Orthopedics / Bones & Joints

Orthopedics: A Joint Effort

Total care for total joint replacement. Beginning with our primary care specialists, we can evaluate your care needs. And if your care is transferred to an orthopedic specialists, you’ll have attentive care, from pre-op to post-op—and beyond, with your goals leading the way. Our surgeons stay on the cutting edge of techniques and procedures, and our team is specifically trained for your needs. We’re ready to go to work for you, no bones about it.

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The North Memorial Health Advantage

  • If you aren’t sure if you require an orthopedic specialist, our primary care clinics are a good place to start. If we determine you need a specialist, we will transition your care to one of our partnered specialists around the Twin Cities.
  • We consistently receive high patient satisfaction ratings for our joint replacement care, as well as a five-star rating from Minnesota Hospital Association.
  • Our partner surgeons have been at the forefront of performing anterior approach total hip replacement surgery in Minnesota, and have performed thousands of anterior hip surgeries. This procedure has shown to have a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery, less pain, and significantly fewer discharges to an extended care facility.
  • We also perform MRI/CT assisted total knee replacement and reverse total shoulder surgeries.
  • We have large private rooms and on-site physical therapy services.
  • Our program walks with you from beginning to end: It all starts with a preoperative class and guidebook of care.
  • You have a team dedicated to you from start to finish: A care coordinator schedules your class, registered nurses teach the preoperative class, and the welcome desk checks on you in the hospital.

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Total Joint Replacement Experience


What do patients say about their joint replacement surgery at North Memorial Health? Beth called hers “amazing.”

Learn more about what to expect from a knee or hip replacement at North Memorial Health.

  • What to expect during your stay
  • How to prevent postoperative complications
  • Information about assistive devices
  • Discharge planning
  • Questions and answers

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Conditions & Care Options

Learn more about your condition and how it may be treated at North Memorial Health.

List of Surgeries

Anterior Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement

Bone Fracture

Foot and Ankle

Shoulder Arthroscopies and Rotator Cuff

Sports Medicine

Total Joint Replacement

Care Team

Our highly trained experts empower you with the knowledge and the support you need to get the healthcare you want.

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Ryan Hess headshot

Ryan Hess, MD

Orthopedics / Bones & Joints
I provide compassionate care to patients of all ages.
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David J. Gerlach, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
I work to deliver exceptional service and compassionate care to all my patients.
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Stefano Sinicropi

Stefano M. Sinicropi, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
My goal is to provide innovative spine care options specific to my patients' needs.
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Roman Guerrero

Roman Guerrero, MD

Orthopedics / Bones & Joints
I believe in treating the individual and not their symptoms.
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Brian O'Neill, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
I provide compassionate care that helps patients resume everyday activities.
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Kaia Friedlund

Kaia Friedlund, PA-C

Orthopedic Trauma
I strive to make the patient feel heard and involved in his/her health.
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Michael Johnson Headshot

Michael H. Johnson, MD

Orthopedics / Bones & Joints
I provide highly personalized care for complex shoulder problems.
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Maria Ryan headshot

Maria C. Ryan, MD, CAQ

Sports Medicine
I care for patients of all ages – from elite athletes to weekend warriors and people trying to become active.
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Margaret A. Baranowski, PA-C

Orthopedics / Bones & Joints
I strive to be an advocate for patients as they navigate life-altering illness.
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Michael Czeiska

Michael Czeiska, PA-C

Orthopedic Trauma
I strive to provide high-quality, empathetic care to all individuals.
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David Strothman

David Strothman, MD

Orthopedics / Bones & Joints
I am rewarded daily by improving the quality of life of individuals receiving my care.
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Andrew Arthur headshot

Andrew F. Arthur, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
I work to deliver exceptional service and compassionate care to all my patients.
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Mark Fischer headshot

Mark Fischer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
I strive to provide compassionate, customer-centered care.
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Adam Bakker headshot

Adam J. Bakker, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
I strongly believe in customer-centered care.
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Edward Santos

Edward Santos, MD

Orthopedics / Bones & Joints
I find it important to discuss all options, while relieving pain and restoring function.
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Paul Cammack, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
I provide compassionate care to help patients regain mobility.
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Partnership Practices

Summit Orthopedics

Providing comprehensive orthopedic and spine care supporting healthy, active lifestyles. Offering same-day spine appointments, sub-specialty clinics, therapy, and minimally-invasive surgery.

Twin Cities Orthopedics

Twin Cities Orthopedics provides comprehensive orthopedic specialty care at over 30 convenient clinics in the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin.