News Articles

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fall-proof Your Home This Holiday Season

With all the holiday cheer and festive activities this season, the last thing most people think about is their risk for falls. But people should be reminded of the possible dangers lurking in their homes that could put them at risk. READ MORE

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Help Us Spread the Word About Keeping Kids Active

With kids heading back-to-school and settling into a new schedule for the school year, now is the perfect time to remind families about the importance of regular exercise to help build and maintain strong healthy bones for life. READ MORE

Monday, October 24, 2016

Building Better Bones

Good habits begin in childhood. With the end of summer heralding the return to school and more consistent family schedules, the AAOS is again offering numerous resources, information, and tips to educate patients, their families, and communities about READ MORE

Thursday, March 26, 2015

New AAOS PSA campaign targets "distracted walking"

At the Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony, AAOS unveiled its newest collection of public service announcements (PSAs). Whereas many Academy PSA campaigns have in recent years focused on the dangers of distracted driving, the new radio and television campaign READ MORE

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Now Offering Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) for Hip Replacement Surgery

We are excited to offer the Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) for Hip Replacement Surgery at Northern Orthopedics and Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center. READ MORE

Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Decide to Drive" National Student Distracted Driving Magazine Contest

Last September, “Decide to Drive” launched “Decide to Drive: A Student Advocacy Program,” a high school distracted driving curriculum. READ MORE

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Meet our Specialists

Thompson Bio

Alexandria, Minnesota was Dr. Thompson's hometown before studying at the University of North Dakota. He joined Northern Orthopedics in 2001 following his residency in Michigan.

Dr Thompson

Rud Bio

After graduating from the University of Minnesota and Finishing his residency in Michigan, Minnesotanative Dr. Rud joined the Northern Orthopedics team in 1993.

Dr Rud

Metz Bio

Originally from the Twin Cities, Dr. Metz came on board in 1998 following his studies at the University of Minnesota and residency at the University of Michigan

Dr. Metz

Robertson Bio

Dr. Robertson joined Northern Orthopedics in 2007. Prior to that, he studied at the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by his residency at the University of Minnesota. After completion of his residency, he trained in Oslo, Norway, where he spent 6 months doing a sports medicine fellowship.

Dr Robertson

Lelwica Bio

Dr. Lelwica grew up right here in Brainerd, MN and has practiced at Northern Orthopedics since 2008. Prior to that, she studied at the University of Minnesota and completed her orthopedic residency there too.

Dr Lelwica