Jesse C. Botker, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Jesse Botker is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in arthroscopic minimally invasive joint repair and treating the bone, joint, and muscle needs of athletes and active individuals of all ages. Dr. Botker has served area residents in Mankato and Windom, Minnesota, and the surrounding communities as a provider at The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic since 2010. He offers surgical and nonsurgical care with personalized treatment plans for the ankle, foot, elbow, hip, knee, and shoulder as well as muscle injuries and conditions. 

Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Botker received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Macalester College in St. Paul. He went on to attend the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth and Minneapolis, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Botker was later accepted into the arthroscopy and sports medicine fellowship program at San Diego Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy in California and underwent advanced training in the latest specialized techniques for minimally invasive joint procedures and sports medicine treatments.

Dr. Botker proudly serves as an official team physician for Minnesota State University, Mankato Athletics and is a former team physician for the San Diego Padres and San Diego State University. As a team physician, sports medicine specialist, and former college athlete, Dr. Botker understands the importance of staying active and in his free time, he enjoys wakesurfing, weightlifting, golf, hunting, and basketball; he also enjoys following Vikings football.

Dedicated to providing his patients with the highest level of care, Dr. Botker is proud to offer the latest options in total joint care, including:

  • Arthrex® Virtual Implant Positioning™ (VIP) for Shoulder Replacement: Procedures with the VIP system use precision surgical planning developed through advanced software and imaging of each patient’s shoulder. Dr. Botker then uses surgical instrumentation specific to the patient’s shoulder to place their implant with exceptional accuracy. 
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement: An innovative alternative to traditional shoulder replacement, a reversed procedure is for patients with shoulder arthritis and significant rotator cuff damage. Dr. Botker reverses the ball and socket replacement components to offer better strength, stability, and range of motion.
  • ROMTech® PortableConnect® Technology for Total Knee Replacement: A groundbreaking rehab system for knee replacement patients that delivers at-home therapy sessions. Dr. Botker employs this system to improve patients' postoperative outcomes, from increasing range of motion to decreasing pain and swelling.
  • Zimmer Biomet Persona® Patient Specific Instrumentation (PSI) Knee Replacement: Persona is a system of completely personalized knee replacements, and with it, Dr. Botker gets a 3D image of each patient’s knee to provide the best possible implant fit and the best possible outcome for their replacement. 

To learn more about some of the leading-edge technologies Dr. Botker offers his patients, watch the videos below.




  • Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Medical Degree

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Advanced Training

General Surgery Internship

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Fellowship

  • San Diego Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy, San Diego, CA


Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Medical Interests

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs
  • Arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle
  • Complex hip arthroscopic procedures addressing a wide variety of conditions
  • Hip, knee, and shoulder replacement
  • Anterior Hip Replacement 
  • Minimally invasive approaches and reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Multi-ligament knee reconstruction
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Orthobiologic, cortisone, and viscosupplementation injections
  • Sports medicine

Team Affiliations

  • Mankato East High School
  • Mankato Loyola High School
  • Mankato West High School
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Preceptor/Adjunct Faculty Carroll University

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Minnesota Medical Association
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  • The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic – Mankato

    1431 Premier Drive
    Mankato, MN 56001
    United States

    Phone: 507-386-6600

  • Windom Area Health

    2150 Hospital Drive
    Windom, MN 56101
    United States

    Phone: 507-831-2400

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Proud Orthopaedic Providers

We are happy to always be in the middle of the action at The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic. As the orthopaedic providers for college and high school teams throughout southern Minnesota for decades, we get to be part of the team as we continue our relationship-based tradition of care, deliver hands-on treatment, and bring our “A” game for every athlete we serve. This includes The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic’s role as the exclusive external providers of sports medicine services and support to the MSU Mankato Maverick intercollegiate athletics program. It’s a relationship based on a tradition of care.