Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

At Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, we are dedicated to reducing pain caused by diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles and helping you heal more quickly.

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

IU Health Methodist Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specializes in bone, joint, spine and muscle care. We provide joint replacement and revision surgery for knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, hands, ankles and feet. For those that need easy, fast access to an orthopedic specialists, IU Health Methodist Hospital offers walk-in services for recent orthopedic injuries, sprains or broken bones. 

IU Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is the only high performing program in the state. Our joint replacement specialists use cutting-edge techniques and treatment options to speed up patient recovery times and reduce pain. We perform a high volume of surgical joint replacement procedures each year. This extensive experience enables our specialists to excel at effectively treating arthritis and joint pain—from the most common cases to the most complex procedures. 

IU Health Methodist Hospital is a participant of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR). Federally mandated, CJR aims to support better and more efficient care for beneficiaries undergoing hip, knee, and ankle replacements through bundled payment and quality measurement for care associated with the surgical procedure. The goal is to encourage hospitals, physicians, and post-acute care providers to work collaboratively to improve the quality and coordination of care from admission through recovery. For more information on CJR and to find a list of our existing CJR Collaborators, please visit IU Health Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) Program.

Hip Preservation

Hip disease is frequently linked to aging, but hip problems can occur at any stage of life. At IU Health Methodist Hospital, our hip specialists use proven preservation options to treat a broad range of hip conditions.

For younger patients with hip conditions, it is essential to preserve as much of the existing hip as possible. Our Hip Preservation Program is designed to meet the unique needs of young patients with developmental hip problems like dysplasia or acquired problems resulting from injuries. We provide the latest surgical options to preserve the existing hip while protecting you from future joint damage.

Our multidisciplinary team uses advanced techniques to return you to the activities you love as quickly and safely as possible.

Musculoskeletal Oncology

With the largest orthopedic surgical oncology team in the state, IU Health provides comprehensive care for patients with benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumors of bones and muscles, as well as spinal and extremity soft tissue tumors.

On the team are two of only three fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons in Indiana who specialize in treating tumors of the extremities. Our physicians are recognized for their expertise in treating patients of all ages. They work closely with other cancer specialists, including radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, to develop the most effective treatment plan for each patient.

Our physicians evaluate and treat patients with tumors that start in the bone or soft tissues, as well as those with tumors that have spread from other parts of the body (e.g., breast, lung, prostate or kidney). They also treat patients with skeletal problems related to the spread of multiple myeloma.

Our treatment approach is based upon several goals, which include making an accurate diagnosis, providing multidisciplinary care, alleviating pain and maintaining limb function. As experts in reconstructing soft tissue and bone, we use a number of state-of-the-art limb-salvaging surgical procedures.


IU Health Methodist Hospital is a Level l Trauma Center for orthopedic trauma and critical care, providing the highest level of trauma care as recognized by the American College of Surgeons.

Our orthopedic trauma specialists have proven experience handling the most complex trauma cases. The team works closely with other specialty physicians as needed to develop a comprehensive care plan for patients suffering from traumatic injuries. Our fellowship-trained specialists in orthopedic trauma are experts in treating adults with acute injuries or chronic conditions and complications.

Acute orthopedic injuries include:

  • Difficult fractures of the upper and lower extremities, including open and complex injuries
  • Complex fractures in the joints
  • Severe open fractures
  • Multiple injuries
  • Pelvic and acetabular (hip) fractures
  • Geriatric or fragility fractures
  • Extremity injuries requiring hyperbaric oxygen

Complications or chronic orthopedic conditions include:

  • Non-unions (fractures that did not heal)
  • Mal-unions (fractures that healed in poor position)
  • Infections and osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Arthritis after fracture
  • Leg length discrepancy

Our physicians use surgical and non-surgical treatments and conservative treatment options, which include casts, splints and braces.

Surgery is often required for complicated situations, such as limb lengthening or shortening and alignment. Our team of highly trained physicians also has extensive experience placing screws and plates to treat fractures and other musculoskeletal injuries.

Osteoporosis Management

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to weaken, making them more fragile and more likely to break when under pressure from a fall or accident. Osteoporosis management  started in conjunction with orthopedic trauma post-surgical appointments to better care for the estimated 80% of patients who are left untreated for osteoporosis after sustaining a fracture. Our team of experts specialize in comprehensive care, preventative medicines and individual treatment plans that include education, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.

For more information or to schedule your appointment today, please call 317.944.9400.