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Michael L. Knudsen, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
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My Care Philosophy
I aim to provide thoughtful and individualized patient care. Whether you have a common sports injury or require advanced shoulder reconstruction, my objective is the same – to provide the highest quality care available. Every patient is unique, and I work to provide education that will enable you to choose the best possible treatment option, and then design and deliver a plan that meets your individual needs and goals to begin the process of healing and recovery. Life is too short, let’s get to work.

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Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Minneapolis, MN
Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, New York, NY
Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Board Eligible
Leadership Roles and Memberships
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society: 2012-Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 2013-Present
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association-Candidate Member: 2014-Present
  • International Society for Sports Medicine-Fellow Member: 2018-Present
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine-Fellow Member: 2018-Present
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons-Fellow Member: 2018-Present
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Gustilo Research Award for Best Scientific Paper
We accept many insurance plans, providing access to providers across a wide range of specialties. Go here to learn more.

Before scheduling an appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your health plan to verify that the location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your health plan will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility.