I understand the concern of athletes to get back to their sport. And I work in combination with our therapists to get them fully active.


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Dr. Peter Daly’s Approach to Care

“I understand the concern of athletes to get back to their sport. And I work in combination with our therapists to get them fully active.”

Dr. Peter Daly is an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in knee, shoulder, hip, sports medicine, arthritis, and joint preservation and restoration in Minneapolis St. Paul metro area. Because shoulder arthritis has prompted him to adjust his own activities, he brings personal perspective as well as medical expertise to his patients who are dealing with the same kinds of issues. Dr. Daly’s dedication to community health extends beyond his immediate community; he was recently recognized with the Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Award by his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, for his volunteer medical service with One World Surgery in Honduras and his global commitment to addressing disparities in medical and surgical care for the poor.

Dr. Daly is a frequent recipient of the Top Doctor designation in Mpls./St.Paul Magazine. He serves as Team Physician for Concordia University in St. Paul, MN.  Dr. Daly also served as Summit Orthopedics Medical Director of Surgical Services for many years, as a member of the board, and is a long-standing leader in the practice.

Early Arthritis Treatment: Peter Daly, M.D.

Listen to Summit Orthopedics’ experts share the insights they’ve gained in their years caring for those struggling with arthritis symptoms. Featuring arthritis specialists, Peter Daly, MD, and Kristoffer Breien, MD.

Dr. Daly has been featured in over a dozen Ask the Expert videos on the topics of sports medicine and arthritis.

Undergraduate Studies
University of Notre Dame — South Bend, Indiana

Medical School
Mayo Medical School — Rochester, Minnesota

Orthopedic Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medicine — Rochester, Minnesota

Rowe Shoulder Fellowship
Harvard University — Boston, Massachusetts

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

  • Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chapter on Honduras work in book to be published by University Press of New England
  • Co-founder, Holy Family Surgery Center/One World Surgery in Honduras
  • HealthEast Foundation Angels of Mercy Award
  • HealthEast Physician Community Service Award
  • Voted a “Top Doctor” in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: 1999-2001, 2003-2004, & 2006-2022
  • Voted “Top Doctor for Women” in Minnesota Monthly
  • Team physician, Concordia University
  • 2022 ASCA Nap Gary Award

Long-distance running, downhill skiing, family time, volunteer medical services overseas

Knee Replacement: Quality Information

Patient Education

Knee Animated Conditions and Treatments Library

Hip Animated Conditions and Treatments Library

Shoulder Animated Conditions and Treatments Library

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Daly is an excellent hip replacement surgeon and I have recommended him to two of my siblings both of whom thought he was fantastic, one was a total knee replacement and one was a total hip replacement. They also felt Dan the physician assistant was terrific. I tell everyone how great the team is and what a great job they do in all areas.

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr Peter Daly has done a fantastic job for me. My replacement knee has changed my life and my quality of life is way better than before. I owe many thanks to Dr Daly.

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Daly and Dan along with support staff have always been very professional, kind and compassionate. They have always been so friendly and caring. I always recommend your clinic and staff to everyone I can!!!

comment from patient satisfaction survey

I have full confidence in Dr. Peter Daly and have recommended him highly over the years of which his services were provided to 2 friends of mine, who have also a high regard of him.

comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Daly is a doctor whose bedside manner is beyond any doctor I have had for my care. He treats me with compassion and care for the issue I might have at the time. I have had numerous surgeries with Dr. Daly and his expertise is bar none. If you ask me what my experience has always been with him – 10 being the best – I would give him a 20. Thanks.

comment from patient satisfaction survey

I am almost afraid to say something very nice for fear that everyone would want to see him and I may not be able to see him for another joint problem. If you told me I could have the best at the Mayo clinic or Dr. Daly I would choose Dr. Daly. I have been an obgyn for 33 years and have never seen medicine move so fast and efficiently to take care of a problem. He could not have been more accommodating. He is a real treasure to find.

Patient Survey Comment

Dr. Daly and his entire team were super informative, ensured they kept my daughter informed at every stage, and made sure she felt comfortable. I am very thankful to the entire staff and will highly recommend this A-team and facility.

Articles and Videos from Peter Daly, M.D.