Steven W. Meisterling - Orthopedic Surgeon - Twin Cities Orthopedics

Steven W. Meisterling, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

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Areas of Focus
Elbow Care
Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder Care
Sports Medicine

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Practice Overview

Steven Meisterling, MD is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who holds a subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopy (of the knee, shoulder, and elbow), joint replacement (of the knee, hip, and shoulder), and elbow reconstruction.

Dr. Meisterling completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama with Dr. James Andrews. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Meisterling is an orthopedist with special interests and advanced training in sports medicine. He has presented oral and poster presentations at national orthopedic meetings, is periodically published in orthopedic medical journals, and is the team physician for the St. Paul Saints. 

Dr. Meisterling's outside interests include running, cross-country skiing, biking, hockey and spending time with his family. He is also heavily involved with the Stillwater Area Hockey Association.

A previous patient of Dr. Meisterling's, Mike Hudson, was honored by the St. Paul Saints baseball team as the TCO Comeback story. To view more, click here

Clinical Interest

Knee Care, including ACL/PCL reconstruction, knee arthroplasty/joint replacement, knee arthroscopy, knee revision, ligament repair, cartilage restoration, fracture management and knee arthritis

Shoulder Care, including shoulder arthroplasty/joint replacement, bankart repair, biceps tenodesis/tenotomy, bursitis, fracture care, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff repair, arthritis, arthroscopy, impingement, instability/dislocation, labral repair, stabilization, subacromial decompression, SLAP repair and throwing shoulder injuries

Hip Care, including hip arthroplasty/joint replacement, bursitis, fracture management, hamstring repair, hip arthritis, hip fractures, hip impingement/labrum tears, tendon repair, and tendonitis

Elbow Care, including biceps and triceps repair, cartilage injuries, elbow arthroscopy, fracture care, Tommy John reconstruction, tennis elbow surgery and ulnar nerve decompression/transposition

Wrist Care, including fracture care, carpal tunnel release, carpal tunnel syndrome and DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis

Hand Care, including carpal tunnel release, DeQuervain's release, fracture care, ligament injuries, thumb arthritis and trigger finger release

Sports Medicine, including ACL repairs, Tommy John reconstruction, shoulder labrum repairs/instability and team care

Ankle Care, including tendon ruptures and fracture care


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, Alabama

Orthopedic Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Medical Degree
Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

    High Pointe Surgery Center
    St. John's Hospital
    Woodwinds Health Campus
    St. Croix Regional Medical Center
    Lakeview Hospital
    And other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Achievements and Awards

Top Doctor: Voted an Orthopedic Rising Star by his peers in Mpls/St.Paul Magazine (2015, 2016,2017)

American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society Annual Research Award 2008-2009
Best Poster 2005 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting
Creighton University Research Award Stipend – March 2000


Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: East Ridge Raptors (2009 - 2016)

Team Physician: St. Paul Saints

Orthopedic Consultant: Stillwater Area Hockey Association

Orthopedic Consultant: Larkin Dance Studio


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