From first diagnosis through treatment and recovery…at every step you take to well being, we’re here with a full range of services.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is dedicated to guiding recovery and providing the skills you’ll need to return to healthy activity. Those who’ve suffered an injury or conditions involving bones, joints and muscles will find the road to recovery begins with PT.

Returning to form. From Day One.

Our goal is to return patients to the highest possible level of function in the shortest time, while keeping safety a priority. OFC personnel work in close communication with our surgeons and referring physicians to bring you back to health at the right pace. Physical Therapy is teamwork, and you’re the key player.

MRI. Taking a closer look.

MRI. Taking a closer look.

Mankato Regional Imaging at OFC offering the comfort and convenience of both High Field Open-Sided and Large Bore (opening) MRI scanners. Our staff will assist you and your physician in helping to decide which is best for you.

What is MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) combines a powerful magnet with an advanced computer system and radio waves to produce accurate, detailed pictures of organs and tissues to diagnose a variety of medical conditions. This is accomplished without the use of radiation or radioactive substances of any kind.

View this MRI information as a PDF

3T Siemens Larger Bore MRI:

3T Siemens Large Bore MRI scanner is the most advanced technology available for clinical use. With the large opening we are able to maximize patient comfort and ease claustrophobia. This scanner specializes in imaging MSK (Extremities & Joints), Neurology (Brain & Spine), Pelvis, Prostate, and Abdomen.

1.2 Hitachi High Field Open-Sided MRI:

1.2 Hitachi High Field Open-Sided MRI scanner provides excellent image quality while providing the most spacious surroundings. The open-sided scanner is a favorable choice for the claustrophobic and larger patients. This scanner specializes in MSK (Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists, Hands, Hips & Knees), Neurology (Brain & Spine) along with other exams.

1. Preparation:

No special preparation is needed prior to the exam unless your doctor has given you other instructions. You can eat normally and continue to take prescribed medications as required. Depending on what information your doctor needs, the MRI scan may require the use of a contrast agent given intravenously to assist in visualizing certain structures in the body.

If possible wear loose, comfortable clothing, free of zippers, buttons or other metal.

You will need to remove all metal objects that you may be carrying such as:

  • Watches, Jewelry
  • Wallets, Purses, Credit cards
  • Cell Phones, Eyeglasses
  • Hairpins
  • Dentures
  • Hearing Aides

2. Examination:

You will be instructed to lie comfortably on the scanning table and a special coil will be positioned close to the area of your body being examined. You can then relax while the scanner and the technologist do the work. You will be able to communicate with the technologist during the exam with the use of a call button & headset/speakers.

While the machine is taking your pictures you will hear loud knocking noises (listen here). During this time, it is important that you refrain from any movement or coughing. Headphones or earplugs will be provided to protect your ears during the exam. If you choose headphones, you can select from any of the Sirius XM Satellite Radio stations.

An average scan will take 45 – 60 minutes.

3. Getting Results:

Your images will be interpreted by sub-specialty, board-certified radiologists. We will promptly provide your physician an accurate interpretation of your scan.

The findings will be sent to your healthcare provider, who will discuss the results in his/her office or contact you by phone.

Exceptional Care Starts With Exceptional People

Our technologists have a combined experience of 66 years in MRI imaging. They, along with a professional, compassionate staff promise to make your visit as relaxed and comfortable as possible.

If you have any questions regarding your MRI or to reschedule this appointment.

Please call us at 507.386.6750

Patient Safety

Patient Safety

MRI is convenient and safe for most patients. However, exceptions exist. A patient may not qualify for an MRI exam if they have any of the following.

Disqualifying factors:

  • Cardiac Pacemaker
  • Aneurysm Clips
  • Electromechanical Aids
  • Cochlear Aids
  • Tens Unit
  • Inferior Vena Cava Umbrellas
  • Implanted Drug Infusion Devices
  • Pregnancy
  • Intraocular Foreign Objects
  • Bullet or Shrapnel Wounds

Please alert us to any of these conditions when scheduling an appointment, and inform the technologist before your examination.

Hitachi Oasis Open MRI

"I met the most pleasant employee, Melissa, who greeted me with a smile. She guided me through the procedure in a most friendly way. If anyone can exhibit these qualities on a Monday morning at 7:00am, she's an asset to your facility." - Yvonne B.
Preparing for an MRI

Preparing for an MRI

MRI exams involve no special preparation.

You can continue to eat normally and take prescribed medications as required. If possible, wear loose, comfortable clothing, free of zippers, buttons or metallic devices. Please remove metal objects: watches, eyeglasses, keys, pens, coins, jewelry, dentures and hearing aids.

The magnet can erase information on bank and credit cards, so these should be stored in the secured dressing room provided for your belongings. Also, you may be asked to change into a robe.

MRI Locations

MRI Locations

Siemens 3.0 MRI

Mankato Regional Imaging
1431 Premier Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-386-6750
Fax: 507-388-1457

Hitachi Open Sided MRI

Mankato Regional Imaging
1431 Premier Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-386-6750
Fax: 507-388-1457

Imaging One MRI

Healthcare Campus
200 State Avenue Southeast
Faribault, MN 55021

Phone: 507-334-6451



Note to Referring Clinic:

Before scheduling an MRI with The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic, please complete the attached questionnaire. It will help the scheduling department determine which MRI scanner is best for your patient.

  1. The attached MRI Outpatient Order Form, completed by a medical provider.
  2. After the MRI has been scheduled, fax completed forms to (507) 388-1457.

Be sure to fill out forms completely in preparation for patient’s appointment.

Center of Attention.

Center of Attention.

Welcome to a smaller, personalized facility for outpatient surgical procedures. It is staffed with highly trained personnel, and equipped with the state-of-the-art technology. At the Center, we go the extra yard – combining a high level of care with the convenience of same-day procedures.

We offer surgical procedures in many specialty areas:

  • Orthopaedics
  • General Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Gynecological
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Eye Surgery
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Podiatry

Ambulatory surgical procedures – also referred to as outpatient or same-day surgery – can be completed without an overnight hospital stay. It’s a cost-effective choice when surgery is not an emergency and can be planned in advance with your physician. In most cases, you recuperate in the comfort of your own home.

The 16,000 square-foot facility is located at the Wickersham Health Campus, and is the first of its kind in southern Minnesota. It includes four surgery suites and two procedure rooms.

Be assured that while in our care, you’ll receive the highest level of professional attention and compassion.

We’ll meet your desire for privacy, keep you fully updated, and offer the reassurance you need.

For any questions regarding your upcoming procedure, please call us at (507) 388-6000.

"As an RN, I was very impressed with the care I received... [They] thoroughly explained my procedure to me and my surgical outcome was excellent. OFC has highly qualified surgeons and great staff." - Barb B.
An accredited Total Joint Replacement Program

An accredited Total Joint Replacement Program

The OrthoEdge Joint Replacement Program is offered exclusively through OFC, in conjunction with River’s Edge Hospital. It includes your entire care team, from surgeon to physical/occupational therapists and nurses.

The program is designed to help you safely and comfortably through the joint replacement process and return you quickly to an active lifestyle.


2017 A DNV-GL Center of Excellence for Total Joint Arthroplasty
2017 5-Star Rating for Patient Experience – from CMS
2017 Best Hospital Workplace Award – Minnesota Hospital Association
2017 Center of Excellence for Hip & Knee Replacement – from DNV-GL
2017 Best Emergency Care – Women’s Choice Awards
2017 Studer Group Healthcare Organization of the Month

2016 5-Start Rating for Patient Experience – from CMS
2016 Best Hospital Workplace Award – Minnesota Hospital Association
2016 Patient Safety Improvement Award – Minnesota Hospital Association

2015 Overall Excellence in Patient Outcomes & Perspectives – National Rural Health Day Performance Leadership
2015 5-Star Rating for Patient Experience – CMS

2014 Overall Excellence in Patient Outcomes & Perspectives – National Rural Health Day Performance Leadership

Ortho Edge Video

"I truly felt they put the patient first and this happened repeatedly for all of my surgeries and post op appointments. They are so friendly and accommodating. They answered all of my questions and there were no surprises. I feel I received excellent care from OFC and have recommended them to my friends." - Jim B.
Some features of the program:

Some features of the program:

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  • A private room at River’s Edge Hospital after surgery, with a dedicated hospitalist to coordinate care
  • Expanded, quality menu selections
  • Prehabilitation evaluation to help prepare you for surgery
  • Postoperative, same-day physical therapy sessions (2X daily)
  • Educational materials and a coach to thoroughly explain the process and set expectations
  • A postoperative list of equipment specific to your needs
  • Oversight of progress by a program coordinator, from initial appointment through rehab

For more information call (844) 412-7949.

OFC Truly Has Your Back.

OFC Truly Has Your Back.

Our Back Care Center is a physical therapy-based program specializing in conditions of the spine. Overseen by Physicians, Physical Therapists and PT Assistants, we utilize the latest Medx technology to improve strength and range of motion, and bring you a renewed quality of life.

Our 9-12 week, research-proven program focuses on training, rehabilitation and reconditioning of spine structure and supporting tissue. Once the personalized sessions are completed, we teach daily exercises and activities to further strengthen your back and prevent future issues.

Medx works for muscles.

Medx equipment utilizes the “progressive overload principle” for muscle strengthening and comprehensive rehabilitation. Our machines are designed to isolate and strengthen the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine. They also safely test a patient’s isometric strength compared to age and gender norms. Your progress will be carefully measured from day one.

Our three primary goals: Increased range of motion, increased strength and decreased muscle aches. And when your goals are met, quality of life improves.

For the vast range of spinal conditions, we have four indispensable clinical Medx machines at the Center: cervical extension, cervical rotation, lumbar extension and torso rotation.

"Every step of my treatment was carefully explained, my progress on the specialized machines charted and shared with me, and encouragement was never in short supply." - Victoria H.
Orthopaedic Experts. Right Here. Right Now.

Orthopaedic Experts. Right Here. Right Now.

OFC Express is an urgent care clinic started by The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic. It was created to offer immediate access to quality care. It’s our effort to provide local communities with the best attention possible, right away. We look after our neighbors when they need it most.

Mon – Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

507-386-6600 call 24/7

With OFC Express, you can avoid the high cost and long wait of hospital emergency rooms.

Our doctors have over 193 years of combined expertise in emergency orthopaedic care. You will always get the best treatment possible.

OFC has been serving the Southern Minnesota community since 1957. OFC has been providing the high quality care that we’re known for.

It’s simple. When you’re in pain, there’s no reason to wait.