Steven D. Meletiou, MD

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Steven D. Meletiou, MD

Steven D. Meletiou, MD

Steven D. Meletiou, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, and upper extremity. He is one of only a few dozen orthopedic surgeons in the country who holds subspecialty certificates in both hand surgery and sports medicine. Upon completion of an orthopedic surgery residency, Dr. Meletiou received fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery.

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Clinical Interest

Hand care, including carpal tunnel release, De Quervain’s release, Dupuytren’s contracture, finger joint replacement, arthritis, arthroscopy, Xiaflex injections, trigger finger, tendon repair, tendon lacerations, and nerve, and blood vessel repair

Wrist care, including carpal tunnel syndrome, ligament injuries, tendon repair, arthritis, arthroscopy, tendonitis, and total wrist replacement

Elbow care, including cartilage injuries, arthritis, arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, tendon repair, tendonitis, total elbow joint replacement, and nerve surgery

Shoulder care, including arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, total shoulder joint replacement, and reverse total shoulder joint replacement

Sports medicine, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

Fracture care


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ Hand)
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rochester, Minnesota

Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Iowa City, Iowa

Medical Degree
University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Blaine Orthopedic Surgery Center
High Pointe Surgery Center
Hudson Hospital & Clinic
Fairview Lakes Medical Center
Lakeview Hospital
Other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association for Hand Surgery
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
Mayo Hand Club
Mayo Orthopedic Alumni Association


Abigale E. Gabrick, PA-C, MPAS

Physician Assistant, Board Certified


Abigale (Abby) Gabrick, PA-C, MPAS, is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in orthopedic surgery. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physiology and Biology from the University of Minnesota before pursuing her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies and undergoing training at Des Moines University in Iowa. In 2008, she returned to her hometown of Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she became a part of TCO.

Abby has extensive knowledge in many areas of orthopedic surgery. Initially, her primary focus centered on general orthopedics, where she treated conditions related to the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. During this period, she collaborated with Dr. Steven Meletiou in treating hand and upper extremity conditions. Since 2012, Abby has exclusively worked alongside Dr. Meletiou as part of the hand team.

Abby’s role involves clinical evaluation and treatment, including the performance of clinical procedures such as joint injections, assisting Dr. Meletiou in surgery, and helping to manage patients in the hospital and in outpatient clinics post-operatively. Abby’s passion lies in patient education, helping individuals optimize their return to functionality while minimizing discomfort, enabling them to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Additionally, she has taken on the role of mentoring other Physician Assistants and PA students.

Abby and her husband, have three children. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, Abby enjoys running, cooking, gardening and being active outdoors.


Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Licensed by the Minnesota and Wisconsin Boards of Medical Practice

Medical Education
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center (2008)
Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Biology, University of Minnesota (2003)

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA)
Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS)

Erika Esterby, MS, LAT, ATC

Athletic Trainer/Clinical Assistant
Clinical Care Coordinator

Dan S.

Dan S.

Clinical Assistant

Dan has worked with Dr. Meletiou and Abigale Gabrick PA-C since he joined Twin Cities Orthopedics in January 2009. He has worked in the medical field for the past 16 years. Dan prides himself on ensuring that patients receive the highest quality of care. He is a point of contact for patient questions and concerns, educates patients on their conditions, treatment options and assists with surgery scheduling. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, friends and summer trips back home to Detroit Lakes, MN. He is an avid golfer and a die-hard Minnesota sports fan, especially the Vikings!  Please do not hesitate to contact Dan for assistance.