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February 22, 2022 - TCO

Healthcare Innovation: TCO Research Night 2022

Research and education are core foundations of our practice because we don’t believe “good” is “good enough.” Over the past few years, the TCO Annual Research and Education night has continued to grow and expand as we remain determined to stay on the forefront of medical innovation and technology. Presenting to peers and colleagues and facing constructive criticism creates a collaborative culture that encourages innovation.

Here are 3 big takeaways from this year:

Innovative research across the orthopedic spectrum

In addition to patient care responsibilities, many TCO providers also contribute to scholarly research studies and publications. In the past year, our providers researched the following notable topics: CMC/MP Fusion, Total Ankle Replacements, Talonavicular Fusion, Knee Rehabilitation including TRAC testing, Quadricep Muscle Size and Function after ACL Reconstruction, Quadricep Strength Following Meniscal Root Tears, Quadricep Tendon Autograft studies, Myocarditis in Athletes Following COVID-19, Refixation and Debridement of the Acetabular Hip Labrum and Femoroacetabular Impingement Outcomes.

In 2022, we look forward to the bio skills lab opening in Eagan, developing our PT residency and fellowship programs and continued research trials and clinical testing.

Collaboration amongst orthopedic experts

The TCO Annual Research and Education night provides an opportunity for shared learning and collaboration, as brilliant minds celebrate and constructively criticize one another’s work. Thank you to all who presented this year!

Chris Bailey, DPT

Clare McCarthy, MD

JW Matheson, DPT

Bryan Den Hartog, MD

Jon Schoenecker, DPT

Daniel Liechti, MD

Braidy Solie, DPT

Christopher Larson, MD

Chris Coetzee, MD

Ariel Rodriquez, MS

David Olson, MD

Hui Zhang, MD

Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD

Jill Monson, DPT

Phillip Thomas, MD

Nicole Schwery MS, CSCS & Michael Kiely, MS, SCCC

Thomas Comfort, MD

Independence in action

Twin Cities Orthopedics is an independent practice, and although it is not commonly recognized, TCO is owned and led by its physicians. This independent model grants providers the freedom to participate in a wide variety of research and contribute to academia, ultimately making orthopedics and healthcare in general better for everyone.