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Erik M. Wetter, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified

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Areas of Focus

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

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, Arthritis

Elbow Care, including Distal Biceps Repair, Cubital Tunnel Release, Tendonitis

Hand/Wrist Care, including Trigger Finger, Carpal Tunnel Release, Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Hip Care, including Anterior Approach Hip Replacement, Arthritis, 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, Sports Injuries

Non-Surgical Spine & Neck Care

Pediatric Care, including Sports Injuries and Fracture Care

Shoulder Care, including Impingement, Bursitis, Tendonitis

Fracture Care, including Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment of all types of Fractures, Minimally-Invasive Fracture Repair

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Residency
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Maple Grove ASC
Maple Grove Hospital
Minnesota Orthopaedic Surgery Center
Unity and Mercy Hospitals

Sports Affiliations

Spring Lake Park High School

Achievements and 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)

Staff

Kelli Greene, MPAS, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Mary M.
Care Coordinator

Lisa P.
Clinical Assistant

Katie P.
Medical Scribe

Patient Testimonials

March 23, 2018

Fred S.

Dr. Erik Wetter, words will never be enough to thank you and your staff! When I broke 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 L., 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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