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Kelechi Okoroha MD

Kelechi R. Okoroha, MD. Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist

Sports Medicine | Joint Preservation |
Cartilage Restoration | Shoulder Replacement

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist serving Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and beyond
  • Mayo Clinic, Team Physician: Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgical and Non Surgical Treatment
  • Authored over 150 Orthopaedic Publications
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Patient Testimonials
Patient Reviews
  • Well taken care of !
  • My experience with Dr. Okoroha was fantastic. From the 1st meeting all the way through the PT following the surgery.
  • He’s an exceptional surgeon!! Very grateful for the recommendation. I will refer all of my friends
  • Trusted and excellent surgeon.
  • Dr. Okoroha, is by far the best!!! Excellent excellent excellent experience.
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Areas of

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a field of therapy that harnesses the regenerative properties of certain cells in your own body to help heal diseased or damaged tissues and organs. It uses the body’s tissue components to replace lost tissue, accelerate healing and recovery, and provide pain relief...Read More

Joint Preservation

Joint preservation refers to the use of nonsurgical or surgical methods to preserve a deteriorating joint. The main objectives of joint preservation include alleviating the pain in the joint, restoring normal movement and function, and eventually delaying or avoiding joint replacement surgery The concept is usually customized based on individual..... Read More

Cartilage Restoration

Cartilage restoration is a surgical procedure where orthopedic surgeons stimulate the growth of new cartilage that restores the normal function. Arthritis condition can be delayed or prevented through this procedure. Several techniques are employed for cartilage restoration including microfracture, drilling, abrasion arthroplasty, osteochondral autograft, and allograft transplantation.... Read More

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Awards and Publications
  • Length of Time Between Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Return to Sport Does Not Predict Need for Revision Surgery in National Football League Players.
  • Single-Shot Femoral Nerve Block Does Not Cause Long-Term Strength and Functional Deficits Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
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What's New
Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

Conventional surgical methods such as total shoulder joint replacement have been shown to be significantly ineffective in the treatment of rotator cuff arthropathy. Reverse total shoulder replacement is an advanced surgical technique specifically designed for rotator cuff tear arthropathy...