Orthopedics | Northfield Hospital & Clinics

Continue to Enjoy the Activities You Love

Living with pain isn’t normal. If you’re injured or in need of a joint replacement, our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants can get you back to the activities you love. Patients just like you come to us with stories of being unable to walk without pain in years or needing to think carefully about every single step they take, especially if stairs are involved. It makes it that much more meaningful and thrilling to see our patients after treatment when they are pain-free and wish they hadn’t waited so long to take action.

If you’re living with pain in your knee, shoulder, hip, hand, wrist, foot, ankle, or any other part of your body, let’s talk. We’d love to see what we can do to help you get rid of your pain and live the pain-free life you deserve.

Our talented team has extensive experience helping patients of all ages recover from injury and restore function for an improved quality of life. We listen to your concerns, provide a thorough examination, and create a treatment plan just for you, unique to your condition, age, lifestyle, and goals. Every treatment plan focuses on advanced approaches aimed at getting you the best results. We also work with physical and occupational therapists and other aftercare options to help you return to sports, work, school, and your life as soon as possible.

Contact us if you’re experiencing pain or injury affecting:

  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Feet and ankles
  • Hands and wrists
  • Shoulders
  • Osteoarthritis and related joint pain
  • Broken bones and traumatic injuries
  • Worn out joints
  • Repetitive-use injuries

You deserve a better quality of life, without the pain that’s keeping you from doing what you love.

 When should I see an orthopedic specialist?

Not sure if you need an orthopedic specialist? Give us a call. We’ll help you decide if you need to come in directly to us or see your primary care provider first.

Do I need to be a patient of NH+C?

You don't have to be a current NH+C patient to take advantage of our orthopedic services. We can take patients from anywhere, including Allina, Mayo, Fairview, Park Nicollet, and more. We are an independent organization.

What non-surgical solutions do you offer?

Not every pain or injury needs surgery. Sometimes all you need is some physical therapy and rest. We start with non-surgical options to try to solve your problem. Our non-surgical options include:

  • Injections (medication is placed directly inside the joint to reduce pain and swelling)
  • Physical or Occupational Therapy to increase your range of motion, build strength, and decrease pain
  • Anti-inflammatory medications to decrease swelling
  • Low-impact exercises like cycling and swimming
  • Braces like knee braces and ankle braces that help distribute pressure away from the painful area
  • Icing therapy and rest
  • Activity modification

What if I have a broken bone?

Broken bones and fractures happen as a normal part of life. We treat all kinds of broken bones including fractures of the wrist, knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, and ankle. If you think you have a broken bone, make an appointment.

We offer a variety of ways to treat a broken bone or fracture including casts, braces, slings, or other types of support. We’ll examine your break and find the best solution for you to heal.

What if I’m experiencing knee pain?

When your knees hurt, it’s hard to think about anything else. The good news is that you don’t need to live with knee pain.

Our orthopedic team will listen to you and examine what is causing your pain. In some cases, simple treatments like icing, bracing, or physical therapy can resolve your symptoms. Your orthopedic provider may also suggest injections and medication. If those still don’t provide relief, your doctor may discuss your knee surgery options.

Our orthopedic specialists treat a range of knee pain concerns:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Ligament tears (ACL, MCL, PCL, and MPFL)
  • Knee arthroscopy (knee scope)
  • Tendon injuries (tears)
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellar instability
  • Chondral injuries (chondromalacia)
  • Knee malalignment surgery
  • Quadriceps, hamstring, and patellar tendon injuries
  • Sports-related injuries like runner’s knee (Patellofemoral Syndrome), sprains, IT Band (Iliotibial band) Syndrome, knee osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osgood-Schlatter

From ligament tears to total knee replacement, our orthopedic specialists have treatment options for you—both surgical and non-surgical. Many ACL, MCL, PCL, and MPFL injuries don't require surgery. In fact, some knee injuries, such as tendon or meniscus tears, can be relieved with non-surgical treatment such as rest, elevation, ice, and compression.

Knee arthroscopy, also known as a knee scope, can help your doctor see inside your knee and choose the treatment options that are right for you.

What if I’m experiencing hand and wrist pain?

Of course! You use your hands and wrists every day and it’s easy to take them for granted until they hurt or don’t work properly. Even simple tasks can become really hard.

Our orthopedic specialists treat a range of hand and wrist problems including:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Fractures (Boxer’s Fracture, hand fractures, wrist fractures, finger fractures, Colles Fracture, Distal Radius Fracture)
  • DeQuervain’s Tendinitis
  • Dislocations (finger dislocation, wrist dislocation)
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Arthritis (hand arthritis, wrist arthritis, thumb arthritis)
  • Trigger finger
  • CMC Arthroplasty
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis

Our experts will listen to you and take a look at what is causing your problem. They’ll start with non-surgical options like injections, bracing, occupational therapy medication, and icing to fix your problem. In some cases, surgery may be needed. We’ll discuss all the options and work together to find a solution that is right for you.

What if I’m experiencing ankle or foot pain?

Pain or injury to your feet or ankles can really limit your ability to get around. But you don’t need to live with that pain. We’ll listen to your concerns and conduct a thorough examination to find out what’s causing your problem. Together, we’ll create a treatment plan that works for you which may include both surgical and non-surgical options.

Our orthopedic specialists treat a range of foot and ankle problems including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones
  • Ligament and tendon surgery
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Ankle sprains instability
  • Bunions and bunionectomy
  • Ankle fusion
  • Arthritis (foot arthritis, ankle arthritis)
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Fractures (foot fractures, ankle fractures)
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Sports injuries
  • Subtalar fusion
  • Neuromas
  • Turf Toe

What if I’m experiencing hip pain?

A painful hip can really limit mobility and what you can do. Don’t let hip pain stop you from being active. Let us take a look at what’s causing your hip problems. We’ll listen to you and examine your hip to find out what’s wrong so we can create a treatment plan just for you. Our experts offer a variety of simple treatments such as icing, exercise, or physical therapy to start and might also recommend medication or injections. If those don’t bring you relief, your provider may discuss hip surgery options.

Our orthopedic specialists treat a range of hip problems including:

  • Total hip replacement (including anterior approach hip replacements)
  • Hip fractures
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Hip injuries
  • Trochanteric / hip bursitis

What if I’m experiencing shoulder pain?

When your shoulder is aching or you can no longer raise your arm up, it’s time to get help. Your shoulders are made of bones, ligaments, muscles, cartilage, and tendons that can cause pain when injured or over-used. That’s right! Shoulder pain can develop over time due to repetitive motion and overuse.

Our shoulder experts will listen to you and examine your shoulder to see what’s causing your pain. They’ll offer a variety of simple treatments like icing, exercise, bracing, or physical therapy and may also recommend medication or injections. If those don’t bring relief, your provider may discuss shoulder surgery options. No matter the treatment plan we recommend, your provider will discuss all of your options and work with you to find a solution that works for your unique issue.

Our orthopedic specialists treat a range of shoulder problems including:

  • Shoulder instability / dislocation
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Labral tear and SLAP injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries and rotator cuff tears
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis (shoulder osteoarthritis, elbow osteoarthritis)
  • Shoulder separation injuries
  • Bicep and tricep injuries (bicep tendon rupture, tricep tendon rupture, bicep tenotomy, and tenodesis)
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • AC joint separation
  • Clavicle (collar bone) fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome/Ulnar Nerve Release
  • Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Little League Elbow
  • Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Bursitis (shoulder bursitis, elbow bursitis)
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)

Do you offer arthritis care?

We do! Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that can cause pain and damage. If you’re experiencing arthritis pain in any of your joints, make an appointment to see one of our specialists for an evaluation. There are many options—both non-surgical and surgical—that can bring you relief.

What options do you have for athletes and sports medicine?

No matter whether you’re a serious athlete or the average active person, our highly-skilled sports medicine team offers a wide range of therapies, treatments, and procedures to address your needs. Our Sports Medicine services use a team approach to draw on the skills of orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants as well as physical and occupational therapists who are all dedicated to keeping you healthy and active.

We treat a range of sports injuries and conditions in people of all ages but you can also take advantage of our sports medicine team’s training in injury prevention, strength conditioning, and healthy lifestyle expertise.

You don’t have to be a hard-core athlete to benefit from what a sports medicine provider can offer. If you want to be more active or start an exercise program, we can help with your goals of lifelong fitness and wellness as well as the prevention of illness and injury. Learn more about Sports Medicine.

Do you offer orthopedics for children?

It’s true that kids are rough and tumble, but accidents still happen. Some of the common conditions we see in our pediatric orthopedics patients are:

  • Dislocations
  • Broken bones / fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Developmental issues

We have expertise in treating pediatric orthopedic conditions including sprains, strains, broken bones, dislocations, knee injuries, tennis elbow, shoulder injuries, ACL tears, meniscus tears, and other sports injuries. If you feel your child may have an orthopedic developmental issue, come and see us. We can help direct their orthopedic care.

What Should I Bring to My Appointment?

Remember to bring any X-rays, studies, tests, or office notes from other health care providers that are relevant to your visit. These may have already been sent by your provider for you, but bringing these with you helps us avoid having to repeat tests or studies and helps keep your health care costs down.

Care Team - Top Doctors & Providers

Bengtson, Hans, MD

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
Locations
Farmington Clinic
(651) 460-2300
Lakeville Clinic
(952) 469-0500
Orthopedic Clinic - Northfield
(507) 646-8900
Faribault Clinic
(507) 334-1601
Surgery Center
(507) 646-6001

Choi, Catherine, MD

Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Locations
Orthopedic Clinic - Northfield
(507) 646-8900
Surgery Center
(507) 646-6001

Erichsen, Ashley, MPH, PA-C

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
Locations
Orthopedic Clinic - Northfield
(507) 646-8900

McGuire Lang, Deb, PA-C

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
Locations
Farmington Clinic
(651) 460-2300
Orthopedic Clinic - Northfield
(507) 646-8900
Faribault Clinic
(507) 334-1601

Meyer, Paul, OPA

Orthopedics
Locations
Orthopedic Clinic - Northfield
(507) 646-8900

Muench, Clinton, MD

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
Locations
Orthopedic Clinic - Northfield
(507) 646-8900
Faribault Clinic
(507) 334-1601
Surgery Center
(507) 646-6001

Smisek, Kyle, PA-C

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
Locations
Farmington Clinic
(651) 460-2300
Orthopedic Clinic - Northfield
(507) 646-8900
Faribault Clinic
(507) 334-1601

Locations

Faribault Clinic

Phone:
(507) 334-1601
Fax:
(507) 646-8946
Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Address:
1980 30th Street NW, Faribault, Minnesota 55021
Faribault Clinic

Farmington Clinic

Phone:
(651) 460-2300
Fax:
(651) 460-2301
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address:
4645 Knutsen Drive, Farmington, Minnesota 55024
Farmington Clinic Building Entrance

Lakeville Clinic

Phone:
(952) 469-0500
Fax:
(952) 469-0505
Hours:
Monday 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 7:45 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 7:45 a.m.to 8 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 7:45 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Address:
9974 214th St. West, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044
Lakeville Clinic Urgent Care Building

Orthopedic Clinic - Northfield

Phone:
(507) 646-8900
Hours:
Monday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Address:
1381 Jefferson Road, Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Orthopedic Clinic Building - Northfield