Thomas K. Comfort - Orthopedic Surgeon - Twin Cities Orthopedics

Thomas K. Comfort, MD

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

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Areas of Focus
Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder Care
Sports Medicine

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Practice Overview

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.

Clinical Interest

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

Medical Degree
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
    United Hospital
    Lakeview Hospital
    And other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

    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


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    Certified Physician Assistant

    Molly A., M.Ed., A.T.C.
    Clinical Assistant

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