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Sports Medicine

When it comes to treating athletes, we’re the experts

From weekend warriors to pros, Twin Cities Orthopedics treats athletes and gets them back in the game as quickly and safely as possible. Our specialists have extensive experience in working with athletes, and many of them serve as physicians for local Twin Cities high schools, colleges and professional teams.

Common Conditions & Procedures

  • Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Hip and Knee
  • Concussion Management
  • Dislocations
  • Knee Surgery, including ACL and PCL Repair and Reconstruction
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Ligament and Joint Reconstruction
  • Muscle and Joint Sprains and Strains
  • Patellofemoral Dislocation
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Dislocation and Instability
  • “Tommy John” Surgery
  • Turf Toe
                                               

Concussion Management

TCO offers comprehensive concussion treatment and management services. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that is characterized by a myriad of symptoms, clinical presentations and recovery trajectories. Learn more.

TCO physicians specialize in concussion management from evaluation and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. Each physician works directly with and patients and TCO team members to create an individualized treatment plan and help speed recovery. Learn more.

Physicians

TCO sports medicine physicians are proud to work with athletes at every level of competition. It doesn’t matter if you’re a gold medalist or a middle school goalie, our promise to you is the same. We will utilize all of our resources – decades of experience, incredible facilities, years of research data, and specialized training – to make you a better, safer, and more complete athlete. Learn more.

Physical Therapists

TCO Physical Therapists are part of a multidisciplinary team including athletic trainers, psychologists and coaches. Together, they provide comprehensive therapy assessments and plans, including vestibular rehab, vision training, cervical rehab and exertional therapy/graded experience. Learn more.

Athletic Trainers

TCO Athletic Trainers are multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, injury evaluation, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Our Athletic Trainers work directly with athletes in the youth, high school, and collegiate setting providing care in at the school as well as working hand-in-hand with our Sports Medicine Physicians in the clinic.

Dr. Lewis - We want to thank you and your staff for all you did for Mason in surgery on March 13th enabling him to be able to set out on two goals he had…
– Mason. M, patient

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As a lifetime athlete who competes weekly in various sports, I was very apprehensive regarding the prospect of knee surgery. My first thought was "I’m not going to be able to do what I love…
– Mark W., patient

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We made an appointment with Dr. Cole a couple of days after my daughter sustained her first concussion while playing lacrosse. Quite a surprise when we got in the next day! We met with…
– Aaron M., patient

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In 2009, I tore my ACL playing soccer. In the late winter of 2019, I tore my ACL again and I saw Dr. Barry. The first week it was painful to walk and then…
– Ashley M., patient

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Dr. Meisterling, I wanted to thank you for reconstructing my ACL and allowing me to return to sport for my senior year of high school. You repaired my ACL in October 2016, and I…
– Sam J., patient

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