About Us

Since 1957, The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic has provided southern Minnesota with outstanding bone, joint, and muscle care. Founded by Drs. Paul Gislason and Donald Meredith, our practice has grown to be part of 10 different communities where we proudly provide patient-centered treatment plans with world-class care through nonsurgical treatments, orthopaedic surgery, and rehabilitation programs.

We’re Your Caring Neighbors.

With a specialized, comprehensive team of orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants, physical therapists, and friendly support staff, we are among the most experienced orthopaedic groups in Minnesota.

Our doctors are all board-certified in orthopaedic surgery, designating a full command of the best, latest treatment options and surgical procedures for the musculoskeletal system. With the knowledge, commitment, and skill to diagnose and repair damage in your ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones, and all that keeps you moving, we're qualified to address any orthopaedic condition.

Additionally, we have fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons in the subspecialties of total joint replacement and revision, spine surgery, sports medicine, and hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder surgery. Together, we also specialize in the foot and ankle and the hip and knee as well as orthopaedic trauma and pediatric orthopaedics.

Your Well-Being Is Our Only Focus.

Our entire team works together in a newly designed environment that puts patient health first. The world of orthopaedics is always evolving. New diagnostic techniques, surgical advancements, and nonsurgical treatments give us many options to provide the best, cost-effective orthopaedic care for over 30,000 patients a year.

As part of offering the very best treatment plans in orthopaedics, our doctors specialize in all your musculoskeletal needs. From helping you conquer arthritis through a knee or hip replacement to caring for orthopaedic trauma conditions—like ankle sprains, hip fractures, and spine injuries—we're here for you.

Being Nearby Matters.

Patient care at The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic begins with you, the patient. That's why we're dedicated to ensuring you have less travel time and less inconvenience when you need to see our orthopaedic surgeons and other specialized healthcare providers. In addition to our centrally located, state-of-the-art clinic in Mankato, we also offer eight outreach clinic sites, each with a commitment to effective, personalized, local healthcare.

Our primary clinic also offers a host of comprehensive services under one roof. We provide advanced diagnostic technology through in-office X-ray and MRI in addition to durable medical equipment services for bracing, splinting, and assistive walking devices to safely keep you moving and healing. We also offer OFC Express for immediate walk-in urgent care and same-day appointments to promptly treat musculoskeletal injuries, including fractures, sports injuries, sprains, strains, and more.

For other treatment needs, we perform advanced orthopaedic surgery through our Mankato Surgery Center, offer in-house physical therapy, and deliver specialized back, neck, and spine care through our Back Care Center. 

It Starts With All of Us.

We believe that when you’re part of a community, you need to take care of it. Whether it’s monetary assistance or simply volunteering, we’re committed to giving back.

Organizations and events through The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic:

  • Annual “Rake the Town” event
  • March of Dimes
  • Echo Food Shelf
  • United Way
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Mankato Marathon
  • Mankato River Ramble
  • Interoffice, yearlong fund drive for supporting struggling families at Christmas
  • Physician and physician assistant mission trips to numerous developing countries
  • Monetary support of numerous school, college, fine arts, and athletic programs

We also proudly serve as sports medicine providers for:

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Mankato East High School
  • Mankato West High School
  • Loyola Catholic School
  • St. Clair
  • LeSueur-Henderson
  • Maple River
  • St. James
  • Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial
  • Waterville-Elysian-Morristown