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Etasha M. Bhatt, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship

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Hand & Wrist Care
Pediatric Care
Sports Medicine
Trauma Care

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Practice Overview

Etasha Bhatt, MD, is a hand surgery fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in the treatment of hand, wrist, and elbow conditions. She completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology at Whitman College and went on to attend medical school at the University of Washington. She completed her Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Minnesota, followed by the Minnesota Hand Surgery Fellowship. After fellowship, she practiced in Washington state prior to moving back to Minnesota to be closer to family.

Growing up, she was a competitive gymnast and understands the desire to return to sport and activity after an injury. She enjoys the intricate anatomy of the upper extremity and the opportunity to interact with patients of all ages. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, who is also an orthopedic surgeon, and her two sons. She also enjoys hiking, biking, yoga, and cooking.

She aims to provide thoughtful and individualized patient care. Her goal is to educate patients about their condition and provide treatment options that meet their unique needs.

Clinical Interest

Elbow Care including cubital tunnel syndrome, arthritis, denervation procedure for tennis elbow

Fracture Care including, fracturs of the radius, ulna, carpal Bones, metacarpals, and phalanges, deformities related to fractures, or incomplete healing of fractures

Hand Care including, arthritis, CMC arthroplasty, CMC denervation, PIP or MCP arthroplasty, Dupuytren’s disease (including Xiaflex injections), carpal tunnel syndrome, finger/hand lacerations with tendon or nerve Injuries, trigger finger, nerve compression or injuries, scaphoid fractures, metacarpal fractures, dislocations, masses, cysts, tendonitis, trauma or fractures.

Pediatric Care including, children with fractures or dislocations of the forearm, wrist, or hand

Sports Medicine including, Gamekeeper’s Thumb, Skier’s Thumb, TFCC Injuries, ligament Injuries of hand, wrist, or elbow, wrist arthroscopy, and scapholunate ligament reconstruction

Wrist Care including, arthritis, distal radius fractures, DeQuervain’s, ganglion cysts, tendon injuries, nerve injuries and fractures, tendonitis, wrist denervation


Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Minnesota Hand Surgery Fellowship, St. Paul, MN

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Medical Degree
Doctor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
M Health Southdale Hospital
M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital
Minnesota Valley Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (2015 – Present)
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2018 – Present)
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (2015 – Present)


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