The specialty of Sports Medicine has become a primary focal point on the injured competitive athlete over the years. Sports Medicine is not just for the athlete, but for everyone. The specialty has grown to encompass the needs of all individuals with musculoskeletal injury or pain who have a need to maintain or pursue an active lifestyle. OrthoLA has three board certified, fellowship trained Sports Medicine Physicians on staff.

Most injuries and conditions that are treated are not always the result of a sports injury or work related incident. Sometimes they are simply a result of the normal aging process or inactivity. The main focus of our Sports Medicine physicians is the utilization of conservative care first rather than offering surgery as the first option.

OrthoLA is the official provider of orthopaedic care for all Nicholls State University athletes. In conjunction with the Thibodaux Regional Health System’s Sports Medicine department, our sports medicine physicians also provide care for all high school athletes in Lafourche Parish & St. Mary Parish public and private schools. In addition, they care for high school athletes in St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. James, and Terrebonne Parishes.

OrthoLA’s team of Sports Medicine Physicians and their staff are committed to providing the highest level of orthopaedic care to the student athletes in our area. We are available to you, should the need arise.

OrthoLA has two board certified, fellowship trained hand and elbow surgeons on staff. We are proud to have been the first orthopaedic practice in the area to provide this specialty to the communities in our area. Fellowship trained hand surgeons are specially trained to provide care to the hands, wrists and elbows. Our hand surgeons perform numerous procedures, including less invasive non-surgical care.

OrthoLA is committed to offering the most innovative orthopaedic surgical and non-surgical options to improve the lives of patients. The goal at orthoLA is to offer patients more than just an appointment that results in surgery; we invite patients to participate in a comprehensive program that alleviates their pain and improves their quality of life. To that end, we are excited about the introduction of the ROSA system, a robotic-assisted surgical system designed to help perform total knee replacement surgery. Our team of Joint Replacement Surgeons use this cutting-edge equipment when it has been determined to be clinically beneficial.

Our Thibodaux location offers physical and occupational therapy for non-surgical orthopaedic conditions as well as for recovery following various surgical procedures. Our therapy department consists of three physical therapists with almost 40 years of combined experience. They are highly trained in Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) and various Manual Therapy techniques, including dry needling, Graston technique (scraping), spinal and extremity manipulation, and cupping. OrthoLA has four occupational therapists, two of which are Certified Hand Therapists (CHT). Our OT’s offer nearly 40 years of combined experience, as well. The therapy department sees patients five days a week and lunch-time appointments are available.

In the event of a work-related injury, orthoLA will work with the patient and the employer to ensure that the injury is treated with the best care available. In order to do this, we must know if a visit is a work-related accident or injury prior to scheduling the appointment. Failure to notify us upon scheduling the appointment will result in the rescheduling or denial to accept the case. Work-related injury claims must be verified in writing with the employer or their compensation carrier prior to scheduling the appointment. The address and claim number of the compensation carrier, not the employer, are required for treatment. Patients will not receive a bill unless the claim is denied by the employer or the carrier. In that case, the patient will be responsible for all medical expenses. Work-related injury appointments cannot be cancelled or rescheduled without employer permission. We must report missed appointments to the employer. Allow at least one week for the completion of any forms. Fee may apply for the completion of special forms. Please download the work-related injury form and fax to (985) 625-2206 Attention Injured Worker Coordinator.

OrthoLA covers a large spectrum of orthopaedic surgical procedures of the shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, elbow, hand and wrist.

Our surgeons are credentialed at multiple medical facilities throughout southeast Louisiana including, Thibodaux Regional Health System (Thibodaux), Bayou Regional Surgical Center (Thibodaux), Physicians Medical Center (Houma), Franklin Foundation Hospital (Franklin), St. James Medical Hospital (Lutcher), and Southlake Surgery Center (Laplace).

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff/Labral Repair
  • Reverse and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Knee Reconstruction
  • ACL and Multi-Ligament and Transplant
  • Cartilage Restoration and Transplant
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement for Pain, Failed Knee Replacement, or Infection
  • Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Direct Anterior (Minimally Invasive) Hip Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel and Trigger Finger
  • Tendon and Ligament Repair
  • Trauma and Nerve Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Mass/Nodule Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Tendonitis Care/Surgery
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

OrthoLA uses a state-of-the-art digital X-ray system. This system allows us to provide the high quality patient experience that patients have come to expect.

Digital X-ray systems produce higher quality images that can make a meaningful difference in diagnosis and treatment of injuries. This difference also results in time savings, thereby providing the physicians and their staff more time for patient care.

These digital systems have the ability to store the images on CDs so patients can easily keep X-rays for their records.

OrthoLA is staffed with licensed and certified radiology technologists who have been specifically trained in digital imaging.

Bone fractures happen at the most inopportune time. Typically bone fractures require emergency medical treatment at a hospital or surgery center. Fractures must be set back in the proper place and immobilized in a cast or splint in order to heal properly.

OrthoLA has a certified orthopaedic technician that is specially trained in various casting techniques and bracing.  When our physicians determine that a non-surgical intervention is appropriate, patients are able to be fitted for casts and braces in the clinic. Durable Medical Equipment, commonly referred to as DME, can be purchased at our clinics.  There are a variety of items to choose from, including professional grade Biofreeze, orthotic inserts and theraputty.