Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. John Springer, FAAOS
  • Physician Assistant

    Theresa Ludewig, CNP

John A. Springer, MD, FAAOS

Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Dr. John Springer specializes in the treatment of bone, joint, and muscle problems, including fractures, back conditions, and hip and knee injuries. Dr. Springer joined The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic in 1991, and he proudly serves patients in Mankato, Minnesota, as well as the surrounding areas. 

Dr. Springer is a native of Minnesota and graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul with his Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. He became a Fulbright scholar and earned his master’s degree in chemistry from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Dr. Springer went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, where he completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency through the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Springer takes a patient-focused approach to care. He always takes the time to discuss the diagnosis and treatments with each patient and recommend a treatment course based on his expertise. Ultimately, Dr. Springer encourages his patients to decide on their plan of action after helping them understand all options and potential outcomes. 




  • Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Graduate Degree

  • University of East Anglia, Norwich, England

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


  • Orthopaedic Surgery: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Medical Interests

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Fractures and trauma
  • Hip and knee surgery
  • Spinal instrumentation

Team Affiliations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Minnesota Medical Association
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  • Wilderness Medical Society
  • The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic – Mankato

    1431 Premier Drive
    Mankato, MN 56001
    United States

    Phone: 507-386-6600

  • United Hospital District – Blue Earth

    515 South Moore Street
    Blue Earth, MN 56013
    United States

    Phone: 507-526-7388

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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. It’s a relationship based on a tradition of care.