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Glenn W. Ciegler, MD, Ph.D

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification Area of Focus in Joint Replacement

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Areas of Focus

Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine
Hand & Wrist Care
Foot & Ankle Care

Glenn W. Ciegler, MD, Ph.D

Practice Overview

Glenn Ciegler, MD, Ph.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who has a special interest in joint replacements of the hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle. He also specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic conditions and injuries in young adults. He has been practicing in the St. Croix Valley for more than 20 years.

“Because of my multiple interests, I’m able to connect well with most anyone. Being able to relate to my patients and vice versa helps us approach their care as a team.”

Dr. Ciegler’s outside interests include travel, wilderness medicine, extreme sports, cycling, skiing, karate, hiking, kayaking, cooking, car racing, gardening, and photography.

Dr. Ciegler is AWEP (Advanced Wilderness & Expedition Provider) and NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) certified. These certifications qualify him to lead expeditions all over the world.

Clinical Interest

Ankle Care, including Achilles Tendon Repair, Arthritis, Ankle Joint Replacement, Ankle Fusion, Ankle Instability, Cartilage Injuries, Fracture Management, and Tendon Repair

Knee Care, including ACL Reconstruction, Cartilage Injuries, Cartilage Restoration, Fracture Management, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Meniscus Injuries, Ligament Injuries, Partial Knee Joint Replacement, Knee Cap Dislocation/Instability, Tendon Repair, and Total Joint Replacement

Hip Care, including Bursitis, Arthritis, Fracture Management, Tendon Repair, Tendonitis, and Total Hip Joint Replacement

Shoulder Care, including Bankart Repair, Biceps Tenodesis/Tenotomy, Bursitis, Fracture Management, Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Problems and Repair, Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Impingement, Instability and Dislocation, Labral Repair, Labrum Tears, SLAP Repair, and Total Shoulder Joint Replacement

Hand Care, including Deep Release and Extensor Tendon Repair

Wrist Care, including Fracture Care and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certification in Computer-Assisted Positioning of Total Joint Components
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Graduate Degree
M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana College of Engineering, Champaign, Illinois

University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Medical Degree
University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, College of Medicine, Champaign, Illinois

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Blaine Orthopedic Surgery Center
Fairview Lakes Medical Center
High Pointe Surgery Center
Osceola Medical Center
St. Croix Regional Medical Center
Other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Wilderness Medical Society


Shaun O’Keefe, PA-C

Shaun O’Keefe, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Patient Testimonials

December 8, 2020

Mary P.

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Ciegler 20 some years ago. He not only corrected my foot pain but also showed compassion and genuine care throughout the 4 years and 7 surgeries that I endured. He also replaced my right hip, right knee and assisted in a right rotator cuff surgery. He is a blessing!

November 22, 2020

Greg A.

Last October, I decided it was time to get my knee fixed. I met with Dr. Ciegler at the Osceola, WI hospital. From the first meeting, he and Shaun we’re impressive. The answers were great and the risks and options were carefully explained to me. I proceeded with my surgery on October 14th. Everything was amazing within a couple of days of surgery and I was far better off than before my replacement. Unfortunately, things went sideways due to issues that we’re no fault of anyone. It was an infection. I was then part of the 1% club that picks up an infection from somewhere. Dr. Ciegler and Shaun sat me down and told me what we needed to do right away to aggressively treat the infection. Although there were a few scary days for my wife and I, things got better fast. Dr. Ciegler and Shaun kept me informed of every detail, the problem, the treatment and the risks. His aggressive approach, while rather painful, resulted in me healing up fast. I cannot say enough about Dr. Ciegler and his team. They are great communicators, caring and professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for orthopodic work. They are simply the best!

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