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Orthopedics: Kenner

At Ochsner Health Center - Kenner, we are providing our patients with a full-service orthopedics team close to home. We are committed to providing patient-centered, leading-edge care for all types of orthopedic injuries and conditions in a convenient location.

The orthopedics team in Kenner is led by Ronald Jay French, MD who specializes in hand, micro vascular and upper extremity surgery, and Dr. Howard Hirsch, MD who specializes in hip and knee replacements. Patients in Kenner are also seen by Kayleigh Binet, PA-C, who is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. Together, this team provides a wide range of quality orthopedic services.

  • 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.
  • Ochsner was nationally recognized as High Performing for Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-2024.
  • Healthgrades has consistently awarded Ochsner the Joint Replacement Excellence Award for multiple years in a row. We are also recognized as one of Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement, and we are designated as a five-star recipient for Total Knee Replacement and Total Hip Replacement.
  • We are one of only 12 designated Walmart Centers of Excellence in the country.

To make an appointment, call 504-443-9500 or visit to schedule an appointment online. To initiate a patient transfer with a physician 24/7, contact the Regional Referral Center at 855-OHS-LINK (855-647-5465).

At Ochsner Health Center – Kenner, our nationally recognized opioid free surgery program ensures a rapid recovery with the average needing approximately six weeks of physical therapy. Most patients can walk without any assistive devices like a cane in less than two weeks. Many patients can drive in two weeks after surgery so long as they are not taking narcotics. Because we can minimize the pain before, during, and after surgery the recovery time for a knee replacement is far less than it has been in the past. Our Multispecialty Clinic is located in Suite 701. For more information, give us a call at 504-412-1705.

We treat orthopedic conditions including but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain of the hip, knee, shoulder, hand and wrist
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Fractures
  • Medical and Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Soft-Tissue Injuries
  • Torn Meniscus

We offer the following procedures and services, including:

  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Imaging studies including x-rays, MRI and ultrasound
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery
  • Diagnostic ultrasounds
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Tendon repair
  • Carpal tunnel surgery

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Orthopedics: Kenner Locations

Ochsner Health Center - Kenner
200 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065