Our Orthopedic Care Keeps You Moving

At Desert Orthopedics, we pride ourselves on providing compassionate and skilled orthopedic care for our Central Oregon community. Our fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons and specialists who we refer to as our “DO team” are dedicated to providing their patients with expert care in a compassionate environment. Our team of experts will listen to your concerns, evaluate your condition, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.

If you experience an orthopedic injury, reduced range of motion, or have ongoing pain in your joints our orthopedic specialists are available to diagnose and treat you.

Through the use of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, our medical team are able to effectively and efficiently diagnose orthopedic injuries on site at our clinics.

Digital X-Ray At Desert Orthopedics, we use cutting edge technology, such as digital X-Ray, to obtain highly-detailed images that reduces our patients wait time and provides immediate results.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses safe and painless magnetic and radio waves to produce high-resolution images for diagnosing bone, tissue, joint and musculoskeletal conditions.

Ultrasound Technology assists in the diagnosis and management of injuries and conditions affecting the bones, muscles, joints and soft tissue. Ultrasound can show joint and muscle movement in real time and help guide placement of medical injections, improving accuracy and decreasing pain.

Electromyography (EMG) is used to assess the function of muscles and the nerves that control them.  An EMG study measures electrical signals from the muscles utilizing a tiny needle electrode. This is often accompanied by a Nerve Conduction Study which involves skin electrodes. Together, these studies accurately measure the function, damage and healing of the peripheral nervous system.


Our surgeons perform outpatient procedures onsite at Desert Orthopedics whenever possible. For your convenience, we utilize Bend Surgery Center for outpatient surgical procedures, which is located in the same building as our East Bend clinic location.

Inpatient surgery, such as a total joint replacement or bone reconstruction, is performed at St. Charles Hospital by our expert surgeons who are highly trained and experienced in providing comprehensive patient care.

Non-Surgical Solutions

Our Orthopedic surgeons prefer a non-surgical approach whenever possible, recommending surgery only as a last resort. Our expert “DO team” will perform a thorough and comprehensive evaluation, utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, to fully understand the cause of your symptoms and pain.

We’ll collaborate with you regarding options, allowing you to ultimately determine your final treatment plan. There may be non-surgical solutions, including physical therapy, injections, orthotics, and lifestyle changes to relieve pain and stiffness of joints.

Our goal is to help you heal, non-surgically or surgically, and follow up with you throughout the process to help keep you moving so you can STAY ACTIVE for LIFE.