Dr. Randy Olson is an orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained hand and wrist specialist at United Regional Physician Group. He evaluates and treats patients with a variety of hand and wrist injuries.
Dr. Olson graduated from the University of Minnesota – Duluth and went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, CT. He spent nearly eight years as a general orthopedic surgeon before receiving specialized training in hand surgery from the HealthPartners Institute in St. Paul, MN.
While he enjoyed general orthopedics, Dr. Olson always knew he wanted to focus on hand surgery. He specializes in treating patients with hand and wrist fractures and injuries, including carpal tunnel and trigger finger. He looks forward to being able to provide quality care to his patients, minimizing their pain, and allowing them to return to their regular activities.
“People who experience carpal tunnel often complain of waking up at night, their hands falling asleep constantly, and having quite a bit of pain,” Dr. Olson says. “They’ve tried braces and injections and feel at their wit’s end. We can often restore a lot of normality back to their life with a simple 5- to 10-minute procedure.”
From movie nights to day trips or vacations, Dr. Olson finds time with his wife and four children – two girls and two boys – very important when he’s away from the office. The Olson family likes being an active part of their church. Personally, Dr. Olson enjoys biking, running, playing golf, and boating.
Dr. Olson’s passion is seeing his patients come back after treatment and realizing the significant improvement in their pain levels and ability to function. “It’s the simple things that bring me joy – such as helping their wrist move again after a break, or hearing that they aren’t waking up at night anymore because of their carpal tunnel.”