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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Sports Medicine & Shoulder Elbow Fellowship Hip Preservation Fellowship

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Areas of Focus

Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine

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Practice Overview

Dr. David Hartigan is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and a graduate of Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgery Residency program. He is dual fellowship trained in hip preservation/replacement at American Hip Institute in Chicago, IL and Sports Medicine at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Hartigan specializes in all aspects of hip care including: hip arthroscopy, FAI, labral repair, periacetabular osteotomy, surgical hip dislocation, proximal hamstring ruptures, abductor tendon repair and minimally invasive anterior hip replacement. In addition to comprehensive hip care, Dr. Hartigan also specializes in all aspects of sports medicine including complex knee and shoulder disorders in both the professional and recreational athlete.

Dr. Hartigan spent the first three years of his career helping to develop the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine program in Phoenix Arizona. He served as head team physician for the Phoenix Rising Soccer Club, assistant team physician for the NHL Arizona Coyotes, and a consulting physician for Arizona State University. Dr. Hartigan is dedicated to both research and education with over 50 peer reviewed journal articles, over 50 podium presentations on hip and Sports Medicine topics, co-director and co-founder of the annual Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Symposium in Phoenix, and serving as the associate program director of the Mayo Clinic Arizona residency program. He is excited to continue to build on these accomplishments as a Twin Cities Orthopedic Surgeon.

In his free time, Dr. Hartigan enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children at various sporting events, the lake, and discovering new hiking trails in MN.

Clinical Interest

Hip Care, including Hip arthroscopy for Labral Pathology, Hip Endoscopy for Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, Abductor Tendon Tear Treatment, Peri-Acetabular Osteotomy for Hip Dysplasia, Surgical Hip Dislocation for Chondral Lesions of the Femur, Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery, Core Decompression, Biologic Treatment of Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
Elbow Care, including Tennis Elbow Surgery, Distal Biceps Tendon Repair, Tommy Johns Surgery (UCL Reconstruction), Triceps Tendon Repair, Golfers Elbow Surgery
Fracture Care, including Ankle fractures, hip fractures, knee fractures
Knee Care, including Ligamentous Reconstructions about the Knee (ACL/PCL/FCL/MCL); Osteotomies of the Knee for Coronal Plane Mal-Alignment, Cartilage Restoration Techniques of the Knee, Patellafemoral Realignment Surgery, Medial Patella-Femoral Ligament Reconstruction, Quadriceps Tendon Repair, Patellar Tendon Repair,
Shoulder Care, including Shoulder Instability, Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery, Superior capsular Reconstruction, Biceps Tendon Surgery, Superior Labral Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Surgery, Shoulder Impingement Surgery, Proximal Humerus Fracture Repair

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship
Sports Medicine & Shoulder Elbow, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, North Carolina
Hip Preservation, American Hip Institute, Chicago, IL

Residency
Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Minnesota

Medical Degree
Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Fairview South
Maple Grove Ambulatory Surgery Center
Maple Grove Hospital
North Memorial

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Member (2009 – Present)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member (2014 – Present)
Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member (2013 – Present)
Arthroscopy Association of North America, Associate Instructor (2016)
Arthroscopy Association of North America, Masters Hip Arthroscopy, Instructor (2016 – Present)
International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA), Member (2016 – Present)
Mid America Orthopedic Association, Member (2009 – Present)

Achievements and Awards

Most Outstanding Biology Student, Best GPA in Biology Program, University of North Florida (2001)
Academic Player of the Year – Peach Belt Conference (2003)
Nominee, Academic All American (2003)
Verizon Academic All District 1st Team, Verizon Academic (2003)
Summa Cum Laude, University of North Florida (2004)
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Creighton University School of Medicine (2009)
Hoover Award for Excellence in Residency, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic (2015)

Appointments

Mayo Clinic Rochester, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Administrative Chief Resident (2014)
Mayo Clinic Rochester, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Surgical Interest Group, Member (2014 – 2015)
Mayo Clinic Rochester, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Resident Welcoming Committee, Member (2010 – 2015)
Mayo Clinic Arizona, Department of Education Administration, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Performance Evaluation Committee, Member (2016 – 7/2019)
Mayo Clinic Arizona, Department of Education Administration, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Clinical Competency Committee, Member (2016 – 7/2019)
Mayo Clinic Arizona, Department of Education Administration, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Associate Program Director (2017 – 7/2019)
Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, C-Arm Standardization
Workgroup, Member (2017 – 7/2019)
Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine Program Multi-Specialty Workgroup, Member (2016 – 7/2019)
Creighton University School of Medicine, Institute for Latin American Concern, Medical Student Volunteer (2008)
Creighton University School of Medicine, Magis Clinic, Medical Student Volunteer (2007 – 2009)
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, Mayo Clinic Scholar (2015 – 2016)
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Instructor in Orthopedics (2016 – 2018)
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Assistant Professor in Orthopedics (2018 – 7/2019)

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Arizona Ballet (2016 – 7/2019)
Medical Liaison: Cactus Bowl (2016)
Medical Liaison: Fiesta Bowl (2016)
Medical Liaison: Men’s NCAA Final Four (2017)
Head Team Physician: Phoenix Rising Professional Soccer (2017 – 7/2019)
NHL Assistant Team Physician: Arizona Coyotes (2018 – 7/2019)
Consulting Team Physician: Arizona State University (2017 – 7/2019)

Staff

Marie M.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

September 9, 2019

Kerri

Dr. Hartigan listened to me and we worked together on a plan that would get me out of daily pain and back to normal activity. He was patient with me and thoroughly answered all my questions. I am extremely happy with the outcome.

August 23, 2019

Jason J.

Less than a week after my injury, I had my surgery and started my rehab process. It’s been 4 months since I had my surgery and have had no issues or setbacks in my rehab. A surgery that normally takes patients longer to recover from, yet alone return to professional competition. Safe to say the surgery was a success.

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August 19, 2019

Cecilia S.

I was a noncompetitive runner for several decades, but in December of 2016 developed right medial knee pain which did not resolve with conservative measures. A torn right medial meniscus was diagnosed, in the setting of significant degenerative change to the knee. Both my sports medicine MD (non-surgeon) and the orthopedic surgeon to whom he referred me told me that I was not a surgical candidate given the multiple cartilage defects in my knee, and I was told that I would have to adjust to a new normal of very limited activity, and that I would require a joint replacement sooner rather than later.

I have learned that, when one has a medical problem that physicians tell you cannot be solved, it often pays to seek a second opinion. I was fortunate to seek that second opinion from Dr. David Hartigan. After reviewing my MRI and examining my knee, he told me that he believed that addressing my torn meniscus was worthwhile, even in the setting of my other degenerative changes. He was truthful and upfront so that I understood that my knee would never be normal again, but that he felt that chances were good that my symptoms would be improved and that I would be able to resume at least some improved level of activity. He operated on my knee in June of 2018; my recovery was relatively low-pain and simple. Dr. Hartigan prepared me well for what to expect post-operatively.

Since my surgery, my knee has gradually improved a great deal. As Dr. Hartigan stressed, I have not and will not run again so as to protect what cartilage remains, even though I miss running tremendously. However, I can do pretty much every non-impact activity that I want now. I can ellipticize without problem, ride my bike without any symptoms at all, and swim. I can walk long distances faster than most people I know. Most importantly, I have been able to hike again without issue. This 5th of July, one year after my surgery, I hiked with my family to the summit of Mt. Humphrey, the tallest peak in Arizona at 12633 feet, using sport hiking poles to limit impact, and had no problem with my knee whatsoever. I was elated!!

If you are looking for a skilled, knowledgeable and competent orthopedic surgeon to address your joint pathology, I highly recommend Dr. Hartigan!
-Cecilia

August 19, 2019

Carmine I.

I am a very active individual (75 years young) who was in tremendous hip pain in early March 2018 and I was looking for a hip surgeon who specialized in the anterior method of complete hip replacement. In doing my research attempting to identify a surgeon, our daughter-in-law (an ex-Mayo physician) passed along the name of Dr. David Hartigan. In my initial consultation with Dr. Hartigan, I was very pleased with his communication & medical skills. I felt extremely comfortable in all our discussions in every aspect of the procedure – Dr. Hartigan & I discussed exactly how/what was going to occur in the operating room; we reviewed all expectations relating to my hip pain, post-surgery do’s & don’ts and finally, I felt fabulous having Dr. Hartigan by my side in pre-surgery prep, during surgery and post-surgery. That evening after the left hip was completely replaced, all of my pain was totally gone and I was up walking around the floor. Also, in December 2018, Dr. Hartigan performed a right hip replacement with the very same positive results.

I feel totally confident that I can refer Dr. David Hartigan to any patient that presents with severe hip pain for a complete hip replacement. He is an outstanding hip surgeon, has great communication skills, awesome medical skills and is a very fine person.

His grateful patient,
Carmine

August 15, 2019

Collin F.

Dr. Hartigan was great to work with and did a great job with my knee surgery. I am a professional athlete and he was our team doctor. Dr. Hartigan did a great job getting me back on the field, healthy and fit to play.

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August 15, 2019

Alessandro R.

As a professional soccer player for the Phoenix Rising soccer club, it was important for me to get the best possible surgery to have the best chance of getting back on the pitch. Thankfully, Dr. Hartigan did a great job. My knee feels strong and very stable. Grateful to have worked with him and would recommend him to anyone in need of this service. He is very patient with his client and answers all questions at almost any time of day, always looking to help you feel comfortable with the situation. Great personality and all around top lad. Thanks again doc, you are awesome!!

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