Dr. Robert Knowlan, MD

Dr. Robert Knowlan, MD

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Dr. Robert Knowlan, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Oak Park Heights, MN and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, and more.

5803 Neal Ave N

Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare

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Dr. Knowlan's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Knowlan, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Oak Park Heights, MN and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1998
Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
Henry Ford Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
University Of St.Thomas
Undergraduate School
1985
St. Cloud State University
Undergraduate School
1998
1994
1993
1989
1985

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AOA: Honor Medical Society Candidate,
  • Lakeview Memorial Scholarship, 1990-1993
  • Honors: Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN,
  • Deans List Junior Year in Medical School,

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Wonderful! I had a TKR three years ago by a different surgeon who since has retired. My knee gave me problems for three years, finally it was time to do something about it. I made an appointment with Dr. Knowlan because of the many positive referrals I heard about from friends. It was something I should have done much sooner, Dr. Knowlan recommened a knee revision which was done early February 2019, six weeks after surgery I"ve never felt better. My gratefulness to Dr. Knowlan is beyond words!
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Dr. Knowlan has done 2 of my husband’ s arthroscopic knee surgeries- both successful and the last one with virtually little post op pain. He was able to schedule him in quickly once the diagnosis was made. All questions covered thoroughly
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I visited Dr. Knowlan because of acute pain in my right knee. A year ago, another orthopedic took a look at it and concluded that nothing could be done. He said, "you're in your 50s and you're just gonna have to live with the pain." But last October, I decided to get a second opinion. When I described my symptoms to Dr. Knowlan, he knew instantly what was wrong–Plica Syndrome. He scoped my knee the next week and now, four months later, the knee is strong and pain-free. Pretty amazing.
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Dr. Knowlan did my father in laws knee replacements along with a number of other public safety professionals. I was referred to him after an injury to my knee and also saw hip after having hip pain. He found the problems immediately unfortunately, I was unable to have him fix the issues due to not needing a replacement but rather arthroscopic surgery. Great doc, down to earth and easy to speak with...not stuffy!
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I had a hip which had to be replaced and when I consulted with Dr. Knowlan, I felt assured that the surgery would be fairly easy and successful. It was. I had a quick recovery and went back to my life. I would not hesitate to see Dr. Knowlan if I ever have another orthopedic issue.
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Made a post op error starting a cascade that ended up leaving me with chronic pain. He doesn't know if I ever walked again. One time made me wait til the last appointment time, despite the fact I was on time for my 3:45 pm appointment. Then was putting his coat on and packing his brief case, obviously not interested in my care. He was done dealing with me.
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Wonderful experience. Has the big picture in focus, always. True, personal care - the best I've come across in all my years..
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Hudson Hospital

Hudson, WI

Lakeview Hospital

Stillwater, MN

Westfields Hospital

New Richmond, WI

Regions Hospital

Saint Paul, MN