Dr. Michael Freehill, MD
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Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery | Male

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Michael Q. Freehill MD is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with additional board certification in orthopaedic sports medicine, specializing in disorders of the shoulder and elbow. His comprehensive training includes extensive cutting-edge experience in adult joint reconstruction and arthroscopic reconstructive techniques.

Dr. Freehill is the author of multiple book chapters and journal articles which have been published in various academic publications such as the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. In addition, Dr. Freehill has lectured on an international and national basis presenting research on shoulder reconstructive techniques.

Dr. Freehill has been designated on multiple occasions as one of Minnesota Monthly Magazine's Top Doctors. He is Chief Medical Officer of Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists as well as a member on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Clinical Council. He also serves as a team physician for Wayzata High School and medical consultant to Macalester College and Northern Lights Junior Volleyball. He served as President and CEO of Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists from 2005 through 2011 and as CEO/Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Institute Center in Edina from January 2012 through 2016.

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Elk River, MN |
Dr Freehill treats you first, then the injury ... great staff and great doc. Hope I don't need another shoulder surgery anytime soon, but if I did I would choose Dr Freehill.
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Dr. Freehill says...

Michael Q. Freehill MD is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with additional board certification in orthopaedic sports medicine, specializing in disorders of the shoulder and elbow. His comprehensive training includes extensive cutting-edge experience in adult joint reconstruction and arthroscopic reconstructive techniques.

Dr. Freehill is the author of multiple book chapters and journal articles which have been published in various academic publications such as the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. In addition, Dr. Freehill has lectured on an international and national basis presenting research on shoulder reconstructive techniques.

Dr. Freehill has been designated on multiple occasions as one of Minnesota Monthly Magazine's Top Doctors. He is Chief Medical Officer of Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists as well as a member on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Clinical Council. He also serves as a team physician for Wayzata High School and medical consultant to Macalester College and Northern Lights Junior Volleyball. He served as President and CEO of Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists from 2005 through 2011 and as CEO/Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Institute Center in Edina from January 2012 through 2016.

Dr. Freehill says...

Treat the following conditions:  shoulder and elbow surgery; shoulder arthritis; shoulder replacement; shoulder impingement; rotator cuff repair; shoulder and clavicle fractures; shoulder dislocations (separated); throwing injuries; and Tommy John (UCL) surgery.

Dr. Freehill's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Loyola University

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Loyola University

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia Presby

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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