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Christopher E. Honstad, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Hand Surgery Fellowship Specializing in Disorders of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow & Upper Extremity

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Areas of Focus

Hand & Wrist Care
Pediatric Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine
Trauma Care

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Practice Overview

Christopher Honstad, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the entire upper extremity, including the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Dr. Honstad grew up in Chanhassen and graduated from Chaska High School. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, then completed Orthopedic Surgery residency in Hershey, Pennsylvania followed by an additional year of fellowship training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Tufts Medical Center and New England Babtist Hospital in Boston Massachusetts.

In his free time, Dr. Honstad enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughters, enjoying the outdoors and events in the local community.

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Clinical Interest

Elbow care, including tendonitis (tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow), elbow arthritis, elbow arthroscopy, elbow fractures, cubital tunnel syndrome, nerve compression, and distal biceps tendon repair

Hand care, including arthritis of the fingers and thumb, trauma, fractures, tendon and ligament injuries, skier’s/gamekeeper’s thumb, tendonitis, trigger fingers, nerve compression or injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome (endoscopic), scaphoid fractures, metacarpal fractures, Dupuytren’s contracture, and mucous/ganglion cysts

Wrist care, including wrist arthritis, ligament injuries, scapholunate (SL) injuries, wrist arthroscopy, distal radius (wrist) fractures, De Quervain’s tendonitis, TFCC tears, and ganglion cysts

Shoulder care, including rotator cuff injuries, impingement, bursitis, frozen shoulder, arthritis, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and shoulder fractures

Pediatric care, including fractures, elbow injuries, wrist and forearm fractures, fracture pinning, femur fractures, tibia fractures, ankle fractures, nonoperative fracture care, casting, trigger thumb, and tendon or nerve injuries

Sports medicine, including wrist, elbow, shoulder arthroscopy, ligament repairs, and tendonitis

Fracture care, including operative and nonoperative treatment of upper and lower extremity fractures, finger, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm, shoulder, clavicle, hip, femur, kneecap, tibia, ankle, and foot fractures


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Combined Hand Surgery Fellowship, Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Orthopedic Institute
Ridgeview Medical Center
Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center
Two Twelve Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Norwood-Young America High School Football


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Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

December 4, 2023

Michelle F.

I rolled my ATV when I was up north and broke my collar bone. The entire thing was so emotional, scary, and not close to home! Dr. Honstad performed the surgery to repair my comminuted fracture within days of the accident. It has healed properly and I am back to my regular hobbies of gardening, and all seasons of outdoor activities! I have no pain and complete movement of my shoulder/arm in any way. Thank you Dr. Honstad!

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