Erik J. Peterson - Orthopedic Surgeon - Twin Cities Orthopedics

Erik J. Peterson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified
Area of Focus in Sports Medicine
Area of Focus in Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement

Areas of Focus
Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder Care
Sports Medicine

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Practice Overview

Erik Peterson, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in fracture care, minimally invasive joint replacement, and sports medicine.

"My approach to patient care is simple – treat others as you’d like to be treated. I strive to make an accurate diagnosis, discuss patient goals and treatment options, then mutually determine a practical solution to achieve those goals."

Clinical Interest

Hip Care, including bursitis, minimally invasive hip joint replacement, fracture management, arthritis, revision joint replacement, and tendonitis.
Knee Care, including ACL reconstruction, cartilage injuries and restoration, fracture management, iliotibial band syndrome, arthritis, arthroscopy, meniscectomy, meniscus tears, revision joint replacement, total knee joint replacement, and tendon repair.
Shoulder Care, including bankart repair, bursitis, fracture management, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff repair, arthroscopy, impingement, instability, and labral tears.
Sports Medicine


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Medical Degree
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

    St. John's Hospital
    Woodwinds Health Campus
    St. Croix Regional Medical Center
    Fairview Lakes Medical Center
    And other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

    Minnesota Orthopaedic Society

Achievements and Awards

Dr. Peterson has participated in important research under Jonathan Braman, M.D. at the University of Minnesota, Jennifer MacArthur, M.D. at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Michelle Brios, M.D. at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.  He received the Morris and Lee Zuckerman Award for Clinical Proficiency in 2009 and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in 2008.

Rising Star: Voted a Rising Star Surgeon by his peers in the Mpls/St.Paul magazine (2017)


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