Ryan R. Karlstad, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified
Hand & Microvascular Surgery Fellowship
Hand & Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certifications
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Ryan R. Karlstad, MD is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, and upper extremity. He is one of only a few dozen orthopedic surgeons in the country who holds subspecialty certificates in both hand surgery and sports medicine. Upon completion of an orthopedic surgery residency, Dr. Karlstad received fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery.
Procedures Dr. Karlstad specializes in include endoscopic and open carpal tunnel release, fixation of finger, wrist, and elbow fractures, nerve and tendon repair, arthroscopic and open treatment of finger, wrist and elbow arthritis, surgical and minimally invasive treatment of Dupuytren’s disease, and ligament reconstruction (including Tommy Johns surgery) at the elbow.
Dr. Karlstad received his subspecialty certification in Hand Surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2006. He received his subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 2011.
Hand and Wrist Care, including carpal tunnel release (open and endoscopic), tendon repair, nerve repair, finger joint replacement, trigger finger release, wrist arthroscopy, arthritis of the wrist, thumb, and fingers, Dupuytren's disease, and fractures.
Shoulder and Elbow Care, including elbow joint arthroscopy, elbow trauma, elbow and shoulder joint replacement, rotator cuff repairs, and shoulder joint arthroscopy.
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine
Hand and Microvascular Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations
High Pointe Surgery Center
River Falls Area Medical Center
And other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
Mayo Orthopedic Alumni Association
Achievements and Awards
Minnesota Monthly Top Doctor, 2017
Britta L. Carlson, PA-C, MSPAS
Certified Physician Assistant
Physician Support Specialist
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