Gary Fetzer, MD, Orthpaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Fellowship, TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Gary Fetzer, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Sports Medicine


As a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, my practice is focused on sports medicine and athletic injuries including knee ligament reconstruction, articular cartilage and meniscal surgery, arthroscopic shoulder instability and rotator cuff repairs, hamstring injuries and sports-related ankle injuries. I have always enjoyed sports, and I am happy that to provide sports medicine care for Gustavus Aldolphus College, as their Team Physician. Here at TRIA I am also the Fellowship Director of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship program. My goal is to provide my patients the best care possible, and get them back to activities as quickly as possible.


Articular cartilage and meniscus injuries

Hamstring injuries

Shoulder instability/Rotator cuff injuries

ACL Reconstruction



  • Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University at St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri


  • Sports Medicine, TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Medical degree

  • University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine


  • Fellowship Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship, TRIA Orthopaedic Center Program
  • Former Team Physician, Minnesota Vikings Football Club
  • Team Physician, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Minnesota


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • NFL Physician Society (NFLPS)
  • Minnesota Medical Association/Twin Cities (MMA)