About The Foundation


Established in 2007 by members of the Twin Cities Orthopedics practice, the Foundation is developing and investing in key activities to improve the quality of life for those affected by bone, joint and muscle injuries and disorders.

Message from our president

Dear supporters and friends,

The mission of the Twin Cities Orthopedics Foundation is to advance musculoskeletal health through community service, orthopedic research, education and training.  The Board and staff are all volunteers, allowing the Foundation to directly support more of its goals, while minimizing overhead expense. Special thanks go to our volunteers and Board members for their significant efforts.

You will find here a summary of the incredibly large volume of excellent orthopedic research publications that have been completed this year, certainly advancing the world’s understanding musculoskeletal conditions.

In addition, this Foundation supported significant community service volunteer both locally and abroad:

  • Education and training of both Sports Medicine and Foot & Ankle fellows.
  • Sports concussion ImPact testing for local metro area high school athletes.
  • Training Room equipment for Coon Rapids High School.
  • Continued support of excellent local community youth organizations:
    • United Heroes League, whose mission is to help military families build confidence, friendship, and engagement through sports by providing free sports equipment, development camps, and more to their children.
    • Bolder Options, a wellness-based, youth mentoring organization that utilizes caring, adult mentors to support a program of physical activity, academic improvement, goal setting and empowerment.
    • Y Adventure Labs (formerly CycleHealth), an organization that equips kids with tools to create a new cycle of health in America.
  • U of MN Orthopedic Resident Education support
  • TCO employee volunteer medical work in Tanzania and Nicaragua
  • Grants to SIGN Fracture Care International

Please donate, support, and use your Foundation.  We encourage you to visit our website at http://www.TCOFoundation.org for more information, pictures, and a user-friendly DONATE button to easily make your fully tax-deductible gift online.

We can do more, together.  Thank you for your support.  You can be proud of your TCO Foundation!

David Gesensway, MD