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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification Area of Focus in Total Joint Replacement

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Areas of Focus

Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine
Foot & Ankle Care
Hand & Wrist Care

Rolf S. Hauck, MD

Practice Overview

Rolf S. Hauck, MD, has been practicing general orthopedics since 1989 and specializes in general orthopedic trauma; adult reconstruction of upper and lower body (including Anterior Approach Hip Replacement and total knee replacement); shoulder disorders (including total joint replacement, total shoulder, and reverse total shoulder); sports injury; arthroplasty; and sports medicine. When Dr. Hauck is not practicing medicine, he enjoys living an active lifestyle including hiking, biking, skiing (downhill and cross country), sailing, and trekking. He is also active with his church and has raised 3 daughters who have all moved on to healthy and active lifestyles.

When possible, Dr. Hauck strongly believes in non-operative treatments which could include physical therapy and self-directed exercise. He believes operative intervention is necessary when conditions show better outcomes with surgery or fail non-operative intervention. Cost effective medicine is an important part of Dr. Hauck’s practice ideology.

Clinical Interest

Ankle Care, including Orthopedic Trauma Care

Hip Care, including Hip Replacement, Hip Revision and Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

Knee Care, including Knee Revision, Knee Arthroplasty and Knee Replacement

Shoulder Care, including Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Arthroplasty and Shoulder Revision

Sports Medicine, including ACL Reconstructions, Shoulder Instability, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Arthroscopy and Open Reconstruction

Wrist Care, including Orthopedic Trauma Care


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine
St. Olaf College, Major in Chemistry

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Medical Degree
University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Maple Grove Hospital
Minnesota Board of Medical Examiners
North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center at Maple Grove
North Memorial Maple Grove Same Day Surgery Center
North Memorial Medical Center
WestHealth Same Day Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Board of Medical Examiners
Hennepin County Medical Society
Minnesota Board of Medical Examiners
Minnesota Medical Association
Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
Twin Cities Orthopaedic Society
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Clinical Faculty, University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Family Medicine Program

Achievements and Awards

Voted a Top Orthopedic Surgeon by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (1996, 2000, 2003, 2007 – 2011)
Voted “Best Doctor” in Minnesota Monthly (2013, 2014, 2016)



Christopher Romanowicz, PA-C

Christopher Romanowicz, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Denise C.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

March 23, 2018

Jill S.

I had chronic hip pain for several years and finally made the decision to get an anterior hip replacement. Dr. Hauck performed the surgery and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. I had very little pain, was driving at 9 days and was back at work in less than 3 weeks. For the first time in over 3 years my hip doesn’t hurt. This was truly a wonderful experience. His staff, North Memorial and his surgical skills were fantastic and if I ever have to have another orthopedic surgery I’ll have Dr. Hauck perform that surgery too. Thank you for giving me the life I knew back.

January 9, 2018


I have been going to North Orthopedic for over 20 years and have had many surgeries by Dr. Rolf Hauck. He is now not only my orthopedic surgeon but also a good friend.

November 10, 2015

Sheldon G. F.

I was very pleased with Dr. Hauck as my surgeon. He and his staff are pleasant to work with. I no longer have hip pain and highly recommend Dr. Hauck and Twin Cities Orthopedics.

September 8, 2015

Jon B.

I am a 62 year old retired school superintendent. Over the past several years I have had the opportunity to have 6 surgeries performed on both wrists, both elbows, and my right hand by Dr. Mark Fischer, and 2 surgeries performed on my left shoulder and my left knee by Dr. Rolf Hauck, with the most recent knee surgery coming two weeks ago.

I cannot praise more loudly nor more courageously on your behalf if you paid me…I have that much faith in your personnel. Following the hand and elbow surgeries, I saw Rochelle over several years and developed a great relationship. Eric took care of me after my shoulder surgery last December and Matthew for my first…and only…physical therapy appointment following knee surgery two weeks ago.

Last year, after the first 5 months and a weight loss of 100 pounds, I took up power walking, eventually getting up to 3 miles per day. That later increased to 4-5 miles per day, and then to double workouts each day.  I had prepared myself physically going into that knee surgery with Dr. Hauck. I took Friday off, and was getting antsy on Saturday so I started to power walk. I walked 3 miles…then again on Sunday and Monday. Tuesday I pushed it to 5 miles, and 4 days later was back to double workouts daily. I give all credit to my surgeon, Dr. Hauck, but he also had a good patient! The stronger I could be going in to surgery, the stronger I will be coming out of it. On my first visit back at Oakdale, I ‘tested out’ of PT with Matthew and even he will admit that I do not look, nor act, like a 62 year old man. Ever since the surgery I have been pain free and look forward to as active a life style as humanly possible. And I owe it all to TCO and the great people already mentioned.

I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that I would not trust my body to anyone other than the professionals I have mentioned above. And I haven’t even started on the good things that Beth, your Corporate Office Customer Service Rep, and I visited about. And I can’t leave out Amy or Denise…Dr. Fischer and Dr. Hauck would be up a creek without a paddle without those two!

August 19, 2015

Carol P.

I went through a series of the lubricating injections and had several cortisone injections, but neither had lasting effects. As a last resort, I decided on the total knee replacement and am very pleased and thankful with the outcome. Home Care Physical Therapy and Outpatient Physical Therapy were outstanding as well as the individual home exercise program I was instructed to do. It has been three and a half months and I am pain free and very happy with the results!

August 19, 2015

Laurie A.

TCO was my first call for help after being discharged from the Emergency Room with a broken clavicle, which required surgery. From the moment I walked into the office, I was seen so quickly! Dr. Hauck was so compassionate and he went above and beyond my expectations to add me into his busy surgical schedule. His PA-C, Chris, was able to shift his full schedule and provide a pre-op physical, sparing me from the discomfit and inconvenience of having to travel across town to my primary care physician. The scheduling staff took such great care of me and they helped educate me about the pre-surgical and post-operative sequence of events.

I can’t say enough good things about the entire experience. Now I have the privilege of working with empathetic, competent physical therapists at TCO during the recovery phase of my injury!

Everyone who hears my story learns about my fabulous experience at TCO! I have no hesitation in recommending you to all of my contacts. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  

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