Elizabeth Arendt, MD

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Elizabeth Arendt

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-273-9400

Fax 612-273-7959

Office Address:
2512 South 7th Street
Suite R200
Minneapolis MN 55454

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2450 Riverside Avenue South
Suite R200
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Angel Twardy

Administrative Phone

Administrative Fax Number

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgeon

University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

I listen to my patient's needs and help them understand their injury or musculoskeletal disease. I believe it is important to match my patient's expectations with my ability to help. I work with my patients to set their own goals for fitness and health.


Dr. Arendt is Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a faculty advisor for medical students. Dr. Arendt serves on the Editorial Boards of Knee and Shoulder in Sports and Trauma, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics Today, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, and American Journal of Sports Medicine.


  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics

Awards & Recognition

  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctors" 2014
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Best Doctors for Women",  2011, 2014
  • Best Doctors in America® 2007-2010, 2011-2012, 2013
  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors 2008, 2012-2015
  • President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 1994-2001
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Teaching Certificate (Division of Family Practice), 1993-1994
  • Sports Hall of Fame (elected), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1992
  • Merle Spurrier Award (Athletic Contribution Award), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1974

Professional Associations

  • University of Minnesota Physicians Board Member, 2010-Present
  • Clinical Practice Committee, 2006-Present
  • Vice-Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2003-Present
  • President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 1994-2001


Research Summary/Interests

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Patella
  • Patellar Dislocation
  • Joint Instability
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Deformity
  • Kneecap Arthritis



Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Patellofemoral dislocations (kneecap dislocations); Sports medicine; Knee arthroplasty (joint replacement); Knee reconstruction; Knee ligament reconstruction; Knee cartilage repair; Disease and injury of the kneecap joint; ACL injuries in females

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview