From the injured athlete anxious to get back on the field to the grandmother who fractured her hip to the little boy who broke his arm falling out of a tree, the Ochsner Department of Orthopedics is here with compassionate, leading-edge care. If you have a bone fracture or are just tired of living with joint or nerve pain, you owe it to yourself to make an appointment with an Ochsner orthopedist.

Why Ochsner for Orthopedics?

With more than 20 highly trained orthopedic surgeons, a team of experienced advanced practice clinicians and the latest surgical and rehabilitation equipment, Ochsner provides the highest level of specialized care in the Gulf South.

Our orthopedic patients spend few days in the hospital, benefit from low hospital readmission rates and fewer complications after surgery, as compared to the national average.

Ochsner accepts most major insurances. View insurances accepted at Ochsner.

Accolades

  • Nationally-recognized as High Performing for Knee Replacement and Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report in 2018-2019.
  • Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ in 2018.
  • Recognized as one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ and received five stars for total knee replacement, total hip replacement and hip fracture treatment in 2018.

Specialized Orthopedic Care

Joint Replacement – Our team performs Knee Replacements and Hip Replacements, including hip replacements with anterior approach (from the front of the hip). Our surgeons are experienced in all major joint replacement techniques and are among the most qualified in the region performing minimally invasive robotically assisted MAKO surgeries. Same-day total joint replacement surgeries are performed at Ochsner.

Pediatric Orthopedic Program – We offer patients with both congenital and acquired orthopedic conditions convenient access to innovative procedures not available anywhere else in the region.

Orthopedic Oncology (Bone Cancer) – Ochsner is home to one of the only orthopedic oncology surgeons in Louisiana. We treat primary malignant tumors with the most advanced surgical and limb-sparing techniques available.

Sports Medicine Institute ­­– Our team treats a full spectrum of patients using the latest imaging technology and a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation program.

Our fellowship trained board-certified physicians have deep expertise in these conditions as well as trauma, foot and ankle, wrist, elbow and shoulder ailments. From a dedicated Back and Spine Center to a Hand Center to a Fracture Care Clinic for patients with osteoporosis, Ochsner has the specialty care you’re looking for. What’s more, because we provide treatment for the most challenging cases, we are the premier referral center for orthopedic care in the Gulf South.

Ochsner Imaging Center is the only center in the region that offers EOS x-ray technology, which gets the best x-rays with much less radiation than other equipment.

There’s an Ochsner Orthopedist in Your Neighborhood

General and specialized orthopedic care is available at Ochsner locations in southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi: New Orleans, Uptown, Elmwood, Kenner, Slidell, Covington, West Bank, Baton Rouge, Hammond and Bay St. Louis. To find an orthopedist who specializes in specific conditions, call 866-624-7637.

How to Refer a Patient

To initiate a patient transfer with a physician 24/7, contact the Regional Referral Center at 855-OHS-LINK (855-647-5465).

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