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Joint Replacement Specialist in Minnesota

Jay Kruse, M.D.

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Kruse has been in private practice since 2003 when he joined Orthopaedic Partners. He currently is Medical Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Unity and Mercy Hospitals. Through a variety of Orthopedic courses and seminars, Dr. Kruse is continually advancing his knowledge.

Dr. Kruse evaluates all types of orthopedic problems, but is especially interested in joint replacement and sports medicine. He focuses on applying new and cutting edge technologies in day-to-day practice which make surgery less painful and help to assure a speedier recovery.

He resides in the Twin Cities area with his wife and three children. When not working he enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and gardening.


Mankato State University Ι Mankato, MN

Medical Degree

University of Minnesota School of Medicine Ι Minneapolis, MN

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Akron General Medical Center Ι Akron, OH

Professional Affiliations

* American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
* Minnesota Medical Association
* Hennepin County Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

* Unity Hospital | Fridley, MN
* Mercy Hospital | Coon Rapids, MN
* Minnesota Orthopedic Surgery Center | Fridley, MN


* Director of Orthopedics, Mercy Hospital
* Director of Orthopedics, Unity Hospital
* Board of Directors, Twin Cities Orthopedics
* Vice-Chairman Department of Orthopedics, Mercy Hospital
* Director of Joint Replacement Center, Unity Hospital
* Orthopedic Surgery Advisory Group, Allina Health