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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction

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Areas of Focus

Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder Care
Sports Medicine

Practice Overview

Allan F. Hunt, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. Working with patients of all ages, Dr. Hunt’s areas of expertise include arthroscopic shoulder and knee reconstruction, and adult shoulder, knee, and hip reconstruction. He is one of few surgeons currently performing Quad Tendon ACL Reconstruction. Dr. Hunt served in the United States Army Reserves for 11 years, and maintains a strong relationship with the VA, including surgical teaching at VA hospitals in the Twin Cities.

In his free time, Dr. Hunt enjoys volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America as a Scout Master and Den Leader.

Dr. Hunt also participates in the TCO EXCEL Surgery & Recovery Program. Learn more about EXCEL here.

Clinical Interest

Shoulder Care, including Shoulder Joint Replacement, Shoulder Joint Revision, Adult Reconstructive Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction and Reverse Total Shoulder

Knee Care, including Knee Joint Replacement, Adult Reconstructive Knee Surgery and ACL Reconstruction

Sports Medicine, including Cartilage Resurfacing, Rotator Cuff Repair and Shoulder Instability

Hip Care, including Hip Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstructive Hip Surgery

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Residency
University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Abbott Northwestern Hospital*
Crosstown Surgery Center
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Maple Grove Hospital
VA Medical Center
WestHealth Surgery Center

*Abbot Northwestern Hospital is ranked #1 in the Twin Cities and in the top 25 hospitals in the nation in the specialty of Orthopedics by U.S. Weekly News & World Report

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
Twin Cities Orthopaedic Society

Educational Appointments

Former Instructor for the Tria Sports Medicine Fellowship
Arthrex Educator
St. John’s University Alumni

Achievements and Awards

Voted as a Top Doctor in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Staff

Nicholas Meath, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Robert B., OA
Orthopedic Physician Assistant

Kendra G.
Care Coordinator

Kate D.
Clinical Assistant

Jen L.
Certified Clinical Assistant

Patient Testimonials

January 9, 2018

Carol L.

I had total knee replacement surgery approximately a year ago and I can honestly say that I haven’t felt this great in around five years. Dr. Hunt was amazing along my journey.  He was kind, knowledgeable and had excellent bedside manner. I also was part of the EXCEL program.  The suites were perfect for recovery and having one on one nursing staff available was a plus as well.  The physical therapy was great because I was provided services often and it was right down the hallway. I am back to the person I used to be – being active once again and without pain!

December 19, 2017

Rebecca L.

Dr. Allan Hunt’s expertise and caring manner provided an exceptional experience for a very difficult procedure of total knee replacement. His care team was helpful and considerate of every question, need, and concern. The EXCEL program was amazing from pre-op to post-op. I could not have wished for a better scenario. I am fortunate to have been referred to such an amazing surgeon. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!

December 19, 2017

Sheryl R.

When I was told that I needed a knee replacement, I went to my friend who was the head nurse of the orthopedic department at Abbott Northwestern. She recommended Dr. Hunt and that was all the confirmation I needed because I had worked with him as an Operating Room nurse when he was a resident. Although it had been over 18 years I remembered what a nice, kind, caring person he was. I have been so happy with my outcome! The constant pain is gone and I am out doing what I was limited to before. My care at Abbott was wonderful. I would say if you are living in pain go see Dr. Hunt!

November 30, 2017

Cheryl B.

After dealing with increasing pain in my hip that limited my active lifestyle, I gave in to the fact that I would need a hip replacement. I was referred to Dr. Hunt and that decision changed my life. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable by explaining what to expect during every step my process from consultation to surgery and post surgery. It’s coming up on one year since my surgery and I’ve climbed to the top of a Mayan Temple in Mexico; went parasailing in Belize; and went zip lining in Playa Del Carmen. Dr. Hunt is a great surgeon and I would recommend him to everyone!

November 22, 2017

Keith O.

Dr. Hunt, this may seem too corny to endure, but I’ll risk it.  I find myself struggling to express the depth of my gratitude to you and the team of caring professionals you have gathered around you for the fifteen years or more you have added to my life. When I decided to go to you to replace my knees late in 2008, I was seriously facing the loss of most of my outdoor activities. In January, 2009, you and your team replaced both of my knees, and in two surgeries during 2011 you also replaced both of my shoulders. Now you have given me a new right hip.  Because of your work, I have continued to backpack with three generations of family members for days on end on Isle Royale every fall (sometimes twice in a season). Early last spring I backpacked about forty miles of the Superior Hiking trail with a friend. Libby and I have been able to tour the Peruvian Amazon and the Peruvian sacred valley, and then spend a week on the Galápagos Islands. As a pastor I made multiple trips to partner congregations in El Salvador and in Nigeria. Twice I’ve made it to Alaska, most recently with Libby for a stay with friends in Halibut Cove on Kachemak Bay. Two years ago Libby and I toured Iceland, reunited with her relatives in Sweden and with my relatives and friends in Norway. And for the last three years I’ve led delegations to explore how migratory birds connect Minnesota and Nicaragua.  All this scattered among countless forays across Minnesota and Wisconsin to go birding in remote wild corners of our region.

I only hope this little album of memories gives you some sense of my gratitude to you for your work and for my privilege of having access to this health care (when so many across the world do not).

Blessings, Keith O.

June 29, 2017

Mike H.

Dr.Hunt was thorough and went the extra mile to help with my knee problems. He has also helped my wife with shoulder surgery. Highly recommend Dr. Hunt.

December 15, 2016

Jerry S.

Quite possibly the best doctor and/or surgeon I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I don’t do surveys or customer service responses but I had to give praise to Dr.Hunt. In my life time I have had 12 surgeries and talked to countless friends about the surgeries they have had. Nothing compares to how much Dr.Hunt cares for his clients/ patients, his beds side manners, ability to keep up with the latest innovations in medicine, how he treats his team and those that support him when operating. Dr.Hunt replaced both my hips and both knees. He is always positive, encouraging and sincere. I now have my life back and can get back to an active life. I recommend Dr.Hunt to everyone and anyone who has joint problems.

October 10, 2016

Jimmy B.

As a sports fanatic, it was very difficult to forego activities like golf, softball, bowling, etc. due to inability to walk or run without severe pain. Previous surgeons informed me that at my age of 57 that I was “too young” to have knee replacement surgery. Waiting an additional 18 months proved too painful and I got a referral to see the good doctor Allan. Within 30 days I had two Oxford partial knee replacements and returned home after surgery at Abbott within 36 hours. I was driving within three weeks and after successful therapy sessions I’m out golfing, trapshooting, boating and enjoying all kinds of activities. Dr. Hunt’s group at TCO and the staff at Abbott were absolutely superb and a patient couldn’t ask for any better treatment. Dr. Hunt reviewed every step of the procedure in detail and I felt comfortable with the decisions that were made for my health. You will not regret choosing Dr. Hunt as your surgeon.

August 22, 2016

Steven M.

I would recommend Dr. Hunt to anyone he is the best surgeon bar none.

*Steven had a knee replacement and shoulder replacement done with Dr. Hunt at TCO

May 2, 2016

John E.

This is the guy to go to. No kidding, he has helped me a lot, my knees and my hips are worn out. Next step will probably be surgery and Dr. Hunt is the guy to take care of me.

October 6, 2015

Mary N.

If someone ever would tell me I would look forward to an 8″ needle (I think; I never look) going straight into my hip, I would walk straight away. More likely, limp. Having seen Dr. Hunt and getting the crusty-hip-on-the-road-to-replacement diagnosis, I was given options to delay the inevitable. And this would be those injections. I had a dislocated knee in junior high and had a really bad needle in the knee joint aspiration so when Dr. Hunt suggested this, I got the queasies. Not a very willing patient. And that is where Nick Meath comes in. Straighforward, down-to-earth, deadpan funny, beyond professional Nick the Needle. He explained his ultrasound targeting procedure and assured me he just didn’t miss. And you know what? He doesn’t. While I don’t look forward to heading in for a top-off, I have come to trust Nick and his competence completely. Knowing that when my replacement day comes, Nick will be part of the surgical team reassures me to no end. I cannot commend this young man enough for the patience, care, and compassion he has shown me. He is just that good! Thank you, Nick.

September 4, 2015

John F.

Good as new! Dr. Hunt did my hip replacement and I feel great. I am back biking, swimming and hiking. I even enjoy mowing the lawn again.

June 5, 2015

Gary B.

16 weeks post surgery and I was able to return to playing volleyball. I wish the rest of my limbs felt as good as my repaired shoulder! Thanks to Dr. Hunt‘s team and Physical Therapy team for a near painless and quick recovery!

March 5, 2015

Dave S.

I have waited too long to do this, but I feel I now must. I want to thank Dr. Hunt for the care I received during my total knee replacement. I can’t say enough about Dr. Hunt, not only as a surgeon, but as person. His skill produces confidence; his calmness provides trust; his kindness elicits relaxation; and his patience shows he is caring. Dr. Hunt and his team are, WITHOUT QUESTION, the most professional and courteous group of care givers I have ever encountered. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!

October 11, 2012

Bill R.

Bill R. of Plymouth had both of his knees replaced by Allan Hunt, MD at the same time. “Dr. Hunt was fabulous,” said Bill. Three months after the surgery and “I am playing golf totally pain free,” he said.

March 7, 2012

Gary A.

Dr. Hunt analyzed my previous scan and report, did a thorough physical evaluation and clearly explained my current injury,” said Gary A. (pictured on left) of Minneapolis. After recently suffering a shoulder injury, Gary scheduled an appointment with Allan Hunt, MD (pictured on right), of Twin Cities Orthopedics Edina. “He took the time to listen carefully and responded in a friendly, caring and respectful way,” he said. “I also appreciated his sense of humor and down to earth manner. A great first encounter!”

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