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Instruction for In-Person Visits at Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

Instruction for In-Person Visits at Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

Created on: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health has resumed limited in-clinic appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to protect staff and other patients, we are asking each in-clinic appointment follow these guidelines: Current Allina Health policy requires use of ...

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Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Virtual Visits Available During COVID-19 Shelter in Place

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Virtual Visits Available During COVID-19 Shelter in Place

Created on: Thursday, April 02, 2020
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

What is a virtual visit? A Virtual Visit allows you to see your provider, discuss your injury and receive a treatment plan all from your home or office. This is completed with a video conference all between you and the provider . the provider is able to see you and hear you and you (...

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Welcome Dr. Joseph Schirmers - Fellowship-trained, orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the operative treatment of hip and knee

Welcome Dr. Joseph Schirmers - Fellowship-trained, orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the operative treatment of hip and knee

Created on: Monday, September 30, 2019
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina health is excited to welcome Dr. Joseph Schirmers. Dr. Schirmers returns to Minnesota after completing his fellowship training at the eminent University of California, San Francisco.His subspecialty training and interests include to...

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Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors 2019

Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors 2019

Created on: Monday, August 26, 2019
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

The current Minnesota Monthlymagazine on newsstands includes the list of Top Doctors. Several Allina Health providers are listed, including a number of Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health physicians! Minnesota Monthlycreates their annual Top Doctors list by as...

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E.coli Alert Information for YWCA Triathletes

E.coli Alert Information for YWCA Triathletes

Created on: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Author: Aaron Schmidt (2019 Summer Intern); Sean Willey, DO (YWCA Triathlon Medical Director)

E.coli has recently crept into the local spotlight this past weekend as Minneapolis Park and Rec Department closed Lake Nokomis' beaches following a confirmed E.coli outbreak, in which three children were infected as a result of swimming in Lake Nokomis during the period of July 26 through August...

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35W Road Construction Impacting Travel Around Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minneapolis Office

35W Road Construction Impacting Travel Around Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minneapolis Office

Created on: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Please make note of the following details regarding access to the Minneapolis clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital. We will attach updates from Allina Health as more details come available. NB I-35W to 31st St. ramp – CLOSED Closed 6 a.m. Fri, Dec. 6 through fall 2021 De...

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2019 Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship

Created on: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Established in 2008, the Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship program has awarded annual scholarships to two graduating Minnesota high school student athletes. One of the scholarships is awarded annually to a female student athlete intending to pu...

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Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Celebrates National Athletic Training Month - ATs are Health Care

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Celebrates National Athletic Training Month - ATs are Health Care

Created on: Friday, March 01, 2019
Author: Sarah Moeschter, ATC; Jill Michel, ATC

As Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health recognizes National Athletic Training Month, we wanted to take a moment to review some fine points of the athletic training profession. “Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professional...

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Welcome Dr. Breen and Dr. Gauger - Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgeons

Welcome Dr. Breen and Dr. Gauger - Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgeons

Created on: Thursday, November 01, 2018
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists has expanded the offerings in hand surgery with the addition of Dr. John Breen and Dr. Erich Gauger. We're excited to have this Dr. Breenjoins Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health after completing a hand surgery fellowship l...

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Dr. McCarty Steps Down From Minnesota Twins Team Physician Position

Dr. McCarty Steps Down From Minnesota Twins Team Physician Position

Created on: Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

After 13 seasons as a Team Physician for the Minnesota Twins, Dr. McCarty has stepped down to spend more time with his family. He is thankful for the years of support and friendship extended by his colleagues on the Twins Medical Staff, who enriched his life in so many ways throughout his t...

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Hip Blog (III): Hip Injuries in Hockey Goalies

Hip Blog (III): Hip Injuries in Hockey Goalies

Created on: Friday, August 24, 2018
Author: Summer Intern: Lauren Topor (Bethel '19), Ryan Fader, MD

The third installment of the Hip Blog was inspired by one of our 2018 Summer Interns, Lauren Topor (Bethel University '19). As a pre-medical student who also happens to be a goalie with the Bethel University Women's Hockey team, she became the ideal guest contributor to review common hip patholog...

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Hip Blog (Part II): Avulsion Injuries, Hip Pointers and Hip Subluxation

Hip Blog (Part II): Avulsion Injuries, Hip Pointers and Hip Subluxation

Created on: Thursday, July 05, 2018
Author: Ryan Fader, MD; Jessica Johnson

Since hockey never really stops in Minnesota, many players are in the midst of summer campsor leagues. With that in mind, we embarked on our second edition of the hip injury blog with Dr. Ryan Fader and the assistance of summer intern Jessica Johnson (University of Minnesota). In Par...

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Welcome Dr. Kevin Lindgren  - Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Hip and Knee Replacement

Welcome Dr. Kevin Lindgren - Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Hip and Knee Replacement

Created on: Monday, June 25, 2018
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. Kevin Lindgren recently joined Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health. Dr. Lindgren is a familiar face to many and has beenpracticing in the Twin Cities metro area for a few years. As a hip and knee joint replacement specialists, Dr. Lindgrenstrives to h...

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#MPRRaccoon and Climbing Injuries

#MPRRaccoon and Climbing Injuries

Created on: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Author: Lauren Topor (SAOS Summer Intern)

With all of the attention on a climbing raccoon Tuesday, June 12, we wanted to bring attention to potential orthopedic perils of rock climbing. One of our summer interns, Lauren Topor (Bethel University '19), reviewed injuries reported in the literature and shared the details below. #MPR...

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Hip Injuries in Hockey: “Coach- my hip hurts!”

Hip Injuries in Hockey: “Coach- my hip hurts!”

Created on: Friday, April 13, 2018
Author: Dr. Ryan Fader

As Minnesota hockey season winds down and professional hockey playoffs get started , we took a little time to review common hip issues in hockey players with Dr. Ryan Fader. He shares details on common hockey hip issues below. If you are a hockey player, parent, or coach, the terms “...

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Welcome Dr. Robert Tuttle, Specializing in Hip and Knee Replacement, Complex Hip and Knee Replacement Revision

Welcome Dr. Robert Tuttle, Specializing in Hip and Knee Replacement, Complex Hip and Knee Replacement Revision

Created on: Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. Robert Tuttle has joined Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health and will be seeing patients at the Mineapolis and Edina clinics. Tuttle has been practicing in the Twin Cities metro area for over 10 years and is well-known in the area of total joint replacement and total j...

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Blood tests for concussions?

Blood tests for concussions?

Created on: Friday, February 23, 2018
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

The FDA recently approved a blood test designed to help identify concussions , but many questions remain around the tests. Dr. Robby Bershow and Dr. Budd Renier joined WCCO Radio within the last week to review concussion practices. You can listen to the segments by selecting the links below. ...

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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

Created on: Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

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...

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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

Created on: Friday, September 29, 2017
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

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 trai...

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2017 Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarships Awarded to Kathryn Strege and Jon Klein

2017 Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarships Awarded to Kathryn Strege and Jon Klein

Created on: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Established in 2008, the Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship program has awarded annual scholarships to two graduating Minnesota high school student athletes. The purpose of the scholarships is to advance sports medicine and orthopedic care throu...

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