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John C. Hildenbrand IV, M.D.

Dr. Hildenbrand has conducted a variety of research projects and has written several publications on hand and wrist surgery, including several textbook chapters.

Dr. Hildenbrand’s practice provides the best operative and non-operative care for general orthopaedic needs and hand, wrist, and elbow problems. His knowledge of advanced treatments using the newest proven techniques offers patients the highest quality of care for their upper extremity needs. Dr. Hildenbrand has extensive experience treating children, adults, athletes, artists, musicians, and laborers. His office is located at The Louisiana Hand and Elbow Center.

Fellowship Training

The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center – Indianapolis, Indiana. Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

Residency

University of Oklahoma Health Science Center’s Department of Orthopaedics
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Professional Societies

The American Association of Hand Surgery
The American Society of Surgery of the Hand
The American Society of Peripheral Nerve
American Medical Association
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Louisiana Medical Society
Lafourche Parish Medical Society
Louisiana Orthopaedic Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Research/Experience/Community Service

“Early Clinical Results Using the Osteochondral Shortening Osteotomy Technique for Ulnar Carpal Impaction” April 2010

“Outcome Assessment after Corrective Osteotomy and Volar Plating for Distal Radius Malunions” June 2008

Book Chapter: Principles of Hand Surgery and Therapy, “Metacarpal Fractures and Dislocations,” 2008

Book Chapter: Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports, “Epidemiology of Archery Related Hand Injuries,” 2007

“An Epidemiologic Study of Congenital Hand Anomalies,” 2007

“Osteochondroma of the Scaphoid – Case Report,” 2006

“The Treatment of Tibial Shaft Fractures with Small Diameter Non-reamed Intramedullary Nails,” LSU Orthopaedic Department, 2003

“Epidemiology of Archery Injuries”- Oklahoma University Visiting Professorship, June 2009

“Nerve Physiopathology”- Doctors Demystify the Nerve, April 2009

“Radial Head Arthroplasty” – Oklahoma Grand Rounds, February 2009

“Outcome Assessment after Corrective Osteotomy and Volar Plating for Distal Radius Malunions” – Oklahoma University Visiting Professorship, June 2008

“Elbow Arthroscopy”- Doctors Demystify the Elbow, April 2008

“An Epidemiologic Study of Congenital Hand Anomalies,” – Oklahoma University Visiting Professorship, May 2007

“Osteochondroma of the Scaphoid – Case Report,” – Oklahoma University Visiting Professorship, June 2006

Honors/Extracurricular

Basic Life Support instructor-volunteer, 2000-2003
“Day with the Docs” volunteer, 2001
Class challenge review committee member, 2001
USMLE Step 2b pilot program simulated patient volunteer, 2002
Krewe of Endymion member, 2001
Medical/Dental School Intramural Football, 2000-2004
ULM President’s list, 1993 – 1996
Counselor for Med-Camps of Northeast Louisiana, summers of 1995 – 1998
Counselor for Camp Quality of Louisiana and Med-Camps of Northeast Louisiana (both are camping and support programs for children with various disabilities or cancer), summer of 1996
Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society (ULM)
Organizer/Participant tutoring program: biology and zoology (ULM), 1996 – 1998
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity (LSU)
Panel Judge for the United Way’s Golden Rule Youth Service Award, 1997
Intramural sports including football, soccer, basketball, and softball, 1991-1996
First Team All-American Award for Collegiate Flag Football, 1997 and 1998
National Champion in Collegiate Flag Football, 1997
University Of Louisiana in Monroe collegiate athlete in soccer, 1996-1998
Coach for community soccer team, high school soccer team and youth football team, 1995-1997
Intramural sports including football, soccer, basketball, and softball, 1996-1998
Undergraduate Education (1991 –1996)

Appointments for Consultation

John C. Hildenbrand IV, M.D. is available to see patients at and is located at The Louisiana Hand and Elbow Center within orthoLA in Thibodaux, Raceland and Houma. For an appointment, call 985.625.2200.