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Jay S. Johnson, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

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Areas of Focus

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

Jay S. Johnson, MD

Practice Overview

Jay S. Johnson, MD, is a general orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthritis, joint replacement of the hip and knee, trauma, and arthroscopy. He has special training and interest in revision joint surgery.

Clinical Interest

Ankle Care

Hip Care, including Hip Joint Revision, and Hip Joint Replacement

Knee Care, including Knee Joint Revision and Knee Joint Replacement

Sports Medicine


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship in Reconstructive Surgery at the Minneapolis Orthopedic and Arthritis Institute

University of Minnesota Medical Center

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Crosstown Surgery Center
Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
Fairview Southdale Hospital

Achievements & Awards

Top Doctor: Voted a top orthopedic surgeon by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Patient Testimonials

October 16, 2019

Marsha D.

Dr. Johnson turned a very frightening event for me into a challenge that gave me a normal life back with a knee replacement. He walked me through everything, including a setback. I am now back on my feet with a great looking new knee and feel great. And thank you Karen, you’re amazing.

April 20, 2019

Laurel E.

My comeback story is a bit different. It is about how many times I have “comeback” to TCO for my orthopedic care. I am a 75 year old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. I first met Dr. Johnson in 1999 when he performed a perfect hip replacement (it is still there). But my story really begins on October 29th, 2001 when I tripped on an expansion joint of a jetway in Detroit, as we were changing planes to come from Florida to Minneapolis. I fractured my right femur right in the jetway. I was taken to the U of Michigan hospital where they surgically placed a pin and 2 screws. Two days later, I flew back to MN. Six months later, the pin broke, and Dr. Johnson made several attempts at repairing things and eventually did another hip replacement. Since then, Dr. Johnson has cared for me when I had a spontaneous fracture of my right tibia plateau and emergency surgery was needed. I got a new knee and a new metal tibia plateau. My husband and I were so grateful for the skill of Dr. Johnson. Now on May 30th, 2019, he will be doing a total knee replacement on my left knee. When it came time to decide on this, we had no hesitation to call upon Dr. Johnson.

March 8, 2019

Rick B.

One year ago (Feb 2018), I had a right total knee replacement. I chose Dr. Jay Johnson for many reasons, but the deciding factor was his pleasant attitude and his willingness to explain every detail of the surgery. Well I am 3 weeks away from one year (Feb 2019) post total knee replacement on my left leg. Dr. Johnson and his team (Karen) again were “Rock Stars”. He is an outstanding surgeon and will not disappoint. Abbott hospital staff also helped to make my surgeries a success!!!!

February 21, 2019

Linda D.

I had knee revision surgery from Dr. Johnson. He did a fantastic job. I was so pleased with my recovery and how much better I felt compared to the first time around. My care was excellent. He explained everything about the knee surgery, meds to take, PT and what to expect. I would give him a 10 star rating plus he actually comes in your room to sit down and talk to you before and after the surgery. Dr. Johnson and his assistant Karen are the best. Thank you so much!!!

July 22, 2016

Barbara T.

I have been going to Dr. Johnson for several years and trust him with his decisions and his expertise on my surgeries. He is always understanding of my aches and pains and willing to try what is needed to help me through my issues. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good orthopedic physician.

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