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Corey Welchlin, DO
Orthopedic Surgeon

Corey T. Welchlin is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician. A leader in the southern Minnesota and northern Iowa health care community, he is respected nationally among orthopedic surgeons. He performs the latest surgical orthopedic procedures practiced in teaching hospitals throughout the nation and is available at many of the local hospitals for trauma coverage and surgery.

Procedures such as microfracture, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscus transplants, and Autologous Cultured Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) are performed by Dr. Welchlin at Center for Specialty Care. The arthroscopic method for these surgeries is less invasive and provides the patient with a shorter rehabilitation time.

Dr. Welchlin created and oversees all aspects of the Center for Specialty Care’s medical practices and business operations. Dr. Welchlin, who was born in Fairmont and grew up in St. James, is passionate about providing the best orthopedic care to the residents and patients of his hometown and surrounding areas.

Besides spending quality time with his family, Dr. Welchlin enjoys piloting, golf and basketball and is an avid Timberwolves, Twins, and Vikings fan.

Special Interests

  • Arthroscopy – shoulder, knee, wrist, elbow and ankle
  • Sports injuries
  • Hip Resurfacing (Birmingham)
  • Hemiarthoplasty Knee Replacement (Unicompartmental)(Oxford)
  • Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes Implantation (ACI)
  • Small Incision Surgery
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgeries
  • X-Stop procedures
  • Arthroplasty – Joint replacement of knee-gender specific, hip, shoulder, reverse shoulder, ankle, wrist and hand
  • Foot and Ankle Surgeries and Reconstruction

Board Certification
Orthopedic Surgeon

Education and Training
Clinical Appointment, Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medical Center Residency – Orthopedics, Flint Osteopathic Hospital, Flint, MI Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO Bachelor of Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) American Osteopathic Association (AOA) American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS) Minnesota Orthopedic Society (MOS) Minnesota Osteopathic Medical Society (MOMS)

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Center for Specialty Care Fairmont

Phone: 507-238-4949

South Central Surgical Center

Phone: 507-235-3939

Center for Specialty Care Blue Earth

Phone: 507-526-5191

Primary Care

Phone: 507-238-9533

Center for Specialty Care St. James

Phone: 507-375-3424

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