Thomas K. Comfort, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified
Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification
Area of Focus in Total Joint Replacement
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Thomas K. Comfort, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement procedures, including total knee and hip replacement surgery; sports medicine, including sports and exercise-related injuries; shoulder injuries and instability; rotator cuff treatments; hip arthroscopy; and knee injuries and conditions. Dr. Comfort also has a special interest in clinical research. He has been published in national medical journals and has lectured at national conferences on various orthopedic conditions. He continues to pursue research on knee and hip joint replacement techniques.
"I believe to provide exceptional care, the physician must develop a thorough understanding of the patient's condition and take into consideration their individual goals and expectations. Then working together through a shared decision-making process, we can pursue the best treatment plan."
Dr. Comfort's outside interests include alpine and cross country skiing, biking, canoeing, travel, and medical mission work.
Hip Care, including total hip joint replacement, outpatient total hip replacement, fracture management, arthritis, hip arthroscopy, impingement, tendon repair, tendonitis, joint restoration/preservation and labral repair
Knee Care, including total knee joint replacement, out patient total knee replacement, cartilage injuries and restoration, arthritis, arthroscopy, meniscus tears and repairs, and revision joint replacement
Shoulder Care, including total shoulder joint replacement, reverse total shoulder joint replacement, bankart repair, bursitis, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff problems and repair, arthritis, impingement, joint restoration/preservation and SLAP repair
Sports Medicine, including arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, meniscus tear, cartilage restoration, microfracture, and joint restoration/preservation
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine-Biochemistry; Magna Cum Laude
Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations
High Pointe Surgery Center
Woodwinds Health Campus
Fairview Lakes Medical Center
St. Johns Northeast
And other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Minnesota Medical Association
Twin Cities Medical Society
Minnesota Orthopedic Society
Achievements and Awards
Board Member, Community Health Network ACO
Orthopedic Council Chair, Medical Executive Committee, HealthEast
Executive Board, Twin Cities Orthopedics
Board Chair, St. Croix Orthopaedics
David P. Law, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Molly A., M.Ed., A.T.C.
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