About the Practice
Erik M. Wetter, MD
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.
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
University of Minnesota Medical School
Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations
Blaine Orthopedic Surgery Center
Maple Grove ASC
Maple Grove Hospital
Unity and Mercy Hospitals
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)
Physician Assistant, Board Certified
Kelli M. Cannata, PA-C, MPAS, is a board-certified Physician Assistant working in conjunction with Dr. Wetter to coordinate excellent orthopedic patient care.
In addition to working with Dr. Wetter’s team, Kelli also works with the spine team and sees patients for spine, neck, and back injuries or issues.
In her free time, she enjoys skiing, running, and spending time on the lake with her family.
Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science, Wheaton College
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Katie has worked for Twin Cities Orthopedics since June of 2021 as a medical scribe. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, where she obtained a background in anatomy, physiology, biology and genetics. In her role as a medical scribe, she primarily assists Dr. Wetter with medical documentation of each patient visit, as well as creates a cohesive work flow for all functional areas of the clinic. In her free time, Chloe enjoys cooking, weight lifting, reading, and watching Netflix. She currently resides in Saint Francis and plans on attending medical school at A.T. Still University next year.