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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.

October 11, 2012

Doug B.

Doug B. (pictured on right) had suffered with daily knee pain for 5 years due to various sports injuries had suffered. After two arthroscopic procedures and several cortisone shots, Doug scheduled an appointment with Steven Moen, MD (pictured on left). “I discussed my past history with Dr. Moen and how my knee pain was affecting me on a daily basis,” he said.After attempting one final cortisone shot, Doug opted to have a total knee replacement. “Dr. Moen performed the surgery and I couldn’t be happier,” he said. Aside from a few difficult days, Doug said he has been extremely pleased with his new knee. And he describes the follow-up care he’s received as “the best I have ever experienced.”

October 11, 2012

Shawn W.

Before his surgery with Clare McCarthy, MD (pictured on right), Shawn (pictured in middle) had suffered from severe pain in his right wrist and also had trouble with his left thumb for over 20 years. “I couldn’t sleep at night and it was affecting my quality of life,” he said. As an avid outdoorsman it was also preventing him from doing the things he enjoyed. “I met with Dr. McCarthy and her confidence in the procedures she was going to perform won me over,” he said.Shawn described the care he received after surgery from Dr. McCarthy and Claire Joubert, PA-C (pictured on left) as outstanding and is now pain free in for the first time in over 20 years. “It is truly amazing the work that was performed and the outcome is more than I could have imagined. I can’t thank Dr. McCarthy and Claire Joubert enough for the wonderful work they did on me and their care and professionalism truly makes me glad that I was in their care,” he said.

October 11, 2012

Judi N.

Judi N., who is pictured using her longarm machine, suffered a broken arm which kept her from being able to work. With the help of Twin Cities Orthopedics, Peter Holmberg, MD and the Fridley team of physical therapists, she is now once again able to assume her full job responsibilities.” I am so thankful to each and everyone who treated me,” she said. “I would highly recommend Twin Cities Orthopedics to everyone I know.”

October 11, 2012

Kerry H.

It only took a month for Kerry H. to return to the links after his total replacement with Andrew F. Arthur, M.D. He was pain-free and playing better than ever. “Within the next week I had walked three 18-hole rounds,” he said. “My handicap has dropped from 20 to 14 this summer.” Not only that, but he hit a hole in one (pictured). “How could I be more delighted?” he said.

October 11, 2012

Sharelle P.

Sharelle P.

Sharelle P. (pictured on left) had a total knee replacement performed by Dr. O’Neill (pictured) as a part of the Excel Orthopedic & Recovery Program at Twin Cities Orthopedics.The program’s focus of providing an all-encompassing patient experience helped her make a rapid recovery from surgery. “I had confidence in my knee right away,” she said. “I haven’t really had any pain and am able to do things I haven’t done in years.”Excel, which debuted in June of 2012, provides patients with coordinated care from day one to full recovery with personalized service from their surgeon and a nurse practitioner. This includes an orthopedic recovery suite that offers specialized orthopedic care, with 24-hour RN care, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. “The environment was much more comfortable than the hospital,” said Sharelle. “I was there because I was recovering and not because I was sick.”As a part of that coordinated care patients attend Excel Camp, a class that prepares them for surgery and introduces them to the staff they will be in contact with before and after the procedure. “They explained every step of the process in great detail and answered every question I had,” said Sharelle. “I was very well prepared for what was to come.”In addition to preparing Sharelle for her surgery and recovery, the friendliness of the Excel staff helped put her at ease throughout the entire experience. “From the person who greeted me at 5:30 a.m. to the person that rolled me out to my car” the staff was outstanding, she said. Throughout her recovery in the private orthopedic suite, Sharelle said she “quickly received assistance when needed” and “saw my surgeon everyday that I was there.”

October 1, 2012

Dick S.

My G.P. sent me to see Dr. Sherman in 2007 for lower back pain and hip pain. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and needing a new hip. Dr. Sherman operated in June of 2007 to correct the stenosis. Dr. Szalapski operated in August of 2007 to replace my right hip. Both surgeries went very well, I couldn’t have asked for better results. I have been back to see Dr. Sherman for neck pain and pain and numbness in both hands. I was diagnosed with carpel tunnel in both arms. I have recently had surgery for carpel tunnel in my right arm (Dr. Bakker) and I’m looking forward to having the left arm done. The doctors and surgeons at Twin Cities Orthopedics have met my needs in every way. I recommend Twin Cities Orthopedics to everyone!

July 30, 2012

Mike O.

In October/November 1996 Dr. Owen O’Neill performed reconstructive surgery on my right knee for a completely torn ACL and partially torn Meniscus. Dr. O’Neill’s professionalism was second to none and the results of the surgery speak for themselves. In 2003 at the age of 37 I entered the profession of Law Enforcement. I passed all the physical demands of the academy, have served 4 years on a SWAT team to include hundreds of hours of physically demanding training and countless real life situations. I have passed multiple physical fitness tests in my 11 years of law enforcement and my knee has stayed strong through it all as well as injury free. I run 2+ miles a day 4-5 days a week and do strength training on my legs without any issues. Thank you Dr. O’Neill.

May 14, 2012

Elaine O.

I was having terrible hip pain when I first saw Dr. O’Neill. He diagnosed me with bone on bone osteoarthritis in my right hip and told me I needed a complete hip replacement surgery. I had the direct anterior surgery on May 14, 2012. I can’t believe how fast I recovered. I was back to square dancing five weeks after the surgery. I didn’t use my walker after two weeks, nor a cane after three weeks. There was no need for any physical therapy or exercises. Before surgery, I could no longer sit on the floor, square dance, go shopping for groceries, walk up or down the basement steps to do laundry. I am so thankful Dr. Foley from Fairview referred me to Dr. O’Neill. I didn’t know that this Direct Anterior Surgery was even available. I was soooo fortunate to have found Dr. O’Neill and his assistant Jessie. I have already referred at least two other people to them.

Here is a recent picture of me grooming my poodle who likes to lay on our floor when groomed.

April 27, 2012

Val R.

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“I underwent right total knee surgery (with Dr. Asp). Two months and eight days later, I am walking without the horrible pain I was enduring prior to my surgery,” said Val.”I am grateful for my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Asp, and the surgical team who performed my surgery; and to all of my physical and occupational therapists who encouraged me during all of the exercises to get me back to my present status, as a functioning and healthy 72-year-old adult female.”

March 22, 2012

Gail C.

I would recommend Dr. O’Neill and his staff to everyone considering having a hip replacement. I also would definitely recommend the Direct Anterior Hip Replacement procedure! The hip pain is GONE!

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