Dr. Knudson is an orthopedic surgeon who brings advanced expertise to the care of people with bone, joint, and muscle disorders. His areas of focus include joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder. He is also passionate about sports and taking care of sport-related injuries, as well as routine fracture care.
Originally from Mandan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/Nutrition from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and received his medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. His residency training was completed through Michigan State University at McLaren Oakland, known for its advanced orthopedic program. During his residency, Dr. Knudson trained in all aspects of orthopedic surgery, with special emphasis on joint replacement, direct anterior hip replacement, sports medicine, and trauma care.
His experience also includes five years as a flight surgeon with the US Air Force and Air Force National Guard, two and a half years of which were spent with the 5th Medical Group at Minot AFB. The remaining time was spent in Japan, Afghanistan, and Michigan.
Dr. Knudson and his wife, Kelly, have two children. Whether fishing or hunting, they enjoy spending their free time in the beautiful North Dakota outdoors.
Surgeons dealing with the musculoskeletal system are called orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means in order to treat musculoskeletal trauma, injuries caused by sports , degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, as well as congenital disorders.
Orthopedic doctors specialize in diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system including any problems with bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.