Orthopedics

Ochsner's Orthopedic department is a comprehensive group designed to care for orthopedic problems for patients of all ages, utilizing the latest techniques and technology available. The department's more than 20 surgeons are all fellowship trained, board certified and board eligible. They have sub-specialty expertise in joint replacement, sports medicine, oncology, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder ailments, trauma, pediatrics, spine and foot and ankle surgery. A team of talented and experienced physician assistants and nurse practitioners work with the surgeons to provide the best possible outcomes to our patients.

The Back and Spine Center Sports Medicine Institute
The Hand Center Pediatric Orthopedics
Foot and Ankle Joint Replacement
Oncology Trauma

Awards

US News 2014-2015 Orthopedics US News Neurology Blue Distinction
  • U.S. News & World Report named Ochsner’s Orthopedics and Neurology & Neurosurgery departments among the top 50 across the country in its 2014-15 Best Hospitals rankings.
  • Ochsner Medical Center received a 5 star rating by HealthGrades for total knee replacements
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield designated Ochsner as a Center of Distinction for Total Joint Surgery and Spine Surgery
  • Ochsner is the Aetna's Institutes of Quality Orthopedic Care Network for Total Joint Replacement Surgery and Spine Surgery.

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Giving Back

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Ochsner Health System continues to serve the healthcare needs of our community.  You can support this by giving a gift that would go to improving the Orthopedic services given.  
Thank you for your generosity. All contributions are fully tax-deductible.

If you would like to make your credit card donation by telephone, please call the Ochsner Department of Philanthropy at (504) 842-7110. Or you may mail your contribution directly to:

Ochsner Health System
Department of Philanthropy
1514 Jefferson Highway, BH 240
New Orleans, Louisiana 70121

Research

The research team at the Ochsner’s Orthopedics department is working hard to develop and identify new treatments for a variety of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries.  We use various types of research studies to do this, including: clinical trials, outcomes studies and interventional studies. The results of the studies are reviewed and any new findings are shared with other physicians through published articles and academic presentations. Our physicians have presented their research findings to providers throughout the United States and internationally to further the field of Orthopedics and improve the care of patients everywhere.

If you are seen in our clinic, you may be asked if you are interested in participating in a study.  The choice is always yours!  We want what is best for you.  For a listing of current clinical trials, click here

Academics

The Orthopedic department at Ochsner is committed to training the next generation of physicians with their state of the art, sub-specialty expertise.  The structure of the residency program guarantees the continuity of care in the resident/patient relationship and assures comprehensive preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care.  All rotations follow this educational design, which promotes global care and direct interaction in the decision-making process. We feel strongly that with this model, we are not training technicians but rather surgeons competent in all aspects of patient care.

To learn more about the Orthopedic residency program at Ochsner, click here

In addition to the Orthopedic Residency Program, Ochsner’s Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute offers an accredited Sports Medicine fellowship.  This is a one year program designed to further train the Orthopedic physician in the field of Sports Medicine.  The fellow works closely with the staff in all aspects of his practice.  This includes participation in outpatient office practice, surgical practice, and team coverage activities such as training room visits and game coverage. 

To learn more about the Sports Medicine Fellowship program at Ochsner, click here