Andrew R. McNamara, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Andrew McNamara is a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity doctor specializing in the latest treatments for injuries and conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Dr. McNamara joined The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic in 2018 and enjoys using his knowledge and expertise to help patients in Mankato, Minnesota, and throughout the region heal and return to their desired lifestyle and activities.

A native Iowan, Dr. McNamara received his undergraduate degree in biology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, before earning his medical degree from the University of Iowa Care College of Medicine in Iowa City. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at St. Louis University Hospital in Missouri before pursuing further specialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in Gainesville, where he completed an advanced, yearlong fellowship.

In his practice, Dr. McNamara’s approach to caring for patients involves getting to know the patient and after making a diagnosis, presenting the appropriate treatment options, and working with the patient to find a solution that best fits their lifestyle and goals. Outside of his practice, Dr. McNamara enjoys playing jazz and classical piano himself, so he understands the importance of hand and upper extremity function for not only everyday activities, but also quality of life. Dr. McNamara also stays active with activities like cycling and hunting.

Dr. McNamara is dedicated to staying up to date on the most advanced and highly effective treatment options, including:

  • ExactechGPS Guided Personalized Surgery for Shoulder Replacement: This technology is designed to improve accuracy and precision in alignment and placement while optimizing patient care using an advanced computer system, navigation, and a personalized surgical plan based on an anatomical model of each patient’s shoulder. With real-time visual guidance, ExactechGPS helps Dr. McNamara perform surgery with the latest techniques so patients with chronic shoulder problems can get back to doing what they love.
  • Primary Total Shoulder Replacement: During a primary total shoulder replacement, the ball of the shoulder joint is replaced with a prosthesis that includes a stem with a metal head. The bone socket is smoothed, and a plastic cup is placed as the new socket where the metal ball will reside.
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement: An innovative alternative to traditional shoulder replacement, a reversed procedure is for patients with shoulder arthritis and significant rotator cuff damage. Dr. McNamara reverses the ball and socket replacement components to offer better strength, stability, and range of motion. 

To learn more about ExactechGPS, total, and reverse total shoulder replacement, watch the videos below.




  • Luther College, Decorah, IA

Medical Degree

  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Advanced Training

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

  • St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand Subspecialty Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Medical Interests

  • Arthroscopy
  • Computer-assisted shoulder replacement
  • Microsurgery
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand problems
  • Ultrasound-guided procedures

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • AO Trauma North America
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Missouri State Orthopaedic Association
  • The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic – Mankato

    1431 Premier Drive
    Mankato, MN 56001
    United States

    Phone: 507-386-6600

  • CentraCare – Redwood

    101 Caring Way
    Redwood Falls, MN 56283
    United States

    Phone: 507-637-4500




Pectoralis Tendon Repair Protocol
Anatomic TSA Rehab Protocol
Labral Repair, SLAP, Capsulorrhaphy Protocol
Progressive Throwing Program
Reverse TSA Rehab Protocol
Rotator Cuff Repair – Large and Massive Tears Rehab Protocol
Rotator Cuff Repair – Small and Medium Tears Rehab Protocol
Shoulder Impingement
Arthroscopic SLAP Repair Type II & IV
Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
Anterior Acromioplasty Arthroscopy Decompression
ExactechGPS® Guided Personalized Surgery


Hand & Finger

Boutonniere, Acute Nonop. Protocol
Early Mobilization for Extensor Tendon Repairs Protocol
Carpal Tunnel Surgery and Aftercare
CMC Arthroplasty Protocol
Extensor Tendon Repairs Zones II, III, IV Protocol
Extensor Tendon Repairs Zones VII and VIII Protocol
Extensor Tendon Repairs Zones V and VI Protocol
Mallet Deformity Surgical Management Protocol
MP Arthroplasty Protocol
Mallet Deformity – Conservative Management Protocol
Lateral Band Repair Protocol
Flexor Tendon Repair Protocol
Pseudo-Boutonniere Protocol
Transverse Sagittal Band Repair and MP Joint Protocol


Total Hip Arthroplasty
Total Hip Replacement Home Exercises – Phase 1, Posterior


Total Knee Arthroplasty
Rehabilitation Following Lateral Retinacular Release and Imbrication
Rehabilitation Following Lateral Retinacular Release
Postoperative Rehab Principles for Anatomic Medial Knee Reconstruction
Patella Tendon Repair
MPFL Repair
LCL Nonsurgical
Arthroscopic Microfracture
Anterior Cruciate Ligament – Hamstring Allograft
Anterior Cruciate Ligament – Bone Tendon Patellar Tendon Allograft
ExactechGPS® Guided Personalized Surgery

Foot & Ankle

Ankle Arthroscopy With Microfracture
Achilles Tendon Repair

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Proud Orthopaedic Providers

We are happy to always be in the middle of the action at The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic. As the orthopaedic providers for college and high school teams throughout southern Minnesota for decades, we get to be part of the team as we continue our relationship-based tradition of care, deliver hands-on treatment, and bring our “A” game for every athlete we serve. It’s a relationship based on a tradition of care.