Dr. Brian Elmlinger, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Elmlinger
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

South Central KY Orthopedics

106 COLUMNS PLAZA DR Glasgow, KY 42141

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(270) 651-9390

Dr. Brian Elmlinger, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Glasgow, KY and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Elmlinger has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs, Hip/Pelvic Bones, and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Louisville medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cumberland County Hospital and Jane Todd Crawford Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Elmlinger to book an appointment.


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Dr. Elmlinger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Balanced Pathway-KY HMO
Balanced Pathway-KY PPO
Baptist HCA-KY
Blue Access - UL1 Tiered Network-KY PPO
Blue Access-KY
Blue Access-KY PPO
Blue Preferred-KY
Blue Traditional-KY
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Blue Access-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway X-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway X-KY HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Gold Pathway X-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
KentuckyOne-KY
Lumenos Plans-KY
Methodist Hospital-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Pathway X-KY HMO
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Pathway-KY HMO
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Platinum Pathway-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO Plus
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Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
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Silver Pathway X-KY HMO
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Silver Pathway-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmlinger treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Elmlinger treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmlinger treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Elmlinger treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmlinger treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Elmlinger treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmlinger treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Elmlinger treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmlinger treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Elmlinger treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmlinger treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Elmlinger treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmlinger treats Shoulder Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Elmlinger treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Broken Arm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmlinger treats Broken Arm more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Elmlinger treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmlinger treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Elmlinger treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmlinger treats Elbow Injuries more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Elmlinger treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmlinger treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 56% of their peers

Dr. Elmlinger treats this condition more than 56% of their peers

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Dr. Elmlinger's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Most importantly he listens to what you say. Would recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic care.
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Charley K. – Aug 30, 2019
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Excellent Dr.; Took plenty of time reviewing my MRI with me and explaining my injury. He gave me an injection (didn’t want to rush into surgery) which helped temporarily. Wonderful personality. I definitely recommend him and will be going back for this and another issue.
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Julie Erdahl in Burkesville , KY – Dec 31, 2018
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Dr. Elmlinger is very down to earth. He listens and addresses your concerns. Highly recommend. Only downfall is related to wait time at office visits. One day I was there 3 hours. Next visit I was there 45 mins. :/
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Ap83 in Glasgow, KY – Dec 29, 2016
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Very knowledgeable, compassionate, and kind.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As an orthopedic surgeon and former physical therapist, my goals for patients are to treat their injuries in a comprehensive fashion, which emphasizes surgery only when necessary and includes their input in finding solutions. I take time with my patients, because I believe listening to them allows for better treatment outcomes.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2011
University Of Florida-Jacksonville
Residency Hospital
2007
University Of Florida-Jacksonville
Internship Hospital
2006
University Of Louisville
Medical School
1998
Masters Physical Therapy
1998
University Of Kentucky
1994
University Of Kentucky
Undergraduate School

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Locations

South Central KY Orthopedics

South Central KY Orthopedics106 COLUMNS PLAZA DR Glasgow, KY 42141
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Cumberland County Hospital

Burkesville, KY

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Jane Todd Crawford Hospital

Greensburg, KY

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

Monroe County Medical Center

Tompkinsville, KY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Russell County Hospital

Russell Springs, KY

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

T J Health Columbia

Columbia, KY

T.J. Samson Community Hospital

Glasgow, KY

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

The Medical Center At Caverna

Horse Cave, KY

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

Wayne County Hospital

Monticello, KY

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average