Dr. Michael Hinton, MD

Dr. Michael Hinton, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. Michael Hinton, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in Lake Charles, LA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans in 1989 and specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

230 W Sale Rd

Lake Charles, LA 70605

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Top Care Areas

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

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Hinton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hinton "Dr. Alan Hinton is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been practicing in the Lake Charles area for the past 20 years. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and his specialties include orthopedics as well as sports medicine. Dr. Hinton is a passionate surgeon who is active in both the medical and Lake Charles community. He has written contributions for several scientific publications and given prestigious scientific presentations at places such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Hinton is currently involved in a grassroots research project at McNeese State University and New Orleans BioInnovation Center utilizing stem cells and meniscus regeneration in pigs. As a partner in the Lake Charles community, Dr. Hinton has served as the president for the Calcasieu Area Boy Scouts Council of America and Assistant Scout Master for Troop 5 with First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles. Dr. Hinton also serves as a Lector for Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hinton "Dr. Alan Hinton is a specialist in orthopedics and sports medicine who has operated for over 20 years. From diagnosis to repair and recovery, Hinton Orthopedics will be there every step of the way to make sure you get back to normal in a timely fashion. See our list of services below.

  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Fractures
  • Hand/Elbow
  • Non-surgical procedures
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17  Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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45  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • 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
  • 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
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • McNeese State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Charity Hospital Of La
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • La State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hinton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hinton's Reviews

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16 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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  • 4
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Dr. Hinton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I broke my arm and I just knew I was gonna have to have surgery. I have a huge fear of needles. I went in to see Dr. Hinton the first thing he said no surgery. We are gonna let this heal on its own. I can tell my arm is healing. I am getting stronger by the day. Dr. Hinton you are the most awesome...more
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I would highly recommend this physician. Excellent bedside manners, friendly office staff, convenient parking, no recording when you call (you speak to a live person), fast appointments. You are treated like family when you walk through the door.
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Dr. Hinton listens to the patient and responds to their needs. Takes the time to explore all tests to find the problem if not easily found at first. Has a kind manner and appears to care about his patients.
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Dr. Hinton is amazing. Very good at what he does. Very caring Man. Would do it all over again.
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