Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Twin Cities Orthopedics
Board-certified orthopedic surgeon, J. Chris Coetzee earned his medical degree from the University of Pretoria School of Medicine in South Africa. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Stellenbosch, located in Cape Town, South Africa, his trauma fellowship in Davos, Switzerland and a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Washington and the Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, WA, USA.
Dr. Coetzee sees patients at Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute (MOSMI) at Twin Cities Orthopedics in Edina, MN, USA. He serves as a fellowship faculty member for the MOSMI/ Fairview Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program. He serves as a board member-at-large for the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) and is an associate editor of the Foot and Ankle International Journal and reviewer to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and several other orthopedic journals. He is the Chairman of the AOFAS Education committee, overseeing all the educational activities of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is also a member of the AAOS CME committee ensuring ongoing education for all orthopedic surgeons.
His special orthopedic interests are foot and ankle reconstruction, trauma injuries and sports medicine. He is a published author in numerous peer-reviewed journals on such topics as total ankle arthroplasties, talar osteochondral defects, lisfranc injuries and more. Current research interests include total ankle arthroplasties, ankle fusions and subtalar fusions. Dr. Coetzee was named one of the top 23 Foot and Ankle surgeons in the US by Orthopedics Today in 2012 and 2013 and has been nominated as a "Top Doc" by the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine in 2013.