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Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • michaelkearney
    Michael M. Kearney, MD
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    Michael M. Kearney, MD

    Education
    Undergraduate – Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    Medical Degree – University of Minnesota

    Advanced Training
    Internship – Queens Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
    Residency – Mayo Clinic
    Hand Surgery Fellowship – University of Colorado, Denver

    Certification
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    C.A.Q. (Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery)

    Special Medical Interests
    Shoulder, wrist and hand problems
    Arthroscopic surgery
    Microsurgery
    Low back conditions
    Upper and lower extremity joint replacement
    Foot and ankle

    Personal
    Native of Mankato
    Practicing in Mankato since 1979

    To make an appointment to see Dr. Kearney in Mankato, please call (507) 386-6601.

     

  • paulmatson
    Paul C. Matson, MD
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    Paul C. Matson, MD

    Education
    Undergraduate – St. Olaf College, Northfield
    Medical Degree – University of Minnesota

    Advanced Training
    Internship – Hennepin County Medical Center
    Residency – University of Minnesota

    Certification
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Fellow American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Fellow American College of Surgeons

    Special Interests
    Sports Medicine
    Spine, Pediatrics, Reconstructive and Joint Replacement Surgery

    To make an appointment to see Dr. Matson in Mankato, please call (507) 386-6601.

     

  • stevencurtis
    Steven B. Curtis, MD
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    Steven B. Curtis, MD

    Education
    Undergraduate – St. Olaf College, Northfield
    Medical Degree – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Advanced Training
    Internship – Ohio State University School of Medicine
    Residency – Ohio State University School of Medicine

    Certification
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Member of The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
    Member of The Arthroscopy Association of North America

    Special Medical Interests
    Sports Medicine
    Trauma
    Treatment of the Foot & Ankle
    Pediatrics
    Arthroscopic Surgery

    Personal
    Native of Mankato, MN
    Practicing MD in Mankato since 1990
    Team physician, MSU,M
    Married, enjoys fly fishing, travel, golf

    To make an appointment to see Dr. Curtis in Mankato, please call (507) 386-6601.

     

  • johnspringer
    John A. Springer, MD
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    John A. Springer, MD

    Education
    Undergraduate – Hamline University, St. Paul, Fulbright Scholar, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
    Medical Degree – University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Minnesota Medical School

    Advanced Training
    Internship – University of Minnesota
    Residency – University of Minnesota

    Certification
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Special Medical Interests
    Fractures and Trauma
    Spinal Instrumentation
    Arthroscopic Surgery
    Hip and Knee Surgery

    To make an appointment to see Dr. Springer in Mankato, please call (507) 386-6601.

     

  • scottstevens
    Scott R. Stevens, MD
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    Scott R. Stevens, MD

    Education
    Undergraduate – Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
    Medical Degree – University of Illinois, Rockford, Illinois

    Advanced Training
    Internship – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Residency – Medical College of Wisconsin
    Fellowship – Sports Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

    Certification
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Special Medical Interests
    Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
    Treatment of Fractures and Trauma
    Pediatrics

    To make an appointment to see Dr. Stevens in Mankato, please call (507) 386-6601.

     

  • edwinharrington
    Edwin D. Harrington, MD
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    Edwin D. Harrington, MD

    Education
    Undergraduate – Stonehill College, North Easton, MA
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    Medical Degree – Tufts Univesity, School of Medicine, Boston, MA

    Advanced Training
    Hartford Hospital, General Surgery, Hartford, CT
    University of Connecticut, Orthopaedic Surgery, Farmington, CT

    Certification
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Special Medical Interests
    Hand Surgery
    Sports Medicine

    Personal
    Native of: Boston, Mass
    Practicing MD in Mankato since 2001
    Horses, hiking, computer (supporting United Sports Pony Club)
    4 Children in early stages of adult life
    Adventure/Athletic Interests: Golf, downhill skiing, Blueline Club

    To make an appointment to see Dr. Harrington in Mankato, please call (507) 386-6601.

     

  • kyleswanson
    Kyle C. Swanson, MD
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    Kyle C. Swanson, MD

    Education
    High School – Mankato West High School, Mankato, MN
    Undergraduate – University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
    Master’s Degree – Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
    Medical Degree – Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

    Advanced Training
    Residency – (Orthopaedic Surgery) Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
    Fellowship – Orthopaedic Surgery fellowship in Adult Reconstruction, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

    Certification
    Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

    Special Medical Interests
    Adult Hip and Knee Disorders
    Hip and Knee
    Primary and Revision Replacement Surgery

    Personal
    Farming
    Hunting
    Cycling

    To make an appointment to see Dr. Swanson in Mankato, please call (507) 386-6601.

     

  • gordonwalker
    Gordon D. Walker, MD
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    Gordon D. Walker, MD

    Education
    Undergraduate – Fergus Falls Community College, Fergus Falls
    Undergraduate – Concordia College, Moorhead – Magna Cum Laude
    Medical Degree – University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth & Minneapolis

    Advanced Training
    Internship – University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery, Minneapolis, MN
    Residency – University of Minnesota, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Minneapolis

    Certification
    Board certification Part I: July 1996
    Board certification Part II: July, 1999

    Personal
    Spouse: Dawn
    Children: Kelsey, Stefan and Timothy
    Swimming

    To make an appointment to see Dr. Walker in Hutchinson, please call (320) 484-4400.

     

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    Jesse C. Botker, MD
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    Jesse C. Botker, MD

    Education
    Undergraduate – Macalester College, St. Paul
    Medical Degree – University of Minnesota

    Advanced Training
    Internship – University of Minnesota
    Residency – University of Minnesota
    Fellowship – San Diego Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship

    Certification
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Sports Medicine Subspecialty, Certified

    Special Medical Interests
    Arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle
    Including multi-ligament knee reconstruction, all arthroscopic rotator cuff repair,
    complex hip arthroscopic procedures addressing a wide variety of conditions.

    Sports Medicine
    Hip, knee, & shoulder replacement
    Including partial knee replacement, minimally invasive approaches and reverse total shoulder replacement

    Sports Affiliations
    Team Physician for Minnesota State University Mankato Athletics
    Former Assistant Team Physician for San Diego State University
    Former Assistant Team Physician for the San Diego Padres

    Personal Interests
    Hunting, Golf, Basketball, Football, and Weight Lifting.

    If you would like to make an appointment to see Dr. Botker, call 507-386-6601.

     

  • thomasjones
    Thomas R. Jones, M.D.
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    Thomas R. Jones, M.D.

    Education
    Undergraduate – Duke University, Durham, NC
    Honors: B.S. Magna Cum Laude (Biomedical Engineering)
    Graduate Degree – Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Ph.D. – Immunology
    Medical Degree – Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

    Advanced Training
    Internship – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Residency – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Fellowship – Spine Surgery, Harvard University, Boston, MA

    Certification
    Board eligible American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Special Medical Interests
    Dr. Jones has a special interest in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery,as well as orthopaedic trauma.

    To make an appointment to see Dr. Jones in Mankato, please call (507) 386-6601.

     

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    Thomas E. Nelson, MD
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    Thomas E. Nelson, MD

    Thomas Nelson, MD specializes in minimally invasive hip and knee replacements and orthopaedic oncology. His special interests include joint replacement revisions, knee surgery, hip surgery, hip resurfacing and arthritis care. Dr. Nelson has specialized training in direct anterior minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty, quad-sparing total knee replacements and operative treatment of cancers of the musculoskeletal system.
    Education:
    A graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Nelson also completed his orthopedic residency there. He also completed an Orthopaedic Oncology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.

    Professional Membership:
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

    Philosophy of Care:
    “Doing the right thing and putting patients first has always been my philosophy of care,” says Dr. Nelson. “I enjoy interacting with patients and helping them continue to enjoy an active life.”

    Special Achievements & Awards:
    “Top Doctor” — Dr. Nelson was voted a top orthopedic surgeon by his peers in Mpls/St. Paul magazine.

Physical Therapists

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    B. Jon Ellingworth, P.T.
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    B. Jon Ellingworth, P.T.

    Education

    Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota, 1986
    Professional Memberships

    APTA Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Sections
    Personal Activities

    I enjoy outdoor sports, fishing, hunting, and camping.

     

  • phillips
    Connie E. Phillips, M.P.T.
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    Connie E. Phillips, M.P.T.

    Education
    Bachelor of Arts in Physicial Education and Recreation from Westmar College
    Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa

    Professional Memberships
    APTA Orthopedic and Hand Rehabilitation Sections

    Significant Accomplishments
    Trained in the Graston Technique

    Personal Activities
    I enjoy spending time with my family, boating, and camping.

     

  • jass
    Darrin Jass, P.T.
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    Darrin Jass, P.T.

    Education
    Bachelor of Science from Gustavus Adolphus College
    Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota

    Professional Memberships
    APTA Orthopedic Section

    Personal Activities
    My outside activities include running, biking, gardening, and cooking.

     

  • cramblit
    Dennis Cramblit, P.T.
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    Dennis Cramblit, P.T.

    Education
    Bachelor of Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College
    Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota

    Professional Memberships
    APTA Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Sections

    Personal Activities
    I enjoy being with my family, bicycling, gardening, and brewing beer and wine. I am also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato.

     

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    Tonya Paulsen, M.P.T., A.T.C.
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    Tonya Paulsen, M.P.T., A.T.C.

    Education

    Bachelor of Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College
    Masters in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Catherine

    Professional Memberships

    APTA Orthopedic Section
    National Athletic Trainer’s Association

    Personal Activities

    I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching and playing sports.

     

Athletic Trainers

  • Amy Bond, AT
    Amy Bond, MA, ATC, ATR, ITAT
    Amy Bond, AT

    Amy Bond, MA, ATC, ATR, ITAT

    Amy has worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer with OFC since the fall of 2003. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from MSU, Mankato in 2003 and her Master of Arts degree in clinical exercise physiology from MSU, Mankato in 2009. She recently completed the training for the ImPACT Trained Athletic Training Program. She was the Certified Athletic Trainer at Mankato Loyola High School for 9 years and is now working at Maple River High School. She was a fill-in staff at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Faribault where she traveled with the girls hockey teams and boys soccer teams to national competitions. Amy is a Registered Athletic Trainer with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Amy is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association and the Minnesota Athletic Trainers Association where she is on the Secondary School Committee. Amy is also a Preceptor for athletic training students at MSU, Mankato.

    Amy Bond – Mankato East

    Cell: 382-4760 Work 386-6650

    Email: bond_amy@hotmail.com

  • randy palmer
    Randy Palmer, M.Ed, ATC, ATR, ITAT
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    Randy Palmer, M.Ed, ATC, ATR, ITAT

    Randy Palmer

    Randy is beginning his 11th year as an athletic trainer with the Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic. A native of Owatonna MN, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Physical Education and Athletic Training from Mankato State University in 1979. He later earned his Master’s degree from the University of Houston in 1987.

    Randy joined the National Athletic Trainers Association in 1974 and became a Board of Certification (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainer in 1979. He is currently also a registered athletic trainer with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. He has 26 years of athletic training experience.
    Randy began his career in 1979, serving eight years as the athletic trainer at Memorial High School in Houston TX. The following three years, he served in the same capacity at Taylor High School in Katy, TX. Since returning to Mankato in 1990, he has served as the athletic trainer working with South St. Paul, New Ulm, Mankato East, Mankato West, Maple River, St. Clair, Le Center, Cleveland, Janesville Waldorf Pemberton and Waterville Elysian Morristown High Schools.
    Randy’s experience includes nine years of being a preceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program at Minnesota State University-Mankato. He has supervised the work of over 50 athletic training students. He also served as the athletic trainer for the Mankato MoonDogs baseball team for four seasons. In addition, he is a member of the National (NATA), Great Lakes (GLATA), and Minnesota (MATA) Athletic Trainers Association. He currently serves on both the Secondary Schools and Public Relations committees for the MATA. He is also in his fifth year as the MATA website coordinator and his fourth year of being a member of the GLATA website team.

    Randy Palmer – Mankato West
    Cell: 381-1729
    Email: rpalmer1@hickorytech.net

    Randy and Rachel Palmer have two adult children: Kyle, 31 and Allison, 29, both of whom are graduates of Mankato West High School.

  • Averie Barrett
    Averie Barrett, ATC, ATR
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    Averie Barrett, ATC, ATR

    Averie completed her undergraduate education at the Minnesota State University – Mankato and received a degree in Athletic Training. Immediately following her college graduation she began her career as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Edina High School. She LOVED it there working with football, cross country, boys basketball, hockey and track and field. Almost 2 years later, she made the transition to Twin Cities Orthopedics as a physician extender for Dr. Christopher Larson, who specialized in hip arthroscopy. Although it was difficult for her to leave the high school and all of her “kids” the transition was a great move. Her husband, Jeff, and she are originally from St. James and wanted to get back down there to be closer to our families. She currently lives here in Mankato along with her husband, Jeff, their son, Knoxyn and dog Cali.

    Averie Barrett – On Call

    Phone: 507-469-2291

    Email: abswanson88@gmail.com

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    Alison Montag, ATC, ATR, ITAT
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    Alison Montag, ATC, ATR, ITAT

    Alison graduated from Maple River in 2004.  She then attended Iowa Lakes Community College for their Pre-Athletic Training Program where she participated in XC and worked with many area high schools and college athletes as a student Athletic Trainer.  Alison then moved onto UNI where she recieved her BA degree in 2009.  She was certified in Feb ’10 and started working with OFC in the fall of 2010 where she was the Athletic Trainer for St. Peter High School.  Currently Alison is the Athletic Trainer for Maple River schools.

    Allison Montag – Maple River

    Phone: 712-209-2697

    Email: atrean2004@hotmail.com

     

  • troy hoehn
    Troy Hoehn, ATC, ATR, CSCS, ITAT
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    Troy Hoehn, ATC, ATR, CSCS, ITAT

    Troy received his BS degree from Mankato State University in 1998.  He worked 1 year at Foote Hospital in Jackson, MI for a hospital based outpatient Physical Therapy clinic and did outreach to one area high school.  In 1999 he became the Head Athletic Trainer at the Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic (OFC).  Troy coordinates the sports medicine program at OFC which includes 12 area high schools, and many youth sports programs.  He received his CSCS certification in 1996, and his ITAT certification in 2013.  Troy’s service at the national state and district levels include: MATA secondary school committee, MATA secondary school chair, NATA district 4 secondary school committee representative.  Troy enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 boys.

    Troy Hoehn – Mankato East

    Cell: 420-2804 Work: 386-6710

    Email: troyatc@hickorytech.net