Dr. Joseph Finstein, MD

Dr. Joseph Finstein, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
39 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Finstein, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

Pontchartrain Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

3939 Houma Blvd Ste 21

Metairie, LA 70006
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Finstein performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Foot Sprain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 96% of peers
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Finstein's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Finstein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Finstein "Dr. Finstein specializes in sports medicine including injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, foot and ankle. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at East Jefferson General Hospital. He is the team Orthopedic Surgeon for St Charles Catholic High School and treats many student-athletes throughout the greater New Orleans area. Prior to joining our group, he assisted in the care of athletes from the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, Soul and St. Joseph's University as well as area high schools. Dr. Finstein attended Brandeis University where he played varsity basketball and was named Academic All Conference. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine where he was Treasurer of his class. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Hahnemann University Hospital/ Drexel University where he served as the Administrative Chief resident and won multiple awards including Most Outstanding Resident and Most Outstanding Resident Teacher. He concluded his medical training with a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University where he performed award winning research that was presented nationally. He also served as an Orthopedic Consultant for both the NCAA Division I Women's Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament and the Men's NCAA Division III National Soccer Tournament."


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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Finstein does not have any board certifications listed.

83  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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43  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


    Medical School | Graduated 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Finstein has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Finstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Saint Charles Parish Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment

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Dr. Finstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Finstein to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Finstein's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr Finstein was on call when I fell and shattered my femur. This was on a Friday and he knew how important it was to get the problem taken care of that night rather than waiting until the the next day. Little did I know how lucky I was. He is an excellent surgeon, has a wonderful bedside manner,...more
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