Six Questions with orthopedic surgeon Greg Erickson, MD
Dr. Greg Erickson likes fixing things. From carpentry to surgery, he makes things better for people. “It’s gratifying to take someone who has pain or an injury, and be able to fix that problem.”
Orthopedics team welcomes surgeon Greg Erickson, MD
NH+C’s orthopedics practice expands with the arrival of surgeon Greg Erickson, MD, who joins popular orthopedic surgeons Hans Bengtson, MD and Clinton Muench, MD.
Now, the full orthopedics team can care for more patients and offer more options for surgery.
NH+C’s orthopedics care covers a broad region, from the south metro to Faribault, and across southeastern Minnesota from Cannon Falls and Red Wing to Lonsdale and Montgomery. Appointments take place in five clinics across the region. Surgeries take place at Northfield Hospital.
Is arthritis inevitable? Dr. Hans Bengtson explains
As we get older, is arthritis inevitable? Orthopedic surgeon Hans Bengtson, MD says . . . it’s complicated.
"Arthritis is a vast diagnosis of conditions involving inflammation in the joints," Dr. Bengtson says. "The most common form is osteoarthritis, which affects millions of people worldwide.
"Osteoarthritis is inflammation in the protective cartilage on the ends of the bones, particularly the hands, knees, hips, and shoulders. It’s often the result of wear and tear over time, so it’s a general risk for almost any adult.
Back, Neck and Spine Care comes to Northfield
May 2, 2022 -- Got a pain in the neck? (Or back?) You’re not alone: Back pain affects 4 out of 5 Americans.
Northfield Hospital + Clinics now offers specialized back, neck and spine care in our Orthopedic Clinic in Northfield.
You benefit from the comprehensive approach of a team of doctors, surgeons, and physical therapists, all with specialized training in spine care. The team is led by Dr. Monty Seper and Dr. Jeff Meland.
The care team designs custom treatment plans built on a conservative, non-surgical approach first. Non-surgical options include:
Orthopedics adds evening hours
Our orthopedics team will see you now . . . in the evening.
NH+C has *NEW* evening hours in Northfield -- plus daytime appointments in Northfield, Faribault, Lakeville and Farmington.
We work with all primary care providers, health systems, and insurance carriers. We welcome patients from Allina, Mayo, Fairview, Park Nicollet and more.
Make your own appointment directly: (507) 646-8900
For Faribault appointments: (507) 334-1601
You have a choice in your care. Thanks for choosing NH+C.
NH+C’s Lakeville Clinic reopens
MAY 28, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics reopens its Lakeville Clinic on Monday, June 1 for primary and specialty care.
Providers in Lakeville – plus NH+C’s Northfield, Farmington and Faribault clinics – return to their regular schedules on June 1, including evening hours.
Plans are being made to reopen the Lonsdale Clinic later in June. For now, Urgent Care in Lakeville and Express Care Clinic in Northfield remain closed.
All NH+C clinics are taking precautions for the safety of patients and staff.
Planning next steps for your new knee or hip
When you have orthopedic surgery, you want to feel at home with your new joint as quickly – and smoothly – as possible.
Improvements in anesthesia and surgical techniques have shortened recovery time for joint replacements. Patients typically leave the hospital within a day or two after surgery.
That means most of your recovery happens outside the hospital, usually at home.
Before surgery, we help you prepare for daily life after surgery to ensure your best recovery no matter how soon you leave the hospital.
Get a jump on knee injuries
Whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or someone who just likes to keep active, you don’t want pain from an ACL or a meniscus tear to keep you out of the game.
What do farmers, factory workers and texters have in common?
Hand or wrist pain makes it hard to manage daily tasks.
Orthopedic surgeon Hans Bengtson, MD talks about carpal tunnel and trigger finger – the causes and treatment options for these two common conditions.
Treatment options for osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, caused by aging and sometimes by injury. When the protective cartilage between the bones of your joints wears down, it’s painful. It’s progressive. And it’s treatable. Orthopedic surgeon Hans Bengtson, MD talks about the causes of osteoarthritis, and options to treat it.