• 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

    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. On Friday, June 1, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) began Phase 2 of the four-year-long I-35W construction project. Major disruptions will occur June through September 2018. If yo...
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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

    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 Part 1 of our hip injury blog, we focused on some of the most common reasons for hip pain in the athlet...
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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

    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 help patients restore function and regain lost quality of life. Dr. Lindgren trained at the Medical ...
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  • #MPRRaccoon and Climbing Injuries

    #MPRRaccoon and Climbing Injuries

    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. #MPRRaccoon charmed the world Tuesday as it scaled the UBS tower in downtown St. Paul, climbing 25 stori...
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  • Hip Injuries in Hockey: “Coach- my hip hurts!”

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

    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 “groin strain” or “hip flexor strain” are likely familiar to your ears. But w...
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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.