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Hand/Wrist Arthritis: Michael Forseth, M.D.

Listen to Summit Orthopedics’ experts discuss a few options for hand arthritis treatment that don’t involve surgery. Featuring hand surgeons, Michael Forseth, MD and Robert Anderson, MD.

Watch other Ask the Expert videos with Dr. Michael Forseth.

Dr. Michael Forseth’s Approach to Care

“Volunteering overseas, in places like Haiti, Columbia, and Honduras, continues to be a positive influence on my practice. My experiences there have broadened my perspective about what I do here — personally and professionally.” Learn more about Dr. Forseth’s international volunteer work in this article: Heroes in Honduras.

Dr. Forseth is a frequent recipient of the Top Doctor designation in Mpls./St.Paul Magazine.

Undergraduate Studies
St. Olaf College — Northfield, Minnesota

Medical School
University of South Dakota School of Medicine — Vermillion, South Dakota

Loyola University Affiliated Hospitals — Maywood, Illinois

Hand Surgery, University of Cincinnati — Cincinnati, Ohio

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Minnesota Medical Association
  • East Metro Medical Society

  • Sofield Traveling Fellowship as orthopedic resident at Loyola University in Chicago, with additional training in France and Finland
  • Voted a “Top Doctor” in Mpls/St. Paul Magazine in four Top Doctor surveys

Volunteering surgical skills in Honduras at One World Surgery/Holy Family Surgery Center

Running, biking, skiing, and my children are active in hockey, soccer, baseball


Research in multiple medical journals, including the Journal of Hand Surgery

Survey Feedback

This doctor and his nurse deserve a Pulitzer Prize in excellence in the medical profession!

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Forseth is great! He takes the time to listen to you and do a thorough check/evaluation and then does a wonderful job explaining what is going on and what his recommendation is for the long road.

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Forseth performed surgery on my right hand for Dupuytren’s Contracture. The surgery was very successful allowing full extension of the middle fingers on my right hand. I would recommend Dr. Forseth for anyone needing hand surgery, he is an excellent surgeon.

Survey Feedback

Dr Forseth has been my orthopedic doctor for many years, he’s the best doctor ever. I have referred many friends to him and they are also just as pleased as I am.

Survey Feedback

Very excellent process!  Team and doctor were excellent!  I was a bit nervous before I went in but all my fears were dissipated by the wonderful care and professionalism of my team.

Articles and Videos from Michael Forseth, M.D.