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Aaron J. Balgaard, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (45 patient reviews and ratings)

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Elbow, Hip, Joint Replacement Including Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Hand, Wrist

“Postoperatively, I love to see patients who can function better than they have in years. It is deeply satisfying to perform surgeries that heighten the quality of life of my patients.”

As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, my practice is focused on treating injuries and conditions of the elbow, hand, hip, knee, shoulder, and wrist as well as fracture care. I am committed to providing evidence-based treatments for the best possible outcomes, and my surgical expertise includes total joint replacement of the hip and knee, rotator cuff repair, and arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder.

I consider it an honor to be practicing in the region where I was raised. I’m proud to be a member of this community, and I strive to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care to people throughout west-central Minnesota. When I am not seeing patients, I value time with my family and stay active through outdoor activities, like hunting, fishing, and basketball. I also enjoy woodworking and decoy carving.

Education, Training & Memberships

  • Undergraduate Degree: Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK
  • Medical Degree: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Special Interests

  • Knee Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder/Knee Arthroscopy
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries and Conditions
  • Fracture Care

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“My results and possible treatment options were explained well.”
– Abby J.
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