Ryan D. Horazdovsky, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board certified trauma and adult reconstruction surgeon. Special interests include trauma/fracture care as well as joint replacement of the hip and knee, both primary and revision. Dr. Horazdovsky will listen to understand how an injury or musculoskeletal problem is impacting your life. “Together, we will consider a spectrum of treatment options, both nonsurgical and surgical. We will align expectations and decide how to best achieve your goals.”
Dr. Horazdovsky participates in the TCO EXCEL Surgery & Recovery Program. To learn more about the EXCEL Program, click here.
Dr. Horazdovsky and his family have done extended medical mission work overseas serving the poor in Nepal, Peru, and Zimbabwe with Samaritans Purse, Scalpel at the Cross and SIGN. Prior to joining Twin Cities Orthopedics, Dr. Horazdovsky provided trauma and adult reconstruction care at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, AK. In his free time Dr. Horazdovsky enjoys spending time with his wife and four children outside and on the water.
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Fracture Care, including Clavicle Fracture, Minimally Invasive Clavicle Fracture Surgery, Intramedullary Clavicle Fixation, Humerus Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Wrist/Hand Fracture, Pelvis Fracture, Acetabulum Fracture, Hip Fracture, Femur Fracture, Tibia Fracture, Foot/Ankle Fracture, Periprosthetic Fracture, Malunion and Nonunion
Hip Care, including Hip Joint Revision, Hip Joint Replacement, Robotic Hip, Anterior Hip Arthroplasty
Knee Care, including Knee Joint Revision, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Joint Replacement, Robotic Knee
Musculoskeletal Infection Care, including Osteomyelitis
Pediatric Care, including Fractures
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction & Trauma at the Regions Hospital/University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations
Crosstown Surgery Center, Edina
Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina
Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville
Minnesota Valley Surgery Center, Burnsville
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Christian Medical Dental Association (CMDA)
International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR)
Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Dr. Horazdovsky performed a complicated surgery on my knee and leg area because of an accident. Not only did he solve the problem from the accident, he was able to solve the problem I had with my knee before the surgery. I now walk pain free. Thank You! before the surgery. I now walk pain free. Thank You!
August 2, 2022
Dr. Horazdovsky, at the request of Dr. Murar, determined that I needed additional treatment to heal my legs. He ordered a bone stimulator to promote more bone growth. It was a successful treatment and I do not need further surgery. God’s blessings to you Dr. Horazdovsky for your kindness and understanding.
June 16, 2022
Stop reading and get the hip! 7 years ago, I was told hip replacement was in my future and being an athlete, I doubled down on workouts, shoe inserts, therapy and eventually cortisone and hyaluronic acid. At 49, the first shot of cortisone made me feel 30 again and the second did nothing. I had hip replaced by Dr. Horazdovsky on June 2nd and as I write this on June 15th, I am sitting with only a minor itch from the scar and using over the counter meds for the last 13 days. My range of motion is already better than before! It was my left hip, so I was driving very soon after and back at gym! He directed me to the Dual Mobility hip and performed an anterior procedure which has me recovering faster. The hardest thing is not to overdo it, as I feel brand new! The EXCEL nurses were fabulous, as well as the whole TCO team. I used a walker for 3 days and cane for 3 days, and then when I am tired and to keep me walking straight! My whole workout class almost fainted after seeing me back for light upper body workout within a week after surgery!
January 6, 2021
At just 52 years old, Margaret was shocked and scared to realize both of her hips were deteriorating.
A long-long practitioner of karate and a recent CrossFit enthusiast, this active mom realized she couldn’t live with the pain any longer, especially when she could barely walk.
After visiting Dr. Ryan Horazdovsky at Twin Cities Orthopedics, Margaret felt confident a double hip replacement was the right move for her.
“A lot of patients who come to me in their 40’s or early 50’s are concerned they’re too young,” Dr. Horazdovsky said. “They’re very nervous about the idea of having a hip replacement. But, I want patients to find comfort in the idea that a total hip replacement is likely one of the best surgeries in medicine.”
Almost immediately after surgery, Margaret’s pain was gone, and now she’s back enjoying the activities she loves — pain free. For her, this decision was “the best (she) ever made,” and she now feels like she has a new lease on life.
November 22, 2020
After four years of gradually decreasing range of motion and increasing hip pain, I found that Dr. Horazdovsky was very supportive once I decided to have surgery. He told me what I could anticipate and provided help and resources in my healing. In retrospect, I should have done it much earlier. I would heartily recommend him.
August 20, 2020
I can’t say enough good things about the whole process I went through on my recent right Mako Robotic Hip Replacement compared to the old school hip replacement I had done 12 years ago on the left side. I had an amazing recovery time with my most recent hip replacement. I was up and walking around with a cane the day after the surgery and able to take short walking steps around the living room at home on the second day without the cane. Dr. Horazdovsky and his care team are amazing as well as the support team at Minnesota Valley Surgery Center in Burnsville. Best minimally invasive hip replacement anyone could go through. The more you get up and walk the faster you heal, at first you experience joint stiffness in the morning till about noon and as time goes on you experience less stiffness in the mornings. Walking on it is the key to recovery length. In my 3rd week of recovery I was up to walking about 2-3 miles in the morning and on my 5th week I was able to go back to work and stand for 10hrs a day behind CNC Machines as a machinist. 6 weeks later, I hardly ever feel anything anymore, maybe a sore hip muscle twitch now and then getting into my pickup truck, but that’s about it at 59 years old.
February 13, 2020
I am an 83 year old man and on Friday, August 2nd 2019, I took a tumble and broke my left hip. My wife got me to Southdale Fairview Hospital at 5:30pm. After taking numerous X-ray’s, it was determined that I had a broken hip and would need surgery. I was checked into the hospital and taken to my room at about 8:30pm. With this being a summer weekend, I fully assumed that I would not see a surgeon until Monday, August 5th at the soonest.
The next morning, Saturday, August 3rd at 9am, two nurses came into my room telling me they need to take me down to the operating room, as I was scheduled for immediate surgery. I was totally surprised that the hospital was able to find an orthopedic surgeon for a Saturday morning surgery. My wife and my son were waiting for me at the operating room. Dr. Ryan Horazdovsky arrived right away and introduced himself to all three of us. He was very friendly and gave us the feeling that we had known him for a long time. He explained my hip was broken so badly that he had to totally replace it. I asked him how many total replacement he had done and he told me a large number, so we felt very comfortable that he was my surgeon. I went into the operating room feeling like I was really in good hands.
A few hours later I awoke with my wife and son with me. They were very impressed with Dr. Horazdovsky, who made them feel completely at ease and explained the operation went just as it should and that it was a complete success. I assumed I would awake to a lot of pain. I was given a very mild pain pill for only one or two days. After that I basically had no pain. I was up and walking on my new hip that evening and went home two days later.
Today I had my 5-month check up with Dr. Horazdovsky. He had x-ray’s taken which showed all is perfect. When my wife and I got home we said if I ever break my other hip or if she ever broke hers, we would want only Dr. Horazdovsky to be the surgeon again.