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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

Ankle Care
Elbow Care
Hip Care
Knee Care
Pediatric Care
Shoulder Care
Sports Medicine

Practice Overview

Brian P. Bjerke, MD, is a board certified and sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. His special interests are in sports injuries. Procedures Dr. Bjerke specializes in arthroscopy of the hip, knee, and shoulder, ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability and rotator cuff injury, hip arthroscopy, hip FAI correction, total joint replacement, and fracture care.

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

Ankle Care

Elbow Care

Hip Care, including Hip Joint Replacement

Knee Care, including Knee Joint Replacement

Pediatric Care

Shoulder Care

Sports Medicine

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Residency
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
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: Colorado Rockies (2012 – 2013)
Team Physician: Denver Broncos (2012 – 2013)
Team Physician: University of St. Thomas – Football
Team Physician: University of St. Thomas – Men’s and Women’s Hockey
Head Team Physician: Augsburg College Athletics (2015 – Present)

Staff

Katie Nelson, ATC, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Andria L.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

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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