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Matthew S. Butterfield, MD

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

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Sports Medicine
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Knee Care
Foot & Ankle Care
Hip Care
Pediatric Care
Trauma Care

Matthew S. Butterfield, MD

Practice Overview

Matthew S. Butterfield, MD, is a sports medicine fellowship-trained and board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic and open reconstruction of the knee and shoulder, total joint replacement, and fracture care. His special interests of the shoulder include primary and revision rotator cuff repair, instability, and arthroplasty. His special interests of the knee include primary and revision ACL reconstruction, meniscus and cartilage preservation and repair, patellofemoral realignment, and arthroplasty.

Dr. Butterfield grew up in Ohio and is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. After orthopedic residency training in Florida, he relocated to Minnesota for sports medicine fellowship training. He and his wife live in the western suburbs of Minneapolis with their two young daughters. As a family, they stay active with children’s activities or sports and enjoy exploring Minnesota traditions and state parks. Dr. Butterfield has interests in international travel and cooking, cycling, and alpine skiing.

Clinical Interest

Sports medicine, including athletes of any age, ACL tear, meniscus tear, rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability/dislocation, and shoulder labrum tear

Shoulder care, including arthroscopic shoulder surgery, primary and revision rotator cuff repair, biceps tendon injury, shoulder instability surgery (including bankart repair, SLAP repair, and bone loss procedures), minimally invasive shoulder replacement (including total shoulder and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty), EXCEL total joint program, arthritis, and fracture care

Knee care, including arthroscopic knee surgery, primary and revision ACL reconstruction, meniscus tear, minimally invasive knee joint replacement (including partial or unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty), EXCEL total joint program, MCL injury, osteotomy, patellofemoral realignment, meniscus preservation, cartilage restoration, arthritis, and fracture care

Ankle care, including fracture care, Achilles tendon repair, and ligament reconstruction and repair

Elbow and wrist care, including fracture care and distal biceps tendon injury/repair

Hip care, including fracture care and proximal hamstring injuries

Pediatric care, including fracture care and sports medicine injury


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

Fellowship in Sports Medicine at TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Bloomington, MN

Orlando Health, Orlando, FL

Medical Degree
The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Allina Health Mercy Hospital
Blaine Orthopedic Surgery Center
Maple Grove Hospital
North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center at Maple Grove
Plymouth Orthopedic Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Achievements & Awards


Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor: Rising Star (2023 – 2024)
Cum Laude, The Ohio State University COM (2009)
Magna Cum Laude, Miami University (2005)
National Dean’s List Honorary Award (2004)
Golden Key National Honor Society (2003 – 2005)
National Freshman Honorary (2002)
Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma (2002)
Dean’s List, Miami University (2001 – 2005)

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: University of St. Thomas – Football, Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Volleyball (2022 – Present)
Team Physician: Blaine High School (2021 – Present)
Team Physician: St. Anthony Village High School (2016 – 2021)
Fellowship: Minnesota Twins (2015)
Fellowship: Minnesota Magicians (2014 – 2015)
Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Men’s Ice Hockey (2014 – 2015)
Fellowship: Washburn High School Football (2014)
Fellowship: Minnesota Vikings (2014)
Event Coverage: US Pond Hockey Championships (2015)
Residency: Orlando City Soccer Club (2011 – 2012)
Residency: High School Football, Orlando, FL (2009 – 2014)


Katie McLaughlin PA-C

Katie McLaughlin, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Brandee Vobr
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

December 8, 2023

Karl H.

I fractured my right ankle in March 2022 while training for the Chicago Marathon. I had a great surgical repair from Dr. Butterfield but that was only the start of the journey. I was non-weight bearing for a number of weeks and had almost no strength or flexibility in my ankle/leg when I started therapy. I had the good fortune to get scheduled with Kristina Withers, DPT. She help me through a difficult recovery journey and I completed the Chicago Marathon in Oct 2023 – whoop! I have worked with a few therapists over the years and I can say confidently that she is truly THE BEST. She provides both excellent care and well laid out recovery plans, but is also really caring for her patients. Thank you Kristina!

April 4, 2023

Matt M.

Before coming to TCO, my shoulder injury was misdiagnosed three times. When I met Dr. Butterfield, he did a thorough exam and ordered an MRI to determine the actual cause of my injury. Dr. Butterfield was able to find the problem quickly and we decided the best treatment was surgery to repair a SLAP tear in my shoulder. I was walked through the entire process from start to finish and after my surgery and physical therapy with Seth, I was back to 100% quickly. I work and play hard, and having my shoulder back to normal has enabled me to get back to work and playing hockey again. I couldn’t be happier with my experience at TCO and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone.

November 26, 2021

Brian B.

I am giving a shout out to Doctor Matthew S. Butterfield, M.D., his surgical team, and physical therapy team, for my total right shoulder replacement. The results I have from their expertise have given me 100% mobility (and pain-free at that) after the 10 week rehab program! Thanks for the excellent care that I have come to expect from Twin Cities Orthopedics. I have had both hips replaced with great results also. THANK YOU!

May 27, 2021


I would recommend Dr. Butterfield to anyone and everyone. I saw him after being recommended to TCO by a competitor that new I needed the best in the field. Dr. Butterfield respectfully and compassionately listened to me, then proposed a plan. I had been in horrific pain for a year and had some old injuries that were acting up due to the new issue. He fixed everything! Twenty years of pain gone after one, albeit major, surgery. He is a terrific surgeon. I cannot praise Dr. Butterfield enough.

April 1, 2019

Richard H.

I came in due to an infection in my finger. Through the whole process, Dr. Butterfield made me feel comfortable. He made it easy to understand everything and came up with a good recovery plan for me. I would recommend him to family and friends. Dr. Butterfield and the whole clinic staff – from receptionists, to nurses, etc. – were great and friendly.

March 26, 2019

Patty I

Dr. Butterfield was recommended to me by my primary care physician. He was kind, professional, thorough and made sure my questions were answered. Would recommend Dr. Butterfield to anyone needing an orthopedic surgeon.

March 16, 2019

Michael K.

Last year, I remember summer being a challanging time for myself personally, as I started to think about the father/husband I was becoming. I was active with my family (or maybe too active) and I began to pay the paid the price with horrible knee pain. Fast forward to winter and the pain continued to get worse and worse. I decided to head into the doctor. With each visit, I would lose a little hope in returning to my playful ways with kids and activities with my family. Then I finally made my way to TCO, where Dr. Butterfield said he could help. I was excited and nervous about the surgery, but he made it seem easy. I remember waking up from surgery and instantly the pain was gone. It was unbelievable how great I felt and how my life felt on track again…so soon.

One month later, I was back to normal activities and had a large “pop” in my other knee. Again, I went back to my trusted surgeon, Dr. Butterfield, which turned out to be the best decisions I’ve made for my personal health. I had another surgery and so far, it was another success. This sounds overboard, but Dr. Butterfield and TCO have given me the ability to be a active, fun dad again. The smiles on my kids when we’re chasing through the yard is priceless. Thanks Dr. Butterfield!

February 21, 2019

Julie F.

I saw Dr. Matthew Butterfield who was highly recommended by my cousin, a Vascular Surgeon who only recommends the VERY BEST. I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Butterfield. He was professional, caring, and willing to listen. He was so great that he knew exactly what my MRI would most likely say before I even had it done. He was spot on with his diagnosis. He gave me the time I needed away from work to heal as he and I together felt was necessary. I will recommend him to anyone who needs a referral to a great physician. Thank you Dr. Butterfield! I will only see him if I need any future orthopedic needs!!

July 31, 2018

Penny B.

No matter if see him for care of my arm fracture or Bakers cyst, he is kind, reassuring and very knowledgeable. I recommend Dr. Butterfield and TCO to anyone who needs orthopedic care.

April 20, 2018

Judy F.

Dr. Butterfield performed a full knee replacement on my right knee in December 2017. Prior to surgery I was limited with my mobility and had daily knee pain. I have been very happy with the results of my surgery. I am very grateful to have my mobility back. Thank you to all of the care providers involved.

October 1, 2017

Brenda L.

Dr. Butterfield is an extremely knowledgeable, capable, and caring surgeon.  He cared for my teenage son from Urgent Care, MRIs, through surgery, to follow ups.  He consults with other surgeons to ensure he is on top of the latest information.  I would recommend him to any parent needing to hand their child over to a surgeon.

April 18, 2017

Mark K.

Dr. Butterfield was outstanding, very little pain after surgery, I was back to work in 6 weeks. My shoulder healed up with better motion then I thought I would have. Dr Butterfield was very professional and very concerned about my condition. I have no second thoughts about going back to him again if needed. OUTSTANDING DOCTOR!

October 14, 2016

Rick R.

After multiple visits to different doctors to diagnose my shoulder problems with no luck, I visited Dr. Butterfield. He took the time to listen to my concerns of the pain and what I wanted to do with my everyday life. ( I wasn’t able to sleep at night and I also did not want to give up crossfit.) After all the tests, it was determined that the only way to help was surgery. Dr. Butterfield took his time to discuss the different ways to correct the problem and also which option was the best. After 4 months of rehab Dr. Butterfield gave me the all clear to resume all my activities. I could not be happier with the results. I am back doing crossfit and sleeping at night.

*Rick underwent surgery for Biceps Tenodesis with Dr. Butterfield at Twin Cities Orthopedics.

September 13, 2016

Gail M.

I went to emergency room for my broken ankle and had the surgery the next day. Dr. Butterfield put in a plate and 10 screws. The surgery was amazing and after I didn’t have any nerve damage or other side effects. I am ahead by weeks of the normal recovery. I got very lucky getting a doctor who knew what he was doing. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a surgeon.

August 30, 2016

Laureen H.

Dr. Butterfield fixed my 95 year-old mother’s broken femur.  Within only a few months’ time, she was “up and at ‘em” with the aid of a walker.  Today, she navigates short distances without aid.  From pre-op through the mending process, Dr. Butterfield has earned our respect, trust, and appreciation by exceeding expectations in every way. We see him as a highly skilled surgeon whose valued time and attention are thoughtfully shared.  We look forward to his charming follow-up appointments. 

August 29, 2016

Steve K.

Had my knee replaced on June 1st by Dr. Butterfield. After months of trying various options to relieve my knee pain, it was decided to do a total knee replacement. Dr. Butterfield did a FANTASTIC job! I have my quality of life back after only 3 months. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!

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