Arthritis Care: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
From evaluation and diagnosis to prevention, restoration, and rehabilitation, we provide a wide range of conservative and progressive care options for joint conditions. Awarded prestigious Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Knee and Total Hip Replacements.
The wear and tear from a lifetime of physical activity, as well as injuries, can damage joints – points in your body where two or more bones come together. When that happens, we carefully consider both surgical and nonsurgical options in deciding what’s best for you.
Schedule an appointment with a specialist at one of our Minneapolis St. Paul arthritis clinic locations to explore what treatments options are right for you.
Appointment Scheduling: 651-968-5201
Dr. Breien did both of my knee replacements. Everything went great. I am now pain-free in my knees and can walk 5 miles.
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.
Dr Drogt is so very easy to understand and takes the time to listen to the health problems I have.
Dr. Dane Hansen did an OUTSTANDING job of following me post surgery! I appreciated his competence, compassion, and thorough knowledge of my specific needs. He gave me confidence in my ability to recover.
Really liked Dr. Pepin - he spent quality time with us which was unusual for physicians who we have had that operate and then practically disappear.
Dr. Perra and his staff are second to none. Always kind, caring, expedient and knowledgeable.
Dr. Stroemer and staff demonstrated not only outstanding professional skills but took the time to invest into me as a 24 hour patient who has just experienced an intense operation procedure.
Doctor Wickum was phenomenal in his knowledge, attitude, and assessment, and consultation concerning my injury . I was extremely happy after his diagnosis and with his treatment advice. He was very professional, made me feel relaxed and confident after I left the office. I highly recommend Dr. Wickum and hope I do not see him again (professionally!) Thank You Doctor!
Preservation – Non-surgical solutions
Joint preservation is a way of restoring pain-free function to the knee, hip, and shoulder joint without surgery. The goal is also to delay the onset of degenerative arthritis – a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint – in young, active patients.
Examples of nonsurgical treatments include:
Restoration – Joint replacements and surgical options
In some cases, replacing a damaged joint through surgery is the best option. Summit introduced an innovative new option for joint replacements and it has been a very popular. Surgery takes place at our Vadnais Heights Surgery Center or Eagan Surgery Center followed by a stay in our Care Suites, which are styled like a hotel environment. We use the latest pain management methods to reduce postoperative discomfort as well as the most advanced therapies to speed recovery. We also perform joint replacement surgeries at local hospitals. Together with your surgeon, you’ll discuss options for your unique situation.
Take a free assessment on your knee or hip health
This assessment walks you through a series of questions based on internationally accepted research to give you an evaluation of your joint. While nothing can replace speaking with a physician, this is a great place to start learning more about your joint health and next steps.
Ask the Expert Video Series on Arthritis
15 videos in this series
- Is there any benefit to early arthritis diagnosis and treatment?
- How do I know if I have Arthritis?
- Does exercise help or hurt my arthritis?
- Is hot or cold better for arthritic joints?
- How does the doctor diagnose arthritis?
- I think it's time for joint replacement surgery, how do I best evaluate the options?
- Arthritis is just a disease of old age, right?
- Is there anything I can do about my arthritis?
- Can arthritis be prevented?
- Do the foods I eat ease arthritis?
- I have heard about glucosamine and chondroitin supplements - do they work?
- Many diets and supplements claim to help or cure arthritis, which are safe and beneficial?
- Does weight have any impact on arthritis symptoms?
- What is actually happening inside the joint when there is arthritis?
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Award-winning, advanced facilities
Summit Orthopedics’ Vadnais Heights Surgery Center received The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The center is one of just two nationwide to receive the prestigious certification. Learn more. We track the results of our care; learn what to expect after a total knee replacement.