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Michael R. Johnson, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified

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Areas of Focus

Hand & Wrist Care
Hip Care
Knee Care
Pediatric Care
Sports Medicine
Trauma Care

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Practice Overview

Michael R. Johnson, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement surgery, sports injury treatment, carpal tunnel release and other hand surgeries, rotator cuff repair, and fracture management. He uses minimally invasive and pain-modulating techniques to assist in recovery, so patients can return to activity safely and comfortably.  Dr. Johnson believes it’s important to get to know his patients and understand their stories. He strives to ensure his patients understand their orthopedic diagnosis, treatment options, and recovery timeframe in a respectful, compassionate, and patient-centered atmosphere.

Dr. Johnson is a graduate of St. John’s University with a degree in biology.  He continued his education by earning a medical degree at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  He went on to complete his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Minnesota, with a subsequent orthopedic surgery practice at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and three kids. His hobbies include playing golf, coaching basketball, and traveling.

Clinical Interest

Fracture care, including wrist, hip, knee, and ankle   

Hip care, including joint replacement

Knee care, including joint replacement, revision joint replacement, meniscus and cartilage injuries

Pediatric care, including sports injuries and fracture management

Shoulder care, including joint replacement and rotator cuff repair

Sports medicine, including meniscus and cartilage injuries, shoulder injuries and Achilles tendon injuries

Hand care, including fractures, thumb CMC arthroplasty and trigger fingers

Wrist care, including carpal tunnel surgery and fractures


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery, University of Minnesota

Medical Degree
School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
High Pointe Surgery Center
Hudson Hospital
Lakeview Hospital
M Health Fairview Lakes Hospital
M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital
Woodwinds Health Campus

Achievements & Awards

“Top Performing Provider” Patient Experience Award – Mayo Clinic Health System (2021, 2023)
Gustilo Resident Award – University of Minnesota (2010)


Mayo Clinic Health System Orthopedic Surgery Department Chair (2015 – 2023)
Mayo Clinic Health System Community of Orthopedic Surgery Committee, Vice Chair (2013 – 2023)
Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing Trauma Committee, Member (2010 – 2024)

Sports Affiliations

Goodhue High School, Team Physician (2014 – 2024)
Red Wing High School, Team Physician (2014 – 2024)
Mentorship to Medical Students, Mayo Clinic Health System (2010 – 2024)
Mentorship to Red Wing High School Medical Internship (2018 – 2024)


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