Orthopedics is a specialty that addresses disorders and injuries of the bones, muscles and joints. OMC works closely with orthopedic and sports medicine providers from St. Croix Orthopedics, which has earned a reputation for excellence that has placed them in the top 5% in the nation.

The expertise of our orthopedic specialists includes the treatment of sports injuries, bone fractures, joint replacements, arthroscopy and other orthopedic problems. Our specialists are also highly skilled in a variety of distinctive subspecialties, such as minimally invasive surgery, hand care and carpal tunnel surgery, and foot and ankle treatments.

Our orthopedic specialists use OMC's John Simenstad Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art surgery facility. The center boasts state-of-the-art operating and outpatient procedure rooms, eight private recovery rooms and a large waiting area separate from the hospital’s main lobby. Improved technologies, such as digital imaging for X-rays and CT scans, provide faster and more accurate diagnoses, while tools such as laparoscopic surgery and surgical scalpels, allow for minimally-invasive procedures.

Meet our orthopedist: 

Glenn Ciegler, MD, PhD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Glenn Ciegler, MD, of St. Croix Orthopaedics in Stillwater, MN, is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Champaign in 1989. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, MN. Licensed in Wisconsin and Minnesota, he also is certified in computer assisted positioning of total joint components. Dr. Ciegler is a member of the Wilderness Medical Society, American Academy of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Minnesota Orthopaedic Society, Society for Biomaterials and Orthopedic Trauma Society.