• September is Pain Awareness Month

    September is Pain Awareness Month

    While many of our patients report to the clinic with the goal of decreasing pain, the pathway to this goal does not always include the use of narcotic pain medications. As opioid abuse in the United States has become rampant, it has is more important than ever to recognize the risks associated with pain management. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the rate of overd...
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  • Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Welcomes Dr. Bishoy Gad

    Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Welcomes Dr. Bishoy Gad

    Dr. Bishoy V. Gad is joining Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health and will begin seeing patients in early September 2017. Specializing in adult reconstructive hip and knee surgery with interests in anterior hip replacement, superior hip replacement, minimally invasive procedures, primary and revision total knee and total hip replacement, osteoarthritis and avascular...
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  • Aquatic Aerobics Can Keep the Aching Joints in Motion

    Aquatic Aerobics Can Keep the Aching Joints in Motion

    Staying active with aching joints can present a problem for people of all ages. Summer intern Eric Solis (University of Wisconsin) recently looked into activity options for patients suffering osteoarthritis. While most think of the pool as a source of fun and relaxation, water has huge potential as a setting for all sorts of exercise. Aquatic aerobics provides a low-impact, join...
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  • Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Athletic Trainer Monique Foster Provides Medical Coverage at 2017 CrossFit Games

    Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Athletic Trainer Monique Foster Provides Medical Coverage at 2017 CrossFit Games

    While we sometimes see CrossFit athletes in clinic, one of our staff had the opportunity to be the only certified athletic trainer named to the 2017 CrossFit Games Medical Team in Madison, Wisconsin. Summer intern Mahmoud Hijazi (Wayne State University) sat down with Monique to discuss experiences during the competition. At Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, our staff goes above an...
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  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine 2017 Top Doctors

    Mpls St. Paul Magazine 2017 Top Doctors

    Once again this year we are proud to announce Mpls St. Paul magazine is recognizing five Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists surgeons in their July 2017 Top Doctors issue. The physicians are nominated for this honor by their peers in acknowledgement of their ongoing dedication to providing excellent patient care. Daniel D. Buss, MD - Sports Medicine Michael Q. Freehill,...
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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.