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Knee replacement surgery. Shoulder problems. Sports injuries. Hand surgery. Whatever type of orthopaedic condition you have, specialized doctors at University of Minnesota Physicians have the expertise you need. We offer the full range of orthopaedics services for children and adults in the University of Minnesota’s environment of excellent healthcare, innovative treatments and research. Our program rates among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Orthopaedic doctors at University of Minnesota Physicians specialize in particular parts of the musculoskeletal system, assuring you the best leading-edge treatments for your condition. Some of our physicians are team doctors for the University of Minnesota and professional sports teams. They can help you get back in the game,UMP - Image thumbnail - David ankle replacement too.

See our orthopaedic program through the eyes of a patient. Read about David, who struggled with severe arthritis in his ankle until an innovative surgery ended his pain.

Foot and ankle
We offer expert care for problems — common or complex — stemming from rigorous activities, daily wear-and-tear and disease.

Bone and soft tissue tumors
We are a leading center in the Upper Midwest in numbers of patients seeking care for these rare cancers. The Medical School’s Musculoskeletal Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Center is part of the highly regarded Masonic Cancer Center. We provide the highest quality of care, from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up.

Joint replacement
Our orthopaedic surgeons offer the most up-to-date techniques for joint replacement surgeries of the knee and hip. Our team of physicians, nurses and rehabilitation specialists will meet your needs before, during and after surgery.

Pediatric expertise. We provide expert care for children and teens with common and complex fractures, sports injuries or inherited disorders. UMPhysicians providers are experts in scoliosis, spinal deformities, bone and soft-tissue tumors, and hand deformities.

Shoulder and elbow. We offer a full spectrum of ways to manage dislocation, fractures, arthritis and tears, including minimally invasive surgery when appropriate.  

Spine and scoliosis. Our physicians are internationally-renowned in diagnosing and treating problems of the spine. We offer comprehensive evaluation and management for a broad range of neck and back conditions, along with the latest in technology for treatment.

Sports medicine clinics. UMPhysicians orthopaedic surgeons offer a comprehensive, coordinated approach to sports injuries and wear-and-tear problems, including knee and shoulder injuries, muscle strains, torn ligaments, tendonitis and stress fractures. Our sports medicine specialists practice at:

  • University of Minnesota Riverside Campus, Minneapolis
  • TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Bloomington
  • University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics
  • Regions Hospital, St. Paul
  • HealthPartners Health Specialty Center, St. Paul.

Our Orthopaedic Clinics offer care for fractures, dislocations, and severe soft tissue injuries. If you need care from other specialists, we will coordinate the orthopaedic part of your healthcare.


  • Access to clinical trials
  • Acetabular osteotomy
  • Ankle replacement
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthrogryposis management
  • Bone revascularization
  • Cartilage grafts
  • Diabetic foot evaluation and treatment
  • Limb reconstruction after tumor resection
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Orthopaedic reconstruction surgery
  • Partial joint replacements
  • Tommy John elbow reconstruction

Clinics & Providers

Specialty highlights

Team approach
If you undergo surgery, our team may include your orthopaedist, nurses, rehabilitation specialists and physical therapists. They will work closely with you to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Research innovations



Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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