The University of Minnesota's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery aims to achieve top outcomes and patient experiences through scholarship, leadership, and education. 


Our faculty and physicians are passionate about providing excellent patient care. From the reconstruction of joints to treating sports injuries, the experts within our department cover the gamut of focus areas. We're also preparing the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons through world-class education and training programs.

Education & Training


We believe that scholarship, leadership, and education drive clinical excellence. We offer exceptional programs for residents, fellows, medical students, and practicioners interested in lifelong learning. 


Lab research

Our research has a rich heritage and spans the breadth of investigative techniques. Groundbreaking investigations, which have produced deep knowledge in cartilage injury, resulted in the first commercially available locking plate for the distal radius and clarified the role of the osteoclast in metastatic tumors have occurred in our department. 



Our researchers focus on five subspecialties, including adult reconstruction, hand, spine, musculoskeletal tumors, and sports medicine. 

For Patients

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Our physicians and specialists provide advanced treatment for the spectrum of orthopaedic conditions, from ankle sprains and minor bone fractures to complex spine, hip, knee, hand or bone cancer surgeries.