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As the largest orthopedic physician group in the Midwest, and one of the largest in the country, you are sure to find a clinic that best meets your needs.

July 15, 2024

Linda N.

Dr. Samuel Carlson recently performed my right hip replacement surgery, and I am so thankful for his expert knowledge and surgical skill as I was up and walking with ease and comfort soon after. Dr. Carlson took the time to carefully listen to me, explain my treatment options and answer all my questions and concerns. I cannot convey enough thanks or positivity about Dr. Samuel Carlson’s outstanding care before, during, and after the hip replacement. It is great to walk about without struggling at each step. Thank you again Dr. Samuel Carlson and staff.

July 13, 2024

Janet V.

I recently developed an excruciatingly painful condition (a herniated L4-L5 disc and pinched nerve) in my lower back that rendered me unable to walk without crutches. We contacted Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) on a Thursday afternoon and described the condition. They were able to access my test data and arrange an appointment to see Dr. Eric Deal right away on Monday. After evaluating the situation, Dr. Deal patiently explained the condition and the possible treatment options. We decided on surgery, and they were able to schedule me right away on that Thursday at their Eagan location. The surgery went without a hitch, and I was able to walk almost immediately, only needing the assistance of a cane for balance for the first few weeks.

I can honestly say that working with TCO was the most positive medical experience I have ever had. Every member of the TCO staff was completely professional and genuinely caring at every step. The facilities were pleasant and modern, and most conveniently located. The anesthesiologist (Dr. Anderson) listened carefully to my concerns, and we were able to avoid any nausea or allergic reactions which have historically been a real problem for me. Dr. Deal and his team did an incredible job with the surgery and the aftercare. Following this rather complex procedure, I had almost no pain and required no medications beyond ordinary Tylenol. I simply cannot say enough good things about the technical expertise and genuine care this group provided, and I wholeheartedly recommend TCO without reservation for anyone needing orthopedic care.

June 7, 2024

Martin J.

What a fantastic experience I had yesterday with my shoulder! After having a rather lackluster experience with my primary care doctor, Dr. Williamson and his colleagues really knocked the ball out of the park. Thanks!

June 6, 2024


Dr. Ridley repaired my rotator cuff, so when my son had a sports injury a couple years later, we decided to see Dr. Ridley again. He explained everything thoroughly, was personable and able to speak specifically to getting back to sports following the surgery. My son had surgery on a Thursday, which went very smoothly. He experienced minimal pain and was back to school on Monday. His physical therapy and recovery are going great 5-6 weeks later, which we are very thankful for! Everyone on Dr. Ridley’s team, from the nurses to his physical therapist, are friendly and did an outstanding job.

June 5, 2024

Ian B.

This past March I won the High School Olympic Weightlifting State Championship for the 67kg weight class. I had a final snatch of 68 kg and clean jerk of 91kg. I was able to come out on top with all of my hard work. I had only been cleared for sports four months prior, so this is a real testament to what you can do when you put your mind to it. I also dove back into ultimate frisbee and have easily become a vital player on the field with my speed and agility. I’d like to thank Dr. Johnson for giving me the opportunity to make these great things happen after my knee surgeries.

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June 3, 2024

Pete F.

Dr. Meisterling and his team were outstanding for my hip replacement procedure and my postoperative care! I have no pain, and the rehab went extremely well. If anyone is thinking of having this procedure done, I highly recommend Dr. Meisterling and his team! My family and I would like to thank them for giving me a huge part of my life back! The ability to spend time with my family and friends outdoors and not be in any discomfort is priceless!

May 28, 2024

Steven Q.

Dr. Leafblad was amazing from start to finish. He was very professional and clear with what the problem was and how he was going to fix it. I was very happy with the process, and my shoulder has improved a lot since the surgery. I would recommend Dr. Leafblad for any treatment.

May 24, 2024

Kyle Y.

Very quick surgery, recovery time was minimal. After 6 weeks I feel just about back to normal.

May 22, 2024


I had my total hip replacement surgery performed by Dr. Ridley. Through the entire process, he explained the procedure step-by-step and what I should expect. He was there to talk with me before the surgery and right afterwards to see how I was feeling. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. I had no pain afterwards and my physical activities are nearly back to normal 60 days post-surgery.

May 21, 2024

Sherman B.

Karen is a wonderful physical therapist. After having three knee replacements I have had the opportunity to work with several professionals in her field, and she is one of the best! Thank you, Karen for all your help.

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As the largest orthopedic physician group in the Midwest, and one of the largest in the country, you are sure to find a clinic that best meets your needs.

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