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Christopher J. Traynor, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible Foot & Ankle Fellowship

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Areas of Focus

Foot & Ankle Care
Hip Care
Knee Care
Sports Medicine
Trauma Care

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Practice Overview

Christopher Traynor, MD, hails from Fargo, North Dakota. He completed his undergraduate education at St. John’s University followed by medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. After medical school, he completed his Residency Training in Orthopedic Surgery at Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, MI.

Following residency, he returned closer to his roots to complete his Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship at Twin Cities Orthopedics. There he received training focused on foot deformity and reconstruction, traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle, bunion surgery, sports injuries of the foot and ankle, and ankle arthritis and replacement. In addition to foot and ankle care, Dr. Traynor treats a wide variety of general orthopedics, including fractures, traumatic and sport injuries, and hip and knee replacements.

Outside of work, Dr. Traynor is married with two young boys who keep him and his wife busy. He enjoys spending time with family at the lake and outdoor activities including hunting and fishing.

Clinical Interest

Ankle Care, including Ankle Joint Replacement, Ankle Joint Revision, Ankle Fusion, Ankle Ligament Reconstruction, Achilles Tendon Surgery and Ankle Fracture Surgeries

Foot Care, including Flatfoot Reconstruction, Bunion Surgery, Arthritis Surgery, Toe Deformity Correction, and Foot Fractures

Fracture Care 

Hip Care, including Total Hip Replacement

Knee Care, Including knee arthroscopy and Total Knee Replacement

Pediatric Care 

Shoulder Care 

Sports Medicine 


Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Twin Cities Orthopedics, Edina, MN

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI

Medical Degree
Doctor of Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Maple Grove Ambulatory Surgery Center
Maple Grove Hospital
North Memorial Hospital
Plymouth Orthopedic Surgery Center (2024)

Professional Affiliations

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (2020 – Present)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2017 – Present)

Achievements & Awards

St. John’s University President’s Scholar (2008 – 2012)
UNDSMHS Karen and Elvira Lynner Medical Scholarship (2014 – 2017)
Alpha Omega Alpha Selection (2017)
AOFAS Resident Scholar (2020)
WMU Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine Orthopedic Chief Resident (2021 – 2022)


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