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January 7th, 2019: Update on the construction of the New Surgery Center - the structural steel has finally started flying, the water line was installed last week, and the contractor is working on setting up gas services and heat which will be needed for the 2nd floor deck concrete pour.

For the second year in a row Missoula Bone & Joint was named in the top 10 greatest employers in the region. If you are looking for a great place to work, who truely cares about their employees, check out our CAREERS page.

READ our latest DETERMINATION magazine with orthopedic articles and fun facts.

Congratulations to Kristina Pattison

Kristina obtained the highest designation in physical therapy - Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics, OSC, from ABPTS. We are so proud of her commitment to obtaining advanced knowledge, skills, and experience in orthopedics to provide the best patient care.






Thank you Missoula for voting Missoula Bone & Joint Physical Therapy as a finalist in the 2018 Missoula's Choice in both Best Physical Therapist and Best Alternative Health categories.








Congratulations to Jason Miller a physical therapist here at Missoula Bone & Joint for passing a two day credentialing exam to become certified in Postural Restoration®. Jason is the first and only credentialed provider in the state of Montana.




Dr. Roster, from our Foot & Ankle Specialty Clinic, test drives the new knee Rollabout scooter NOW Available at Missoula Bone & Joint. The rollabouts are ideal for patients with foot or ankle conditions that require non-weight bearing for a period of time. Our DME department also has crutches and walkers available.





Missoula Bone & Joint was nominated in Western Montana Business, 10 of the greatest employers in the region.


Dr. Mark Channer was featured in Becker's Orthopedic Review on Monday, 16 October, 2017 as an Orthopedic Surgeon to Know!





Welcome Dr. Michael Wright to the Missoula Bone & Joint team.

Dr. Wright will start seeing patients at Missoula Bone & Joint Clinic on Friday September 15th, 2017. Dr. Wright specializes in arthroscopy of the shoulder, hip and knee, and total joint replacement of the hip and knee. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and is focused on keeping patients mobile and doing what they love to do. Call today for your appointment (406)721-4436.

Dr. Wright will be seeing patients in clinic and surgery at both Missoula Bone & Joint in Missoula and Providence St. Joseph Medical Clinic in Polson.


Missoula Bone & Joint brings you up-to-date news about the latest developments in sports medicine, as well as news about our practice. If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors about your condition or a treatment you’ve heard about, call our office in Missoula, Montana at (406) 721-4436 or request an appointment online.



Kristina Pattison launches a new service - Running Gait Analysis - May 2018

For more information read our blog

Gait Analysis involves walking or running on a treadmill under the watchful eye of Kristina. A video recorder will also be utilized to capture your walking and running style. She will analyze the way you move, closely observing your feet, ankles, knees and hips. Kristina can then show you what is happening to your joints at the different phases in your walking and running motion using slow motion video and freeze frame. Kristina can identify areas of weakness and poor biomechanics and then develop a corrective program to improve your running performance and reduce your risk of injury.

Read the Latest Determination Magazine 2017/2018 Volume 8


Tune in to KGVO Health Talk 101.5 FM on Monday September 11th at 8.30am to hear Dr. Michael Wright chat about Sports Medicine, more specifically hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff tears, ACL injuries, and meniscus tears. Dr. Wright will be taking calls from listeners on air so call in to the studio with any sports medicine questions. Click here to listen to the live recording.


Tune in to KGVO Health Talk 101.5 FM on Monday June 19th to hear Dr. Rob Amrine chat with Peter Christian and Jon King about the following topics:

1) Youth sports: Single sport vs. multi sport athletes

2) Training Programs based on age

3) Overtraining Syndrome

4) Strength Training for Endurance Sports

It is aired live so call in with your questions for Dr. Amrine.

Missed Dr. Amrine live on Health Talk Radio Show -  click here to listen!


It's time to say Thank You to our amazing Athletic Trainers during National Athletic Training Month. They are the most dedicated and hard working group of people. Missoula Bone & Joint is one of the largest employers of athletic trainers in Montana. Dustin Burton, MBJ athletic trainer says "we are lucky to have a great place to work and the ability to provide services to schools and communities that would otherwise not have any access to sports medicine." 

Come out and support your athletic trainer on March 7th and March 14th, 2018.






Thursday July 6th at 2:00pm Dr. Brent Roster will be giving a talk on "Arthritis and other Conditions of the Foot & Ankle" at The Village Senior Residence. This event is open to the public so all are welcome.




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