At St. Cloud Orthopedics, our mission is to provide our patients with complete musculoskeletal health care and to continually improve the quality, cost, and access of care for our patients and their families. We started this mission in 1955, and there is no end in sight. We have assembled a large group of physicians who have brought knowledge and experience from institutions throughout the state and the country to provide excellent musculoskeletal healthcare to the community, and we continue to grow in numbers with the addition of two new physicians this year. As leaders in technology, St. Cloud Orthopedics has performed the most robotic joint replacement surgeries in the state and top ten in the country. We have also performed the most computer assisted hip fracture surgeries in the world. As healthcare costs continue to rise for our patients and the healthcare system as a whole, we have responded by pursuing lower cost, high quality outpatient services. Over the last year, we have improved our patient access with the addition of a second office and the expansion of OrthoDirect, our walk-in clinic for acute injuries. We also continue to partner with the St. Cloud Surgical Center to provide increased outpatient surgery opportunities, including total joint replacement and spine surgery.
At the heart of it, we remain committed to the community where we live, work, raise our families, worship, volunteer at schools and on the sidelines, support the arts, and patronize local independent businesses. We recognize that you have a choice when it comes to your musculoskeletal healthcare and we will continue to work hard to be your provider of choice. You have counted on us for the last 64 years, and while other orthopedic surgeons may come and go, we will continue to be there for you in the future. St. Cloud Orthopedics is here to stay.