Dr. Michael Freehill, MD

Dr. Michael Freehill, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
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Age 51
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Dr. Michael Freehill, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Edina, MN and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

8100 W 78th St Ste 230

Edina, MN 55439

Contact Information

(952) 946-9777

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Medica
  • PreferredOne
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Freehill performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Freehill's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Freehill's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Freehill "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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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

30  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • 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 Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • 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)

22  Procedures

  • 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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Loyola University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Loyola University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Columbia Presbyterian
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Freehill has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Freehill's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Freehill to family and friends
23 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Freehill's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (3)

I am an Anesthesiologist that has worked with Dr F for >10 yrs. He is highly skilled,and very compassionate.He looks in your eyes and listens. My shoulders were bad from abuse. Of course I went to Mike. A few simple surgeries kept me going for a some yrs,but,we both knew what was coming. He...more
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Dr. Freehill performed surgery a few years back on a major injury of my coracoid punching a hole in my subscap and other tears in my shoulder from a hockey incident. I was told by previous doctors that I would probably never play hockey or lift weights again. Not the case. In fact, my right...more
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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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