Non-Surgical Orthopedics: When to Care and When to Cut


Sometimes, it’s difficult to know what actions will best preserve the health and lives of our patients—especially in the field of orthopedics. While it may be expedient to pursue a surgical solution, it might not be in the best interest for our patient in the long term.

Though we have a staff of board certified orthopedic surgeons specialized in all areas of orthopedic area, we always pursue non-surgical options first! In most cases, non-surgical care is always our first and preferred option. Our general orthopedic physicians work with our physical therapists to develop a personalized rehabilitation plan to help patients quickly recover and return to active lifestyles.

But when therapy isn’t enough and a patient’s injury or condition doesn’t improve, we also have the experience and ability to perform orthopedic surgery at the Bone and Joint Center in the St. Cloud Hospital. Before we even think about making an incision, we’ll help you understand what to expect before and after your surgery and guide you through the rehabilitation process as you recover. Our minimally-invasive approach to surgery reduces blood loss, leaves less scarring, and is less painful. You’ll recover more quickly to return to your normal lifestyle.

We’re not just specialists in one area—we provide comprehensive orthopedic care. We use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, and congenital disorders. With physical therapy and occupational medicine under the same roof, our board certified orthopedic surgeons will help you understand your options to recovery—even if that doesn’t require surgery.