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Our team of highly trained orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists provides the most advanced and comprehensive range of treatment options in the region with one goal in mind — to help you stay active, healthy and pain-free.

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Our Specialities

Comprehensive Orthopedic Care

From total hip and knee replacements to rotator cuff, hand and foot and ankle injuries, we specialize in all types of orthopedic injuries and conditions.

Mako Hip and Knee Replacement

Home to Lafayette’s only Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology, this knee and hip replacement technology is a proven success, with tremendous outcomes.

Physical Therapy

Our specialists will develop a personalized recovery plan specifically for your injury, sport and activity level.

Sports Medicine

Get advanced treatment for sports and fitness-related injuries, including concussions, sprains and tears.

Coordinated Care Makes Your Life Easier

When you're a patient, you can rest assured that your entire team is working from a single medical record to understand your needs. And because your team has 24/7 access to the same information, you won't have to repeat tests or undergo any unnecessary procedures.

Award Winning, Nationally Recognized Orthopedic Program

Meet Our Team 

Blaine Walton, MD

Traumatology & Orthopedics

Brian Etier, MD

Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Shoulder & Wrist

Paul Buzhardt, MD

Hip, Knee & Mako-Assisted Surgery

Otis Drew, MD

Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Orthopedics & Arthroscopy

Adam Kennedy, MD

Hand, Foot, Ankle, Joint Replacements & Orthopedics

Blake Saul, DO


John Schutte, MD

Joint Replacement and Reconstruction & Orthopedics

Scott Yerger, MD

Mako Robotic-Assisted Surgery & Orthopedics

Paul Williams, MD

Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Orthopedics & Arthroscopy

Sagar Shah, MD

Orthopedics Surgery, Hand, Upper Extremity Trauma, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Microvascular Surgeries

Convenient Care Close to You

Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Center
4212 West Congress Street, Lafayette, LA 70506

Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Center at Breaux Bridge
1555 Gary Drive, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital – Kaplan Specialty Clinic
711 N. Montgomery Ave. Kaplan, LA 70548

Quality Orthopaedic Care in Lafayette

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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We Treat All Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Injuries and Conditions

  • Hip and Knee Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Trauma
  • Concussions

When you choose Ochsner Lafayette General, you're opting for the best in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement. Our diverse team of specialists offer a full range of surgical, diagnostic and rehabilitation services to enhance your healing and keep you active.

  • Complete orthopedic diagnostics, lab work and imaging

  • Full-service Emergency Department

  • Pre-surgical preparation, advising and education

  • Streamlined procedures using Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

  • Physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation and post-operative follow-ups

  • A full range of orthopedic surgeries and procedures, including hip, knee, shoulder and more

Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital is the only Center of Excellence in the region to have the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval in three joint replacement certifications - hip, knee and shoulder.

Saturday Injury Clinic

  • 4212 W. Congress St., Ste. 3100
  • Saturdays (Aug. 26-Nov. 18)
  • Registration - 7:30 a.m.
  • High School Athletes
  • No Appointment Necessary
  • Minors Must Be Accompanied By Parent/Guardian
  • 4212 W. Congress Street Suite 3100
  • Saturdays (Aug. 26-Nov. 18)
  • Registration - 7:30 a.m.
  • High School Athletes
  • No Appointment Necessary
  • Minors Must Be Accompanied By Parent/Guardian

Nationally recognized as a high-performing hospital in both hip and knee replacements by U.S. News & World Report.

Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are the only hospitals in Louisiana to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement.