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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


Clayton Thor, M.D.

Total Joint Specialist Clayton C. Thor, MD is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his residency at William Beaumont School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Michigan and was Fellowship trained in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Hedley Orthopaedic Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.        

His specialties include: Total Joint Reconstruction, Total Hip Replacement, Minimally Invasive Direct Superior Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Robot Assisted Total Knee Replacement, Robot Assisted Partial Knee Replacement, and Muscle Sparing Total Knee Replacement.

Dr. Thor brings a new approach to the area for hip replacements, using a minimally invasive Direct Superior Approach. 

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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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