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Frank B. Norberg, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Sports Medicine Fellowship Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

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Areas of Focus

Knee Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine

Practice Overview

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 (upper extremities), 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.

Clinical Interest

Shoulder Care, including Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Revision, Shoulder Fracture, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Bursitis and Arthritis

Sports Medicine, including Arthroscopic Surgery

Elbow Care, including Elbow Replacement, Elbow Revision, Elbow Arthroscopy, Tennis Elbow, Elbow Fracture and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Knee Care, including Meniscal Tears and Repairs

Ultrasound Guided Injections, including Injections of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Hip

Percutaneous Tenotomy (Tenex) 

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Fellowship
Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Mississippi Orthopedic Center in Jackson, MS

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

Medical School
North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks, ND

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Children’s Hospital
Crosstown Surgery Center
Fairview Southdale Hospital (courtesy privileges)
West Health Same Day Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Total Shoulder Program
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Hennepin County Medical Society
Minnesota Medical Association

Achievements and Awards

Chairman of the Board, West Health Surgery Center (2015 – Present)
Chairman, Orthopedic Department, Abbott Northwestern Hospital (2006 – 2010)

Staff

Ryan Nelson, MPAS PA-C, MS ATC
Certified Physician Assistant

Jen L.
Cast Tech

Valerie M.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

October 5, 2018

Ronald M.

March 2018 left shoulder surgery with Dr. Norberg. Now, 6 months later everything almost normal. Great doctor, staff and organization.

October 5, 2018

John P.

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

Cynthia E.

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

Leslie B.

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

Pamela D.

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

Margaret M.

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

Keith

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

Claire B.

Dr. Norberg and his team were wonderful with my 4 year old who broke his arm being a typical 4 year old (however is you ask him he was punching an Alien from outer space).  I felt confident that the 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

Dennis S.

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

Richard L.

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 (1) 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

Jeffrey G.

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

Barb K.

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

Colette S.

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

Mary

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

David L.

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

Jeff B.

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

Rick T.

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

Chuck H.

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

Jeanie M.

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 12, 2016

Diane R.

I can honestly say Dr. Norberg “gave me my life back”.

August 2012: I fell getting into an Excel 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 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 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

Elayne L.

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

Jonathan S.

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 G.

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 B.

Brandon B. (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 N.

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 L.

Judi L. 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.”

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