Dr. Christie S. HeikesBoard-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Christie Heikes, MD grew up in Montevideo, Minnesota where she earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Minnesota. While competing for the maroon and gold in cross country and track, she earned her undergraduate degree in Medical Ethics. She continued with her education at the "U" where she completed both her medical degree and residency training. An additional year of fellowship training dedicated to the practice and research of new and emerging concepts in sports medicine rounded out her formal education.
Dr. Heikes is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine. Her surgical interests focus on athletic injuries including knee arthroscopy, minimally invasive ACL reconstruction, revision ACL reconstruction, meniscal surgery, pediatric sports medicine, and disorders of the patellofemoral (knee cap) joint. Her previous experience as a Division I athlete and continued activity level gives her a strong understanding of the unique challenges that face the injured athlete. Employing techniques for accurate diagnosis, timely treatment, and accelerated rehabilitation, she is able to get her patients back to their best again.
Dr. Heikes also has an academic component of her practice as she is involved in clinically based orthopedic research and is a faculty member of the Fairview/MOSMI Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. As a faculty member, Dr. Heikes is involved in teaching clinical and operative techniques and emerging concepts to other young surgeons.
Dr. Heikes volunteers her time as team physician for Minnesota State High School League State Tournaments, local high schools, universities and sports clubs. This past summer was the first of many seasons as a coach for her three year-old twins' U4 soccer team. A true family affair, sideline medical coverage was provided by none other than her husband and fellow orthopedic surgeon Andrew F Arthur, MD. Both on and off the soccer field, Callie and Campbell keep them both out of trouble when they are not busy "fixing bones", as their kids like to say.
- Undergraduate: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
- Medical: University of Minnesota, MInneapolis, MN
- Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Minnesota, MInneapolis, MN
- Minnesota Sports Medicine Fellowship: Minneapolis, MN
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
- STOP Sports Injuries
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- Faculty, Fairview/MOSMI Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Current Team / Event Affiliations
- St. Catherine University
- St. Louis Park High School
- Perpetual Motion Gymnastics Club
- Legacy Gymnastics
- Jam Hops Gymnastics
- USA Cup Soccer Tournament
- Minnesota State High School League State Tournaments
- Medical Director MIAC Conference Cross Country Meet
National and International Publications / Presentations
- LaPrade, RF, Heikes, CS, Bakker, AJ and Jakobsen, RB. The Reproducibility and Repeatability of Varus Stress Radiographs in the Assessment of Isolated Fibular Biomechanical Study JBJS Am., Oct 2008; 90: 2069 - 2076.
- Heikes, CS, LaParde, RF. Meniscal Injuries. Hospital Physician 2005; Vol 2, Part 1:2-12.
- Arendt, E, Agel, J, Heikes, C, Griffiths H. Stress Injuries to Bone in College Athletes. AJSM. November 2003 31:959-968
- 2010 ESSKA Annual Meeting, Oslo Norway. ACL Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: Transphyseal Approach. Poster Presentation
- Residents and Fellows Sports Medicine Conference, 2007. Useppa Island, FL. Posterolateral Corner of the Knee: Gapping to Varus Stress.
- American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 2001, Baltimore, MD. Sress Fractures in College Athletes - A 10 Year Review.
- 2011 Top Doctor for Women, Mpls.St. Paul Magazine
Christie S. Heikes, MD
Dr. Heikes specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and performs several orthopedic procedures including:
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Minimally Invasive ACL Reconstruction
- Revision ACL Reconstruction
- Meniscal Surgery
- Pediatric Sports Medicine
- Disorders of the Patellofemoral (Knee Cap) Joint
Last Modified: September 19, 2011