Dr. Michael Taunton, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgery 200 1ST ST SWGONDA14 S Rochester, MN 55905 Get Directions
Dr. Michael Taunton, MD
Dr. Michael Taunton, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Rochester, MN. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Taunton is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital and Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus.

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in Frontenac, MN |
Dr. Taunton replaced my left hip using the anterior access approach. I had no pain following surgery and no pain throughout therapy. The only slight discomfort was the healing of the access area which was very minor. I strongly recommend Dr. Taunton and his excellent staff to anyone requiring replacement surgery.
in Maple Grove, MN |
Dr Taunton and staff are the greatest! I had old screws in my hip from a auto accident 40 years ago. Due to the old accident my hip needed replacement. Dr in Edina said I would require 2 surgeries, one to remove the old pins and a year later a new hip. Called Mayo Clinic for A season opinion and was thankfully referred to Dr Taunton who said no to 2 surgeries but it could all be done in one. It's been a year and a half a my hip is perfect.
in Elk River, Mn |
I received a double hip replacement from Dr Taunton in May of 2015. It is now May of 2016 and I couldn't be happier. Dr. Taunton recommended that I have both hips done at the same time as he said they were both full of arthritis and he said I would be back in 5 months wanting the other hip done if I only did one. My recovery went extremely well with the anterior approach. I could drive a car in 4 weeks and this past winter I went downtown skiing in Tahoe, Nevada!
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Femur Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Perthe's Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis


  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Graduate School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Graduate School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    Drury University

    Graduated in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach to the Hip
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate