Dr. Frank Norberg, MD

Dr. Frank Norberg, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
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Dr. Frank Norberg, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Edina, MN and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University of North Dakota / Main Campus in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

4010 W 65th St

Edina, MN 55435

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Norberg's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Norberg treats Shoulder Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Norberg treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Norberg treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Norberg treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Arm Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Norberg performs Arm Surgery more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Norberg performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Norberg's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

"Frank B. Norberg, MD, is a sports medicine fellowship-trained surgeon, specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery and arthroscopy. His special medical interests also include joint reconstruction (upper extremities), joint replacement, arthritis, fra...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1999
Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University of Kansas Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
University of Kansas Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
University of North Dakota / Main Campus
Medical School
1989
University of North Dakota
Undergraduate School
1999
1998
1994
1993
1989

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Dr Norberg replaced my shoulder a couple of years ago. I had a lot of pain the night of surgery that the wasn't fully addressed by the meds, but there were some complicating factors. Since that night there has been no pain--not even discomfort. I didn't use the pain meds sent home with me. I have good range of motion, and I lift weights within weight compliance several times a week painlessly. If you have shoulder problems, this is the guy to see.
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Dr. Norberg has performed arthroscopic surgery on both of my shoulders, at different times, addressing somewhat different concerns in each joint. Each event, from initial visit, through surgery and recovery, to final exit exam, was handled with total professionalism. Dr. Norberg earned my confidence throughout the processes, by his honesty, precision and care, in exams and surgery. I consider Dr. Norberg, based on my experience, the best shoulder care surgeon available.
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I am an 80 year old female who had a December 2017 shoulder surgery. Badly torn right shoulder resulted in a total shoulder replacement. Dr. Norberg was professional, he put me at ease, and the results were so spectacular that I had almost no pain and walked out of the hospital after 1 night without using any pain medication. I followed their range of motion post op instructions and fully recovered in just over a month. His office staff were outstanding and great to work with on all interacti
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Dr. Norberg is the best! I had a rotator cuff repaired by him one year ago. From start to finish I couldn’t have asked for a more attentive surgeon. He’s genuinely caring, honest, and incredibly personable. Being a part of the local healthcare community myself, I went to him because he is regarded as the best shoulder surgeon by his peers. You are in good hands with him!
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I've had several surgeries over the last few years. Because of this, I do feel that I can give an educated opinion into what makes a good surgeon. Dr. Frank Norberg is all these things. He spent extra time to get me prepared for surgery. Post surgery at the hospital he was kind, patient, and understood anxieties I may have had. In post-op appts. he adapted exercises and therapy that were adjusted to my lifestyle, He explained things thoroughly & showed me examples. I highly recommend him.
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I saw Dr. Norberg for a re-occurring tennis elbow. I had seen another physician who kept giving me cortisone injections. When it came for the third time I sought out a professional who specialized in elbows. I cannot express how pleased I am that I found Dr. Norberg. He is in one word – awesome. Though he is s surgeon he recommended a fairly non-invasive procedure called a Tenex. The procedure went very well and I am pleased to say I am pain free and have full range of motion.
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I cant say enough good things about Dr. Norberg. He is professional, honest, caring, dedicated and has the best staff. I had a total shoulder re-do, I had several things going on causing huge pain. In one visit he knew without looking at xrays, what was causing my pain. When xrays came back he was completely accurate on his diagnosis. He listens to you and prides himself on perfection. If you need a shoulder fixed call Dr Norberg you wont be disappointed, you'll be relieved of pain!
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I received reverse total shoulder replacements on both of my shoulders. Dr. Norberg did a wonderful job with both surgeries. Within two weeks after each surgery, I was pain free and was on my way to regaining full movement of my arms/shoulders. I am now able to use 95% of my shoulder movement and have been unable to do that for as long as I can remember. At age 53 this type of surgery is not common but I could not be happier with the results. Dr. Norberg is very personable and helpful.
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Dr. Norberg is a great physician--I am a physician myself and am usually hard to impress. He performed an anterior shoulder repair on my son who had multiple shoulder issues from football and rugby. Dr. Norberg's communication skills and surgical skills are impressive. He relates very well to sports-minded teens and helps them buy into the necessary rehabilitation process. My son is three years out from his surgery and his shoulder continues to do well, despite playing college rugby.
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Very good surgeon how explained everything and it was exactly as he said. Very personable & yet tells it like it is. Had rotate cuff surgery in Dec 2015. Back to playing golf & most everything else in 6 Mos.
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Compassionate, caring and highly skilled surgeon. Had a rotator cuff repair and despite my age of 76, I healed well. Great at explaining the options to me, had all the time to discuss my needs and never felt rushed. His staff is outstanding and they enjoy their work with him. Highly recommend him.
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I was referred to Dr. Norberg after my first shoulder surgery in Oct 2012. I followed up with Dr. Norberg after care. He and his staff are very professional, kind, caring, and thorough. After months of physical therapy, exercise at home, I still managed to re rip my tendons and I had frozen shoulder. Dr. Norberg performed my second rotator cuff surgery. I again tore my tendons and Dr. Norberg performed a reverse shoulder replacement. I'm 7 months post op and feel like a new woman.
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Dr Norberg is the best. He gave me confidence that with hard work (PT) the rotator cuff tear I had would heal. It did. He never pushed surgery. Very compassionate and kind Dr. Highly recommend him.
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Outstanding physician; technically extremely competent but also a genuinely caring human being. Saw Dr. Norberg for a torn rotator cuff tendon in a fairly arthritic shoulder and, with no improvement after a conservative (non-surgical) approach, opted for a surgical repair. Even though the recovery from this sort of surgery isn't particularly pleasant, it went extremely well and my shoulder is absolutely perfect 6 months post-op.
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Dr. Norberg is an awesome doctor and I would definitely choose to see him again if I were in need or an orthopedic surgeon.. I never felt like he was in a hurry, he always seemed genuinely interested in how I was doing, he explained everything in detail, he has the BEST bedside manner, and I like his treatment philosophy. I also had a great experience with my physical therapist. I always looked forward to my appointments.
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Dr. Norberg was great at explaining everything and giving different options. The surgery went very well and pain was well-controlled. His staff was excellent as well. Over all very good experience for having to have surgery.
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Recommended by Dr. Scott Anseth . Dr. Norberg performed a reverse shoulder replacement. I am totally satisfied with the results. Very kind and professional doctor. Would recommend him for anyone who is having shoulder discomfort.
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Dr. Norberg did a restoration (12/2015)of a previous rotator cuff surgery (4/2010). The result was outstanding, and far superior to the initial surgery in 2010. Post Op staff were terrific, including the post op PT. Dr. Norberg is an excellent listener, and he and the staff are very concerned about patient welfare and successful outcomes.
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SS Burnsville, MN March 2016 Dr. Norberg treated me, surgically, for a seriously torn rotator cuff on my RIGHT arm in June 2015. Then, after a fall, he repaired my shattered LEFT shoulder, with a steel plate and 11 screws in January 2016. Both surgeries were very successful! Each time I have met with Dr. Norberg, he has been kind and generous with his time. He is careful to explain the procedures and the risks. He is patient, an excellent listener, and answers every question. I am a BIG fan!
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Dr Norberg is great. Very knowledgeable with great people skills. He operated on my shoulder following an injury and the outcome was terrific. Took the time to sit down and really talk to me and help me resolve this injury. He is great at answering questions and patient too. Would not hesitate to recommend him.
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