Kenneth Kleist, MD

  • Specialties, Procedures, and Conditions

    Orthopedic Surgery

  • About Me:

    Kenneth Kleist, MD Orthopedic Surgeon

    Today, knee and hip replacement procedures make up about 80% of my orthopedic practice. One of the reasons I chose this specialty is because, to me, there is nothing more gratifying than restoring a patient’s mobility. It is incredible to see you start enjoying the activities you love most with your function restored.

    I feel that forming a partnership and having open dialogue is important from diagnosis through recovery. I will listen to how your problems affect your everyday life and be straightforward about the pros and cons involved with treatment. If surgery isn’t the best fit for your situation, we will work together to explore other options.

  • Special Interests

    Arthritis of the Hip and Knee, Complex Primary Hip and Knee Replacement, Hip Fractures, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Injections, Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement, Orthopedics, Revision of Hip and Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Joint Replacement, Total Knee Replacement

  • Education and Fellowships
    Fellowship Rush Medical Center 8/1/2006
    Residency University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics (Minneapolis) 6/1/2005
    Internship University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics (Minneapolis) 6/1/2001
    Internship Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland) 6/1/2000
    MD University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (Madison) 5/1/1999
  • Board Certifications
    AM Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery - General Cert
  • Publications
    • + Articles
      • Running with Knee Arthritis
  • Languages Spoken:

    English

  • Patient Rating
    4.8 out of 5 (From 241 respondents)


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