Patrick E. Hurley, D.O.

Shoulder & Elbow, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee

Photo: Patrick E. Hurley, D.O.
Dr. Hurley sees patients in Alexandria and Glacial Ridge Hospital locations.

“My goal is to deliver exceptional orthopedic care in a compassionate and healing atmosphere.”

Prior to practicing here at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, I spent 12 years as an active-duty Air Force physician, including a five-year tour of duty at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. My specialty is joint replacement, hand surgery, and sports medicine. In my spare time, my hobbies include skiing, fishing, hunting, and spending time with my wife and our two daughters.

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Specializes in the treatment and care of hand injuries and disorders
  • Active team physician for Jefferson Senior High School—Alexandria, Alexandria Beetles Baseball Team, University of Minnesota Morris, Minnesota State Community and Technical College—Fergus Falls, Osakis High School, West Central Area High School, Brandon–Evansville High School, Minnewaska Area High School, Hancock High School, and Parkers Prairie High School

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioner

"I have had a miniscus pain in my left knee for 18 months or so.  I asked for Dr. Hurley to look at it and after my CAT scan, he said that the tears would need to be cut out.  So 4 weeks ago, I had my surgery done.  He was very informative and kept the waiting time to a minimum.  The surgery went well, all the nursing care was wonderful and professional.  Dr. Hurley did a great job.  I also received pictures of the operation, and it was very informative.  I am back to biking and swimming with NO pain.  Thank you so much Dr. Hurley for your great care and concern for me.  I would recommend him and all the doctors there that have worked on me through the years." -- Pati K.

"Dr. Hurley repaired two of my trigger fingers four weeks ago. They're almost completely healed. I'm so happy to not have them locking up anymore. He did an excellent job!" -- Faythe M.

"Dr. Hurley has done surgery 5 times for me. He has done a nerve release on my left hand, carpel tunnel on my right hand, a left knee replacement after an accident, my right knee replacement a year ago, and back in approximately 1998, he did a right rotator cuff repair. Dr. Sticha has treated my feet also for years. I have never entered the office and had a receptionist, nurse, or scheduler be anything but kind and patient." -- Sheila G.

"I have had both my knees done (at the same time) and I recommend that to anyone.  The pain you go through for the therapy is well worth the outcome.  It is so nice to be able to walk without pain.  I can do so much more now.  I also had a total hip replacement in August of 2013 and to date, I have had a very good outcome.  At six weeks, I went back to volunteer job at my home hospital. I cannot say enough about the wonderful care and attention I received at the hospital.  The staff was wonderful.  I highly recommend them to anyone who needs services." -- Irene B.

"It was a great doctors appointment and I was given a shot in shoulder. It is much better. I have had Dr. Hurley for both knees, hips, and shoulders. This orthopedic clinic is the greatest and I have had great care." -- Vicki W.

"I want to thank Dr. Hurley and the entire staff at Heartland as well as the nurses and other staff at the surgery center that are involved with the patinets like myself. You run a class operation, and most improtantly to me, I felt I was treated with respect as a customer of your services and not a 'patient.' I have already recommended your services to others that have mentioned their own problems and will continue to do so as time goes on. Thanks again for all you have done. My life is much improved because of your talent, skills, and efforts. God bless you all for what you do." --Rick J.