Mark Dahl, Orthopaedic Surgeon, TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Mark T. Dahl, MD

Orthopedic Surgery/Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction Fellowship


I've always viewed my role as a surgeon and physician to be the very best that I can be for every patient, every time. It is a privilege and a responsibility to be entrusted with an individual's health. My practice has evolved into a diverse and exciting combination of lower extremity cartilage preservation and arthroplasty, limb lengthening, and deformity reconstruction. I've spent decades traveling the world, learning, and collaborating with experts in areas of trauma, joint replacement, pediatrics, and congenital and acquired limb deformities. I often seek a multidisciplinary solution to complex problems as well as a simple solution to simple problems.



Limb Lengthening

Deformity Correction

Knee Arthritis and Cartilage Preservation

Ankle Arthritis and Cartilage Preservation

Lower Extremity Osteotomy

Repair of Nonunions



  • Department of Orthopaedics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction, Hospital of Lecco, Lecco, Italy
  • Distraction Osteogenesis (Ilizarov Methodology), International Institute for Limb Restorative Surgery, Kurgan, Siberia, U.S.S.R

Medical degree

  • Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN


  • Bachelor of Science in Biophysics, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Director, Limb Length and Deformity Correction Program, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare (1989-current)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Director, Limb Length Clinics, University of Minnesota Medical Center (1992-2004)
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Bone and Join Surgery (1995-2014)


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Minnesota Medical Association
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Association
  • Mayo Alumni Association
  • Association for the Study and Application of the Methods of Ilizarov
  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America
  • Twin Cities Orthopaedic Society
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • The American Orthopaedic Association

Honors & Awards

  • Mpls St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2012-2017)
  • “Best of Show”, Wounded in Action Art exhibit, AAOS Annual Meeting 2009, New Orleans, LA
  • “Save The Children” Hospital Infants Annual Award
  • St. Cloud State University Distinguished Alumni Award (1992)