Ryan W. Hess - Orthopedic Surgeon - Twin Cities Orthopedics

Ryan W. Hess, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified
Sports Medicine Fellowship

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Areas of Focus
Elbow Care
Hip Care
Knee Care
Pediatric Care
Shoulder Care
Spine & Neck Care
Sports Medicine
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Dr. Ryan W. Hess – Twin Cities Orthopedics Specialist

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Dr. Hess is originally from Verndale, Minnesota where he was raised on a family dairy farm. He completed his undergraduate degree at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He then completed orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Following residency, Dr. Hess completed a one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida with renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. While there, Dr. Hess assisted in treating a wide range of injuries in athletes from the amateur to professional levels. A particular focus during his time with Dr. Andrews was treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries in overhead athletes (for example, baseball and softball players, volleyball players, tennis players and javelin throwers).
From 2013-2016, Dr. Hess practiced orthopedic surgery at the University of South Carolina, where he served as an assistant team physician for the USC Gamecocks. During that time, he was also head team physician at South Carolina State University and was part of a group of physicians at USC who provided medical coverage to more than 20 high schools in the Columbia, South Carolina area.
In 2016, Dr. Hess had an opportunity to return to Minnesota to begin working with Twin Cities Orthopedics. He is excited to be back in his home state and be able to provide surgical and non-surgical care to patients of the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.
In his free time, Dr. Hess enjoys baseball, softball, basketball, golfing, fishing, hunting and spending time with his wife and young son. 

Clinical Interest

Sports Medicine, including treatment of a broad range of sports injuries in athletes of all ages
Shoulder Care, with a special interest in treatment of the overhead athlete including ligament, tendon, cartilage and traumatic injuries. Some procedures performed include shoulder arthroscopy, labral repair, rotator cuff repair, treatment of shoulder instability, and treatment of SLAP tears.
Knee Care, including treatment of tendon, ligament and cartilage injuries, multi-ligament knee injuries, and patella dislocations. Some procedures performed include knee ligament reconstruction (including ACL reconstruction), articular cartilage repair, and meniscus surgery.
Hip Care, including treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip arthroscopy.
Elbow Care, with a special interest in treatment of the overhead athlete including ligament, tendon, cartilage and traumatic injuries. Some procedures performed include ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John surgery), osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) treatment, biceps and triceps tendon repair.
Fracture Care, treatment of common orthopedic fractures.
Pediatric Care


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Andrews Research and Education Institute, Gulf Breeze, FL Sports Medicine Fellowship
University of Nebraska Medical Center/Creighton Medical Foundation
Medical Degree
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

    North Memorial Medical Center
    Maple Grove Hospital
    North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center at Maple Grove
    Minnetonka North Memorial Surgery Center
    WestHealth Surgery Center
    Fairview Southdale Hospital
    Crosstown Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
    AOA Emerging Leaders
    Southern Orthopaedic Association
    South Carolina Medical Society
    South Carolina Orthopaedic Association

Achievements and Awards

Frank P. Stone, MD Award for Outstanding Resident Academic Excellence (2012)
AOA Resident Leadership Forum (2011)
Best PGY-3 Teaching Resident of the Year Award (2010) 
Standing Ovation Award (2005) 
Concordia College Excellence Scholarship (1998-2002) 

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Maple Grove High School (2016-present)
Medical Director: South Carolina State University (2015-2016)
Team Physician: University of South Carolina (2013-2016)
Team Physician: South Carolina State University (2013-2016)
Team Physician: Columbia SC Area High Schools (2013-2016)
Team Physician: Pensacola Blue Wahoos – Cincinnati Reds AA team (2012-2013)
Under Armour All-American High School Football Game Medical Coverage (2013)
Team Physician: Auburn University (2012-2013)
Team Physician: Omaha South High School Football (2009-2011)


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