Edward Craig, MD

Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Edward Craig

Contact Info

Office Phone 952-831-8742

Fax 952-831-1626

Office Address:
TRIA Orthopedic Center
8100 Northland Drive
Bloomington, MN 55431

Mailing Address:
TRIA Orthopedic Center
8100 Northland Drive
Bloomington, MN 55431

Additional Locations

Practices:

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview -- East Bank
  • TRIA Orthopedic Center

Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopedic Surgeon


Medical School, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Columbia New York Orthopaedic Hospital, NY

Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, Columbia New York Orthopaedic Hospital, NY

Hand Surgery Fellowship, Columbia New York Orthopaedic Hospital, NY


It is critically important for patients to participate in treatment decisions. The only way they can effectively do that is to truly understand their problem. For that reason, I feel my role is to explain their orthopedic condition in a way that makes sense to them, to discuss safe non-operative options and to consider surgical treatment if three conditions are met: 

  1. There is a problem that can be improved with an operation. 
  2. They have tried sensible non-operative treatment and the condition has not improved. 
  3. The degree of personal disability due to pain or lack of function warrant risks of surgery in the patient's view. In short, I try to treat each patient the way I would like a family member treated.

Summary

An internationally renowned shoulder surgeon who lectures throughout the United States and abroad, Dr. Craig designed both a standard anatomic and reverse shoulder replacement as well as a cuff repair system. He is actively engaged in cutting-edge rotator cuff repair research including the use of growth factors and stem cells. He also holds several patents for shoulder replacement and rotator cuff repair technology. Educated at Princeton University and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Craig spent much of his professional career in Minneapolis as a faculty member with the University of Minnesota and consultant for the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club as well as with the University of Minnesota hockey, baseball, and gymnastics teams.

Expertise

  • Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Awards & Recognition

  • Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: 2003
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, New York Arthritis Foundation: 2012

Professional Associations

  • CEO, TRIA Orthopedic Center
  • Board of Directors, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Board of Directors, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 1992-1993
  • President, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: 1996
  • Team Physician, Minnesota Twins Baseball Team: 1992-1994

Clinical

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Shoulder Surgery; Shoulder Replacement; Reverse Replacement; Rotator Cuff; Shoulder Arthroscopy; Shoulder Instability