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Jozef Murar, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible Sports Medicine Fellowship Shoulder Fellowship

Practice Overview

Jozef Murar, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee, as well the treatment of general orthopedic injuries and trauma. In addition to his clinical interest in sports medicine, Dr. Murar has a focused specialization in complex shoulder repair and reconstruction as well as knee ligament reconstruction and joint preservation using state of the art regenerative medicine, cartilage repair and transplant techniques, and biologic alternatives to surgery.

Dr. Murar grew up in the Twin Cities and attended Northwestern University in Chicago, IL for his undergraduate and medical degrees. He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Northwestern University and a sports medicine fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.  At Lenox Hill, he received additional training in minimally invasive and advanced arthroscopic techniques for treatment of sports-related musculoskeletal injuries. During his fellowship, Dr. Murar participated in the care of athletes from the New York Jets (NFL), New York Islanders (NHL), and Manhattanville College (NCAA).

Following his sports medicine fellowship, Dr. Murar completed a traveling shoulder fellowship in France under the direction of world-renowned shoulder surgeons including Dr. Pascal Boileau (Nice), Dr. Gilles Walch (Lyon), and Dr. Laurent Lafosse (Annecy). In France, Dr. Murar learned minimally invasive techniques for complex shoulder instability problems as well as state of the art total and reverse shoulder replacement techniques in the arthritic shoulder.

In his free time, Dr. Murar enjoys spending time with his wife as well as skiing, hockey, tennis, hiking, and traveling.

Clinical Interests

Sports Medicine, including Treatment of a Broad Range of Sports Injuries in Athletes of All Ages

Shoulder Care, including a special interest in Treatment of Shoulder Instability, Rotator Cuff Repairs, Cartilage Injuries, Traumatic Injuries, and Arthritis. Procedures performed include Shoulder Arthroscopy, Labral Repair, Latarjet Procedure, Rotator Cuff Repair, Superior Capsule Reconstruction, Biceps Tenodesis, SLAP Repair, Total Shoulder Replacement, Reverse Shoulder Replacement, and Fracture Care

Knee Care, with a special interest in Treatment of Knee Ligament, Meniscal, and Cartilage Injuries, including Total and Unicompartmental Knee Replacement. Procedures include Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Ligament Reconstruction (ACL, PCL, MCL, ALL, Posterolateral Corner), Articular Cartilage Repair and Transplant, Meniscal Repair and Transplant, Total and Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

Hip Care, including Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), Hip Arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, and Fracture Care

Elbow Care, including Treatment of Overuse Injuries and Athletic Injuries including Tendon, Ligament, Cartilage, and Traumatic Injuries. Procedures performed include Elbow Arthroscopy, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) Treatment, Biceps and Triceps Tendon Repair, and Fracture Care

Trauma/Fracture Care, including Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment of Common Orthopedic Fractures

Ankle Care

Hand Care

Pediatric Care

Wrist Care

Education

Certification
Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible

Fellowship
Lenox Hill Sports Medicine Fellowship, New York, NY
Traveling Shoulder Fellowship – Nice, Lyon, and Annecy, France

Residency
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Medical Degree
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina
Crosstown Surgery Center, Edina
Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville

Professional Affiliations

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Health Volunteers Overseas

Achievements and Awards

OrthoNations Traveling Fellowship – Vietnam (2017)
Health Volunteers Overseas Traveling Fellowship – Ghana (2016)
Health Volunteers Overseas Traveling Fellowship – Bhutan (2014)
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (2010 – Present)
Association for Academic Surgery Student Research Award (2010)
Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L Luckein Student Research Fellowship (2008)
Wolfstein Scholarship (2005 – 2007)

Sports Affiliations

New York Jets – NFL (2016 – 2017)
New York Islanders – NHL (2016 – 2017)
Manhattanville College Athletics – NCAA (2016 – 2017)
Big Ten College Women’s Basketball Tournament – NCAA (2015)
Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Camp – NHL (2014)
Northwestern University Midlands Wrestling Tournament – NCAA (2014)

Staff

Katie Peterson, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Kelly R.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

January 17, 2019

Barbara A.

I first met Dr. Murar in the Fairview Southdale Hospital ER in early February of 2018. My husband brought me in after a fall that resulted in a traumatic injury to my shoulder. Dr. Murar explained the extent and seriousness of my injury and that because of the type of fracture, he recommended a reverse total shoulder replacement. He offered me support and encouragement in the face of such a big surgery.

My family told me how generous Dr. Murar was with his time when he met with them after surgery. He made sure that they had all their questions answered and he did not seem in a hurry. My daughter was impressed at how encouraged I was after talking through everything with Dr. Murar in the ER. Clearly, Dr. Murar is able to communicate in a difficult and serious situation and help his patients understand the best plan for the best outcome.

Throughout my recovery I always felt that Dr. Murar was available and accessible if I had questions or concerns. This was especially important to me during the early days of my recovery, I never felt like I was left to myself to try to figure things out. The entire TCO team – Dr. Murar along with care coordinator Kelly, TCO physical therapists Kevin and Nate gave me the support, guidance and tools that I needed to keep making progress.

Today I am almost at the one year mark since my surgery and I am strong and have returned to a full and active lifestyle, spending time with my husband, children, grandchildren and friends.

I am very grateful for what Dr. Murar has done for me and I highly recommend Dr. Murar to anyone who has an orthopedic need.

Barbara A.

May 9, 2018

Jim S.

Ski racing accident at Buck Hill in January 2018. I was taken to the ER at Fairview Ridges in Burnsville and Dr. Murar was on duty and got me as a patient. After he got a look at the X-rays, he came to see me in ER and we discussed a plan on what procedures needed to be done and what I was looking at for recovery time. Fractured Tibia Plateau left knee and fractured humerus bone left arm, I was pretty banged up! From the day of the surgery until today as I write this testimonial Dr. Murar and Kelly have been available to address my concerns about anything I needed to whine about with a smile and a encouraging word! My goal was to be able to play golf with my son on our annual Father’s Day outing and on Cinco de Mayo I was able to swing a golf club (wedge) and hit a golf ball for the first time! A full recovery will take some time but Dr. Murar and Kelly got me through a very challenging recovery and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart!

Thank You,
Jim S.

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