William T. Schneider - Orthopedic Surgeon - Twin Cities Orthopedics

William T. Schneider, MD

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

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

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Practice Overview

William Schneider, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, joint replacement, and sports medicine.

"With over 30 years of experience in orthopaedic surgery, I fully understand the challenges facing you with your orthopaedic condition or injury.  I am committed to treat you as an individual with unique needs.  My staff and I use a team approach to enable timely, effective diagnoses and treatments.  We strongly believe in educating you as much as possible about your condition so that you can take an active role in choosing from the many state-of-the-art treatment alternatives available to you at our clinic."

Clinical Interest

Shoulder Care, including shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, labrum repair, instability repair, shoulder joint replacement, shoulder fractures.
Knee Care, including knee arthroscopy, knee meniscal surgery, ACL reconstruction, cartilage and tendon repair, total knee joint replacement, partial knee joint replacement.
Hip Care, including hip joint replacement.
Sports Medicine, including athletic injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle.


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

Internship in General Surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Minnesota Hospitals, the Twin Cities Veteran's Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children and Gillette Children's Hospital

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Scholarship in General Surgery at Birmingham General Hospital, Birmingham, England
Scholarship in Medicine at University of Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, England

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

    Hudson Hospital & Clinic
    High Pointe Surgery Center
    River Falls Area Hospital
    Lakeview Hospital
    And other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Achievements and Awards

Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1989. Re-certified in 2000 and 2010, scoring above the 95th percentile.

Past Chief of Staff, Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater, Minnesota

Dr. Schneider and his wife, Lauren, were recognized by the U.S. Congress in 2001 as "Angels in Adoption" for their work in stopping adoption-related crimes. Their story inspired a Lifetime Television movie, "Baby for Sale.

Sports Affiliations

Dr. Schneider is a team physician/consultant for River Falls and Hudson, Wisconsin, athletic teams. 


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