Twin Cities Orthopedics

Twin Cities Orthopedics is committed to providing world-class service to everyone we encounter. Our independent orthopedic specialists deliver individualized care informed by active research and outcomes data. TCO prides itself on being an innovative, nimble organization that can adapt quickly to an ever-changing healthcare environment.

Come back Series //

Every day there are amazing Twin Cities Orthopedics patients overcoming fears, pushing their limits, and coming back from injuries. Whether they’re an athlete trying to get back to competition, or an active adult trying to get their normal life back, the journey can be tough. We’re honored to be surrounded by such a powerful community of people who overcome adversity, push themselves to new mental and physical limits, and – most importantly – lift up those around them. We hope the amazing stories below will be an inspiration to anyone facing their own comeback journey.


 

Maria //

adventurous mom

Meeting new people. Exploring new surroundings. Embracing new experiences. For Maria, life is all about the next adventure, and a dream trip to Asia had always been on the bucket list.

On the final day of her vacation, Maria set out into the jungles of Thailand for a picturesque hike. During her hike, Maria felt and heard a loud pop in her ankle. The pain was instant and intense, but there was no choice but to finish the hike. Her journey though, was far from over.

Weeks after returning home, Maria’s ankle still hadn’t healed. After a visit to TCO, Maria learned surgery was needed and the adventure back to full health began.

The road to recovery wasn’t always easy, but Maria dedicated herself to physical therapy. Thoughts of once again hiking and playing basketball with her family motivated this mother through the tough times. Now, she’s working her way back to being stronger than ever before, and looking ahead to her next adventure.

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Client: Twin Cities Orthopedics
Produced By: Danny Krueger
In Partnership: TFA Group
Camera Operators: Tyler Eichorst + Alec Kintigh + Alyse Iorio
Edited By: Alyse Iorio


Behind the Scenes

Photography: Alec Kintigh / Edited: Jenny Olson


 

James //

BMX Racer

It was a national BMX competition, and the stakes were high. James was fueled by adrenaline as he shot out of the gate, racing to an early lead. But then the unthinkable happened, he crashed hard into the solid dirt track.

A lacerated spleen. Broken bones in his hand and arm. A concussion. The injuries left James in a bad way physically, but mentally, he was determined to get back on his bike as quickly as possible.

Needing both surgery and physical therapy, James turned to TCO for his recovery and dedicated himself to coming back better than ever. With trust in TCO’s plan, James worked his way back to full health.

In his first race back, James pulled off a national win.

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Client: Twin Cities Orthopedics
Produced By: Danny Krueger
In Partnership: TFA Group
Camera Operators: Tyler Eichorst + Alec Kintigh + Alyse Iorio
Edited By: Alec Kintigh


Behind the Scenes

Photography: Jenny Olson

 

 

Savannah //

10-Year-Old Runner

A beautiful 4th of July on her family’s boat took a serious turn when 10-year-old Savannah fractured her ankle while wake surfing.

Savannah developed a love for running and not being able to run was devastating, but she was determined to come back from her injury stronger than ever before.

From diagnosis at a TCO Orthopedic Urgent Care location, to physical therapy at Training HAUS in Eagan, Savannah had a full care team supporting her recovery and getting her back on the pavement. With a positive attitude and lots of dedication, she was back running the Girls on the Run 5K just four months after her injury.

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Client: Twin Cities Orthopedics
Produced By: Danny Krueger
In Partnership: TFA Group
Camera Operators: Tyler Eichorst + Alec Kintigh + Alyse Iorio + Troy Beckman
Edited By: Alyse Iorio + Alec Kintigh
Special Thanks: Training Haus + Michael Shirilla + Russell Linville


Behind the Scenes

Photography: Mikhaela Denny / Edited: Jenny Olson

 

 

Mallory //

Paralympic Swimmer

During her pursuit for another Paralympic gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic games, swimmer Mallory Weggemann severely injured her arm. For many athletes, it would have meant the end of a career, but Mallory’s not like most athletes.

Instead of giving up, she is working harder than ever to once again shatter expectations.

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Client: Twin Cities Orthopedics
Produced By: Danny Krueger
In Partnership: TFA Group
Camera Operators: Tyler Eichorst + Alec Kintigh + Alyse Iorio
Edited By: Alec Kingtigh
Special Thanks: Training Haus + Russell Linville + Cristina Ziemer Beauty


Behind the Scenes

Photography: Jenny Olson