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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship

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Areas of Focus

Foot & Ankle Care
Sports Medicine

Paul M. Cammack, MD

Practice Overview

Paul Cammack, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. His interests include complex deformity correction, sports medicine, ankle arthroscopy, arthritis including ankle replacement, and foot and ankle trauma.

Clinical Interest

Ankle Care, including Ankle Joint Replacement, Ankle Joint Revision, Ankle Fusion, Ankle Ligament Reconstruction, Achilles Tendon Surgery and Ankle Fracture Surgeries

Foot Care including Flat Foot Reconstruction, Bunion Correction, Arthritis Surgery, Hammertoe Correction and Foot Fracture s
Surgeries for Fractures of the Calcaneus, Talus and Lisafranc Joints

Sports Medicine

Fracture Care 

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship
Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery at Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center in Pontiac, MI

Residency
University of California-Davis

Medical Degree
University of Wisconsin

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center at Maple Grove
North Memorial Medical Center
WestHealth Same Day Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Hennepin County Medical Society
Minnesota Medical Association
Minnesota Sports Medicine

Achievements & Awards

Minnesota Monthly Top Doctor (2014)

Staff

Lisa Hromadka, PA-C

Lisa Hromadka, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Krisi H.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

November 22, 2020

Joseph C.

This review will be somewhat different from others as my history with Dr. Cammack goes back nearly 15 years and 4 surgeries, with a 5th planned. I met Dr. Cammack after a suicide attempt in February of 2005, which resulted in significant injuries; including a pelvis broken in 3 places, 3 vertebra in my back fractured, and both heels were completely smashed, along with quite a bit of internal bleeding. Due to my injuries, Dr. Cammack was assigned to me to oversee my case. I liked him straight away, he reminds me of Doogie Howser – a mix of extreme intelligence and genuine ‘aw shucks’ personality. He went through my injuries and talked about the surgeries I would need to be fixed and what to expect.

TCO is a large practice with doctors, specializing in all kinds of surgeries. Dr. Cammack did not pass me over to another member of the practice. He felt that I really needed to see dedicated specialists who focused exclusively on the pelvis and lower back and that he would do the research and would know more the next day. The next morning he informed me he had narrowed it down to two different teams and would have the answer the next day. Thursday morning he walked in, made sure I was okay and had everything I needed, then told me that he had spoken to the other surgeons and I would be going to HCMC early Friday morning to have the surgeries. He did the research himself (no assistants) and spoke to the surgeons so that they could clear their schedules to see me right away.

The surgeries went well except for the fact that I found out I am immune to morphine. On Monday I was back to North Memorial and back under Cammack’s care. Every day that I was in the hospital he would come and see me, regardless of which ward I was in. Including the psychiatric ward after finding out I am type 2 bipolar. If he was out of the hospital then one of his colleagues would see me. He performed both ankle surgeries at the same time (I figured it was best to get it all over with at once). He was always positive about my recovery and honest about what I could expect.

In the decade and a half that I have known him, he has gone from supremely talented doctor, to a learned friend who helped to take care of me at the worst moments of my life. If you give him a compliment, he gets genuinely uneasy but in a down-to-earth manner. He is humble, genuine, and nothing is forced about him. What you see is what you get. I am extraordinarily grateful to him for his years of taking care of my battered feet. I can honestly say that I can walk because of him.

August 13, 2020

Kris B.

Dr. Cammack has been an amazing doctor, helping to minimize the extent of required amputation and enabling me to retain my mobility! He is very attentive and listened to my physical and emotional concerns as well as my short-term and long-term mobility goals. I fully recommend him.

October 16, 2019

Denise T.

Dr. Cammack is an outstanding doctor. He is very caring and listens to his patients concerns. I would highly recommend him!

May 10, 2019

Diane P.

Knowledgeable, thoughtful, caring are words I would use to describe Dr. Cammack and his great staff. I am 6 months post-surgery and from pre-surgery to all the follow-ups during recovery I felt I was in the best possible hands. I never felt rushed and all my questions/concerns were treated with respect and thoughtful consideration. I’m still not 200% but because of how well Dr. Cammack communicates what to expect, I am able to take the incremental progression that at times can be slow in stride and not get to discouraged. Highly recommend!!!

April 9, 2019

McKenna C.

May 22nd, 2016 my life changed forever.
It was the AAU state tournament for basketball and my team was playing for fourth place. All I remember is that I was going up for a rebound and coming down thinking there goes my hopes and dreams. It was a Sunday and there was no open TCO clinic so we went to a competitor location that was closest because I was in so much pain. They misdiagnosed me with a grade 1 ankle sprain and told me, “You should be able to walk in 3 weeks.” They were wrong. After about a month passes, I am finally walking in a boot with pressure but it still hurts so my mom and I decide to get a second opinion. We go to TCO and they immediately get me an MRI to see what’s wrong, and boy, was the competitor wrong. I remember sitting down with the doctor and wanting to cry thinking how will I get this time back with not training for basketball. I was diagnosed with a severe bone bruise and I had torn my ATFL. I wasn’t allowed to put pressure on my ankle for about 3-4 months.

Once I started walking, I started physical therapy. I decided to do it with a friends mom I knew from basketball, Michelle Montgomery. She really helped motivate me to work towards getting back on the court, after being in the boot for 7 months it was nice to have a break and to honestly be done with PT. After I was cleared to go back to basketball, I was so happy and the first time I was back on the court I felt like I was on CLOUD 9 and was meant to be on the court forever.

Right before sophomore high school basketball season was about to start, I started getting pain in my ankle and it hurt to run and when I walked my ankle was really unstable. Michelle referred me to Dr. Cammack, who said I needed surgery if my ankle was feeling that unstable. Not even a week later, I had ankle reconstruction surgery. With his new innovation, it was only 3 month recovery time. I was really happy that it was a fast recovery time but at the same time I didn’t know what type of player I would be after surgery. I was flat out scared for the outcome I thought even with surgery who and will I be able to play again mentally. I was missing my sophomore year of basketball and this is a crucial year for recruiting for colleges, I thought there goes my dreams. After recovering from the surgery, it was AAU season for basketball and I was back playing I was so excited to be playing again and was ready to show college coaches what I could do. That season was the best season I have ever had as a basketball player. I started getting recognized my colleges and other coaches and felt like I could do anything. That season made me the player who I am, it helped me play with a chip on my shoulder knowing I put all this work into getting back onto the court I won’t let it go to waste, not just because of my work but because of the others that helped me with their hard work. I am now a senior in high school and have a basketball scholarship to play in college at Waldorf University.

Nothing is impossible, everything is achievable with hard work. Surgery helped shape who I am, if I could go back and change getting hurt I wouldn’t. It helped me play with a new purpose that I truly appreciate and respect.

I will always remember the people at TCO who helped me. The sense of community helped me in my recovery. My new mindset changed to having a chip on my shoulder and overcome obstacles rather than getting devastated by things I can fix by hard work. Thank you TCO for helping me through times where I didn’t believe in myself. I’m back and I’m better than ever.

June 19, 2018

Sandy K.

I just met Dr. Cammack. I had a foot injury that was not healing as fast as I would have liked. Dr. Cammack was extremely helpful in helping me understand what was going on with my foot and offered excellent advise and care. I found him to be patient and kind in his approach! Excellence!

December 6, 2017

Carol P.

I had my ankle replaced by Dr. Cammack in August 2017.  I was very nervous about the surgery and had even decided to cancel, when my primary care physician encouraged me to go through with it. I am so glad I did!  The procedure was a total success and the recovery was quick and with very little pain. Now, a little over 3 months later, my ankle is completely pain free and I am walking so much better. I am very glad I went ahead with the surgery and thankful to Dr. Cammack for his ability as a surgeon. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone considering this procedure.

December 12, 2016

Janell H.

My husband and I cannot say enough about the care my husband received from Dr. Cammack after Matt had a motorcycle accident in 2007 that shattered his Talus and Tibia bones, one on each leg disabling him for quite a few months. Dr. Cammack was kind, professional and definitely an expert in ankle surgery. My husband was told by another doctor before seeing Dr. Cammack that he would never walk normally again, and Dr. Cammack put his bones back together, enabling him to not only walk, but to compete in auto racing within a short amount of time! We cannot thank Dr. Cammack enough!! Though it’s been almost 10 years, we know Dr. Cammack’s care was one of the main reasons that my husband has gone on to not only walk completely normal, but participate in mountain biking, auto racing, and skate skiing, among other activities. What a blessing! Thank you, again, Dr. Cammack for your care and expertise!

November 10, 2015

Sheldon G. F.

I had foot pain on my right foot for many years before I went to see Dr. Cammack at Twin Cities Orthopedics. He performed surgery on that foot and I no longer have pain. I highly recommend Dr. Cammack and his staff.

January 22, 2015

Nick

I saw Dr. Cammack with a repeat ankle sprain and broken finger. Great knowledge base and was able correctly treat my ankle without an X-ray. Didn’t advise any unnecessary treatment and had me out of the finger cast in 2 weeks. Being a bad ankle sprain and first broken bone I was thinking the worst but things were handled with great care by Dr. Cammack and I am now at 100%. Would recommend highly.

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