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Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Lower Extremity (Hip and Knee) Fellowship (Minnesota)


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Program description

The Adult Lower Extremity Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is designed to provide you with exposure to a large volume and variety of reconstructive surgical problems involving the hip and knee, as well as teaching, research, and leadership opportunities. The program includes 12 months of clinical work on four to six consultants' services; each rotation is six weeks to three months long.

While on these clinical services, you work one-on-one with a member of our adult lower extremity reconstructive faculty, perform preoperative consultations, participate actively in surgical procedures, and are directly involved in postoperative patient management.

In addition, you are active in specialty-specific educational conferences and the development of clinical research projects. The fellowship is designed to provide flexibility in achieving your career goals.


The Adult Lower Extremity Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)


Nationally, there is currently no certificate of added qualification (CAQ) or subspecialty certification offered for adult lower extremity reconstruction.

Program history

The Adult Lower Extremity Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship began in 1972, and since that time, more than 80 physicians have completed training. It is anticipated that three fellows will complete training in the program annually.

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