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Bones & Joints (Orthopedics)

Trust the orthopedics team at Astera Health for all-encompassing care, spanning from assessment to rehabilitation. Our adept surgeons, providers, and therapists offer a complete spectrum of services dedicated to alleviating pain, restoring mobility, and facilitating safe recovery. Whether you seek restorative therapies or total joint replacements, our team is committed to providing the assistance required for you to step out of the confines of your living room and embrace an active life.

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Orthopedics Close to Home

Your body was made to move, and at Astera Health, our orthopedics team is here to ensure it stays that way. From climbing stairs to playing with grandkids, we understand the importance of pain-free movement in your daily life.

Full range of services

Our orthopedics team provides a full range of services for comprehensive care, from evaluation to rehabilitation. Led by full-time orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ben Robertson, MD, and visiting orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joel Shobe, MD, we pride ourselves on offering flexible, consistent, and professional care without the hassle of long-distance travel.

Services offered include:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy procedures (knee and shoulder)
  • Bunion and hammertoe corrections
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Fracture care – casting or surgical repair (hand, wrist, arm, toes, foot, ankle, clavicle)
  • Ganglion cyst removal
  • Osteoarthritis care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Sports Medicine
  • Total joint replacements (knee, hip, shoulder)
  • Treatment of repetitive use and sports-related injuries

Total joint replacements

Explore the option of total joint replacements when other interventions fall short. Dr. Robertson, with expertise in direct anterior hip, Oxford knee, and reverse total shoulder replacements, performs these procedures in Wadena. Total joint replacements, using ROSA Knee robotic technology, provide a reliable solution for damaged or arthritic joints. This technology, personalized to each patient’s unique anatomy, reduces pain, improves mobility, and restores quality of life. Learn more about ROSA

Joint camp

Join our Joint Camp when undergoing a joint replacement at Astera Orthopedics. This supportive community of patients awaiting procedures becomes a safe space for motivation, encouragement, and shared recovery experiences. Because at Astera Health, we believe in keeping you moving and ensuring you don’t go through the journey alone.

If you have had a joint replacement and are currently going through the program, you can access the joint guidebooks here:
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Orthopedic Care at Several Locations!

In addition to providing care in Wadena, Lorinda Zigan, PA-C, sees patients at our Henning Clinic on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month; Jody Rothermund, PA-C, provides orthopedic care at the Sebeka Clinic on the first and third Fridays of each month.


Astera Health – Wadena

Toll-Free: 800-880-3627
Phone: 218-631-3510

Baxter location
Dr. Robertson is now seeing patients in Baxter from 1 – 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month.
Appointments are held inside Sazama Chiropractic at:
7073 Forthun Road
Baxter, MN 56425