Dr. K D. Shelbourne, MD

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Dr. K D. Shelbourne, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Shelbourne Knee Center 3630 Guion Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222 Get Directions
(317) 924-8636

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Dr. Shelbourne has dedicated his career to the treatment of knee problems for 30 years. He also pioneered the contralateral...   Read More

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      Shelbourne performed autograft patellar tendon ACL repair in '98. While trying full flexion at 6 months, bone plug pulled out. Patellar tendon became lax at graft site and have suffered progressively worse patellar subluxation ever since. Realize that he will probably change if things go bad -- he'll go full cya and find a way to blame you -- and really think hard about whether you want to risk your knee cap swelling and popping out of place for the rest of your life (consult allograft guys).
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Back Pain
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
      • Limb Pain
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Spondylolisthesis

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Surgery
      • Steroid Injection

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Indiana University / School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1976

      • Internship Hospital
        Methodist Hospital

        Completed in 1977

      • Residency Hospital
        Ind University Hospital

        Completed in 1981

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of Wisconsin Madison

        Completed in 1982

      • Undergraduate School
        Wabash College

        Graduated in 1972

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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      Dr. Shelbourne says...

      Dr. Shelbourne has dedicated his career to the treatment of knee problems for 30 years. He also pioneered the contralateral ACLreconstruction technique for torn anterior cruciate ligaments and developed the accelerated ACL reconstruction rehabilitation protocol utilized around the world. Dr. Shelbourne's specialties include orthopaedic and arthroscopic knee surgery, knee ligament reconstruction, patella realignment, and rehabilitation.

      Dr. Shelbourne began his orthopaedic practice in 1982. He established the Shelbourne Knee Center in 2004, which includes the clinic, surgery, physical therapy, and a research department. His research has focused on advancing the surgical treatment and rehabilitation of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Dr. Shelbourne has performed more than 6000 ACL reconstructions.  The progress and results of surgical patients are closely monitored through this research, which Dr. Shelbourne has shared through the publication of over 150 journal articles and 40 book chapters. He has also given presentations and speeches across the globe to share his knowledge with orthopaedic surgeons worldwide.

      Through his ongoing research, Dr. Shelbourne is able to provide up-to-date treatment and knee rehabilitation methods for patients worldwide. In 1994, Dr. Shelbourne began offering the option of using the patellar tendon graft from the non-injured (contralateral) knee. This advancement in treatment offers patients the ability to rehabilitate their knee faster with more predictable results. Over 2,000 patients have undergone this procedure and most athletes return to their sport by 5-6 months after surgery.

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      Dr. Shelbourne's Care Philosophy

      At Shelbourne Knee Center, the doctors and physical therapists work as a team for a full understanding of your knee condition. This access has proven to be very valuable to our patients' overall recovery, helping athletes get back to playing in as little as 3 months after surgery.

      Our treatments are based on more than 30 years of continual research and are tailored to meet each patient's condition and needs. Our physical therapy department has proven rehabilitation techniques to decrease pain and increase function. In addition, our rehabilitation program can prevent unnecessary surgery for many knee injuries and conditions.

      If surgery is needed, you can be reassured by research that has proven Dr. Shelbourne's surgical techniques and rehabilitation programs to be the most effective and progressive treatments available. Our onsite, fully equipped rehabilitation gym and X-ray department provide both efficiency and convenience during your appointments.

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      Dr. Shelbourne says...

      Nationally, 85% of the surgeons who perform ACL reconstructions do less than 10 ACL surgeries each year. Together at the Shelbourne Knee Center, Dr. Shelbourne and Dr. Benner perform about 250 ACL reconstruction surgeries each year. Dr. Shelbourne himself has conducted more than 6,000 ACL surgeries in his career.

      This unmatched level of experience led to the development of a combined, groundbreaking surgical technique coupled with our specialized pre- and post-operative rehabilitation that can get athletes back on to their sport more reliably with more predictable results. Our data shows that 75% of our high school athletes returned to their sport in less than 6 months and the average is 5 months after ACL surgery.

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      Dr. Shelbourne says...

      Nationally, 85% of the surgeons who perform ACL reconstructions do less than 10 ACL surgeries each year. Together at the Shelbourne Knee Center, Dr. Shelbourne and Dr. Benner perform about 250 ACL reconstruction surgeries each year. Dr. Shelbourne himself has conducted more than 6,000 ACL surgeries in his career.

      This unmatched level of experience led to the development of a combined, groundbreaking surgical technique coupled with our specialized pre- and post-operative rehabilitation that can get athletes back on to their sport more reliably with more predictable results. Our data shows that 75% of our high school athletes returned to their sport in less than 6 months and the average is 5 months after ACL surgery.

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      Dr. Shelbourne says...

      We appreciate the opportunity for feedback. Specific questions and concerns can be addressed by calling Shelbourne Knee Center: 317-924-8636.