Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Jones
  • Physician Assistant

    Jennifer Cousins, PA-C

Thomas R. Jones, MD, Ph.D., FAAOS

Fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon Dr. Thomas Jones specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of back, neck, and spine disorders, from spinal fractures and arthritis to disc disease and scoliosis. Board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and extensively trained in the latest, proven spine treatment techniques, Dr. Jones provides high-quality, personalized care to help alleviate pain and restore function. He has served patients in Mankato, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas since 2011.

After completing advanced training in spine surgery through an exclusive fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Dr. Jones joined The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic. Previously, he graduated from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, with his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and biomedical engineering. He also earned his medical degree and doctorate in immunology in Atlanta at Emory University School of Medicine, where he graduated cum laude. Dr. Jones completed his internship in general surgery and his orthopaedic surgery residency at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospital in Milwaukee. 

Dr. Jones uses his years of experience and specialized training to offer area residents comprehensive spine care. In his treatment approach, his first step is finding the primary source of pain or disability. Then he works with his patients to use conservative measures to treat their issues before moving on to other treatment options. In the event that surgery is required to relieve pain and help his patient resume an active lifestyle, Dr. Jones always uses the least invasive surgical solution available to help ensure the best result.




  • Duke University, Durham, NC

Graduate Degree

  • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Medical Degree

  • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Advanced Training

General Surgery Internship

  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Spine Surgery Fellowship

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Orthopaedic Surgery

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Medical Interests

  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery
  • Complex deformity correction (scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis)
  • Disc replacement in the cervical spine
  • Discectomy and laminectomy procedures
  • Knee, shoulder, and ankle injections
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery techniques
  • Nerve release procedures for carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Spine fusion procedures
  • Spine tumor treatment

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic – Mankato

    1431 Premier Drive
    Mankato, MN 56001
    United States

    Phone: 507-386-6600

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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.