Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics Lower Level


Ribbon Cutting of the Specialty Clinic

Ribbon Cutting of the Specialty Clinic

Front Desk

New Front Desk

Career Opportunities

Fast-paced orthopaedic practice is seeking Xray Technologist for PRN position. Candidate must have completed Accredited Radiologist Technologist Program and hold current American Registry of Radiological Technologist certification. Please submit resume and references to GLO, Attn: Kari, PO Box 170 Watertown, SD 57201

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