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Orthopedic surgery

Orthopedic surgery in Minnesota

When physical therapy and other treatments can’t help you manage your pain and get back to the activities you love, orthopedic surgery may be the best option. If you need surgery, you want the best of the best. At TRIA, our orthopedic surgeons, supported by a team that focuses solely on orthopedic surgery, lead the industry in expertise, innovation and surgical outcomes.

Surgery is a big decision. That’s why we listen to you, making sure we understand your needs, concerns and treatment goals. Whenever possible, we’ll guide you to nonsurgical options, and recommend surgery only when it’s the best way to treat your condition.

If surgery is the best treatment option for you, you’ll have access to the best orthopedic surgeons in the Midwest, and some of the most advanced facilities, including our Ambulatory Surgery Center for same-day surgery. With world class orthopedic surgery close to home, you’ll be moving comfortably in no time.

"Thank you again, [my doctor] and team, for the incredible care you took with me… I sing your praises to everyone I know… In addition to your incredible surgical skill - which can't be overstated - your strong insistence on not rushing the healing process and taking the required time off work made all the difference. I thank my lucky stars that my shoulder somehow landed in your hands!"

Additional orthopedic surgeries we perform

Our orthopedic surgeons can perform all types of orthopedic surgery, from minor repairs to total joint replacements. Some of the common surgeries we perform include:

Arthroscopic surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive orthopedic procedure where we use an arthroscope, a small tube with a camera on the end, to guide us as we make necessary repairs. This enables us to make the smallest possible incisions, reducing your recovery time. Arthroscopic surgery is most often used to treat conditions that affect the ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Bone fracture repair surgery

For a broken bone to properly heal, the bone needs to be in its original position. When casting a broken bone isn’t the best choice to heal a fracture, we might use bone fracture repair surgery. During this surgery, we use supports like pins, screws, rods or plates to brace the bone and hold it in place.

Ligament reconstruction surgery

Ligament injuries are fairly common and can cause significant instability, pain and weakness in your ankles, knees, elbows and shoulders. Ligament reconstruction helps repair damage by replacing your ligament with a tendon from another part of your body or from a donor. This surgery can be used to treat many types of ligament injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and rotator cuff tears.

Joint replacement surgery and revisions

Over time, the cartilage in our joints can become damaged, making moving painful or difficult. During joint replacement surgery, the damaged joint is replaced with an artificial one. Depending on your condition, we may recommend a partial joint replacement or a total joint replacement. Thanks to innovative technologies like the ROSA® robotic surgery assistant, total knee replacements can be more precise and have better motion and stability so you can get back to the activities you love.

Artificial joints can wear out after years of use. When this happens, joint revision surgery may be needed to replace or fix the original implant.

Soft tissue repair

Soft tissue is found all over your body and includes tendons and ligaments. When it is damaged, you’ll likely experience inflammation and pain. Soft tissue repair is a surgical procedure that repairs torn tendons and ligaments by either connecting the torn ends– immobilizing joints to enable your tendons or ligaments to heal – or using healthy tendons from other parts of the body to restore function of a damaged site.

Spinal fusion

Spinal fusion surgery is where we connect or “fuse” part of the spine together. During surgery, we’ll use bone or bone-like material to permanently connect two or more of the bones in your spine (vertebrae). This type of surgery can be used to treat many different spinal conditions, including degenerative disc disease and herniated discs.

When recovering at home is not an option, but a hospital stay isn’t necessary, recovery in a comfortable hotel might be just the thing. Our Hotel Recovery Program is designed to make your surgery experience more personalized and comfortable. You’ll have your own private room at a nearby hotel with personal, overnight nursing care.

A hotel recovery is more affordable than an overnight hospital stay. Also, a family member or other responsible adult must stay with you overnight – complimentary meals are included for both you and your guest.

Many orthopedic surgeries don’t require an overnight hospital stay. Whenever possible, we perform outpatient surgery in our Ambulatory Surgery Center. We designed the Ambulatory Surgery Center with the latest technology to support the unique needs of orthopedic surgery, including voice-activated and image-guided technology. Here, you’ll get the high-quality surgical care and more comfortable recovery rooms than you’d expect at a hospital – and get to go home the same day.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

The only way to know if you need orthopedic surgery is to talk with your doctor. At TRIA, we only recommend surgery when it’s the best treatment option for you. If orthopedic surgery is needed, we’ll answer all your questions and make sure you feel as prepared as possible before, during and after the procedure.

To make an appointment with an orthopedist at TRIA, choose a doctor or choose a location.

You don’t need a referral to meet with one of our orthopedic surgeons. However, your insurance company may require it. If you have any questions about what your insurance covers, call the number on the back of your card for more information.

We accept most health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CIGNA, HealthPartners, Medica, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, PreferredOne and many others.

You can check with your insurance to see if your plan covers part or all of the services needed. Don’t have your card in front of you? Here are member services numbers to help you get started: