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 Andrews Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Institute 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.
Length of Stay
Our orthopedic patients spend fewer days in the hospital compared to the national average.
Why Ochsner for Orthopedics?
With more than 36 highly trained orthopedic surgeons at 25 locations, 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.
Connecting to care online has never been easier. You can now schedule virtual visits through your MyOchsner portal to meet with your physician for various appointment types that do not require an in-person visit. Review frequently asked questions for orthopedic virtual visits.
- Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine have earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement. They are the only hospitals in Louisiana with this certification.
- Nationally-recognized as High Performing for Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement by U.S. News & World Report in 2021-2022
- Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for six years in a row
- Recognized in 2022 as one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™
- Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Join Replacement five years in a row (2018-2022)
- Five-star recipient for Total Knee Replacement by Healthgrades 12 years in a row (2011-2022)
- Five-star recipient for Total Hip Replacement by Healthgrades six years in a row (2017-2022)
Our Services include:
- Sports Medicine
- Foot and Ankle
- Hand and Upper Extremity
- Total Joint Replacement
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.
The Ochsner Andrews 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)
- West Bank
- Baton Rouge
- Bay St. Louis
We offer same-day appointments at all of our Ochsner locations. We are also open on Saturdays and offer after hours at our New Orleans locations.
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).
Also, referring physicians can call Clinic Concierge at 1-855-312-4190 or place orders electronically using Ochsner Provider Connect.