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Knee Care

Our knee experts take the time to truly understand your needs

Suffering from knee pain can get in the way of almost every part of your day. Twin Cities Orthopedics provides care for patients of all ages, listening and working together to customize the right treatment plan for you.

Common Conditions & Procedures

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • IT Band (Iliotibial Band) Syndrome
  • Knee Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy (Knee Scope)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscectomy & Meniscal Repair
  • Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osgood-Schlatter
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome (Runners Knee)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Quadriceps Tendon Rupture
  • Total Knee, Joint Replacement
                                                       
                               

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Dear Dr. Saterbak, My name is Amy S. I am taking this opportunity to thank you for all that you did for me. I first met you when you repaired my daughter’s torn meniscus…
– Amy S., patient

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I recently had a total knee replacement through Twin Cities Orthopedic and the EXCEL Surgery & Recovery program. My surgeon was Dr. Zachary Arntson, I could not be any happier…
– Theresa R., patient

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Dr. O'Keefe and physical therapist Ron are fantastic. The EXCEL Program was awesome. All knee professionals and billing wasn't confusing (very simple). Everything scheduled with therapy was very organized. They…
– John A., patient

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My husband has suffered with Parkinson's Disease since he was 44 years old. The constant shaking for 13 years has damaged his knee and shoulder joints, causing extreme pain. He is not a surgical candidate…
– Tom A., patient

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Hi Jay, I hope you and your family are doing well. I wanted to take a minute to once again tell you that because of all your efforts and dedication to helping me walk…
– Patty B., patient

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I received excellent consideration when my first scheduled operation had to be postponed due to a tooth infection. Dr. Conner rescheduled it a month later by adjusting his schedule. Shawn took good care of…
– Dennis J., patient

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I am really happy with both my knee replacements. The first one in July 2018 and the second in October 2018. One night stay in Fairview Southdale Hospital, and home for recovery. Started physical therapy…
– Carol S., patient

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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…
– Linda D., patient

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Dr. Michael Nemanich and his team (Josh, Sarah, Jenna) far exceeded my expectations. Through three years of conservative treatment for an arthritic knee and subsequent total knee replacement, I was always treated with respect…
– Barbara D., patient

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After meeting with Dr. Conner to discuss knee replacement I felt very comfortable. Dr. Conner took the time to explain the procedure and what to expect after surgery. Dr. Conner’s patient coordinator Shawn is…
– Tom C., patient

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I had my left total knee replacement, July 19, 2018 and it went really well. Therapy was really effective. I had my right total knee replacement on October 18, 2018 and it went really well too.…
– Carol S., patient

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Once I decided to finally address the pain in my knee, I was getting injections. Decided to go all the way (tired of injection shots) and get my knee replaced. Dr. O'Keefe was open…
– Paul R., patient

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I started seeing Seth right away after my total knee replacement. In the first couple of weeks, Seth's understanding of the procedure and symptoms was very comforting. It was determined that a manipulation was necessary.…
– Patty, patient

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Dr. Conner has replaced both a knee and a hip for me with no problems whatsoever. He listened to my concerns, offered options for treatment from least invasive to total replacement, and proceeded with…
– Sandra C., patient

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Close to two years ago Dr. Heikes performed knee surgery due to knee cartilage damage from a hard impact on my knee. I was able to begin running and racing one mile to 10…
– Peter K., patient

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Before surgery I had, at times, severe pain in both my knee and hip. I was unable to do stairs without feeling pain. Now I can run down them pain free. Thanks Dr. O'Keefe!
– Brian B., patient

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Can’t recommend Brooke Deshler more highly. She explained why each thing she asked me to do was necessary and how it benefited my recovery. She held me responsible with kindness and was very knowledgeable…
– Sharon L., patient

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I blew out my ACL and it took my meniscus out with it. When recovering, the biggest thing I worked on was range of motion. 9 months after I was okayed to go skiing.
– Eric J., patient

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After a bad experience with 2 knee replacements and years of pain from another physician, I went to Dr. Arntson with hopes he could help me. He has done a great job revising both…
– Kari J., patient

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Dr. Michael Nemanich is a perfect example of how excellent pre-op teaching, operative procedure and post-op care all go together. I had absolutely no problems with my knee replacement at any stage of care.…
– Stephanie R., patient

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My knee deteriorated quickly after injury and arthritis. Deciding to have a new knee was not an easy decision at age 53. Having a total knee done by Dr. Arntson was an excellent choice…
– Deb H., patient

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After research, I made an appointment with Dr. Owen O'Neill for a consult regarding a knee replacement. After my first visit, I knew he was the one I wanted to perform the surgery. He…
– Jon M., patient

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Back in August I fully ruptured my patellar tendon playing volleyball. I started working with Tegan Nelson shortly after having surgery to repair it. Tegan was wonderful, working with me to bend my knee…
– Andy H., patient

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Doc (Dr. Conner) and his team have given me the opportunity to once again enjoy doing the activities I love to do. Since my total knee replacement surgery and all important exercise & PT…
– Gregory C., patient

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Dr. Butterfield was recommended to me by my primary care physician. He was kind, professional, thorough and made sure my questions were answered. Would recommend Dr. Butterfield to anyone needing an orthopedic surgeon.
– Patty I, patient

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I saw Dr. Matthew Butterfield who was highly recommended by my cousin, a Vascular Surgeon who only recommends the VERY BEST. I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Butterfield. He was professional, caring, and…
– Julie F., patient

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Dr. Thomas Conner did a total knee replacement for me in May 2018. I approached him with many concerns, metal allergies, etc. There was no need to worry. Dr. Conner and his patient care…
– Judith L., patient

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I just wanted to thank you Dr. Neil Johnson. I was in a few weeks back for the first time with severe pain in my inner thigh...we really didn't figure out why exactly, but…
– Elizabeth B., patient

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My worn-out right hip was making my back and neck ache from overcompensating when shifting my weight and force to my left leg. 3 months prior to surgery I was not able to run or…
– Mike K., patient

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Couldn’t ask for a better team. I would recommend Dr. Peter Sanders and his PA Matthew Bennett to anyone.
– Lance H., patient

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Internationally Renowned Knee Surgeon Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD Joins TCO

We are excited to announce the upcoming arrival of Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD, an internationally known complex orthopedic knee and sports medicine surgeon. LaPrade comes from The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, and will…

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