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Lew Papendick, MD

Dr. Papendick is an orthopedic surgeon in the Rapid City area. He is affiliated with Regional Health Rapid City Hospital and 3 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Papendick saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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2 doctors
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Dr. Papendick saw more rotator cuff tear patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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30 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
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Dr. Papendick saw more rotator cuff sprain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Papendick saw more torn meniscus patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
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Dr. Papendick saw more sprained knee patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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7 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw more sprained joint patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Papendick saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Papendick saw more sprained shoulder patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Papendick saw spondylosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rapid City area. Learn more.

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18 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw more back problems patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Papendick saw more gout patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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15 doctors
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16 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw more spine condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
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Dr. Papendick saw more frozen shoulder patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Papendick saw more rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
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Dr. Papendick saw more sprained leg patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw more swelling patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Papendick saw more joint dislocations patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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7 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw more broken bone patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Rapid City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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Dr. Papendick saw broken knee cap patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rapid City area. Learn more.
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1 doctor
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Dr. Papendick saw synovial cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rapid City area. Learn more.
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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rapid City area. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw pinched nerve patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rapid City area. Learn more.
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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw weakness patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rapid City area. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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26 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rapid City area. Learn more.
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30 doctors
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30 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rapid City area. Learn more.
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23 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Papendick saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rapid City area. Learn more.
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1 doctor
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Dr. Papendick saw tendon rupture patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rapid City area. Learn more.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Papendick’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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repeat knee replacement rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Papendick’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Papendick’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Papendick’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Papendick’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Papendick sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
7220 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702
1,085 miles away
Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services
825 Centennial Dr
Chadron, NE 69337
997 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1984
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Papendick is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Regional Health Rapid City Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Custer Regional Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Fall River Hospital-Cah
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Avera
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • First Choice Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield