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September 10, 2020 - TCO

TCO welcomes new physician Dr. TJ Ridley

Join us in welcoming our newest physician, TJ Ridley MD, to Twin Cities Orthopedics.

Dr. Ridley is a sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, as well as minimally invasive knee and shoulder replacement. He offers assessment and diagnostic care as a sports medicine/orthopaedic surgeon for all musculoskeletal conditions as well as activity-related sports injuries. He provides treatments ranging from medications and therapies to surgical and non-surgical procedures.

TJ Ridley, MD

What are a few interesting facts that people may not know about you?

I am a recent patient myself. This past year, I underwent both right and left hip arthroscopy with labral repairs. Through this, I have developed a much deeper appreciation for what a patient goes through before, during, and after surgery. It’s not only a struggle and burden on the patient, but also the family and caretakers. I have learned the incredible importance of clear communication and the extreme benefits of diligent physical therapy before and after the procedure. Additional fun facts about myself: I had the amazing opportunity to travel with both the US Junior Ski Team in Norway and the US Snowboard team in Switzerland this past year. I got married to my beautiful wife the past October. While living in Colorado this past year, both my wife and I fell in love with hiking and fly fishing while deepening our existing love for skiing. We recently moved back to Northeast Minneapolis where we are excited to explore the ever-growing food scene and spend time on the lakes.

How did you choose orthopedics?

In orthopedics, we have the rare opportunity to improve a patient’s quality of life by helping them deal with both physical injury and return them to the activities they love. As an athlete and outdoor enthusiast, I know what it means to want to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle.

What is your care philosophy?

My care philosophy is genuine patient care above everything else.

What is your favorite quote?

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” — Robert Collier

 

Dr. Ridley will practice at TCO’s Blaine, Coon Rapids, Fridley and Otsego locations.