• National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Awards for Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Affiliates

    National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Awards for Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Affiliates

    Five high schools affiliated with Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health have received the National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School 1stTeamAward.The processtoachieve the rating included substantial diligence from the athletic trainers, team physicians and athletic programs. Minnetonka High School – Molly Yok...
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  • New Year’s Resolution #1: Tobacco Cessation

    New Year’s Resolution #1: Tobacco Cessation

    Like many people, you may be considering a New Year's resolution in 2017. One of the most common goals is abandoning smoking and tobacco use. Tobacco use has steadily declined in the past decade, but about 15% of U.S. adults reported being a smoker in 2015. The health risks of tobacco use have been widely reported, including: high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer, amon...
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  • Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Holiday Closure - December 26

    Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Holiday Closure - December 26

    Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists offices will be closed on December 26th. Offices will re-open at 8:00am on December 27th and will be open on Friday December 30th and Monday January 2nd. Please call our office at 952-946-9777 to schedule an appointment or use our online appointment request here.
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  • Minnesota Monthly 2016 Best Doctors

    Minnesota Monthly 2016 Best Doctors

    Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists would like to congratulate Drs. Buss, Freehill, Klapach, McCarty & Peters for being recognized as 2016 Best Doctors in the October issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine. Minnesota Monthly magazine chooses the honorees by asking 10,000 licensed Minnesota Physicians one simple question: If you or a loved one needed medical care, which doctor would you r...
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  • Welcome Andrew Houghton, MD: Non-Surgical Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physician

    Welcome Andrew Houghton, MD: Non-Surgical Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physician

    Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists welcomesnon-surgical orthopedic and sports medicine physician,Dr. Andrew Houghton, who will begin seeing patients in October. Dr. Houghton will see patients at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee, Allina Health Burnsville Clinic and Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists - Center for Outpatient Care, Edina. Houghton is board-certified in both sports ...
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  • For over a decade, Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists has provided unsurpassed orthopedic and sports medicine care. We recruit our physicians from the top training programs in the nation, including Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, and Rush. Furthermore, all of our physicians subspecialize, focusing their expertise on just one or two joints of the body. Finally, our physicians conduct and present industry leading research to ensure we use the most up to date and effective medical and surgical treatments available, so our patients can be sure they are seeing a true specialist in their field.

    Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or simply have an aching joint, rest assured that you will receive unsurpassed care delivered with compassion and respect at Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists.

  • The Women's Orthopaedic Center at Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists was created in 2005 to meet the needs of an ever increasing population of athletic women who desire a healthy and active lifestyle. As one of the only orthopedic programs in the nation dedicated to women, we incorporate unique research and injury prevention techniques to provide distinctive care for women of all walks of life. Whether you are an in-season athlete or an avid walker, know that the Women's Orthopaedic Center is here to assist you as pursue your health and wellness goals.

  • Sports and Orthopedic Specialists produces more research than many academic institutions. We present at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and other highly regarded conferences. Our physicians dedicate significant time to education and training of fellow medical professionals through an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship program, a summer intern program, and a variety of lectureships across the United States. Few clinics in the world can offer the industry leading research and expertise that Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists provides.

  • Sports and Orthopaedic Specialist provides sports medicine services to many of the top athletes in Minnesota, serving as the official team physicians for the Minnesota Twins, Macalester College, Life Time Fitness triathlon, as well as Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Thomas Academy, Totino Grace, Wayzata High School, Minnetonka High School, and Providence Academy. Our sports medicine surgeons and sports medicine primary care physicians have additional Board Certifications in sports medicine, ensuring you receive the quality care you deserve.

    Whether you're struggling with an acute injury (such as a shoulder dislocation), ACL tear or concussion, a chronic overuse injury (such as IT band, patellar or Achilles tendonitis), want guidance on a new exercise program, would like to discuss cutting edge treatments (such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections), rest assured that you will not find more highly qualified sports medicine doctors than at Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists.

  • Every doctor at Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists is a fellowship trained, subspecialist. We offer a full range of treatments for a wide array of conditions including, shoulder impingement, shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff repair, ulnar collateral ligament (aka, Tommy John) repair, total shoulder replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement, shoulder instability, SLAP lesions, total knee replacement, ACL repair, meniscal injury, cartilage repair, total ankle replacements, talus fractures, arthritis treatment, stress fractures, strains, sprains, concussion management, and fractures just to name a few. Take a moment to review our protocols, provider bios, and history for a comprehensive list of services and treatments.