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Ryan R. Fader, M.D.

Dr. Fader is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip arthroscopy, sports injuries of the hip, and knee. His sub-specialty training and interests include hip arthroscopy for hip impingement/labral tears, knee cartilage restoration/transplant, treatment of primary/revision ACL injuries, other ligamentous injuries of the knee, and meniscal injuries.

  • Minnetonka High School Athletics
  • Minnesota United MLS Team
  • University of Denver Athletics
  • NCAA Sweet 16 Tournament
  • NY Liberty
  • NY Red Bulls
  • NY Rangers

Team physician / Assistant Physician Experiences

  • New York Rangers Hockey Club (NHL)
  • New York Red Bulls team (MLS)
  • New York Liberty (WNBA)
  • NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Sweet 16 Tournament
  • University of Denver Athletics- Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Gymnastics (NCAA)
  • Denver Public Schools - Varsity Football
  • Colorado “Smackdown” State Wrestling Tournament

Patient Testimonials

  • I had a labral tear repair with Dr. Fader in October 2022 and the whole experience was wonderful. He explained everything up front really well and the surgery went as planned, and he connected me to an amazing Physical Therapist. My recovery has been great and I was back to running within a few mont...
  • I had Left hip arthroscopy with labral repair, femoroplasty, focal acetabular rim and subspine decompression, and capsular repair. After 2 years of pain and many test. I was referred to Allina Sports Specialist. I found Dr. Fader. I'm glad I did. He reviewed my char, listed to my concerns and gave m...
  • I had surgery on both hips with the procedures performed by Dr. Fader. I had an overall great experience working with him and his team. They kept me informed throughout the process. Before the surgeries, I had pain in my hips, even walking. After the surgeries, I haven't noticed the same discomf...
  • I have had 3 orthopedic surgeries done by Dr. Fader and I always felt like I was in the best hands whenever I left his care. Everything went smoothly and his knowledge of everything orthopedic is astounding. He exhausts all nonsurgical options before moving forward and always has the patient’s bes...
  • I experienced a traumatic fall in January 2020 resulting in multiple broken bones, tears,rips, and assorted injuries. I was being seen by good doctors, one for my ankle and one for my knee. My ankle progressively got better, but my knee did not. I believe that my doctor I was seeing for my knee w...

Latest Arthrosocpic Techniques Specialist in Postless Hip Arthroscopy

Postless hip arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical technique that does not involve the use of perineal posts. Surgery is performed by arthroscopy. An arthroscope is a small, fiber-optic instrument consisting of a lens, light source, and video camera. The camera projects images of the inside of the joint onto a large monitor, allowing your surgeon to look for any damage, assess the type of injury and repair it.

Dr. Fader in the Media

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  • Hip Injuries in Hockey:
    “Coach- my hip hurts!”

    As Minnesota hockey season winds down and professional hockey playoffs get started , we took a little time to review common hip issues in hockey players with Dr. Ryan Fader. He shares details on common hockey hip issues below.

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