• Dr. Gorman Recognized by Minnesota Monthly Magazine as a 2017 Top Doctor

    Dr. Gorman Recognized by Minnesota Monthly Magazine as a 2017 Top Doctor

    Congratulations to Matt Gorman, MD, sports medicine physician with Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists! Dr. Gorman is recognized by Minnesota Monthly magazine as a 2017 Top Doctor in the field of sports medicine. Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors are nominated by their peers. Dr. Gorman is a sub-specialist in the non-operative treatment of muscle, bone, tendon, ligament and joint pr...
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  • Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Welcomes Dr. Patricia Drace: Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Welcomes Dr. Patricia Drace: Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists is excited to welcome Dr. Patricia Drace, specializing in hand, wrist, and elbow orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Drace will see patients at our Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth office and Mercy Orthopedics Clinic. Drace is a Minnesota native, returning to the state after completing a hand surgery fellowship at University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA).&nbs...
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  • Sporlts & Orthopaedic Specialists recognizes PA Week: October 6-12

    Sporlts & Orthopaedic Specialists recognizes PA Week: October 6-12

    Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists PAs are valuable advanced practice providers used in clinical and surgical settings throughout the practice. While PA Week has recently come to a close, we continue to celebrate this incredible group of PAs. According to the American Academy of PAs, National PA Week is celebrated annually October 6-12. The week recognizes the PA profession and its con...
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  • Dr. Mark Heller Awarded Service to Humanity Award at the United Hospital Foundation Service to Humanity Gala

    Dr. Mark Heller Awarded Service to Humanity Award at the United Hospital Foundation Service to Humanity Gala

    On Saturday September 30th, Dr. Mark Heller was presented with the Service to Humanity Award at the United Hospital Foundation Service to Humanity Gala in St. Paul. The Service to Humanity Award goes to both a community member and a physician associated with United Hospital who have demonstrated selfless dedication and exemplary leadership in improving the health and welfare of St. Paul reside...
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  • Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Welcomes Dr. Ryan Fader, Hip and Knee Arthroscopy Specialist

    Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Welcomes Dr. Ryan Fader, Hip and Knee Arthroscopy Specialist

    Dr. Ryan R. Fader has joined Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health and will begin seeing patients in early October.Dr. Fader is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip arthroscopy, sports injuries of the hip, and sports knee. His sub-specialty training and interests include hip arthroscopy for hip impingement/labral tears, knee cartilage restorat...
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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.