About the Practice
Zachary P. Arntson, DO
Originally from Minnesota and born at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Dr. Arntson earned his undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and medical degree from Des Moines University. He then went on to complete his internship and orthopedic surgery residency at St. John Health System with Michigan State University. During residency he was selected as chief resident and awarded orthopedic surgery resident of the year.
After residency, he spent an additional 12 months of subspecialized training in Total Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine surgery. He completed a fellowship at Triangle Orthopedic Associates in Durham, North Carolina. During this time he learned advanced techniques in Anterior Hip and Knee Replacements, including Revision Joint Replacements. In addition, Dr. Arntson received training in Sports Medicine procedures including Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction.
Dr. Arntson is board certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Dr. Arntson has published a research article titled “Topical vs. Intravenous Tranexamic Acid Use in Total Knee Arthroplasty,” which was presented at the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction Conference.
Dr. Arntson’s approach to patient care focuses on the individual needs of each patient. His specialized training, along with his general orthopedic knowledge, allows him to assess the best non-operative and operative options for each patient’s condition. Dr. Arntson has a strong interest in minimally invasive and muscle-sparing procedures coupled with multi-modal pain management protocols to decrease patient’s pain and speed recovery.
Dr. Arntson is married and resides in St. Paul with his wife and three daughters. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, golfing and spending time with his family.
Hip care, including muscle-sparing anterior approach hip replacement, hip replacement revision, tendonitis, bursitis, and hip fractures
Knee care, including minimally invasive total knee replacement (also patient specific joint replacement and robotic surgery), minimally invasive partial knee replacement, and knee replacement revision
Shoulder care, including anatomic and reverse shoulder joint replacement and shoulder replacement revision and fractures
Sports medicine, including shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, biceps tenodesis or tenotomy, frozen shoulder, impingement, labral repair, subacromial decompression, knee arthroscopy with ACL reconstruction, and meniscus surgery
Ankle care, including Achilles tendon ruptures and fracture care
Elbow care, including bicep and triceps ruptures, ulnar nerve decompression/transposition, and fracture care
Hand care, including carpal tunnel release, De Quervain’s Release, trigger finger release, arthritis, and fracture care
Wrist care, including fracture care, carpal tunnel release, and De Quervain’s Release
Board Certified, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine, Triangle Orthopedic Associates, Durham, NC
Michigan State University: St. John Providence Health System, East Lansing, MI
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA
Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations
Blaine Orthopedic Surgery Center
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics (AOAO)
American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Physician Assistant, Board Certified
Bri Lund, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant working in conjunction with Dr. Arntson to coordinate excellent orthopedic patient care.
In addition to working with Dr. Arntson’s team, Bri also works with the spine team and will sees patients for spine, neck, and back injuries or issues.
Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA)
Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants (ConnAPA)
Care Coordinator, Candice, provides administrative and patient care services to the physician. Routine daily responsibilities include building physician schedules and maintaining scheduling templates; scheduling patient appointments; scheduling and pre-certifying surgeries and diagnostic tests; processing mail and handling correspondence; handling patient inquiries and telephone triage; and assisting physician in clinics as needed.