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Erik M. Wetter, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified

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Areas of Focus

Foot & Ankle Care
Hand & Wrist Care
Hip Care
Knee Care
Pediatric Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine
Trauma Care

Erik M. Wetter, MD

Practice Overview

Dr. Wetter is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in direct anterior hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, sports injuries, and complex fracture repair. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas. He practices at the Twin Cities Orthopedics clinics in Coon Rapids, Fridley, and Blaine. In addition to his patient care responsibilities, Dr. Wetter serves as the Director of Orthopedic Trauma at Mercy Hospital.

In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time at the lake with his wife and two sons.

Clinical Interest

Ankle/foot care, including Achilles repair, sports injuries, and arthritis

Elbow care, including distal biceps repair, cubital tunnel release, and tendonitis

Hand/wrist care, including trigger finger, carpal tunnel release, and endoscopic carpal tunnel release

Hip care, including anterior approach hip replacement, arthritis, and bursitis

Knee care, including total and partial knee replacement, minimally-invasive knee replacement, patient-specific knee replacement, minimally-invasive ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, cartilage injuries, arthritis, arthroscopy, and sports injuries

Pediatric care, including sports injuries and fracture care

Shoulder care, including impingement, bursitis, and tendonitis

Fracture care, including surgical and non-surgical treatment of all types of fractures and minimally-invasive fracture repairs


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Blaine Orthopedic Surgery Center
Maple Grove ASC
Maple Grove Hospital
Unity and Mercy Hospitals

Sports Affiliations

Spring Lake Park High School

Achievements & Awards

Top Doctor Rising Star: Voted an Orthopedic Rising Star by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2018)
Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics, Mercy Hospital (2016 – Present)
Director of Orthopedic Trauma, Mercy Hospital (2013 – Present)
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of Minnesota (2002)


Kelli Greene, MPAS, PA-C

Kelli Cannata, MPAS, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Lindsey S.
Care Coordinator

Chloe J.
Medical Scribe

Patient Testimonials

March 29, 2023

Tom B.

Dr. Wetter made the whole process easy. Any questions I had were always explained. I would highly recommend. The EXCEL Program at TCO was great!

January 19, 2023

Alan G.

I had surgery at TCO Blaine in November. This was the scene at my home a few days later. SEE VIDEO HERE. Thank you, Dr. Erik Wetter and staff for the excellent service and care. My hips don’t lie anymore!



October 20, 2022

Patricia B.

Dr. Erik Wetter performed emergency surgery for me in early August 2022. Surgery included; open treatment left femoral neck fracture with prosthetic replacement, a left anterior THA, closed treatment of left sacrum and pubic rami fractures without manipulation, and an ORIF left humerus proximal shaft.

On September 7th I had the first post-surgical appointment. Dr. Wetter was very encouraging in directing me in stretching my left humerus and shoulder to prevent a frozen shoulder. These exercises continued with OT and PT inpatient and outpatient care. The second follow up appointment with Dr. Wetter was in October. It showed additional healing, 75% with the humerus, and 80% with the pelvic area. I have been discharged from Dr. Wetter’s care after excellent, inspirational and encouraging care of my injuries and Surgeries. I truly appreciate Dr. Erik Wetter’s skillful care!

August 8, 2020

Barbara F.

Broke my right wrist trying my granddaughters hoverboard, yes I have checked it off my bucket list. The hospital tried to set it, but it was an unstable brake and I needed surgery. I was able to have surgery done two days later. Now, it’s been five weeks total and I’m starting to make bone, pain is minimal and I have almost normal range of motion. The staff and Dr. Wetter have been awesome. I would recommend them to anyone!

February 27, 2020

Brian B.

Dr. Wetter did a great job on my hip replacements, which were life changing for me, because of the level 10 pain I was having. After surgery the pain was almost zero. The PT staff at Mercy hospital and nursing staff made the rehab very tolerable. Thanks to Dr. Wetter, I am walking!

June 28, 2019

Steve L.

Had total hip replacement surgery February 2019. Surgery performed by Dr. Erik Wetter. Everything went as planned. Prior to surgery, I was in constant pain, some days worse than others, but it was always there. Walked with a limp, trips around the block were about as far as I could comfortably do. One week after surgery, was able to walk without any assistance (walker or cane). At four weeks post-surgery, started going for daily walks, building up to 3.5 miles at a time, with the pain decreasing and the time per mile decreasing and length of stride increasing. During the past month (3-4 months post-surgery), have been hiking in the mountains of Utah, canoeing and bike riding, all with NO hip pain or movement restrictions. Now I wonder why I waited so long to have this procedure done. It’s really nice to be able to do normal daily activities without any pain. Dr. Wetter did a wonderful job replacing my hip and he was also great to deal with prior to surgery and at my follow-up appointments. I would highly recommend him.

February 1, 2019

Carmen B.

Thank you Dr. Wetter and your assistants. They did a great job, no long waits, everyone was very nice and professional. I highly recommend. Carmen B.

May 1, 2018

Lee A.

I have been blessed with good health until my mid-sixties and then out of nowhere, one hip and then a few months later, the other hip essentially locked me up in severe pain. I couldn’t even walk across a skyway in downtown Minneapolis, where I worked, without stopping and catching my breath it was so painful. I reached out to someone who is familiar with the “physician/medical community” and he referred me to Dr. Wetter. Long story short, Dr. Wetter replaced both of my hips within a few months of each other. Reflecting back on the experience I can truthfully say everything he said that was going to happen before, during and after the surgeries, happened. No surprises, no misunderstandings about the process, procedure, outcome or post-surgery recovery issues/timetables. He is straight forward, honest and believable. He is surrounded by a great team of professionals at his office and the hospital. And finally, he LISTENS very well.

March 23, 2018

Fred S.

Dr. Erik Wetter, words will never be enough to thank you and your staff! When I broke my fibula bone, I was told at the emergency room that it would be 10-12 weeks before I could even put pressure on my leg. My wife and I for sure thought our RV trailer was going to sit out this year. When we went in to my appointment in December 2017, your staff made me feel so relaxed from the minute I arrived. Dr. Wetter told me the best option was surgery but promised I would be putting weight on my leg in 6 weeks and walking in 8 weeks! And he kept his promise.

Thanks so much to you and your staff for never making me feel like a patient but a family member. And a special thanks to Kelli Greene and Lisa P. Both of you have always explained everything and took your time to make sure I understood everything. The only bad experience I had was when Kelli said I did not have to come back anymore because I was healed. Thank you again! I am excited to be able to enjoy 2018.

February 9, 2018

Linda P.

Thank you, Dr. Wetter!

I actually slept through the night last night for the first time in weeks! You injected my shoulder and that is what I needed! I couldn’t believe it when I looked at the clock and it was 8:00am! I was waking up between 2:00-3:00am every night and not sleeping well.

Thank you. You were very nice and professional. I overheard a patient of yours expressing how happy he was and he stated: “you were the best surgeon ever!” How nice is that?  It made me smile. Thought I would do the same for you.

Thank you again,
Linda P.

November 5, 2015

Noha E.

I just want to say I am so grateful to the wonderful surgeon Dr. Wetter! He did a great job with me fixing my elbow. And also my therapist, Ingrid, she gives me hope and helped me a lot getting better. She is a great therapist. I am so grateful to the whole team. Thanks guys!

March 19, 2015

Ruth T.

My experience with Dr. Wetter was wonderful. Dr. Wetter was extremely personable, he gave me a thorough evaluation, he spent as much time as I needed answering my questions, explaining my condition to me and my husband, outlining the treatment options and helping me make a treatment decision then having his staff arrange treatment appointments with the appropriate facilities. I couldn’t have been more impressed. I highly recommend Dr. Wetter.

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