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Kayvon S. Riggi, MD

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

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Knee Care
Sports Medicine

Kayvon S. Riggi, MD

Practice Overview

Kayvon S. Riggi, MD, a sports medicine fellowship-trained surgeon, specializes in knee and shoulder surgery. This includes arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, total knee replacement and rotator cuff surgery. He also has special interests in joint replacement, knee and shoulder, arthritis, arthroscopy and sports medicine.

Dr. Riggi says, “sports medicine includes the non-surgical and surgical care of all athletes, competitive and recreational, young and old, with the goal of maintaining an active healthy lifestyle.”

Clinical Interest

Knee care, including knee joint replacement

Shoulder care

Sports medicine


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

Fellowship in Sports Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Mayo Medical School

Medical Degree
Mayo Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Orthopedic Institute

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Achievements & Awards

Top Doctor for Women: Voted a top doctor by his peers in Minnesota Monthly Magazine (2014)
Top Doctor: Voted a top orthopedic surgeon by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2006 – 2011)

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Gleason’s Gymnastics School
Team Physician: James Sewell Ballet Company


Jeannine P.
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Patient Testimonials

June 12, 2023

Lawnie P.

Dr. Riggi has been caring for both my knees for over 15 years. He is caring gentle and has impeccable judgment! He has helped my knees last much longer than I ever thought they would. I would not go to anyone else!

November 19, 2020

Mary Lou A.

I love Dr. Riggi and his bedside manner. I am 2 years out from left knee surgery and 5 weeks out from right knee surgery. I am totally satisfied with the outcome on both knees and his treatment. After 5 weeks, my scar is barely visible! I know I am lucky to heal so fast but I credit Dr. Riggi for excellent care!

December 10, 2019

J. M.

Dr. Riggi did an awesome job with arthroscopic procedures on both of my knees. Seven years after repairing my left knee, I experienced issues with my other knee. Based on the excellent work he performed with the left knee, he was my surgeon of choice to work on the right knee. Dr. Riggi brings expertise, common sense and an authentic sense of joy in serving patients.

November 27, 2018

Chris S.

If you break something, you want Dr. Riggi. He is the “Best”.

January 9, 2018

Dave P.

“Let it heal.”

Dr. Riggi has repaired the torn rotator cuff on both of my shoulders.  He did a remarkable job each time and I was almost completely pain free one month after surgery.  He had me prepared for the limitations and expectations of the three months of the healing process after surgery.  His amiable bedside manner is refreshing.  His assistants Sarah and Mikki J are both very professional and personable. I have recommended Dr. Riggi and TCO to friends who are considering the same surgery.

October 19, 2017

Mary S.

Dr. Riggi is the best. He informs you, has a GREAT reputation with the hospital nurses, and has successfully replaced both of my knees. He is a professional partner in your health and recovery. He listens to you and has a great sense of humor!

June 27, 2017

Mark F.

Thanks Dr. Riggi for allowing me to once again exercise, lift, ski…and put on a shirt without pain! Priceless results.

February 10, 2017

Mary M.

I have had 2 knee replacements with Dr. Riggi and have been impressed with his careful process over several months in both instances. He was supportive in treating me and evaluating my progress throughout, working towards our mutual decision to have the operations. HIs attention prior to the surgery, during the hospitalization and afterwords was compassionate, personal and consistently encouraging.

Dr. Riggi is tireless in answering my questions as well as my husband’s – always making sure that I understand the reasoning behind his recommendations.

In my 80 years I have never encountered a doctor that I have as much faith in and who has been as respectful, competent and informative. I wish that there were more like him.

June 14, 2016

James B.

Dr. Kayvon Riggi conveyed a personal interest from pre-surgery to post surgery follow up. Prior to Dr. Riggi’s surgery on my knee replacement, I was literally a cripple. Because of my age, 87, I had questions about proceeding with the surgery. His review of my situation was very assuring and I decided to proceed with the knee replacement. The surgery was a complete success and I am now mowing my own lawn, which is about a mile walking. Dr. Riggi’s surgery literally gave me my life back.

July 9, 2015

James L.

After seeing my regular doctor and injections to my knee I went to TRIA and had more injections and drainage of fluid from my knee. I then went to an arthritis specialist and he recommend I see Dr. Riggi. I did and after a lengthy conversation about my knee condition we agreed to do a knee replacement on Jan 12th at Abbott Northwestern; it was just a great hospital and I had a great doctor.

This is a success story as I was golfing in FL by April!

I had the best doctor and hospital; I recommended Dr. Riggi to friends/relatives and the only hospital for me is Abbott Northwestern.

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