Michael Knesek, MD
Dr. Michael Knesek, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at North Point Orthopaedics. In addition he has additional certification in Sports Medicine through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in treating sports medicine and shoulder-related injuries. His advanced training involves minimally invasive surgical techniques in sports medicine including arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow, as well as complex shoulder replacement surgery and robotic-assisted knee replacement.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Knesek completed his Doctorate in Medicine from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, and his Orthopaedic Surgical Residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Following this he completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout his training he has provided care for athletes at all levels of competition, including many local and regional high schools in Ann Arbor, Chicago, and Northwest Indiana. He was assistant team provider for University of Michigan basketball and hockey teams as well as Northwestern football and wrestling teams. During his fellowship, he was an assistant team provider for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Blackhawks during their 2015 Stanley Cup season.
Dr. Knesek previously participated as a master instructor at the AAOS/AANA educational laboratory in Chicago for arthroscopy and shoulder reconstructive courses. He has published many peer-reviewed research articles throughout his training and practice. His practice includes many non-operative treatment modalities for many injuries and musculoskeletal problems, including orthobiologics such as PRP(platelet rich plasma) and stem cell treatments. His surgical practice includes arthroscopic surgery for shoulder instability, rotator cuff pathology, and complex shoulder replacement surgery. He also treats complex knee injuries including ACL reconstruction, meniscus repairs, patellofemoral instability, and cartilage restoration procedures, as well as robotic-assisted knee replacement. Dr. Knesek also performs hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement and cartilage restoration, as well as general fracture care and orthopaedic trauma.
Restoring form and function for athletes or individuals is Dr. Knesek’s primary treatment goal. He is passionate about individualized care, including collaborative discussion and planning with his patients. He has extensive training in the most modern biologic and surgical treatment modalities, but is thorough in exploration of all non-surgical treatment options first.
When he isn’t caring for patients, Dr. Knesek spends much of his time with his wife Ashlyn and their three children. He enjoys activities such as running, basketball, golfing or any other form of sport or physical activity!