Welcome Dr. Jeff Abildgaard and Dr. Ari Amitai!

Jeff Abildgaard

Dr. Jeffrey Abildgaard completed his undergraduate education at Pacific Union College, majoring in biology. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency in Phoenix, Arizona while at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Greenville...

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Ari Amitai

Dr. Ari Amitai received his medical education at OHSU and pursued his residency training at the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Quebec. He then completed his fellowship training in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, followed by a second fellowship in orthopedic trauma surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. Dr. Amitai has been fortunate to pursue educational and service-oriented...

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acute injuries

If you’ve had an urgent injury and need to be seen for same-day orthopedic care, call us at 541-388-2333 and Patient Services will assist you.


broken bones

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Desert Orthopedics is a highly experienced group of doctors and surgeons in Bend and Redmond, Oregon specializing in surgery and non-surgical treatments for pain, injury and disease of the bones and joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Our orthopedic doctors also treat minor to acute conditions of the back, neck, spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot.

Our orthopedic surgeons perform outpatient surgery at Bend Surgery Center, which shares the same building as our practice, offering ultimate convenience for our patients. We offer inpatient orthopedic surgery at St. Charles Hospital.

The group at Desert Orthopedics is well known for its personable atmosphere and personalized approach to care. Whether it’s a broken ankle or total knee replacement, our team is well equipped to handle the minor to extreme orthopedic injury or chronic disability. We prefer a non-surgical solution whenever possible and offer the most up-to-date equipment and highest standards of orthopedic care.


We’re considered the best sports medicine doctors in Bend and Redmond with specialists who are trained to support both professional athletes and avid recreationalists. Our care extends from sports training programs that focus on prevention to repair, recovery and rehabilitation.

Desert Orthopedics offers orthopedic specialists for total knee, hip and shoulder replacements, as well as joint resurfacing. We also specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) providing expert care to patients who suffer from chronic pain from long term orthopedic disabilities.

We have the only fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon in the Bend region offering specialized care for children with congenital conditions as well as broken bones from sports injuries and accidents.

Desert Orthopedics doctors and surgeons also specialize in the treatment of injuries and diseases of the hand, wrist and elbow which result in acute or chronic pain and reduced range of motion.

What’s Happening at D.O.

The Sports Medicine Team

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Desert Orthopedics specializes in musculoskeletal injuries associated with neck and back, knees and hips, hand and wrist or foot and ankle.

We also offer the region's only accredited surgical specialists for pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic spine and orthopedic trauma.

We have 22 medical providers, and a sports medicine team, offering a highly personalized approach to care with state of the art diagnostics, advanced non-surgical techniques and deep experience in orthopedic surgery.