Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine delivers high-quality, comprehensive care for soft tissues, bones and joints. Our board certified physicians use a collaborative approach to prevent, assess, treat and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. We treat patients of all ages and are dedicated to reducing your pain and helping you heal.

Our orthopedic and sports medicine physicians treat orthopedic and sports-related conditions, including concussion, fractures, tendon and ligament injury, back and neck pain, age-related degeneration, cancerous tumors and traumatic injury. From your first appointment through your treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up, we provide expert care to help you return to your previous level of activity quickly and safely.

IU Health Arnett Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specializes in:

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle
  • Foot and ankle problems
  • Hand surgery
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Industrial injuries
  • Sports medicine
  • Revisions/Anterior Hips

Every person and every injury or illness is unique and requires a customized approach. Your treatment plan is always tailored to fit your situation and lifestyle. Treatment may include medical intervention, surgery and/or physical therapy.

Whenever possible, we exhaust nonoperative treatment before recommending surgery; however, if it becomes necessary, our surgeons will provide the care you need to get back to your typical lifestyle. For patients suffering from arthritis and joint pain, we offer the latest surgical techniques, including total joint replacement and revision joint replacement, which is the replacement of an artificial joint.

Hand Surgery

Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital Hand Surgery physicians are experts in evaluating and treating arm and hand conditions. Treatments include medicine, surgery and physical therapy—or any prescribed combination of care that helps restore your function. Our physicians and surgeons treat all problems, from shoulder to fingertip, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Burns
  • Joint replacement
  • Nerve problems
  • Tendonitis

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine encompasses the care of all athletes, from the occasional jogger to the professional athlete. Our sports medicine professionals help athletes continue sports in a safe and healthy way.

IU Health Arnett Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine athletic trainers and physical therapists are dedicated to ensuring our community’s athletes have access to comprehensive, high-quality sports medicine and rehabilitation services. We have athletic trainers at area high schools and treat sports concussions to help keep our athletes safe.

Athletic Trainers at Area High Schools

The athletic trainers at the Indiana University Health Arnett work with athletes throughout north central Indiana to not only rehab injuries, but also enhance performance. Dedicated athletic trainers work in several area high schools to provide athletic training coverage to all sports during competition and practices.

  • Assist in the prevention, treatment and clinical rehabilitation of athletic injuries
  • Athlete, parent and coach education
  • Athletic event and game coverage
  • Collaborate in pre-participation physical exams
  • Coordinate concussion management and baseline ImPACT testing
  • Expedite physician referrals (usually within 48 hours)
  • Facilitate safe return to sport following injury/illness
  • Monday – Saturday training room coverage

In addition, IU Health Arnett Orthopedics & Sports Medicine awards a scholarship to one male and one female athlete annually at schools where exclusive sports medicine services are provided. Click here to learn more.

Coaches and youth sports organizations interested in learning more about athletic training through IU Health Arnett Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can call 765.448.8000. We also provide educational presentations on a variety of sports medicine topics.

Sports Concussions

A concussion is a short-lived brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates one to three million Americans suffer sports-related concussions each year. Unlike many other sports injuries, concussion can be hard to diagnose.

Conventional imaging, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans, cannot detect concussions. Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital Physicians use Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) to precisely diagnose and monitor sports-related concussions and make sure athletes are ready to return to play.

Ideally, athletes take an ImPACT baseline test before playing a sport. This standard, half-hour computerized test is given during a physical exam. It gathers baseline data about the athlete’s memory, balance, reaction time and other cognitive functions. If the athlete later gets a concussion, he or she takes another ImPACT test. Doctors compare results from pre-concussion and post-concussion tests to evaluate the concussion’s severity and design a treatment plan. The test may be repeated later to help decide when an athlete can safely return to play.

If you suspect that you or your athlete may have a sports-related concussion or are interested in baseline testing, call IU Health Arnett Hospital Physicians at 765.448.8100.

Additional Contact Information

To schedule an appointment call 765.448.8700 or toll-free 800.542.7818.

If you are looking for a doctor or have questions about services at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital, please call or email a Patient Referral nurse at:

765.474.MyMD (6963)
Toll-free 866.377.MyMD (6963)

If you have comments or feedback, please contact us.

Send mail to:
Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital
P.O. Box 5545
Lafayette, IN 47903-5545