Christie S. Heikes, M.D.

Practice Overview

Dr. Heikes specializes in sports medicine, ACL reconstruction, patellar instability, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, running injuries, total knee arthroplasty and fracture care.

While at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Heikes competed in track and cross country. Her experience and continued activity level gives her a strong understanding of the unique challenges that face athletes and active females of all ages.


Dr. Heikes earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Additionally, Dr. Heikes completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at Minnesota Sports Medicine.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Crosstown Surgery Center
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview
Professional Affiliations and Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Sports Affiliations
  • Team Physician: St. Catherine University
  • Team Physician: Perpetual Motion Gymnastics ( Woodbury, MN)
  • Jam Hops Gymnastics

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: Transphysed 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.

Clinical Assistant

Becky McCathie, M.Ed, ATC

Administrative Assistant

Melissa Schumann

Special Interests

Sports Injuries; ACL and MPFL Reconstructions; Patellar Instability; Knee, Shoulder and Ankle Arthroscopy; Fracture Care

Dr. Christie Heikes

Appointment Info


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Sports Medicine, ACL Reconstruction (primary and revision), Arthroscopy, Ligament Reconstruction

Educational Appointments

Board Certified, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Faculty, Fairview/MOSMI Sports Medicine Fellowship Program



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