As a kid, Dr. Jeremy Gardner of Altru Advanced Orthopedics dreamt of being a football coach. Today, he helps patients return to the game of life after injury.
“I’m most motivated by watching patients improve. I love seeing them be able to return to work or other activities that they were unable to do before.”
Dr. Gardner’s areas of interest include disorders of the shoulder, knee, and hip. He performs hip and knee replacements, as well as shoulder and knee arthroscopy.
“My personal approach to care is to work with the patient,” he explains. “I strive to be sure that my patients are fully informed of their available options. In general, I focus on starting with the least invasive treatments and progressing toward surgery only when needed.”
In his free time, Dr. Gardner enjoys fishing, golfing, going to the lake, and traveling. He and his wife have also been involved with the CVIC fundraising program for a new women's and children’s shelter in Grand Forks.
“The children in these situations are often quite vulnerable. So, we want to provide them an opportunity to escape to a safe place.”