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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 22, 2022

Ella S.

In October of my senior year of high school, I tore my meniscus while dancing. An MRI showed that I would need surgery if I wanted to continue dancing. I went into surgery without knowing if they would repair my meniscus or perform a meniscectomy. My surgeon decided a meniscectomy would be best after seeing how damaged my meniscus was. This surgery would have a shorter recovery process than if they had tried to repair my meniscus, and so I had high hopes of being back to dance within a few months.

Physical therapy began right away and I was placed in the best possible hands at Training HAUS with Braidy Solie and Megin Sabo John. Braidy helped me get back on my feet after surgery, and then Megin began the physical therapy to get me back to dancing. I had difficulty with my range of motion, which added more time onto my recovery, but with every session Megin helped me improve. After I got past my limited range of motion, I was able to begin working on dance related therapy. We started focusing more on ballet technique and barre work.

Megin always kept my main goal in mind while planning our sessions, which was getting me back to dance. She even helped me walk through each of my dances and would find exercises to help me with my choreography. If it wasn’t for Megin and everyone at Training HAUS, I wouldn’t have been able to compete in my first dance competition in February, which I am forever grateful for.

February 22, 2022

Shannon H.

In a worker’s compenstation (WC) injury, I tore my ACL and had a meniscus tear in my left knee. I was referred to Dr. Jeff Mair and TCO. I could not be happier with the experience and care that I received from him and the TCO staff. All my pre and post-surgery appointments have been very well conducted. Dr. Mair and the staff were always very friendly and had a wonderful bedside manner. They also worked very efficiently with my WC provider for my appointments and surgery. When it was time for surgery, they were very organized and I was able to get in very quickly for surgery once it was approved by WC. The day of surgery went very smoothly for me, as the patient, and for my husband as my caregiver.

I had a great team of nurses before, during, and after surgery. They were very informative and had great bedside manner as well. Recovery has been great too. I had an ACL repair surgery about 20 years prior on my right knee (not at TCO), due to a high school sports injury. The current recovery on my left knee has been wonderful and easier than the last, all due to Dr. Mair and the TCO staff! I have had a wonderful experience with TCO staff and Dr. Mair. I hope that I would not need another orthopedic surgery in the future, but if I do I will surely be coming back to Dr. Mair and TCO.

February 22, 2022

Terry S.

On my previous testimonial, I failed to mention the profession skills provided by Jessica Cicero, PA-C during my surgery. It has come to my attention that she was responsible sewing the wound that left little to no scaring. Professionalism reigns supreme on Dr. Cooper’s entire team.

Read more on Terry’s previous testimonial HERE

February 20, 2022

Mark M.

My shoulder surgery went very well! If it wasn’t for Dr. Dieterle and the staff at TCO, I might not have been able to repair my injury.

February 18, 2022

Ken M.

I’ve had multiple surgeries by Dr. Sager. I tore rotator cuff back in the early 2000s. I saw 3 other surgeons and the only thing they did was send me to physical therapy for 9 months. It was torn in 4 places and Dr. Sager repaired it. He also performed surgery for both of my knee replacements and one of my hip replacements. In total, he’s done 6 of my surgeries and done an excellent job every time. I recommend him to everyone that’s having problems in Orthopedic field. Dr. Sager listens. After being severely hurt from work accident I’ve seen a lot of surgeons and he has earned my deep trust.

February 18, 2022

Doris A.

I am so thankful for Twin Cities Orthopedics’ Bone Health Program. I was in denial for a couple of years and if it wasn’t for the help of this program, I still would be. They took the time to explain what was happening to my body and how medication, nutrients and exercise can help. I was afraid to take medication but all my concerns were addressed in ways that I could understand. They helped me choose a once weekly pill and not only have I ever missed a dose, but have also tolerated very well with no side effects. I’m no longer afraid because they gave me tools to help prevent more loss of bone from osteoporosis. I can’t wait to see the results come September!

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February 17, 2022

Terry S.

I am 75 years old and was suffering with a bad left knee for 7 months before I had the great fortune of being introduced to Dr. Jonathan Cooper. We were introduced randomly through a neighbor in November 2021. After a very professional encounter with Dr. Cooper and his staff, the diagnosis was a partial knee replacement. Surgery was decided to be on Thanksgiving but was delayed because of COVID.

The operation went very smoothly as planned and I went home the next day where live alone. There were no detrimental effects from the procedure, except the normal pain from healing which subsided a little more each day. I was driving within a week and blowing snow 2 weeks later. My extremely qualified physical therapist (Ashley Kelleher) was absolutely a delight to work with. She was very informative and helpful. She managed to get me back to normal after 7 therapy sessions. All appointments were very prompt and intense but I left feeling better after each one. I am grateful for the experience and to be walking normal in 7 weeks post-surgery. Dr. Cooper’s top surgical skills barely left a scar. Kudos to the team at TCO!

February 17, 2022

Kathy T.

I aam so glad I found TCO’s Bone Health Program. I was contacted by a nurse (Darla) for an initial intake. She scheduled me to have a visit with the nurse practitioner Emily. She discussed nutrition and supplements in such a way that was easy to understand and follow. She even ordered labs that she felt were important to my bone health care. Emily then scheduled me to see a physical therapist (Julie) to discuss a home exercise plan tailored to me. They even went the extra mile after my visits to make sure things were going well and to see if I had additional questions.  My bones and I have never felt so well cared for! Thank you, TCO, for a wonderful program!

February 15, 2022

Sheila

To say I am a little hard on my body is an understatement. I have had multiple issues with both of my knees. I knew it was time to be seen again so I put out a Facebook request for “a great knee guy”. That’s when a private message was sent to me from a longtime family friend. She told me the story of how her mom met Dr. Ridley and how wonderful her mom’s surgery and recovery went. So I looked into Dr. Ridley. Keep in mind, I am NOT an elite athlete but I am a very, very active (almost) 60 year old.

Our first visit was to chat about both of my knees. After x-rays and MRI’s were done, we had answers and made a plan. We planned to “clean up” my right knee with a same day surgery and a total replacement for my bad left knee. Both surgeries were done at the TCO Blaine clinic. My right knee surgery was done in October 2021 and I was in and out without any issues. My left knee surgery was in Jan 2022 and I stayed in the EXCEL Program care suites at the Blaine facility. That suite was seriously the nicest place to recover in. I cannot brag enough about the staff, my suite and my fabulous care. When I was ready to be sent home after both surgeries, Dr. Ridley had all of the medications, PT, Q&A and just about anything else you could want ready to go.

Dr. Ridley calls to check in on you and then his staff does a few days later! I have had my share of doctors that are unlike Dr. Ridley. He listened to me when I explained the issues I was having. He made me feel like a part of the team when it came to surgery day and recovery. I have already referred him to a few family members and friends. So if you’re in pain, don’t hesitate. Dr. Ridley is seriously the best you can get!

February 14, 2022

Dick U.

My experience with Dr. O’Neill and the EXCEL Program team could not have been any better. From the preparation to surgery and follow-up, things exceeded my expectations. Speaking from experience, if you are in need of a hip replacement, this is your guy!

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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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