Welcome to orthoLA! OrthoLA is committed to providing effective, innovative, orthopaedic care with the highest level of integrity, compassion and professionalism. We are proud to have been the first orthopaedic practice in the area to provide the communities we serve with board certified, fellowship trained hand surgeons and a joint replacement and reconstruction specialist. With 7 of the leading orthopaedic surgeons in Louisiana, orthoLA focuses on conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, and foot.

OrthoLA specializes in treating individuals and athletes of all ages with musculoskeletal injuries that affect their ability to function. Whether the injury occurred in the workplace, on the playing field, or anywhere in between, the physicians at orthoLA are committed to helping you get your life back!

Your health and comfort are our first priority. In addition to high-quality patient care, we strive to provide you with personal attention. Our goal is to make your visit to our office as comfortable and convenient as possible.

For your convenience, orthoLA has five clinic locations, Thibodaux, Houma, Franklin, LaPlace, and Raceland.

Our Physicians

Jason A. Higgins, MD
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery
David W. Elias, MD
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery
Patrick R. Ellender, MD
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery
John C. Hildenbrand IV, MD
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Eric Greber, MD
Joint Replacement and Reconstruction Surgery
Allen Borne, MD
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
William S. Johnson, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery