Dr. Judson Penton, MD

Dr. Judson Penton, MD

Orthopedic Arthroscopy  |  
Male  |  
Age 39
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Dr. Judson Penton, MD is an orthopedic arthroscopy specialist in Lafayette, LA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic arthroscopy, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

108 Rue Louis XIV

Lafayette, LA 70508

Contact Information

(337) 235-8007

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
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Runner's Knee
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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more than 98% of peers
Joint Pain
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more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Penton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Penton "Judson L. Penton, MD is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. He treats a wide variety of athletic injuries and holds a certificate of advanced qualification in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Penton completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. There, he gained further expertise in the latest arthroscopic surgical techniques while training under two past presidents of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He received his orthopedic surgery residency training at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Penton is currently a member of the medical staff supporting men's and women's Division I varsity sports at the University of Louisiana. Previously, Dr. Penton was the head team physician and orthopedic surgeon for all men's and women's Division I varsity sports at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. He also served as the Medical Director of Sports Medicine for North Oaks Hospital System and was recognized as a four-time recipient of the North Oaks Health System Champion, awarded for excellence in healthcare. Dr. Penton is an active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS), and the Louisiana Orthopedic Association (LOS)."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

Dr. Penton does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Penton has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Penton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Penton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Penton to family and friends
3.7
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Penton's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I have Cerebral Palsy and have had multiple surgries with a doctor in Shreveport. Once I got too old (18+ b/c it was a childrens hospital), I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find another great doctor like the one I grew up with. Dr Penton performed a surgery using a scope on my left hip to...more
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