Michael grew up on the lakes of Minnesota before obtaining his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota. He attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University in Maryland, before starting residency in Orthopedic Surgery in El Paso, Texas. Post-residency plans are to continue his education with a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology. In his free time, Dr. Eckhoff enjoys hiking, lifting weights and spending time with his family and dog.


Cervical Spine Stenosis

Cervical spinal stenosis is a diagnosis that means the spinal canal in the neck is decreasing in area or getting tight. This can cause impingement onto the spinal cord itself... Continue Reading

Leg Length Discrepancy

Limb length discrepancy is a common occurrence in the general population with many people being completely asymptomatic. It is generally accepted that up to 1 inch of difference in one... Continue Reading

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is the spine equivalent of osteoarthritis. With wear-and-tear the disc that sits between vertebra in the spine starts to breakdown, shrink, and can become painful. Most often... Continue Reading

Biceps Tendonitis

Biceps tendonitis is a common cause of shoulder pain in the front of the shoulder. It is most common in patients who perform overhead activities, whether for sport or for... Continue Reading

ACL Rupture

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures are extremely common sports-related injuries. These often occur due to non-contact pivoting motions or after direct hits to the outside of the knee while playing... Continue Reading

Hand Arthritis

Arthritis of the hand affects millions of people, particularly in older populations. Arthritis can result from wear-and-tear, also called primary osteoarthritis, or from certain disease processes such as rheumatoid arthritis.... Continue Reading