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about Dr. Urband

Dr. Christopher E. Urband, MD, FAAOS, fellowship trained orthopaedic sports medicine and shoulder surgeon.

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Shoulder & Sports Medicine

Dr. Christopher Urband is fellowship trained in orthopaedic sports medicine and shoulder surgery.  He has a special interest in treatment of shoulder, hip, and knee injuries and treats traumatic injuries of the musculosketal system from shoulder to foot.

Dr. Urband completed fellowship training at TRIA Orthopaedic Center, in Bloomington, MN where he helped care for multiple professional and university sports teams, including:

  • Minnesota Twins professional baseball

  • Minnesota Wild professional hockey

  • University of Minnesota sports (including Football, Basketball, Hockey)

  • Gustavus Adolphus University sports

  • Minnesota Magicians minor league hockey

  • X-Games Minneapolis

  • High school football

  • Multiple other tournaments and events.

An avid skier, surfer, backpacker, cyclist, and triathlete himself, he enjoys treating the athletic population.


He also trained extensively in shoulder reconstruction, including anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.


He has written multiple book chapters on upper extremity conditions.

More about Dr. Urband:

Dr. Urband graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.   He worked his way up to "Senior Design Engineer" at a well known aerospace company before returning to school and research in preparation for his orthopaedic career.

Dr. Urband is known for taking his time with patients.  He uses his engineering education to get to the "root cause" of issues rather than jumping to the most obivous or easiest solution when necessary.

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