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An orthopedic specialist is a physician who specializes in treating disorders of the body that include bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, skin and any structures related to them. Orthopedic physicians treat everyone, no matter their age. In general chronic pain, rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis all are part of the large umbrella orthopedics.

Some Diseases and Conditions Treated by Orthopedists

There are many diseases, conditions and injuries treated by orthopaedic specialists. A few of these include:

  • Tendon Dysfunction and Repair
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Muscle Cramp
  • Total and Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Steroid Injection of Joints
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Fractures


Cliff Kent Boese, M.D.

Dr. Boese earned his medical degree in 1988 from the University of South Dakota School Of Medicine in Vermillion. He completed his internship and residency at Texas A & M University – Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. Dr. Boese completed a one-year fellowship in Adult Reconstructive and Arthritis Surgery from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Boese is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Associates of Hip and Knee Surgeons and is Medical Director of The Iowa Joint Association.

His area of expertise is complex reconstructive and arthritis surgery. He performs hundreds of knee and hip replacements each year. He also treats fractures, orthopedic trauma injuries and sports medicine injuries.

Dr. Boese comes to Manning General Hospital on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

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Kellen L. Huston, M.D.

Dr. Kellen Huston is a board-eligible Orthopedic Surgeon fellowship, trained in sports medicine. He sees patients of all ages, from pediatric through adult.

Dr. Huston is trained in cartilage repair and resurfacing techniques. For patients with severe arthritis, Dr. Huston specializes in total knee and total shoulder joint replacements. His main interest is in sports injuries with a subspecialty of hip arthroscopy and treating children with open growth plates.

Licensed in both Iowa and Nebraska, Dr. Huston is available to see patients in Manning on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

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Theresa Gallo, PA-C

An orthopaedic trained physician assistant, Theresa works closely with Dr. Boese and his joint replacement program. She sees all follow-up patients and assists Dr. Boese in surgery. Theresa received her medical training while serving on active duty with the U.S. Army. She received a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in Orthopaedic Surgery from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Theresa was a registered nurse. She held various positions from Emergency Room Charge Nurse, to Operating Room Staff Nurse, to Hospice Clinical Coordinator.

Theresa comes to MRHC in conjunction with Dr. Boese on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

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