Adam J. Bakker - Orthopedic Surgeon - Twin Cities Orthopedics

Adam J. Bakker, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified
Hand Surgery Fellowship
Area of Focus in Elbow & Wrist Trauma

Areas of Focus
Elbow Care
Hand Care
Shoulder Care
Sports Medicine
Wrist Care

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Practice Overview

Adam J. Bakker, MD, is a board certified and Mayo Clinic hand surgery fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. He focuses on conditions of the hand and upper extremities including minimally invasive treatment options for Dupuytren’s contractures and carpal tunnel syndrome, hand and upper extremity fracture care, arthroscopy, tendon and ligament injuries, upper extremity joint replacements, and microsurgery. He also has an active interest in international orthopedic care to underserved regions.

“I strongly believe in patient centered care. Components of excellent patient centered care (in addition to being technically proficient) must include clear interpersonal communication, availability, teamwork, and a sustained focus on the wellbeing of the patient is first and foremost.”

Clinical Interest

Elbow Care, including Elbow Joint Revision and Elbow Joint Replacement
Hand Care
Shoulder Care, including Shoulder Joint Revision and Shoulder Joint Replacement
Sports Medicine
Wrist Care


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship in Hand Surgery at Mayo Clinic

University of Washington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Surgery Residency Program

University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

    Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    Crosstown Surgery Center
    Fairview Southdale Hospital
    North Memorial Medical Center 
    WestHealth Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Society for Surgery of the Hand
    University of Washington School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) 2011-2012
    Zumbro Valley Medical Society
    VA Medical Center: Adjunct Clinical Professor

Achievements and Awards

Harborview/UW Medicine Service Excellence Award 2008. This award is given to two physicians every quarter for excellence regarding patient care.
Best Doctor: Minnesota Monthly Magazine (2014, 2016, 2017)
Readers Choice Award Winner: Sun Newspapers, Plymouth (2015)

Sports Affiliations

Hand consultant to professional and collegiate athletes


  • Becky Rasche
    Clinical Assistant

    Jenna B. 
    Care Coordinator

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