People with sports injuries and joint pain have brand new solutions in the Platteville area.
The Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health opened Monday, directed by home-grown and Harvard-trained orthopedic surgeon Joshua Lindsey, M.D.
Lindsey is a Mineral Point native whose arrival brings southwest Wisconsin advanced orthopedic and sports injury expertise as well as the very latest in surgical techniques. As part of Southwest Health, the Orthopedic Institute and Lindsey also both accept a wide array of insurances.
The Orthopedic Institute is a newly constructed patient-centered joint care and sports medicine facility with expert staff, providing the best possible patient experience and outcomes.
Lindsey, who specializes in orthopedic surgery with an emphasis on hip and knee replacement, shoulder, and arthroscopic procedures, earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin. He completed a highly competitive Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2012. His professional training beyond residency is rare and exceptional in that he has completed two advanced fellowships — a hip and knee replacement fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and a shoulder and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Rochester in upstate New York.
Among Lindsey’s areas of special expertise include direct anterior hip replacement, an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that allows patients a faster return to daily activities.
“This new hip surgery method is muscle sparing, a medical term that translates to fewer days in the hospital and less pain,” he said. “With this advanced technique we can reach the hip through the natural gap between muscles, no longer having to detach and reattach hip or thigh muscles.”
The technique involves a smaller incision, about half of length of standard techniques. That means less muscle trauma, smaller scars, a shorter hospital stay, and less pain. Lindsey finds other medical advantages to the technique as well, including improved leg length control, a lower dislocation risk, and a speedier return to normal activities with fewer restrictions.
Lindsey also has the ability to customize knee implants, matching them to patients’ size and shape, resulting in a more natural feel and alignment. Additionally, patients will appreciate Dr. Lindsey’s advanced pain protocols that help minimize post-operative pain and allow a quicker return to function. “My decision to spend an additional two years of training in Fellowships has definite benefits. The volume and complexity of surgical cases I have handled provides me with valuable experience that will help my patients.”
Married with three young children, Lindsey is the son of obstetrician and gynecologist Everett Lindsey, M.D., who is well known in the region. “We’re delighted to be back in southwest Wisconsin and are looking forward to raising our family in the same healthy, wholesome, rural environment I grew up in.”