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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.

February 9, 2024

Julie S.

I (mom) recently used TCO for knee care and rheumatology, all experiences were great. I wish I had skipped the visit to the ER and went to orthopedic urgent care. When my son got injured, we came straight to TCO Forest Lake!

January 17, 2024

Victoria T.

I met Alicia Barnick, CPT in mid-November of 2020. I was scheduled to have knee replacement surgery in February of 2021. I wanted to get stronger before that surgery and took advantage of TCO having a Personal Trainer. Alicia and I hit it off right away. She was very caring and concerned with my physical needs as she helped prepare me for surgery. Since 2020, I have continued working with Alicia through her Pilates sessions. She is always attune to what I need whether it be strengthening or stretching my muscles. She challenges me but is also very attentive to my physical setbacks which include low back pain and my right hip before and after hip replacement surgery in 2022.

I have had many physical highs and lows, and Alicia was always there supporting my efforts. Alicia is a great asset to TCO. I hope that she is appreciated for her commitment to her clients and her hard work for TCO. Alicia is one of the biggest reasons why I have had such long lasting physical strength and stability.

January 8, 2024

Susan T.

It’s been exactly 2 years, but I am more grateful every day for having chosen Dr. Meyer and his staff. Dr. Meyer is recognized as a highly skilled and conscientious physician. His serious, yet caring approach, as well as saying, “YOU tell ME when you’re ready,” gave me the confidence to move ahead, and the appreciation for having done so.

January 1, 2024

Nancy B.

I had a knee replacement in Michigan in 2012. About 6 years later I began experiencing pain and had an X-ray which showed loosening of the prosthesis. Foolishly, I let it go, moved to Minnesota, and limped along. Finally in 2023, I consulted Dr. Bircher who discovered my prosthesis was literally hanging by a thread. He explained all the risks of surgery as well as the advantages, and he performed the operation in October 2023. The results have been fantastic. I was in an immobilizing soft case for 3 weeks but already walking with a walker within days of the surgery. I have had no pain. I have been doing home therapy and outpatient therapy at the excellent TCO facility in Plymouth. I have a new lease on life. Dr. Bircher is a compassionate surgeon with tremendous experience and I can recommend him highly. You cannot go wrong with Dr. Bircher.

December 29, 2023

Mary K.

I am so happy with my third total knee replacement! I could not straighten my knee for 20 years. I had pain and swelling and had to have it aspirated every 3-4 months. I can now bend my knee and straighten it fully. I’m totally amazed of the outcome. Thank you, Dr. Nessler and team!

December 28, 2023

Josie J.

After two years of chronic pain and a sedentary lifestyle, Dr. Carlson gave me a second chance at life. He planned my knee surgery from start to finish, thinking through the best possible recovery for me. He discussed and explained all treatment possibilities while making eye contact and making me feel heard. He followed up with me when he said he would and made sure that I felt good about the recovery plan. He discussed an active lifestyle post-op and I’ve have never been more grateful for a surgeon in my life. Dr. Carlson definitely gave me a second chance to live to the fullest!

December 28, 2023

Kevin S.

I had to have a total knee revision done on my right knee. My previous surgery was back in 2016 by a different doctor. Dr. Nessler was very clear on what I needed and what it would take to get my range of motion back. The surgery went very well and the follow up has been great. He and his team have been wonderful to work with. Anyone that needs a second knee surgery on the same knee, I would recommend you set up an appointment with Dr. Nessler!

December 22, 2023

Mark A.

Dr. Edward Szalapski preformed a total right knee arthroplasty in November 2023. I could tell that my pain from my damaged knee joint was totally gone after I had this procedure. I was an overnight guest at Fairview Hospital and was discharged the next day at 11:30AM. My surgeon did an excellent job and I congratulated him on the fine job that he did. He was impressed with my outcome and asked me to schedule an appointment to see him in December 2024. He said he usually schedules a follow up in 3 months, but I did not need to see him until next December 2024.

I have to give credit to my physical therapist for helping me be able to get back to what I love. My physical therapist was Jake Foley from TCO. I am totally pleased with the care I received from Dr. Szalapski and Jake. I would highly recommend both of these TCO employees to do my next surgery and PT.

December 19, 2023

Erik C.

I had a great experience. Dr. Nessler and his team are great communicators and fun to work with towards a successful outcome. They are very knowledgeable on the latest technology and techniques, and very positive too! They took a lot of the worry out of the process and continue to do so as rehabilitation continues.

December 18, 2023

Mike S.

I am extremely grateful as both a patient and as a physical therapist working with Dr. Ridley. Earlier this year I had an aggravation from an old surgery and progression of arthritis to the outside of the knee. I have worked with patients that saw Dr. Ridley and his team, so I knew he was my first stop. We met for the initial assessments. I found out there was a little more going on than affects from my old knee surgery. I had a couple new meniscus tears. As a couple of orthopedic nerds, we discussed treatment options and he recommended a few surgical and non-surgical options.

For me, the best part of the experience was that Dr. Ridley respected my questions and thoughts/concerns as well. He understood my history as a former college athlete and my goals for fitness with free weights and other functional fitness approaches. I ultimately landed on arthroscopic knee surgery. Considering the progressed arthritis to my knee cap and extra tears to the meniscus on both sides of my knee, I feel better coming out of this surgery than I did coming out of my first surgery 14 years ago. I was quickly able to demonstrate proper lower extremity exercises to my patients and return to fitness training at a faster rate than expected. And I have been a PT for 14 years! Thanks Doctor Ridley and team for helping me more comfortably treat my own patients, but more importantly, helping me keep up with my kids and family. Keep up the great work in our communities!

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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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