Timothy J. Panek - Orthopedic Surgeon- Twin Cities Orthopedics

T.J. Panek, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified
Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification
Area of Focus in Joint Replacement

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Areas of Focus
Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder Care
Sports Medicine

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Practice Overview

Timothy Panek, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who also holds a subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He has previously served as team physician for a decade at Mahtomedi High School. He maintains and active practice in sports medicine as well as hip and knee replacement surgery and he was previously the medical director of Twin Cities Orthopedics East Metro.

"It is a privilege to care for patients.  I do my best to give every patient the individualized care I would want for my family or me.  Our family creed is, “always strive to be the best version of yourself”.   I have always done that, whether it is in the clinic, the operating room, as a team physician, or as a coach for my kids’ football teams.  I view that commitment as a responsibility that has been instilled in me while playing football at Mahtomedi High School and St. John’s University.  I am part of the team and I believe together, we can be something bigger than ourselves.  I live that now with my family, my patients, and my clinical team."
Dr. Panek’s outside interests include Viking and Gopher football, skiing, biking, watching his kids participate in sports, and anything else that gives him a chance to spend time with his amazing wife.    


Clinical Interest

Knee Care, including ACL reconstruction, cartilage injuries, fracture management, iliotibial band syndrome, knee arthritis, knee arthroscopy, LCL repair/reconstruction, MCL repair/reconstruction, meniscectomy, meniscus repair, meniscus tears, patellar (knee cap) dislocation/instability, revision joint replacement, tendon repair, and total knee replacement
Hip Care, including bursitis, fracture management, arthritis, arthroscopy, fractures, hip impingement/labrum tears, resurfacing, revision joint replacement, tendonitis, and total hip replacement
Shoulder Care, including biceps tenodesis/tenotomy, bursitis, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff problems, rotator cuff repair, arthroscopy, impingement, labral repair, subacromial decompression, SLAP repair, and throwing shoulder injuries
Sports Medicine, including arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, meniscus tear, cartilage restoration, and joint restoration/preservation

Elbow Care, including tennis/golfer's elbow (tendonitis)

Ankle Care, including fracture management and tendon tears


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

Orthopedic Surgery at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

    High Pointe Surgery Center
    Woodwinds Health Campus
    Lakeview Hospital
    United Hospital
    And other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
    Medical Director Twin Cities Orthopedics East Metro, 2013-2016

Achievements and Awards

Voted “Best Doctor” in MN Monthly (2016)
Minnesota Monthly's Best Orthopaedic Doctors for Women

Sports Affiliations

Mahtomedi High School Team Physician, 2002-2012

Volunteer Service

Trains University of Minnesota family practice students in the treatment of orthopaedic conditions
Past President of the Twin Cities Orthopedic Society


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