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Paul A. Dale, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 4.98 (49 patient reviews and ratings)

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Joint Replacements, Shoulder & Elbow, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee

“I treat all my patients as individuals, tailoring each person’s treatment to their particular condition.”

As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, I am committed to providing state-of-the-art surgical and nonsurgical orthopedic care to ensure each patient receives individualized treatment and compassionate service. I focus on adult reconstructive surgery including knee, hip, and shoulder replacement procedures. I also specialize in the revision of previous replacement surgeries. I have been a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons since 1995, and with ongoing training, continue to offer the latest in adult reconstructive care to my patients. In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, snowmobiling, marathon running, and spending time with my wife and family.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate Degree: Physiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Medical Degree: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Orthopaedic Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Member, International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
  • Member, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  • Member, Norwegian American Orthopaedic Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Director, Douglas County Hospital Joint Replacement Center
  • Past Instructor, MIS Minimally Invasive Surgery for Hip Replacement
  • Clinical Investigator, Genesis II Mobile Bearing Knee System

Special Interests

  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Replacement Surgery 


  • Published author in Orthopedics, Clinical Orthopaedic and Related Research, Orthopaedic Transactions
  • Presenter at Orthopaedic Research Society, Gordon Research Conference, American Foot and Ankle Society

Honors & Awards

  • Minnesota Medical Association 2011 Physician Leadership in Quality Award
  • Member of 2011-2012 Leading Physicians of the World
  • Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Research, 1988 at MN Orthopaedic Society Meeting

Over 200 Attendees at Ortho Night Out Event

Heartland Orthopedic Specialists and Douglas County Hospital recently hosted an Ortho Night Out on May 18 at the Broadway Ballroom. This event had...

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Douglas County Hospital earns national distinction for quality, efficiency

Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria has been named a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross Blue Shield of...

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28 turn out for 13th annual Bionic Challenge for Total Joint Patients

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 28 people participated in Heartland Orthopedic Specialists’ 13th annual...

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“Wonderful care totally satisfied”
– Roger D.