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David Nordin, M.D.

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About David Nordin, M.D.

Dr. Nordin is a general orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in primary and revision replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder joints. He has particular experience with the direct anterior approach to hip replacement and, prior to joining St. Croix Health, helped to train other orthopedic surgeons in this technique. Dr. Nordin also has interests in caring for patients with fractures, sports injuries, and other joint disorders. He evaluates patients at both the St. Croix Falls and Frederic locations.

Dr. Nordin dedicated the first year of his practice to volunteer work in Honduras and is excited be a part of the community based mission of St. Croix Health. When not at work, Dr. Nordin enjoys time with his family, especially time outside hiking, biking, canoeing, or running.

“My goal is to make the highest quality orthopedic care available to every patient.”

  • Medical School
  • Medical School Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Residency
  • Orthopedic Surgery Resident University of Minnesota Medical School
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Fellowship
  • Adult Reconstruction Fellow University of Nebraska
    Omaha, NE
  • Comparing Methods to Determine the Minimal Clinically Important Differences in Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Veterans Undergoing Elective Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty in Veterans Health Administration Hospitals. 2020
    • Author: Kuo, A., Giori, N. J., Bowe, T., Manfredi, L., Lalani, N., Nordin, D., & Harris, A. H.
    • Publisher: JAMA surgery
  • Prediction Models for 30-Day Mortality and Complications After Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasties for Veteran Health Administration Patients With Osteoarthritis Issue #33(5), 1539-1545, 2018
    • Author: Harris, A. H., Kuo, A. C., Bowe, T., Gupta, S., Nordin, D., & Giori, N. J.
    • Publisher: The Journal of arthroplasty,
  • Systemic Blastomyces Infection Presenting as a Soft-Tissue Infection of the Finger: A Case Report Issue #6(3), e66, 2016
    • Author: Schwarzman, G., & Nordin, D.
    • Publisher: JBJS case connector,
Medical Interests Research Interests:

Development and Validation of a Risk Calculator for Total Joint Replacement
• Local site principal investigator for federally funded ($1,000,000) multi-site VA study
• Recruitment and training of dedicated research assistant
What does “acceptable” mean? Validation of a radiographic teaching tool to improve patient and parent
education on the remodeling of pediatric wrist and forearm fractures

• Principal Investigator for local multi-site (4 hospital) study

• AO North America Research Grant ($5,000)

Higher Incidence of Type IV Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
• Lead author