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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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This content was provided by Dr. Shelbourne "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."
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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
Difficulty With Walking
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
Indiana University / School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1976
Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
Ind University Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
University Of Wisconsin Madison
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
Awards & Recognition
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Healthgrades Honor Roll
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