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Tyler R. Williamson, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible Sports Medicine Fellowship

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Areas of Focus

Hand & Wrist Care
Knee Care
Pediatric Care
Sports Medicine
Trauma Care

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Practice Overview

Tyler R. Williamson, MD, is a sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. His special interests include knee and shoulder conditions, both primary and complex. Dr. Williamson’s fellowship training provided experience with cutting-edge procedures, including ACL repair, the Bridge Enhanced ACL Restoration (BEAR) implant, and shoulder arthroplasty using patient-specific computerized planning. Despite having a sports medicine emphasis, his unique fellowship afforded continued training in knee arthroplasty, hip arthroplasty, and fracture care for the highly active communities of Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Dr. Williamson currently serves as a team physician for the US Men’s and Women’s Snowboardcross teams and most recently traveled to Switzerland and Austria with the teams. He is also the team physician for Rockford High School. By providing care for patients from all walks of life, from Olympic medalists to recreational athletes, he understands the importance of developing a treatment plan that is personalized for each patient’s unique goals.

He was born and raised in Plymouth, MN, and is passionate about providing exceptional surgical and non-operative care to his home community. In his free time, Dr. Williamson enjoys playing several sports including hockey, softball, and golf. His other hobbies include traveling, photography, snowboarding, and woodworking.

Clinical Interest

Knee Care, including ACL tears, ACL reconstruction, ACL repair, Bridge Enhanced ACL Restoration (BEAR), lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LET/LEAT), knee arthroscopy, knee meniscal surgery, meniscus repair, knee cartilage injuries, cartilage preservation, Matrix-Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI), Osteochondral Autograft Transfer (OATS), Osteochondral Allograft Transplant (OCA), quadriceps tendon repair, patellar tendon repair, PCL tears, PCL reconstruction, MCL tears, MCL reconstruction, LCL tears, LCL reconstruction, multi-ligamentous knee injuries, patellar instability, patella alta, medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) tears, MPFL reconstruction, medial quadriceps tendon-femoral ligament (MQTFL) reconstruction, limb malalignment, distal femoral osteotomy, proximal/high tibial osteotomy, knee joint replacement (arthroplasty), unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), and total knee arthroplasty (TKA)

Shoulder Care, including minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures, rotator cuff repair, superior capsular reconstruction, tuberoplasty, labrum repair, SLAP repair, shoulder instability, instability repair, Bankart repair, Latarjet procedure, Remplissage, bicep pain, biceps tenodesis/tenotomy, acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries, AC joint reconstruction, distal clavicle excision, acromioplasty, shoulder joint replacement, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (replacement), patient-specific instrumentation for shoulder arthroplasty, revision joint replacement, and shoulder fractures.

Hip Care, including total hip arthroplasty (direct anterior approach and posterior approach), hip fractures

Fracture Care, including clavicle fractures, shoulder/proximal humerus fractures, humerus fractures, forearm fractures, radius fractures, wrist fractures, hip fractures, femur fractures, tibia fractures, ankle fractures, and fibula fractures

Pediatric Care, including pediatric knee and shoulder injuries/conditions

Ankle Care, including achilles tendon rupture, achilles tendon repair, ankle instability, Brostrom procedure/lateral ligament reconstruction, ankle fractures, and athletic injuries of the ankle

Elbow Care, including cubital tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel release, triceps repair, lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LUCL) reconstruction, and distal biceps repair

Hand Care, including trigger finger release

Wrist Care, including distal radius fractures and carpal tunnel release

Nonoperative Therapies, including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid injections, and corticosteroid injections


Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine Fellowship, Barton Health, Lake Tahoe Sports Medicine, Lake Tahoe, CA

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Medical Degree
Doctor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Maple Grove Ambulatory Surgery Center
Maple Grove Hospital
North Memorial Hospital

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician, Rockford High School (2023 – present)
Team Physician, US Snowboardcross – Men’s and Women’s


Jillian D.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

November 14, 2023

Sheila C.

I have always heard of doctors like Dr. Williamson, but never experienced it. He is an amazing doctor and I was just blessed by his service. He is so mindful and took care of me with compassion. Dr. Williamson was aware of how distraught I was when I first met him. He was patient and considerate, and assured me I would be okay. This was my second time having knee surgery. The first time, (different doctor, different knee) my recovery and everything was a complete nightmare. I did not want another surgery and I hoped that I wouldn’t have to. Dr. Williamson was fabulous from start to finish, encouraging me and letting me know everything he was going to do. He even drew pictures to show me in detail. My experience this time was amazing, as amazing as a surgery can get. I am so thankful and blessed that Dr. Tyler Williamson was the doctor that I was able to see.

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