Steven W. Meisterling, MD

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Steven W. Meisterling, MD

Steven Meisterling, MD, is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who holds a subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, and elbow; joint replacement of the knee, hip, and shoulder; and elbow reconstruction.

Dr. Meisterling completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, with Dr. James Andrews. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Meisterling is an orthopedist with special interests and advanced training in sports medicine. He has presented oral and poster presentations at national orthopedic meetings, is periodically published in orthopedic medical journals, and is a former team physician for the St. Paul Saints.

Dr. Meisterling’s outside interests include running, cross-country skiing, biking, hockey and spending time with his family. He is also heavily involved with the Stillwater Area Hockey Association.

A previous patient of Dr. Meisterling’s, Mike Hudson, was honored by the St. Paul Saints baseball team as the TCO Comeback story. To view more, click here.

Clinical Interest

Knee care, including ACL/PCL reconstruction, knee arthroplasty/joint replacement, knee arthroscopy, knee revision, ligament repair, cartilage restoration, fracture management, and knee arthritis

Shoulder care, including shoulder arthroplasty/joint replacement, shoulder joint revision, Bankart repair, biceps tenodesis/tenotomy, bursitis, fracture care, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff repair, arthritis, arthroscopy, impingement, instability/dislocation, labral repair, stabilization, subacromial decompression, SLAP repair, and throwing shoulder injuries

Hip care, including hip arthroplasty/joint replacement, hip joint revision, bursitis, fracture management, hamstring repair, hip arthritis, hip fractures, hip impingement/labrum tears, tendon repair, and tendonitis

Elbow care, including biceps and triceps repair, cartilage injuries, elbow arthroscopy, fracture care, Tommy John reconstruction, tennis elbow surgery, and ulnar nerve decompression/transposition

Wrist care, including fracture care, carpal tunnel release, carpal tunnel syndrome, and De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Sports medicine, including ACL repairs, Tommy John reconstruction, shoulder labrum repairs/instability, and team care

Ankle care, including tendon ruptures and Achilles ruptures

Pediatric care


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

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, Alabama

Orthopedic Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Medical Degree
Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
High Pointe Surgery Center
Lakeview Hospital
Osceola Medical Center
Woodwinds Health Campus
Other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Achievements & Awards

Top Doctor: Voted an Orthopedic Rising Star by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2015, 2016, 2017)

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American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society Annual Research Award (2008 – 2009)
Best Poster 2005 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting
Creighton University Research Award Stipend (March 2000)

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: East Ridge Raptors (2009 – 2016)
Team Physician: St. Paul Saints (2009 – 2020)
Team Physician: St. Thomas Academy

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Orthopedic Consultant: Larkin Dance Studio


Rachel Brang, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Board Certified


Rachel Brang, PA-C, MSPAS, works in conjunction with Dr. Steven Meisterling to coordinate excellent orthopedic patient care. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She assists Dr. Meisterling with surgery in addition to caring for patients in clinic and hospital. She earned her PA degree from Des Moines University in 2012. Prior to this, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth where she was also a member of the Women’s Volleyball team. With her background as a collegiate volleyball player, she has a special passion for caring for athletes. As a board member and coach with the Stillwater Area Junior Olympic Volleyball club, she engages and encourages athletics within the community. Outside of work, Rachel and her family enjoy playing volleyball, gardening and spending time on the lake.


Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Medical Education
Master of Science, Physicians Assistant Studies, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Bachelor Degree in Biology, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Stillwater Area JO Volleyball, Board Member

Kayla E., RMA

Kayla E., RMA

Clinical Assistant

Kayla E. AAS, RMA, has worked with Dr. Steven Meisterling since 2012 and has been with Twin Cities Orthopedics since 2006. She has had many roles within the practice, including Health Information Specialist and Clinical Documentation Assistant. In her most current role, she assists Dr. Meisterling and Rachel Brang, PA-C. She is responsible for coordinating clinic flow, scheduling surgeries, physical therapy and all additional tests required for patients. Kayla has a special passion for providing outstanding patient care, customer service and is the point of contact for all patient calls and concerns. She is certified through American Medical Technologists (AMT) and is also a member of their organization. Kayla loves the outdoors and spends a lot of time hiking, biking, camping and attending sporting events. Kayla and her family reside in Western, WI.


Certified, Registered Medical Assistant

Medical Education
Associate Degree in Health Science, Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

Professional Affiliations

American Medical Technologists Association