Orthopedics

US News & World Report has also designated University of Minnesota Medical Center as a high performing hospital for orthopedics.

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M Health Fairview offers care for all orthopedic injuries in adults and children. Our specialists treat conditions affecting ankles, feet, hands, hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, and spine, as well as arthritis, scoliosis and musculoskeletal tumors. Call today for an appointment:

Minneapolis (612) 273-9400
Maple Grove (763) 898-1100

Our Approach

With a reputation for accurate, right-the-first-time diagnoses and complete treatment options, our orthopedics specialty team is highly trained and experienced. For example, some of our orthopedic providers, including physical and occupational therapists, are hand specialists. That means effective, tailored care for your specific need right from the start.

From ankle sprains and bone fractures to the most complex spine, hip, knee, hand, or bone cancer care needs, we provide you the same high-quality care that we give University of Minnesota Gopher athletes. Whether your need is routine or complex, we use the latest research and innovations to treat you with the best fit solution.

University of Minnesota Medical Center, where our orthopedic surgeons operate, has earned Blue Distinction Centers+ for Knee and Hip Surgery and Blue Distinction Centers+ for Spine Surgery. These designations recognize hospitals for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care, meaning you benefit from higher quality care at a lower cost. US News & World Report has also designated University of Minnesota Medical Center as a high performing hospital for orthopedics.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Our orthopedic surgeons are nationally and internationally known for their expertise in fields such as sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, family medicine, and rheumatology (joint, soft tissue and autoimmune issues). They are committed to providing you with orthopedic care that combines excellence, service and compassion with innovative research and personalized patient education.

ACL Reconstruction

Because a torn ACL cannot simply be sewn back together, physicians must reconstruct the ligament surgically. They will remove the torn ligament, replace it with new, healthy tissue, and attach it to the bone with screws or other devices.
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Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty)

Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to restore the function of a joint. When there is a loss of the cartilage or cushion in a joint, often from arthiritis, arthroplasty may be prescribed. A joint can be restored by resurfacing the bones or an artificial joint may be recommended.
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Joint Surgery

Joints are subject to great stress as they bear weight and enable us to move freely. If it becomes necessary, surgeons can repair many joints in the body, including hips, knees, etc. Joint surgery can reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness that limit mobility and interfere with everyday life.
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Spinal Surgery

Traditional spine surgery consists of using bone grafts to fuse adjacent vertebrae, stabilizing your spine and providing relief from your pain. In the process, however, you may lose some range of motion. New artificial disks may enable you to maintain your range of motion.
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Tommy John Elbow Reconstruction

Tears to a ligament can't simply be stitched together. A surgical reconstruction is needed to repair your UCL. To do that, our surgeons replace your torn ligament with a tissue graft, often a tendon from your own body, to promote new ligament tissue growth.
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Pediatric Counseling

Healthy development for children and adolescents includes physical as well as emotional well being. Our behavioral health programs include counseling services, evaluations and testing, development assessments, and behavior management skills.
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Pediatric Endoscopy

An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end. Endoscopes enable specialists such as pediatric gastroenterologists to see inside your child’s gastrointestinal system without surgery.
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Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a frequently used procedure by orthopedic surgeons to examine, diagnose, and treat disorders inside a joint. Arthroscopic surgery is an option for a number of medical conditions, including: achilles tendonitis, arthritis, bone fracture, heel spur, herniated disc, and more.
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Concussion Evaluation and Management

A severe fall or a blow to the head severe enough to shake or injure the brain can result in a concussion. Most concussions are mild, and people recover fully. However, any brain injury from a concussion must heal properly before you put yourself at risk of another.
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Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot and ankle problems can be painful and affect our gait, our balance, and our mobility. A wide variety of surgeries can correct genetic disorders, injuries, or simple wear and tear. Many of surgeries can be performed laparoscopically, reducing your pain and recovery time.
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Fracture Care and Surgery

When our bones encounter a trauma, they can break. These breaks can be small, fine breaks called stress fractures, often in the lower leg and foot, or they can be more serious breaks in the hips and back.
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Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery

There are a wide range of injuries, disorders and joint conditions that can affect hands, wrists, and elbows of you or your child. These might be due to sports injuries, one of several forms of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more.
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Limb Reconstruction

Limb reconstruction may be recommended after certain surgeries or if you or your child has cancer in a bone. After the tumor is removed, the limb may be reconstructed so it can continue to offer strength and functionality.
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Shoulder Surgery

Shouler pain can originate from the shoulder itself, or from surrounding muscles and tendons, and it usually worsens with movement. If you or your child has shoulder pain, your physician will usually try conservative, non-invasive treatments before suggesting shoulder surgery.
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Anticoagulation Medication Monitoring

Anticoagulation Medication Monitoring is comprised of a team of specialized nurses and pharmacists who work with patients on an individual basis to maintain the right dose of warfarin or other anticoagulant medications.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Articular Cartilage Restoration
  • Lumbar Sympathectomy
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
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