Joseph Carreau

Joseph Carreau

About Dr. Carreau

Dr. Joseph Carreau is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, hip, knee, and shoulder joint replacement surgery, athletic injuries, and stem cell therapy. Dr. Carreau has extensive training in adult and pediatric trauma.

Dr. Carreau joined CNOS in 2016 after completing his fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the University of Iowa. He is originally from Colorado where he attended Colorado State University for his undergraduate education. Thereafter, he pursued medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and in 2009 traveled to San Diego to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego. There he received extensive training in adult and pediatric trauma and joint replacement surgery. He developed a special interest in advanced arthroscopy and the treatment of athletic injuries, thus chose to pursue fellowship training in Sports Medicine through the University of Iowa.

At the University of Iowa, Dr. Carreau was trained by national leaders in the practice of advanced arthroscopic techniques, cartilage transplantation, shoulder instability, patellofemoral problems, ligamentous injury of the knee and shoulder replacement surgery. He also received extensive training in the treatment of all athletes at the University of Iowa and was assistant team physician to the Hawkeye Football Team during their historic 2015 season.

He currently serves as Orthopaedic team physician to the Wayne State Wildcats and assists with multiple local high schools. Dr. Carreau has published papers on various orthopaedic topics and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Carreau is an avid fisherman and enjoys the outdoors and sending time with his wife and children.


  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine

Physician Assistant

Trisha Anderson

Trisha Anderson

Background Information

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Other Specialties
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, University of Iowa
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California – San Diego
  • Medical Education: Creighton University School of Medicine

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Carreau and Physician Assistant, Trisha Anderson, are an awesome team! Got my appointment bumped up by a week and did a cortisone Injection right after Trisha's assessment. Had nothing but great experiences at CNOS considering the circumstances. Well done folks at CNOS!

- Dr. Carreau's Patient

Dr. Carreau took care of my pain issue and pin pointed the exact problem. He gave me all my options and explained them so that I could understand. I will definitely be recommending him to others.
That’s why I gave him 5 stars.

- Dr. Carreau's Patient

Dr. Carreau is the best doctor for orthopedics. Very professional and understanding. He takes the time to listen to his patients, which I really appreciate! Would definitely recommend him at CNOS Dakota Dunes!

- Anonymous