The St. Peter’s Health orthopaedic team specializes in treating conditions of your bones, joints, muscles and nerves, including pain and injury.

Our treatment includes care for all ages, and our goal is to get you back to doing what you love: whether that’s running a half marathon, hiking, mountain biking or simply walking your dog.

 

St. Peter’s Approach to Orthopaedics

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We take a team approach to treating your pain or injury, using the latest technologies and treatments. Our orthopaedic care

team includes orthopaedic surgeons and advanced practice providers (APPs) such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, certified medical assistants, orthopaedic technicians and athletic trainers.

We also work closely with your primary care physician and any other specialists you need — including rheumatology, neurology, pain management and physical therapy. This team approach allows us to provide you with personalized, comprehensive, one-on-one care.

Conditions Treated

  • ACL Tear
  • Bone Fracture
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain  
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Painful Joint Replacement
  • Clubfoot
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Pediatric Fracutres
  • Sports Injuries

Quality Orthopaedic Care at St. Peter’s

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  • Specialty expertise: Our orthopaedic surgeons provide services not widely found elsewhere in Montana, including revision surgery for hip and knee replacements and an anterior approach hip replacement. In addition, Dr. Kerry Hale is one of only two pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the state.
  • Tailored non-surgical approaches and surgical approaches: Typically, our APPs will treat you first with non-surgical approaches, including oral medications, activity modifications, joint injections and/or referral to occupational or physical therapy. If those do not provide you with relief, our team will walk you through which orthopaedic surgery options may best fit your situation.
  • Pre-surgical education: We are excited to serve you before, during and after  your surgery. One of the most important ways we can help you prepare before surgery is by making sure you have the information you need to have the best outcome. 
  • Quality initiatives: Our team closely tracks a variety of quality measures for orthopaedic care to ensure our patients are receiving the best possible care.  

Orthopaedics Programs and Services

SPH Orthopaedics Team

Kerry Hale, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon whose surgical specialties include hip and knee replacement surgery.

SPH Orthopaedics Doctor with Patient

Josh Hudgens, MD is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in upper extremity care.

SPH Orthopaedics Doctor with Patient

Dr. Kerry Hale is a Helena native. She earned her medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. 

SPH Orthopaedics Nurse

David Ducharme is a orthopaedic tech with St. Peter's Health Medical Group Orthopaedics. 

SPH Orthopaedics Team

Dr. Josh Hudgens and Dr. Kerry Hale are two of the orthopaedic surgeons at St. Peter's Health. 

SPH Orthopaedics Team

Dr. Josh Hudgens earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia.

Dr. Dickson on the trails with his family

Jeff Dickson, DO joined St. Peter's Health Medical Group Orthopaedics in 2019. 

Sharla Dosier, NP-C mountain biking

Sharla Dosier, NP-C earned her Master's of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Montana State University.

Dr. Hale on the trails

Dr. Kerry Hale's interests include skiing, backpacking, running and enjoying the wilds of Montana.

Lena Phelps, PA-C fishing

Lena Phelps, PA-C earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of St. Francis in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Location(s) of Orthopaedics Services