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About Us

OrthoDakota is the Premier Orthopedic practice in Fargo, North Dakota, providing advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments that help active people get back to doing what they love.

Founder and Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Matt Friederichs was raised in the area and has enjoyed a successful career with over 20 years of experience performing thousands of surgeries. His goal is to get you off the sidelines and back into the game as soon as possible. You have suffered long enough. It’s time to live pain-free.

OrthoDakota will provide affordable, expert orthopedic services with a personalized treatment plan using cutting-edge techniques, as well as treat each patient with the compassion and integrity expected of orthopedic specialists.

Specializing in Shoulder and Knee surgeries and treatments.

We may not be the biggest, but we never forget what matters most – YOU!

Our Team

Head Orthopedic Surgeon

Matt Friederichs, MD

Dr. Matt Friederichs is a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and knee surgery.

Orthopedic Surgery – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • General Surgeon Internship: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Medical School: University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • Undergraduate: University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Physician Assistant

Alex Lunneborg, PA-C

Alex works closely with Dr. Friederichs to provide expert and personalized orthopedic care to all patients.

Physician Assistant- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

  • Physician Assistant: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
  • Radiologic Technology: Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants (NDAPA)
  • South Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants (SDAPA)
  • Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS)

Originally from Wahpeton, ND, Alex attended Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD majoring in radiologic technology. While playing baseball for the Saints, he was named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics baseball scholar-athlete.

Alex worked as an X-ray technologist for three years before earning his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree from the University of South Dakota.

Alex is excited to work closely with Dr. Friederichs to provide expert and personalized orthopedic care to all patients. He finds great joy in making patients feel heard and respected and strives to positively impact each patient to get them back to doing what they love, pain-free.

Alex loves spending time with his wife Kelsey and son Rylan when he is not working. He also enjoys watching sports, golfing, hunting, and grilling.