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Shoulder & Elbow Care

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At Twin Cities Orthopedics, we specialize in diagnosing and treating conductions and injuries of the shoulder and elbow.

Common Conditions & Procedures

  • AC Joint Separation
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture
  • Bicep Tenotomy & Tenodesis
  • Clavicle (Collar Bone) Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Little League Elbow
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder & Elbow Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder & Elbow Bursitis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Slap Tear
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition
                                               

Patient Education

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Life changing! I went to over 10 specialists, including other orthopedic specialists, to try and figure out why I had chronic pain during sleep and some activities. A decade after struggling with chronic pain in…
– Michael H., patient

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It has been approximately 5 years since Dr. Szalapski performed surgery on my right shoulder. My shoulder feels great. I am now having trouble with my left shoulder. I now live 2 hours away…
– Ron S., patient

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Everyone is amazed at how well the reverse total shoulder replacement surgery went. Dr. Dieterle has done an amazing job and I would strongly encourage anyone that needs the surgery to do so.
– Betty O., patient

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Visited TCO in late November 2019 and saw Dr. Hunt for a sore shoulder. I thought it was related to an old rotor cuff repair but instead was a wore out joint. I had…
– Geoff T., patient

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My rotator cuff repair with Dr. Dieterle has given me a much more positive outlook on life.
– John P., patient

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I had a torn ligament in my left shoulder that was causing me a lot of pain. I was losing strength in my arm and couldn't sleep due to the constant pain. I was worried…
– Mark B., patient

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I have pain free range of motion and will continue to regain all ROM and strength. I had this shoulder replaced far earlier than I had done the right shoulder and saved myself from further…
– Cecilia W., patient

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My teenage daughter had a severe traumatic brain injury and significant shoulder injury that required surgery. We were so fortunate that Dr. Klassen was on call that day. His clinical skills were terrific but…
– Kurt N., patient

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I am definitely glad I had my rotator cuff repair done with Dr. Dieterle.
– Maurice P., patient

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Dr. Klassen is a fantastic physician! He is extremely smart, caring, kind and highly skilled. As an added bonus, he also has a great sense of humor. In addition to my own shoulder care,…
– Craig J., patient

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I had a bad result from a previous surgery with another orthopedic practice. My shoulder was painful most of the time. I had a re-tear and nerve issues along with frozen shoulder. I was expecting…
– Jackie H., patient

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I had a severe tear in my 76 year old shoulder. Dr. Frank Norberg did an outstanding job of repairing the tear. I have great range of motion and I am free of pain.…
– Robert P., patient

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From the first phone call to make an appointment EVERYONE was friendly, helpful and compassionate. I’m 80 years of age and needed a reverse shoulder replacement. Dr. Mair and his staff took the extra…
– Shirley H., patient

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After not being able to perform even simple tasks with my right arm, physical therapy did not help. The reverse shoulder replacement was performed by Dr. Dieterle and the pain relief was immediate. Function…
– Howard K., patient

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Recovered quickly after surgery with Dr. Dieterle. Little pain. Resumed normal activities within a couple weeks. Zip lined at 6 weeks and sky dived within a couple of months. Great outcome.
– Carole S., patient

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After two years of continued pain in my left shoulder, my family doctor set me up with an appointment with Dr. Norberg. He found I needed a reverse shoulder replacement. His thoroughness in all…
– Tom, patient

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I was having extreme pain in my left shoulder a year ago so I met Dr. Asp for a consultation. He took x-rays and they showed bone on bone in my left shoulder. I…
– Terry J., patient

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I had a reverse total shoulder replacement performed by Dr. Dieterle. Now, my right arm feels better and I can use the right arm more often for daily activities.
– Arthur F., patient

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Dr. Dieterle set realistic expectations and exceeded them all. I had very little pain during this process and on a much faster recovery cycle than expected. The PT team is outstanding, and the results…
– Jaime O., patient

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I'm a longtime patient of TCO and have been since 2016. Dr. Jay Johnson did my total knee in April 2017 and my shoulder procedure was done by Dr. Edward W. Szalapski, MD in…
– Tom J., patient

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View the Latest About Shoulder & Elbow Care

TCO Talks: Surgeon's Guide to Rotator Cuffs

Rotator cuff injuries aren’t exclusive to baseball and tennis players. From slips and falls, to age and occupation, this common shoulder disorder affects millions each year. Dr. Randall Lewis uses x-rays…

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Quality & Outcomes: Rotator Cuff Repair

At Twin Cities Orthopedics, we have a responsibility to our patients, their families, and our communities as a whole, to make health care better for everyone. That’s why for the past several years we’ve been…

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