Trusted orthopedic experts in the St. Croix Valley

Your muscles, joints and bones all work together to keep you strong, and keep you moving. But injuries, illnesses or arthritis can make movement difficult. Whether it’s getting around the house or getting back in the game, the orthopedists at Lakeview Hospital and Stillwater Medical Group are experts at helping you move easier.

Our team of specialists provides a wide range of orthopedic treatment options here in Stillwater, including physical therapy, advanced orthopedic surgery and the top trauma care through our partners at Regions Hospital. We care for knees, hips, shoulders, ankles and other parts of the musculoskeletal system. We’ll work with you to build strength, increase flexibility and reduce pain through customized, advanced treatment plans that fit your lifestyle and goals. With our highly trained team by your side, you’ll be walking the path toward better movement sooner than you think.

Complete orthopedic treatment close to home

You don’t have to travel far to find professional, personal orthopedic care. Our team also has the additional strength of partnering with clinicians from TRIA and Twin Cities Orthopedics. Our doctors, specialists and expertly trained orthopedic nurses provide a range of treatments, all centered on improving your symptoms and increasing your mobility. Together, we have decades of experience in comprehensive orthopedic surgery and tailored non-surgical care.

Top orthopedic trauma care

The orthopedic trauma clinicians at Lakeview Hospital, in partnership with Regions Hospital, provide the top emergency orthopedic care in the region. Our team is highly trained and uniquely specialized to stabilize major injuries, perform emergency surgery and ensure you get the care you need to begin the healing process. We’re ready when you need us, 24 hours a day.

  • Bone fracture care
  • Compound fractures
  • Fractures near a joint
  • Hip fractures
  • Pelvic Fractures
Patient-centered orthopedic care

When you make an appointment, our clinicians will learn more about what’s bothering you. Depending on your symptoms, we’ll start by looking at your best options to help you feel better without surgery.

Non-surgical orthopedic treatment is the first option we explore. These patient-centered treatments might include lifestyle adjustments, medications, pain management, orthotic devices or rehabilitation, like physical therapy or occupational therapy. You’ll receive care personalized to your specific needs. We often treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Foot and ankle problems
  • Hand and wrist issues
  • Hip pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tennis elbow
Joint replacements

Joint replacement can be a good option for people with chronic pain and stiffness that leads to poor quality of life, such as people with advanced arthritis or lingering soreness. During a joint replacement, we’ll remove all or part of your joint and replace it with an artificial implant.

Today’s joint replacement procedures are much less invasive than in the past. This helps you recover quicker and get moving sooner. The most common joint replacement procedures include:

  • Ankle replacement surgery
  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery

At Lakeview Hospital, we’re proud of our reputation as a leader in orthopedic surgery. We were the first hospital in Minnesota to perform a minimally invasive hip replacement, and we’re also pioneers in minimally invasive knee replacements.

We perform 68% more total joint replacement procedures than the average Minnesota hospital. We’ll apply this industry-leading expertise to help give you the best joint replacement experience.

Spine surgery

Sometimes, after exploring other treatment options, we may recommend spine surgery as part of your treatment plan to help reduce your pain and increase your mobility.

If we think spine surgery can improve your condition, there’s no need to worry – we’ll take the time to answer all your questions and make sure you’re fully prepared. Afterward, we’ll connect you with professional therapy and rehabilitation, if needed, so you can get back to what you enjoy sooner.

Our expert orthopedic surgeons perform both traditional and minimally invasive spine surgery. We have many years of experience in all kinds of simple and complex procedures, including:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Anterior and posterior lumbar fusion
  • Cervical lumbar disc arthroplasty
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Lumbar laminectomy and decompression
  • Posterior lumbar fusion
Sports medicine

Whether you’re an Olympic athlete, weekend warrior or performing artist, we can help you get back to what you love when you’re sidelined by joint or muscle problems.

We work with athletes of all ages and backgrounds to maximize health, improve ability or accelerate recovery. Our sports medicine doctors have special training in caring for athletes. Some of our care includes:

  • ACL sprains and tears
  • Ankle sprains and injuries
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Concussion treatment
  • Muscle cramps and sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Running injuries and pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Tommy John surgery
Minimally invasive orthopedic surgery

If your treatment plan calls for minimally invasive surgery, your orthopedic care team will help you understand what to expect and how your procedure will improve your condition. We’ll be by your side to answer your questions and offer you support, including rehabilitation and therapy to speed your recovery.

Our orthopedic surgeons use the latest minimally invasive techniques to treat many different conditions.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

After an injury, illness or surgery, you need personalized care you can rely on to help you heal and regain strength. The Lakeview orthopedic team provides comprehensive services – including physical and occupational therapy – to relieve pain, build strength and flexibility, and get your movement back. Together we’ll set short-term and long-term goals, and help you make adjustments to your daily lifestyle as you recover.

Our team is specially trained in sports medicine rehabilitation, as well as post-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation, including knees, hips, shoulders and spine.