D. Charles Eggert, MD, is a sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic reconstruction of the knee, hip and shoulder. He also performs total joint replacement and fracture care. His special interest is in the care of athletes, including ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability, and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
Dr. Eggert enjoys spending time with his wife and children. His interests include fishing, golfing, skiing, and any outdoor activity.
Knee care, including treatment of ACL injuries, ligament injuries, meniscus injuries, patellar instability, cartilage injuries, quadriceps tendon tears, patellar tendon injuries and arthritis. Performs ACL reconstructions, meniscus repairs, ligament repairs, MPFL reconstructions, cartilage repair/restoration, and total knee replacement.
Shoulder care, including treatment of shoulder instability/dislocations, Bankart injuries, SLAP and labral tears, shoulder separation injuries, proximal bicep tendon injures and rotator cuff tears. Performs arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs, shoulder arthroscopy and CC ligament reconstruction.
Hip care, including treatment of femoroacetabular impingement with labral tears, proximal hamstring and abductor tendon injuries. Performs hip arthroscopy with labral repairs and FAI correction, proximal hamstring repair, and total hip replacements.
Elbow care, including treatment of distal bicep and triceps tendon injuries.
Ankle care, including treatment of lower extremity sprains/strains and Achilles tendon injuries.
Fracture care, including treatment of most knee, shoulder, clavicle, hip, elbow and ankle fractures
Pediatric care, including treatment of both upper and lower extremity sprains/strains, sport injuries, and common fracture care
Sports medicine, including special interest in treating athletes of all ages and skill
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Steadman Hawkins Clinic – Denver, CO
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Achievements & Awards
Minnesota Monthly Top Doctor Award (2022, 2023)
Team Physician: Belle Plaine High School
Team Physician: Holy Family High School (2022)
Team Physician: Denver Broncos (2014 – 2015)
Team Physician: Colorado Rockies (2014 – 2015)
For the past four years, I have been working with Dr. Charles Eggert to solve my hip problems. My hip pain was so excruciating that it was hard to walk and enjoy the activities I liked to do such as hiking, playing basketball, and weightlifting. I tried physical therapy first, and then decided to have surgery with Dr. Eggert.
I do not know where I would be without the care that I received from TCO. I made it back on the court and can do my other activities! My TCO team pushed me weekly, taught me to never give up, and contributed to my love for orthopedics.
October 1, 2020
I absolutely cannot say enough good about Dr. Eggert and his team, Adam & Tammy. My son tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus, two weeks into his junior-year football season. Dr. Eggert performed the surgery to repair his knee. Dr. Eggert is knowledgeable, a skilled surgeon and empathetic to the patient and their situation. I appreciate the fact that Dr. Eggert always took the time to answer our questions to our understanding. We knew going into the surgery that the road to recovery would be long. The communication and follow-up between Dr. Eggert, his team, the physical therapists and my son was excellent. While I’d hope we don’t need his services in the future, I wouldn’t see anyone else!
August 20, 2020
Dr. Eggert is a fantastic physician, very thorough and has good bedside manner!
January 11, 2020
In November I had a total knee replacement. The successful surgery was performed by Dr. Charles Eggert. I was extremely impressed by his ability to find specific antibiotics and pain medications that I was not allergic to. My gratitude, complements and complete satisfaction are extended to him for a surgery with no infections. After many weeks of strenuous physical therapy, I returned to work. I am looking forward to hiking around America’s National Parks.
May 13, 2019
As a lifetime athlete who competes weekly in various sports, I was very apprehensive regarding the prospect of knee surgery. My first thought was “I’m not going to be able to do what I love or compete at a high level”. I met with Dr. Eggert and my attitude and prospects changed quickly for the better. Dr. Eggert was very calm, positive and straightforward on what my surgery would look like, recovery and long term outlook. Having done many surgeries of this type (and much more complex), his calmness and positive outlook helped me relax immensely. Also, knowing Dr. Eggert had worked with professional sports teams also gave me confidence in his expertise. After my initial consult I was scheduled for surgery shortly after and the procedure was very quick and painless. I was walking within days and in 2 weeks I was exercising at 70%, in 3-4 weeks I was back playing tennis, running and basketball and SMILING the whole time! Now, 2 months have passed and I have 100% recovery, speed, strength and flexibility. I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Eggert to help anybody with their surgery needs!
April 6, 2019
Twin Cities Orthopedics Helped Me Get Back To An Active Life
In the fall of 2018, my mind was foggy and my body was bruised. “How did I get here?” I wondered aloud. The nurse reminded me that I fell down the stairs the night before. “You might have some memory loss from the concussion,” she said. I didn’t remember the fall but I did remember my disdain for stairs. For the past year, my knees had been in constant pain, and they were so swollen it was hard to bend or straighten them.
As I stared at the ceiling from my hospital bed, I thought “This is not how I pictured my golden years.” At 63 years, I thought I would be riding a bicycle with my grandchildren and hiking through national parks with my husband. However, those goals require good physical health, while I suffered from worn out and previously torn meniscuses in both knees. Even with rest, ice bag applications, and frequent use of analgesics, day-to-day activities were excruciating. I tried massages, chiropractic adjustments, and cortisone shots; but the relief was minor and short- lived.
Finally, I decided to make an appointment with Twin Cities Orthopedics. To my surprise, Tammy, a very compassionate nurse at Twin Cities Orthopedics, offered me an immediate visit. From the moment I met Dr. D. Charles Eggert, I knew I had the made the right decision. He offered me alternative treatments and medication, and gave me hope for the future. My treatment plan included viscosupplementation, also known as “rooster comb” injections. The shots provide cushioning to decrease pain and protect against further damage. I was shocked at how much better my knees felt afterwards! Twin Cities Orthopedics also gave me physical therapy exercises to strengthen the muscles around my knees and improve my balance. Now, my joints no longer catch or lock up. Thanks to the staff at Twin Cities Orthopedics, I will be biking, hiking and enjoying an active life again!
February 12, 2018
I met with Dr. Eggert to get a second opinion as to whether or not I needed to have another surgery to replace hardware that was put in my hip in June due to a fall. I was very impressed with Dr. Eggert. He studied all my x-rays, bone scans and reports from day one of my surgery. The Ortho Dr. I had seen previously did not look at any previous reports. Dr. Eggert spent over an hour explaining my options, showing my daughter and I the x-rays, and letting us know his opinion as to what was causing my pain. I would give Dr. Eggert a 10. 🙂
August 16, 2016
I met Dr. Eggert after I broke both bones in my lower right leg while going to get the mail and slipping on ice. He performed surgery, including putting a titanium rod inside the tibia from the knee to the ankle, along with screws to hold it in place. The recovery process is close to finished and has gone smoothly, absolutely no complaints. I am thankful that Dr. Eggert is my doctor. He is a kind, caring doctor, skilled surgeon, and a very nice person. I am very pleased with the work he did and would highly recommend him to others in a similar need.
June 15, 2016
I have had tears in both of my shoulders involving the labrum to each side for the past 5 years or so. I also learned through MRIs that my labrums weren’t developed normally to the socket, and so I endured loose shoulder joints throughout my life. I tried everything from conservative therapy pre-surgery, as well as attempting to “tough it out” and limiting myself from most aspects of any sport. Having an athletic personality I felt continuously frustrated and saw no improvements in stability. Eventually I decided it was time to take action and see a surgeon.
Twin Cities Orthopedics introduced me to Dr. Eggert. The medical knowledge this man has is incredible, he was able to answer all questions I had and explained in great detail the arthroscopic procedures. I knew pretty quickly I was in good hands between Dr. Eggert and his staff. I had my right shoulder operated on mid-February, and the left shoulder done later in March. As I progressed with my therapy program I noticed stability in my shoulder like never before.
I am now a total of four months post-op since my first surgery. Every day I notice improvements and am so thankful and happy with the surgeries. It is a long recovery, but I have been so happy with the results. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Cathy Carrabre (Physical Therapist) who did an amazing job.
This has been a life changing experience. In a year or so from now I should be able to resume all activities I have missed out on for so long without restrictions. 10/10 experience. You guys are the best.