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Brian P. Bjerke, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Sports Medicine Fellowship

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Areas of Focus

Foot & Ankle Care
Hip Care
Knee Care
Pediatric Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine
Trauma Care

Brian P. Bjerke, MD

Practice Overview

Brian P. Bjerke, MD, is a board certified and sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He is currently a team physician for the Minnesota Vikings and the Team Physician for Augsburg University. His special interests include sports injuries in patients of all ages. Procedures Dr. Bjerke specializes in for the knee include: ACL and multi-ligament knee reconstructions, meniscus repairs, patellar instability, chondral injuries, knee malalignment surgery, quadriceps and patellar tendon injuries and total knee replacements. Procedures of the shoulder include: treatment of shoulder instability/labral injuries, shoulder separation injuries, bicep tendon injuries and rotator cuff tears. Procedures of the hip include: arthroscopy of the hip for treatment of femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears, proximal hamstring injuries and total hip replacements. Dr. Bjerke also performs procedures of the elbow and ankle, as well as fracture care of the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow and ankle.

Dr. Bjerke and his wife live in Edina with their three active boys. They enjoy participating in multiple sporting events as well as spending endless hours doing outdoor activities.

Clinical Interest

Sports medicine, including a broad range of sports injuries in athletes of all ages

Knee care, including ACL injuries, multi-ligamentous knee injuries, meniscus injuries, patellar instability, chondral injuries, knee malalignment surgery, quadriceps and patellar tendon injuries, and total knee replacements

Shoulder care, including shoulder instability/labral injuries, shoulder separation injuries, proximal bicep tendon injures, and rotator cuff tears

Hip care, including femoroacetabular impingement with labral tears, proximal hamstring, tendon injuries, and total hip replacements

Elbow care, including distal bicep and triceps tendon injuries

Ankle care, including lower extremity sprains/strains and Achilles tendon injuries

Fracture care, including most knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, and ankle fractures

Pediatric care, including both upper and lower extremity sprains/strains, sport injuries, and common fracture care


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Denver, CO

University of Minnesota

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
Fairview Ridges Hospital
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Minneapolis VA Medical Center
Orthopedic Institute
Ridgeview Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Medical Association
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery, VA Medical Center

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Minnesota Vikings
Head Team Physician: Augsburg College Athletics (2015 – Present)
Team Physician: University of St. Thomas (2012 – 2016)
Team Physician: Colorado Rockies (2012 – 2013)
Team Physician: Denver Broncos (2012 – 2013)


Katie Nelson, ATC, PA-C

Katie Nelson, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Andria L.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

April 23, 2023

Chris S.

After a frustrating 18 months of physical therapy at a different provider and then going to a chiropractor, I went to Dr. Bjerke at TCO. He concluded that I had a torn labrum, which was confirmed by a scan. He explained everything about the surgery and answered all my questions. He was thorough and patient throughout my recovery process in physical therapy. I highly recommend Dr. Bjerke and the team of physical therapists and caregivers at TCO!

June 20, 2021

Melissa P.

My husband saw Dr. Brian Bjerke for a quadricep tendon rupture. We could not be more pleased with the entire process. It was a stressful time for us and Dr. Bjerke, and all of his staff, went out of their way to listen and explain things to us. We cannot say enough positive things. Dr. Bjerke, Andria, Katie and everyone that we encountered was professional, knowledgeable and kind. Thank you all so much.

June 2, 2021

Lisa K.

I received wonderful care from Dr. Bjerke. He truly listened to my concerns so I felt like my input was important.

April 21, 2021

Lisa K.

Dr. Bjerke is an understanding, non-ageist physician. I received great news and care from him!

August 15, 2019

Phyllis B.

I had a total knee replacement of my left knee in April 2018 and a total knee replacement of my right knee in April 2019. Thanks to Dr. Bjerke and his staff, Katie and Andrea, I can walk and go up and down stairs without pain and I no longer limp at all. I totally recommend Dr. Bjerke and his staff to anyone who has knee pain. They are the greatest!

July 31, 2018

Phyllis B.

Dr. Bjerke replaced my left knee in April 2018. The surgery took away my arthritis pain in that knee immediately. After 6 weeks of outpatient therapy at TCO, I was able to walk again better than I had in many years. Dr. Bjerke and his staff (Katie and Andria) took wonderful care of me. I recommend them to anyone!!

April 16, 2018

Rita H.

I have my right knee replaced April 5, 2017 and my left knee replaced October 17, 2017, both by Dr. Bjerke. The staff all took great care of me. I have had wonderful results. The best thing is that I can walk pain free. This winter I have been ice skating and cross country skiing. Overall a great experience. So very happy to be moving again. The only advice I have for anyone thinking about having this done is: BE PATIENT. It may take 2-3 months before you start feeling that it was worth it! But it is the most wonderful thing ever!

March 23, 2018

Tom D.

Dr. Bjerke and his staff (Katie, Patrick, Andria) were very caring and professional. In determining that my knee pain was resonating from the hip, they first eliminated a number of potential causes focused on the knee. I was pushing for knee replacement, but their assessment of my knee structure as good led them to examine previous x-rays on the hip that indicated significant arthritis. That assessment led to hip injections that eliminated the pain and no surgery was required, all thanks to their pursuit of the actual cause.

March 23, 2018

Jennifer D.

I herniated a disc in my C spine in the fall and experienced terrible pain and numbness down my right arm. I saw Dr. Bjerke, who immediately got MRIs done and recommended rest, then a course of PT. He did an excellent job. I feel completely better and I just completed a 1/2 marathon. I am thankful to TCO for helping me when I was so worried a few months back!

October 7, 2016

Amy J.

I was very fortunate to be cared for by Dr. Bjerke! He applied emergency stabilization, recommended treatment protocol, performed surgery and provided followup care. We were extremely impressed with the knowledge, expertise, professionalism and caring manner of everyone we worked with – from the urgent care and surgical staff to the physical therapy specialists. Thank you for the excellent care, Dr. Bjerke and staff! It made a very painful situation much easier that I felt I was in good hands.

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