Frank B. Norberg, MD, is a sports medicine fellowship-trained surgeon, specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery and arthroscopy. His special medical interests also include joint reconstruction of the shoulder and elbow, shoulder and elbow joint replacement, arthritis, fracture care, meniscal repair, cartilage repair, rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability and sports injuries.
Dr. Norberg received his subspecialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2010.
Shoulder Care, including Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Fracture, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Bursitis and Arthritis
Sports Medicine, including Arthroscopic Surgery
Elbow Care, including Elbow Replacement, Elbow Arthroscopy, Tennis Elbow, and Elbow Fracture
Ultrasound Guided Injections, including Injections of the Shoulder and Elbow
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine
Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Mississippi Orthopedic Center in Jackson, MS
University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, KS
North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks, ND
Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Crosstown Surgery Center
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Hennepin County Medical Society
Minnesota Medical Association
Achievements & Awards
Board Member, Crosstown Surgery Center (2012 – Present)
Chairman, Orthopedic Department, Abbott Northwestern Hospital (2006 – 2010)
After slipping and falling on my icy driveway, an MRI revealed three tears to my rotator cuff, and I needed surgery. The recovery is a marathon, but I’m grateful to have had a gifted surgeon like Dr. Frank Norberg. I’ve had a fabulous recovery so far, and I just feel really fortunate. Watch Frank’s Recovery Story
November 18, 2022
I completely messed up my shoulder and with the help and expertise of Dr. Norberg and his staff, including TCO Physical Therapist Mike Dixey, I am well into full recovery. Dr. Norberg and his team took me on this journey professionally, with care, supporting and guiding me towards full recovery. They were always there with a smile to answer questions and reassure me that we were on the right track. I appreciate their friendly, family-oriented, yet professional approach to my surgery & recovery. Thank you Dr. Frank Norberg & team for getting me back to enjoying life again. I would happily refer anyone to this wonderful team!
November 11, 2022
I had both my shoulders replaced with Dr. Norberg. He and his team are amazing. From the first visit to the last, they treated me with the utmost professionalism, care and concern. Appointments were prompt, communication was timely, and access to he and his team was readily available. Dr. Norberg was very patient and thorough in his explanation of my shoulder issue and the surgery necessary to repair it. He took the time to address any questions, since I had and to make sure I was comfortable with the surgery and the recovery process. He did not sugarcoat the recovery process, but instead was very realistic. He was encouraging during the follow-up visits. His assessment of when I’d have mobility and be pain free was spot on. My experience was a 10/10 and I would highly recommend him.
October 27, 2022
I saw Dr. Norberg for my torn rotor cuff and was very happy that I chose him. He did a great job. It’s only been 8 months post-surgery, but I could never tell that I had surgery. His staff was very friendly and helpful. If I had any questions, I could call them anytime. I’m so pleased with them and my experience.
October 3, 2022
This August I had my eight month follow-up with Dr Norberg. I received X-rays and an exam with Dr. Norberg. All of the findings were positive and he provided tremendous encouragement. My physician, PA and PT care were all exceptional and flawless. I have regained all but 20 degrees of full motion in my shoulder except for the limited motion behind my back which was expected. I have regained the strength and stability that was predicted as well as endurance (demonstrated by holding up my flute). There is no pain in the shoulder. I have referred two friends for Dr. Norberg’s care and both had very satisfactory results. I only the most favorable experiences with Dr. Norberg.
September 9, 2022
I want to share my experience with Dr. Norberg, the surgical team and of course the TCO admin team for my repaired clavicle! First off, 10 out of 5 stars would highly recommend my experience. If you are hurt, stop reading, go straight there. I was involved in a “little” bicycle crash with a significant fracture to my clavicle…. multiple breaks with a bone fragment lodged into my trapezoid muscle. As you could imagine there was significant pain. I reached out to TCO as a second opinion as I was originally told to just “let it heal”. For context, I live two hours away from Edina, so distance and pain level were significant factors at play for me! The team got me taken care of right away. That night I booked the first available appointment out of desperation but figured my next day would be spent shuffling between multiple people and lots of time at scheduling desks. To my surprise (and much relief) when I walked in that next day, the TCO team had worked behind the scenes to get me to the proper specialist. Dr. Norberg walked me though the options and ultimately recommended surgery. What a huge relief to have a path forward! Based on the severity of the injury and of course pain level, TCO teams re-arranged their schedules and wiggled me into the first available surgery the Friday before Independence Day weekend! I cannot imagine what that pain level would have been over a long summer holiday! The surgery turned out great, some additional metal and screws inside me but at 9 weeks, I am fully healed, feeling strong, and ahead of all projections. I am a fitness junkie and cannot express my appreciation for Dr. Norberg, Kayla Mork PA-C, Valerie, the surgical team members and of course the great administration staff at TCO for getting me back to pre-accident form!
June 23, 2022
Had my follow-up with Dr. Norberg seven months after surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and I’m delighted at the progress I’ve made in such a short time. My range of motion is back, and pain is pretty much gone. Still recovering but feeling great. Dr. Norberg and the surgery and physical therapy team at TCO were amazing and I’m deeply grateful for their expert care. For anyone living with shoulder pain, I highly recommend starting here!
May 31, 2022
In October of 2021, Dr. Norberg performed surgery on my right shoulder to remove calcium and arthritic build up in the shoulder joint. Dr. Norberg did a fantastic job on the surgery. I especially like how honest he was about expectations for recovery and the outcome. What he had laid out for me is what happened. 7 months later I have full range of motion and strength that exceeds what I had prior to surgery. I am golfing, making deck modifications on my home, doing paver patio installation and many other activities. I don’t even think about my shoulder or the pain I once had. The physical therapy directed by Dr. Norberg was the key to my recovery. Thank you for your great work!
March 2, 2022
I have broken my collar bone 3 times and needed surgery on 2 occasions. I have seen Dr. Norberg for all of my care and treatment. He has been excellent to work with. I couldn’t be happier with my results and my experience with him. He provides the best care, all around! Please go to him if you have any shoulder/collarbone issues!
January 13, 2022
In May is 2021 I was visiting my daughter in upper NY state. On what was supposed to be the last day of my visit, I tripped on uneven sidewalk in Kingston, NY. I was taken by ambulance to the Kingston Hospital for observation and X-rays. Two days later I flew back to Minneapolis in great pain! I fractured my right humerus. Dr. Norberg saw me early the next morning. We began the long and careful process of healing without surgery. Dr Norberg, his staff and the physical therapists at TCO, have given me the best of professional care, for which I am eternally grateful!
November 1, 2021
I could not be more pleased with the level of care I received at Twin Cities Orthopedics and from Dr. Norberg. I went from painful, sleepless nights and days when my left arm/shoulder felt almost useless, to a totally restored shoulder and pain free existence. Dr. Norberg explained, in layman’s terms, what the problem was and the options for how to rectify that problem. Following surgery, recovery time and physical therapy, I began to regain strength in my shoulder. This did not come without a regimen of exercises, which Dr. Norberg explained were critical to the recovery process. By following his advice, I am a the point where I am glad to recommend TCO and Dr. Norberg without hesitation.
October 28, 2021
Dr. Norberg and team were great to work with! Dr. Norberg was patient, thorough and gave realistic expectations. I hope I don’t need his skills again, but if I do I know where I’ll go!
August 4, 2021
I fell off of my bicycle and fractured my clavicle. I was seen in TCO Orthopedic Urgent Care and then had an appointment with Dr. Norberg the next day. He determined that surgery was not needed but followed me carefully throughout my 2 month recovery. He remained directly involved, along with his PA, even though it was evident I would not need surgery. He was direct, but kind and thorough. He always solicited and answered questions.
May 12, 2021
7 years ago I fell and made a serious mess of my left rotator cuff. Dr. Norberg did an exceptional job of putting it back together. Also, 20 years ago I damaged my right shoulder and rotator cuff but somehow I got by, even though there was pain. Finally, I asked Dr. Norberg if he would repair my right shoulder’s rotator cuff at the age of 80 years old. He did and now I have two good shoulders. I will always be grateful. Dr. Norberg is an exceptional surgeon. Before both surgeries he explained each procedure and what I would need to do during the recovery. Fortunately, Twin Cities Orthopedics has an excellent physical therapy program as well.
February 12, 2021
Dr. Norberg was fantastic! We had been to 5 different doctors for help, none of whom were able to offer a definitive diagnosis or successful strategies for dealing with the pain. Dr. Norberg was not only able to rapidly diagnose the problem, but answer our questions in a language we understood and offer treatment plans. I thought an orthopedic surgeon was just for surgeries but I no longer think that. Dr. Norberg’s years of experience in diagnosis and treatment enabled him to inform us what is going on and why! He was very personable and took the time to listen to us. He is awesome!
December 16, 2020
Last year while playing golf, I had a sharp pain in my right arm. I was advised that I had a strain of my triceps above my right elbow and that I should let it heal over the winter. As an avid golfer, I was extremely frustrated this spring when the pain came back on my first round of golf. Thinking that my golf season was over, I wanted to find an orthopedist that would be able to get me back on the course. I was given Dr. Norberg‘s name from a good friend, who said he is the go-to doc for golfers. During my first appointment, Dr. Norberg let me know I had a bone spur that was causing the pain and I needed surgery. Two weeks after surgery I was hitting balls and, within the first month, I was able to play 18 holes. Thanks Dr. Norberg for saving my golf season.
November 19, 2020
After several years of getting Cortisone shots in my right shoulder, I decided to find an Orthopedist recognized for the success on repairing shoulders. In my web’s research, standing out was Dr. Frank Norberg. I got immediate access for the first appointment with plenty flexibility for the ones to follow. Meeting him and his entire team was an excellent experience. The communication at all levels was extraordinary; from the telephone attendants, receptionists, nurses, PT personal and Operating Room’s personal, I found excellent care to solve my problem. From the first appointment to the very last one Dr. Norberg exceeded all my expectations, my rotating cuff was fully repaired as he described, with almost no discomfort. His patience and communication abilities are OUTSTANDING. I am 70 years old fully recovered and thankful to him and the team he has chosen.
October 19, 2020
I am 71 years old and over the years have sustained 3 rotator cuff tears following 3 separate injuries. Following each one, I underwent a rotator cuff repair by Dr. Norberg who was recommended to me by another orthopedic surgeon. Each time Dr. Norberg thoroughly explained the pathology in my shoulder, treatment alternatives and the reasons for his surgical recommendation. Most importantly, I have had excellent results. 8 months out from my last surgery, I am playing golf, shooting a shotgun and cleaning up leaves from my many oak trees. If my sons or granddaughters have shoulder problems, I will send them to Dr. Norberg.
August 8, 2020
At 55 I’ve had several orthopedic care issues over the years. This particular injury was the most debilitating that I have encountered in my life. Dr. Norberg immediately got on it! I was in surgery five days after the injury. Four months later I feel 99% healed. Keep in mind that this type of surgery requires 6 to 9 months to heal. I feel it’s Dr. Norberg’s gift as a surgeon that got me back to my normal life in half the time. Greatest experience I’ve had in one of the worst times (COVID).
May 26, 2020
After two years of continued pain in my left shoulder, my family doctor set me up with an appointment with Dr. Norberg. He found I needed a reverse shoulder replacement. His thoroughness in all aspects was noticeable from the start. When I asked him how long the operation would take, his comment was “As long as it takes to be perfect”. That’s when I knew I was having the right person do the surgery. He takes the time to answer all your questions and is very good at explaining in layman’s terms what’s going on. If the time comes when I need my right shoulder replaced, I’ll have him do that one too.
February 25, 2020
I suffered a serious bike accident in July. Broken clavicle, Dr. Anseth referred me to Dr. Norberg. So thankful! He provided exemplary care of my broken bone, making me have hope that I would ride and ski again. Took necessary time to determine my path for a positive outcome. Location of fracture, my age, etc. have been factors resulting in a non-union of the bone, with significant fibrous tissue connecting the bone. Full range of motion, no pain, no limit to my activities…and no desire for surgery. Dr. Norberg and I have decided, unless my situation changes, no surgery is required. Again, so thankful for his wise consultation and care.
February 6, 2020
I had a severe tear in my 76 year old shoulder. Dr. Frank Norberg did an outstanding job of repairing the tear. I have great range of motion and I am free of pain. The shoulder now functions as it did before the injury. In addition to an excellent outcome, Dr. Norberg was great to work with. He was direct, straight-forward and a good motivator. I would highly recommend him for shoulder problems to any family member or friend.
December 11, 2019
I had 2 previous elbow surgeries and had lost about 50 degrees range of motion and had bad arthritis pain. Lived with it for 10 years because doctors didn’t feel that anything could be done. Once I was referred to Dr. Norberg, I knew he was the guy to fix this. Surgery went great and I was informed throughout the process. Fast forward a couple months and my pain has subsided and I have almost full range of motion in my elbow. Couldn’t be happier with the progress! The only downside is I wish I would have gone to him sooner!
November 19, 2019
Dwight and Pam C.
You say shoulder injury? Both my husband and I had rotator cuff injuries. Dr. Norberg is our go-to surgeon. Communication skills, expertise and professionalism is outstanding. Amazing staff and we’re back skiing again.
November 19, 2019
I had a bad fall on the ice last January and completely tore my right supraspinatus from the bone, as well as a 1/2 tear on the infraspinaus and a 1/4 tear on the teresminor muscle. I was also told that my bicep had a tear and the bicep tendon was off the pully. I was devastated, as I have a physical job mitigating homes and after the fall my arm was useless. I searched the internet for the best orthopedic doctor in the area and Dr. Frank Norberg came up on top of the list. The day I met Dr. Norberg, he asked me if I could raise my arm and I couldn’t lift my arm one inch. I knew what I had was a total train wreck so I just said “Doc, I am not giving you much to work with, so do what you can”. I had the surgery on February 5th and remarkably I went back to work June 10th, just 4 months later. Today is November 13th and I had my last appointment with Dr. Norberg. I have 95% range of motion back and full strength and use of my arm. My wife and I will be forever grateful to Dr. Norberg for restoring the full use of my arm. One always hopes but I never really expected the surgery to turn out this good.
Thank you Dr. Norberg – you are the best!!!
– Joe W.
October 16, 2019
Pain free and a wider range of motion. That was my goal when I had two reverse shoulder joint replacements with Dr. Frank Norberg, followed by physical therapy at TCO. The first surgery for my left shoulder in 2016 left me with no more pain and more strength and mobility. It was such a success that I had the same operation on my right shoulder with Dr. Norberg in 2018. Over a year later, it too is pain free and giving me an extended range of motion. I just had my one year check-up for the right and my three year check-up for the left. Everything is A-OK, thanks to Dr. Norberg and his staff. I can even shoot hoops with my grandson! Since I don’t have a 3rd shoulder, I’m confident I won’t have any more shoulder issues. I highly recommend Dr. Norberg and his staff.
September 10, 2019
Upon not being previously diagnosed, I was directed to Dr. Norberg due to continued pain after a fall. He was quickly able to examine the x-rays and not only provide a diagnosis but explain what the problem was. He provides exceptional care with a great sense of humor. Though it was only a fracture, he was committed to following up to ensure I regained complete mobility and was pain free.
August 19, 2019
Dr. Frank Norberg performed rotator cuff repair with biceps tenodesis surgery on my right (dominant) shoulder in January 2019 at Twin Cities Orthopedics. My progress has been fantastic. He recommended wearing a restrictive sling for a month and physical therapy for several months and I followed his recommendations. Dr. Norberg followed my progress for 7 months. My constant pain is gone and I can use the arm normally. Dr. Norberg is not only an excellent surgeon, but he is very thorough with his follow through. He was friendly, encouraging and easy to talk to. He answered most of my questions before I even asked them but was happy to address any other questions I had. I would highly recommend Dr. Norberg and his staff. I am completely satisfied with the results.
July 22, 2019
Dr. Norberg did an excellent job pre-surgery explaining the surgical procedure that he would use to repair my torn bicep and what I could expect post-surgery. I understand that my injury was worse than expected. However, the surgery went without any complications and I am on the road to recovery. At each of my post-surgical visits, Dr. Norberg has done an excellent job of explaining where I am in my recovery cycle. He is an excellent surgeon and has a great manner about him.
June 28, 2019
I opted for the relatively new Tenex Procedure with Dr. Norberg, and I am SO happy I did! The calcified deposit in my shoulder was so large I had trouble just doing routine tasks…and/or moving a stick shift car into reverse. This procedure was much less invasive than traditional shoulder surgery and I was awake & intrigued during the 30 minute procedure! I watched the ultrasound as the doctor used a machine to basically suck out the bulk of the deposit (after numbing the area). I went to brunch at Perkins after the procedure, and after a couple days with shoulder pain, I was on my way to PT and getting my mobility back! Less than three months later I was lifting heavy boxes and moving without noticing any difficulties with my shoulder. I highly recommend this procedure if it seems workable for the situation and I recommend Dr. Norberg! Thanks so much!
June 20, 2019
To the amazing people that work at Twin Cities Orthopedics: Dr. Norberg, Ryan, doctors, nurses and administrative staff, thank you so much for all that you do! Every experience that I’ve had at TCO has been met with professionalism, courtesy, respect and care. My surgical experience from start to finish could not have been better! Keep up the great work, we need people like you. All you do is greatly appreciated!
Sincerely, Michael M.
February 1, 2019
My superior capsular reconstruction by Dr. Norberg was great! The surgery was very successful and I am very happy with the results.
January 2, 2019
I had a 95% tear in a rotator cuff which was severely limiting my activities. Dr. Norberg did the repair in about 1 hour and after about four months of rehab I was able to resume most activities, the most important being golfing with no issues during or after.
December 13, 2018
In the fall of ’17, I fell on my right shoulder and really ripped my right rotator cuff. The arm and shoulder barely moved and when I tried to use it there was intense pain. Saw Dr. Norberg and, at first, he suggested a reverse shoulder. I felt kind of iffy about that so he suggested the SCR (Superior Capsular Reconstruction) which was a fairly new procedure. Dr. Norberg was a miracle worker. November 12th I had surgery and a little more than a year later I have no pain, great flexibility and strength. I need to work on that a bit more. Almost painless, and I’m a big baby, from the beginning. Dr. Norberg is encouraging, upbeat and has a sense of fun which doesn’t mean he can’t be serious. I am so impressed with this man’s skills. And even though I am 72, the man never treated me as if I was old. I cannot recommend him enough if you want the SCR surgery. He has a terrific PA, also.
December 10, 2018
Had SCR (Superior Capsular Reconstruction) on my left shoulder with Dr. Frank Norberg on May 22, 2018 due to a complete tear of my supraspinatus and other damage to the shoulder joint. I am 29 weeks out and my shoulder feels great. Dr. Norberg did a great job with the surgery and answering my questions about the procedure and the recovery. I have full range of motion and I am back to about 95% of my strength in the shoulder, but I am confident that I will get back to 100% as time goes by and I finish out my physical therapy.
November 12, 2018
From my first appointment, through my operation and after care, everyone was great. They made me feel like I was the most important person to them. Dr. Norberg is the best. He made the process easy. He is a great surgeon and I would recommend him to anyone. My shoulder is so much better. Thanks to Dr. Norberg and his staff.
October 29, 2018
I saw Dr. Norberg on Oct. 24, 2018 one year after my reverse shoulder replacement surgery. I am extremely happy with the results. I have no pain and have regained most of my prior mobility. I very much appreciate the fine manner that Dr. Norberg has when dealing with me as a patient.
October 24, 2018
Dr. Norberg performed rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder in April 2018. I am very pleased with the outcome – no pain and excellent range of motion. Physical therapy group at TCO Plymouth was great to work with. I highly recommend Dr. Norberg and his team.
October 5, 2018
March 2018 left shoulder surgery with Dr. Norberg. Now, 6 months later everything almost normal. Great doctor, staff and organization.
October 5, 2018
Dr. Norberg is always a pleasure to talk to. He is a really good listener and takes all the time I need. He and his staff are always on time for the appointments.
August 21, 2018
December 2017 surgery on my (80 year old female) right (primary) shoulder. Badly torn right shoulder resulted in a total shoulder replacement. Dr. Norberg was professional, he put me at ease, and the results were so spectacular that I had almost no pain and walked out of the hospital after 1 night without using any pain medication. I followed their range of motion post op instructions and fully recovered in just over a month. His office staff were outstanding and great to work with on all interactions.
June 18, 2018
Dr. Norberg gave me my life back. From painful days and more than I care to count sleepless nights (from pain), I now sleep like a baby and can keep up with my 4 year old grandson. I am so glad I got referred to TCO. Being treated there for shoulder replacement has made my life worth living.
April 20, 2018
On October 8, 2013, Dr. Norberg performed surgery on my right rotator cuff. I had fallen twice on the same shoulder and needed a repair. While at the site he also fixed my released bicep. He did an amazing job! I golf and that is what I wanted to be able to do after I healed and completed therapy. Today I really don’t notice that I had those repairs. I golf and do everything that I want to do. Thank you so much Dr. Norberg! You are my hero! Ten days ago you did my husband Jim’s right rotator cuff and he is healing very nicely with very little pain. To date, he has taken one pain pill. Thanks! He is well on the way to recovery!
February 9, 2018
Dr. Norberg did a reverse shoulder replacement on me about a year after I had surgery for a humerus break that left me with pain and limited movement of my right arm. He explained what the surgery would entail and the possible outcomes. I opted for the surgery which I had about two months ago. In the after surgery appointments I was impressed by his professionalism and postoperative program in dealing with my situation. As a result, today I have gotten back much of my movement and the pain has subsided. I owe many thanks to Dr. Norberg and his assistant for their expertise.
November 6, 2017
My procedure by Dr. Norberg was very effective with a dramatic decrease in pain within days. Went from taking pain relievers daily to not taking any, and resuming all daily activities within weeks.
October 6, 2017
Dr. Norberg and his team were wonderful with my 4 year old who broke his arm being a typical 4 year old (however, if you ask him, he was punching an Alien from outer space). I felt confident that my son was receiving great care. My questions were answered with understanding and compassion. I was never rushed or dismissed but rather listened to and reassured.
Thank you Dr. Norberg, Ryan, the x-ray team and nursing staff. You do great work and while I hope to not see you again, if we need to, you will be the first people we call!
– Claire B.
June 5, 2017
I received reverse total shoulder replacements on both of my shoulders. Dr. Norberg did a wonderful job with both surgeries. Within two weeks after each surgery, I was pain free and was on my way to regaining full movement of my arms/shoulders. I am now able to use 95% of my shoulder movement and have been unable to do that for as long as I can remember. Dr. Norberg is very personable, helpful and as his nurses would say; a ROCKSTAR! Thank you so much for everything that you have done to help me gain my life back and have the ability to live pain free.
May 19, 2017
My orthopedic surgeon for a left shoulder rotator cuff repair was Dr. Frank Norberg. I was surprised with the minimal amount of pain after surgery. I only used one pain pill after surgery to make sure that I got a good’s night rest. The remaining prescribed pain pills were not needed. The scar is no longer visible. I healed in record time by following the exercises that Dr. Norberg recommended.
I’m fortunate that my primary doctor recommended Dr. Frank Norberg. He is a great surgeon, which I highly recommend.
May 17, 2017
I received excellent, excellent care from Dr. Norberg and his staff. I would recommend him to anyone, anytime. I felt very comfortable and secure through the whole process. The emphasis on following rehab directions was the key to an excellent recovery.
May 7, 2017
Dr. Frank Norberg is a skilled and compassionate shoulder surgeon. He took time to explain the procedure thoroughly and answered all my many questions. Dr. Norberg is encouraging and supportive of my need to continue to be physically active.
March 1, 2017
Thanks to Dr. Norberg for an excellent experience with my rotator cuff surgery and follow-up.
After 9 months I am within 5% of full use of my arm. The entire experience went very well, including follow-up visits and therapy.
I would highly recommend this surgery and this surgeon for anyone contemplating rotator cuff surgery.
February 15, 2017
I had this surgery a year ago and everything went great. I am 74 years old and I can do things this year that I was unable to do prior to surgery. Dr. Norberg is an excellent surgeon and I recommend to all who require shoulder care.
February 10, 2017
Dr. Norberg is a kind and gentle soul who inspired me to exceed his expectations in my recovery from surgery to repair a massive rotator cuff tear.
January 18, 2017
Preceding this rotator cuff surgery I have had two knee surgeries and another shoulder surgery, so I feel pretty qualified to make this statement. Dr. Norberg and his staff are the best! They make a person feel like family.
January 7, 2017
After a year of non-stop pain in my right shoulder, and two attempts to quiet the pain with cortisone shots, I finally saw Dr. Norberg. An MRI revealed the extreme level of damage that could only be repaired by a reverse replacement. I was told this surgery would give the most stable final outcome and potentially relieve the pain almost immediately. Since this seemed like a dramatic claim, and I really had no set expectations, my only hope was that it could be true. Any decrease in my pain would have been a happy outcome. To my surprise and absolute delight, my pain level right after surgery went to zero…ZERO! Seven weeks later, still NO PAIN. I am thrilled!
October 5, 2016
The entire process was accomplished with superb guidance and anticipation of the patient’s perspective. I am now pain free with full range of motion.
September 12, 2016
In mid 2015, Dr. Norberg performed ankle surgery as there were several broken bones. I was extremely pleased with his excellent surgical performance and concern for my recovery by closely monitoring my progress with PT. Without question, I would seek out his surgical services again and refer him to others.
August 2012: I fell getting into an Xcel Energy elevator. The floor did not settle all the way, I caught my foot and by the time I hit the back side of the elevator I had: 1) broken the tip of my shoulder bone, 2) dislocated my shoulder and 3) broken/ripped two tendons. After 7 hours in the ER, the technicians were finally able to get my shoulder back in it’s socket.
FIRST SURGERY: September/October 2012 – Reconnect tendons followed by months of physical therapy. Daily exercises at home. It was painful and I still developed a frozen shoulder.
SECOND SURGERY: May 2013 – I was referred to Dr. Norberg from my first orthopedic surgeon. He said Dr. Norberg is “the best” for shoulders. Dr. Norberg reattached the tendons and released my frozen shoulder. More physical therapy, more exercises.
THIRD SURGERY: January 2016 – Reverse Shoulder Replacement. By this time, my tendons had pretty much dissolved. We could have tried to use a substitute tendon but my chances of lasting success were slim. My best option was a reverse shoulder replacement.
RESULTS: I am very happy to be able to use my shoulder with no pain. I can do normal home activities, i.e. fix my hair, wash my face, get dishes out of the cabinet, carry groceries. I can lift up to 20 lbs easily. I don’t try to lift anything heavy over my head and that is fine with me.
MY LIFE RENEWED: It is because of Dr. Norberg’s skill, care, concern and personal warmth that I have returned to my old self again. I am so very happy with my results. I would highly recommend Dr. Norberg to anyone needing shoulder help.
July 15, 2016
I am more than satisfied with my shoulder replacement. I felt cared for and respected in a compassionate, competent, and professional way, from my office visits to the operating room and all through the physical therapy. My shoulder operates beyond my expectations and I am free of pain. Dr. Norberg and his team are to be congratulated for their thoughtfulness and excellent abilities.
March 7, 2015
Dr. Norberg assessed my situation after being “doored” while riding 22 mph on my road bike. He recommended surgery to repair the injury. I completed physical therapy over a 6-9 month period and achieved a range of motion between 80-90%. Three years later my range of motion is near 100% and I have no pain whatsoever. I highly recommend Dr. Frank Norberg.
March 7, 2012
Ron (pictured on right) injured his shoulder over 20 years ago and underwent numerous surgeries that did not ease his pain. Recently, it was recommended that Ron schedule an appointment with Frank Norberg, MD (pictured on left), of Twin Cities Orthopedics. Dr. Norberg performed a shoulder replacement surgery which has vastly improved Ron’s overall quality of life. “For the first time since my injury I can lift my right arm unassisted and can do more than I ever dreamed possible,” said Ron. Dr. Norberg is “not only an excellent surgeon but a very kind and caring person,” he said.
March 7, 2012
Brandon (pictured on right) of Albertville had left shoulder surgery with Frank B. Norberg, MD (pictured on left) at Twin Cities Orthopedics Edina. “My left shoulder kept dislocating during work and even around the house. Dr. Norberg suggested surgery and we went ahead with it. Now I’m fully healed and able to do normal activities again.”
February 28, 2012
Dean of Minneapolis (pictured on right) had surgery with Frank Norberg, MD (pictured on left) at Twin Cities Orthopedics Edina to repair his shoulder after suffering a torn rotator cuff after a fall. The surgery “went very well” and the pain was minimal, said Dean. He was also very pleased with his post-surgical results and the functionality of his arm. “The recovery was quick, after 3 months, it felt like new,” he said.
February 28, 2012
Judi had shoulder surgery with Frank Norberg, MD and was thrilled with her experience at Twin Cities Orthopedics (pictured left to right: Danielle Hare, PA-C, Dr. Norberg, Judi, Jen Lero, L-CMA, Gena Mirr, AT-C). She was impressed with the staff at TCO, who “went above and beyond” in helping her throughout the process. “Dr. Norberg and his staff have been absolutely fantastic. They are all very kind and caring,” she said. “I would recommend Dr. Norberg to anyone.”