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Erik D. Peterson, MD

Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction
Erik Perterson Erik D. Peterson, MD

Dr. Peterson is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who is a native of the Sioux Falls area. After graduating from Brandon Valley High School, he attended South Dakota State University where he received a degree in biology. He then went on to medical school at the University of South Dakota where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Peterson completed his residency in general orthopaedic surgery at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. While there, he received extensive training in total joint replacement.

Dr. Peterson then completed a fellowship in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine in Phoenix, AZ where he developed expertise in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and ACL reconstruction. Dr. Peterson practices general orthopedics and specializes in arthroscopic surgery and total joint replacement of the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS) and Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).

Dr. Peterson is a fellowship trained arthroscopic and sports medicine surgeon. He routinely treats injuries of the shoulder, hip, and knee with minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques. He specializes in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. This highly specialized technique provides very rapid recovery and enhanced outcomes compared with traditional open surgical techniques. Dr. Peterson also specializes in arthroscopic ACL surgery and cartilage restoration techniques. His extensive arthroscopic experience will allow rapid recovery for the elite athlete or weekend warrior. Dr. Peterson also has trained extensively in joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow. While at the Mayo Clinic he was trained in complex joint reconstructive procedures as well as exposed to the latest techniques. He uses minimally invasive approaches that result in less postoperative pain and quicker recovery. He has a broad general orthopedic practice that also encompasses operative and nonoperative fracture care

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  • B.S. South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD High Honors
  • M.D. University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD Summa Cum Laude

Post Graduate Education

  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthoscopic Surgery
  • Arizona Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders
  • Phoenix, AZ


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Active Member


  • South Dakota 7258
  • Minnesota 45820


  • CORE Orthopedics. Avera Medical Group

Honors And Awards

Medical School

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • George Rinker Award for Excellence and High Honors in Anatomy
  • Frances O. & F. Ellis Kelsey Award for High Honors in Pathology
  • Dr. Chester and June McVay Scholarship
  • Dr. Frank Alvine Scholarship
  • Alma Carlson Scholarship
  • Co-President, American Medical Students Association (USDSM Chapter)
  • Class Representative, American Medical Students Association


  • SDSU Alumni Foundation Scholarship
  • Beta-Beta-Beta Biological Honor Society
  • Vice President, Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • SDSU Students' Association Senator


1.Peterson, E.D., Haleem, A., Hanssen, AD., Sin, FH., "Allograftprosthetic composite versus proximal femoral endoprosthesis for infected THR." Presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

2.Peterson, E.D., Dennison, D.G., "Volar plate fixation for distal radius fractures in the setting of immunosuppression." Hand (N Y). 2008 Dec;3(4):287-91. Epub 2008 Apr 30

3.Peterson, E.D., Nemanich, J.P., Cabanela, M.C., "Hip arthroplasty after arthrodesis." Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Nov;467(11):2880-5. Epub 2009 Aug 19