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ACMC Physicians & Advanced Practice Providers

Nathaniel J. Slinkard, MD


Orthopedic Surgery

(320) 231-5021
(888) 225-6580 (Toll-free)

Additional Outreach Locations
CentraCare Health - Paynesville

Education & Training

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN
Medical School: Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth & Twin Cities, MN
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Professional Associations & Activities

American Medical Association
Minnesota Medical Association
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
Michigan Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate member

Scope of Practice

Adult Reconstruction

  • Non-operative treatment of Osteoarthritis
  • High Tibial Osteotomy
  • Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty
  • Total knee arthroplasty
  • Revision total knee arthroplasty
  • Knee fusion
  • Total hip arthroplasty (direct superior approach, posterior approach)
  • Total hip revision
  • Hip fusion
  • Treatment of shoulder osteoarthritis
  • Reverse total shoulder artthroplasty


  • Non-operative treatment of sports related injuries
  • Arthroscopic and open treatment of sports related injuries to the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and wrist (Rotator cuff, Shoulder instability, Meniscal injury, Ligament injury – ACL, MCL, etc.)


  • Non-operative treatment of traumatic orthopaedic injuries
  • Operative fixation of closed and open traumatic orthopaedic injuries
  • Pediatric orthopaedic trauma


  • Carpal tunnel
  • Trigger finger
  • Operative and Non-operative treatment of compression neuropathies in the upper extremities

Foot and Ankle

  • Non-operative treatment of foot and ankle arthritis
  • Ankle fusions
  • Ankle fractures
  • Foot and ankle tendonopathies


  • Non-operative treatment of back pain
  • Non-operative treatment of scoliosis


  • Pediatric trauma
  • Pediatric maladies of the musculoskeletal system

Orthopaedic Oncology

  • Diagnosis and initial staging of orthopaedic tumors


My interests include spending time with family, golf, wrestling, woodworking, camping and hunting.