Mark Dahl, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Mark Dahl

Contact Info

dahlx061@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-273-9400

Fax 612-273-7959

Office Address:
M Health Clinics and Surgery Center
909 Fulton St SE
4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2450 Riverside Avenue South
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Jennell Green

Administrative Phone
612-273-8058

Administrative Email
gree1513@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-273-7959

Additional Locations

Practices:

  • Orthopaedic Clinic

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgeon


Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Minnesota, MN

Fellowship in Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction, Hospital of Lecco, Italy


I've always viewed my role as a surgeon and physician to be the very best that I can be for every patient, every time. It is a privilege and a responsibility to be entrusted with an individual's health.

Summary

My practice has evolved into a diverse and exciting combination of lower extremity cartilage preservation and arthroplasty, limb lengthening, and deformity reconstruction. I've spent decades traveling the world, learning, and collaborating with experts in areas of trauma, joint replacement, pediatrics, and congenital and acquired limb deformities. I often seek a multidisciplinary solution to complex problems as well as a simple solution to simple problems.

Expertise

  • Orthopaedics

Awards & Recognition

  • St. Cloud State University Distinguished Alumni Award (1992)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor (2012-2018)

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Association
  • Director, Limb Length Clinics, University of Minnesota Medical Center (1992-2004)
  • Director, Limb Length and Deformity Correction Program, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare (1989-current)
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Bone and Join Surgery (1995-2014)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Minimally invasive hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Cartilage preservation such as meniscal repair
  • Osteochondral defects
  • Osteotomies about the knee and ankle
  • Motorized implantable limb length and deformity reconstruction technologies 

Publications

  • Dahl, M.T. and Fisher, D.A. “Lower extremity lengthening by Wagner’s method and by callus distraction,” Orthopaedic Clinics of North America, 22:4, 1991
  • Cooney, W.P. and Dahl, M.T. “Radial aplasia and distraction lengthening: radial deficiency and the role of distraction lengthening,” Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, 16:3, 1992
  • Dahl, M.T. “Correction of lower extremity deformities by distraction osteogenesis,” Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, 16:3, 1992
  • Dahl, M.T., Birch, J., Herzenberg, J., Rozbruch, R. “Motorized Intramedullary Lengthening” Journal AAOS, February 2014
  • Dahl, M.T., Green, Stuart Textbook: “Complications of Limb Lengthening-Prevention and Treatment” Springer-Verlag, in preparation, to be published October 2014
  • Dahl, M.T. "Motorized Intramedullary Limb Lengthening - An Emerging Technology," CORR, Book Chapter, July 2014.
  • Dahl, MT. "Hybrid Techniques for Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction," CORR, Book Chapter, July 2014
  • Dahl, M.T., Oh, Change-Wug. "Hybrid Techniques for Limb Length and Deformity Correction." Pediatric Limb Deformities. Book Chapter, Springer, 2016.
  • Dahl, M.T. "Motorized Intramedullary Lengthening, an Emerging Technology for Limb Length and Deformity Correction." Pediatric Lower Limb Deformities, Book Chapter, Springer, 2016.
  • Dahl, M.T., Green, Stuart. Textbook. "Intramedullary Limb Lengthening." Springer, 2017.

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Limb Lengthening; Deformity Correction; Knee Arthritis and Cartilage Preservation; Ankle Arthritis and Cartilage Preservation; Lower Extremity Osteotomy; Repair of Nonunions