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Conducting research to benefit our patients and advance clinical practices

Research Studies & Publications

Our physicians, physical therapists, and research team have been actively engaged in clinical research for over 20 years. We are dedicated to conducting research and quality improvement studies which provide benefits to our patients and advance clinical practice. We are widely published in the areas of sports medicine, arthroscopy, arthroplasty and patient-reported outcomes.

TCO is committed to furthering our understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedics and sports-related injuries. This is being accomplished through a multidisciplinary approach that includes thought leaders on musculoskeletal research, outcomes, clinical research, basic science, biomechanics, rehabilitation and performance.

Research Studies

TCO has an established track record of enrollment, data capture, and retention of study subjects. Our sites are enrolled in several industry sponsored studies throughout the year, and we are frequently complimented on our quality data and long-term follow-up protocols.

To view current IRB approved studies, click here.

Research Publications

To view current publications, click here.

To view past research studies and publications, download the TCO Foundation Annual Reports from the TCO Foundation website.

Bioengineering Lab

The Twin Cities Orthopedics Bioengineering Lab (TCO Bio Lab) is located inside the Innovation Center on the Viking Lakes campus in Eagan.

Dedicated to achieving world-class outcomes, the lab features state-of-the-art technology and resources. Physicians and researchers can conduct industry-leading research studies and training.

Directions, Parking & Lodging

The TCO Bio Lab is located at 2685 Vikings Cir, #150 Eagan, MN 55121.

Park on the top floor of the ramp adjacent to the Innovation Center and enter through the doors labeled “Bioengineering Lab.”

If you’d like to stay near the TCO Bio Lab while in town, the Omni Viking Lakes Hotel is located on campus. To make a reservation, click here.

Summer Internships (College Students Only)

Each summer Twin Cities Orthopedics offers an unpaid internship to a qualified college student who desires a dedicated career in sports medicine (ie. Athletic Training, Physician Assistant, Medical Doctor). The summer internship will begin late May/early June and end late August/early September. It consists of both observing physicians in clinic and surgery as well as working with the Research Department and the current studies the physicians are involved in. An intern will observe clinic and surgery twice a week and work in research two-three three days a week. While observing in clinic and surgery the intern will be able to ask questions, observe the process of diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. When working in the Research Department our intern(s) will be doing data entry, filing, and projects related to the current research of the department.

Due to the high demand for these internships, each applicant must complete the Summer Internship Form with the necessary documentation and mail it in by February 1st. The applications will be reviewed and we will invite qualified applicants to participate in a phone or in-person interview. All interns will be notified by April 15th of the decision.

To inquire about summer internship opportunities, please complete the Summer Internship Form, and send it to the address listed on the form with the appropriate requested documentation. If you have further questions please contact Becky Stone at [email protected] or 952-456-7136.

Application deadline: February 1st

Intern(s) notified by April 15th

Click to view Summer Internship Form

Resident/Fellow/Physician Clinical Rotations

If you are a resident, fellow or physician and are interested in a clinical rotation or wish to spend time with one of our physicians please contact Becky Stone at 952-456-7136.

To learn more about the Bioengineering Lab, click here.