NASS has named its 2023 class of "20 under 40," highlighting 20 musculoskeletal-focused physicians under 40 making a name for themselves in the orthopaedic and spine industry. We are excited to announce that Dr. Andrew S Zhang has had the prestigious honor of being selected for the 2023 Class.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is committed to patient care, education, and research. We are dedicated to our patient population throughout the State of Louisiana and ARK-LA-TEX region and strive to educate our Orthopaedic Residents and instill life-long learning in the practice of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
1501 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
Phone: (318) 675-6180
Fax: (318) 675-6186
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Clinic
Phone: (318) 626-2280
Fax: (318) 626-2279
Clinic at 950 Olive Street
Phone: (318) 813-7100
Fax: (318) 813-7120
Phone: (318) 675-4313
Fax: (318) 675-6186
Biomechanics is especially important in Orthopaedic Surgery, a specialty that requires precision to treat injuries relating to bones, joints, tendons, muscles and other aspects of the body’s musculoskeletal system. LSU Health Shreveport faculty physicians, medical students, residents and researchers are teaming up in the Biomechanics Laboratory to assist Orthopaedic surgeons in the development and evaluation of surgical approaches.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers a Five Year Residency Training Program. Three PGY-1 positions are filled each year through the National Resident Matching Program. The residents rotate through four Shreveport hospitals: Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center, Shriners Hospital for Children, Overton Brooks Veteran Administration Medical Center and Willis Knighton.
Red River Radio - Health Matters, LSUHS Orthopaedic Surgeons join a discussion on recognizing the signs of heat exhaustion caused by extreme temps or overexertion along with the prevention and treatment of some other common sports injuries.
318 Forum - May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and Dr. Shane Barton, LSUHS Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, encourages us to lead a healthy and active lifestyle by engaging in regular physical activity and participating in sports.
Dr. Kevin Perry, LSUHS Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, performed the first procedure in Louisiana using the MAXFRAME AUTOSTRUT™ Multi-Axial Correction System at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center.
LSUHS is 1 of 25 sites selected to participate in the Surgical Timing and Rehabilitation (STaR) trial, a $4.5 million multicenter trial that is sponsored by the Department of Defense and contracted through the University of Pittsburgh, to investigate timing of multi-ligament knee surgery.
The Biomechanics Lab compares different surgical techniques side-by-side, with the goal of getting people back to work and athletes back to sport sooner. Dr. Giovanni Solitro, lab director, shares, “What I really love about this work is that it allows us to be protagonists. We can bring more innovation to the patient.”
Shreveport Times - LSUHS faculty published an article in the Journal of the AAOS, which is being used by institutions around the country for guidelines on elective and urgent surgical selection for orthopaedics during the COVID-19 pandemic.
LSU Health Shreveport has named Dr. James Morris as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Dr. Shane Barton as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Faculty Development.
Shreveport Times - During a global pandemic which has literally taken the breath away of so many, LSUHS scientists and researchers have been working to increase the safety and efficacy of emergency ventilation. The Tidal Volume Monitor project is spearheaded by the LSUHS Device group.
Shane Barton, chair of orthopaedic surgery at LSU Health Shreveport, shares that it was really important to ensure the safety of the athletes along with others involved. We are honored to be able to support the event with our team of sports medicine physicians.
Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS) strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. The institution is committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling its mission by utilizing the rich talents of individuals who contribute different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the work and learning environment and who reflect the varied populations of Louisiana. As such, the institution adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. LSUHS is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.