Comprehensive orthopedic care is delivered by nationally–recognized physicians in a network of clinics and an outstanding inpatient hospital.

If needed, our orthopedic surgeons work in collaboration with physicians in other medical specialties in interdisciplinary teams to best manage patients with complex needs. By bringing the expertise and perspectives of others clinicians together, we are able to offer patients a more comprehensive approach to care. The specialties most often involved with our orthopedic team include:

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  • physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists
  • rheumatologists
  • neurologists
  • infectious disease specialists
  • podiatric surgeons
  • physical and occupational therapists
  • radiologists

Clinical Focus

The Orthopedic Department at Hennepin County Medical Center offers expertise in the following areas:

Fracture Care and Trauma Surgery – HCMC is an international leader in the care of fractures and injuries of bones and joints in children and adults.

Total Joint Replacement and Arthritis – Our team is a community leader in the development of implants and new surgical procedures for hip and knee replacement.

Hand and Upper Extremity Conditions – The Hand Surgery specialists provide care of injures, reconstruction for arthritic problems, relief of nerve compressive syndromes, and treatment of the inflammatory conditions of the tendons.

Elbow Conditions – We provide care for a wide range of conditions affecting the elbow. Depending on the problem, and the severity or your condition, we may utilize a non–invasive approach involving occupational therapy, or for more serious conditions, a surgical correction may be necessary.

Knee Conditions – A variety of sports-related injuries, both new and old, and degenerative problems in the knee joint can impact the function of the knee and lead to pain and limited use. Our orthopedic team includes sports medicine and joint replacement specialists to help you get the appropriate treatment.

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Hip Conditions – Hip injuries can occur from injury or over time from a degenerative process. Our orthopedic team can pinpoint your specific condition and develop a treatment plan to return you to optimal function.

Shoulder Conditions – Our orthopedic team has a focused expertise on the shoulder joint and the intricate structure of muscles and ligaments that surround the shoulder.

Foot and Ankle – a complex network of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments make up the foot and ankle joint. Our foot and ankle orthopedic specialists are uniquely trained to care for these structures and develop appropriate treatment plans.

Musculoskeletal Infections – Our team of orthopedic surgeons and infectious disease specialists work together in treating short and long-term infections of the bones and joints.

Soft Tissue Injuries – Sprain and tissue strain injuries can be debilitating. Fortunately the treatment is usually non-surgical and consists of medication and rehabilitation. Our staff has years of experience, excellent diagnostic resources and a team of physical/occupational therapists to help successfully manage these conditions.

Call 612-873-6963 to make an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists.