Dr. Russell Linton, MD

Dr. Russell Linton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(26)
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Dr. Russell Linton, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbus, MS and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

670 Leigh Dr

Columbus, MS 39705

Contact Information

(662) 328-1012

Insurance Accepted

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

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Osteoarthritis
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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Linton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Linton "Russell C. Linton, M.D. Undergraduate: B.S. 1980, Mississippi State University Medical School: M.D. 1984, University of Mississippi School of Medicine Post Graduate Education Internship: University of Tennessee, Center for Health Science Surgery 1984-1985 Residency: University of Tennessee, Center for Health Science General Surgery 1985-1986 Campbell Foundation Orthopaedic Surgery 1986-1989 Fellowship: University of Florida, Dept. of Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Fellowship 1989-1990 Board Certification: Part I July 1989 Part II July 1992 Board Certification AAOS July 27, 1992 Recertification March 2002 and 2011 Marital Status: Married Wife: Katherine Danielle Strait Children: Lily, Lola, Llayna Sports Medicine: Southeastern Conference Team Physician of the Year 2009 Assisted Team Physician for Florida Gators, Miami Dolphins as Sports Medicine Fellow Assisted Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears with Orthopaedic Physicals at NFL Combine for over 20 years Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Mississippi State University 1990-present Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for National Champions: East Mississippi Community College Lions Sport Medicine Director for all of the local high schools Provided Sports Medicine care for Mississippi University for Women Athletes Memberships, Etc.: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Mississippi Orthopaedic Association American Medical Association Mississippi State Medical Association Alpha Omega Alpha Prairie Medical Society Willis C Campbell Club Served as a speaker/presenter at: Arthroscopic Association of North America American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Mississippi Orthopaedic Association SEC Sports Medicine Meeting Big Sky Sports Medicine Conference AO Techniques in Surgery MSU Sports Medicine Conference Don Joy Trainers Conference Campbell Clinic Triennial Meeting Residents Conference University of Florida Tennessee Orthopaedic Association"

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Linton "Columbus Orthopaedic Clinic is composed of a group of physicians who are each specialists in their own field of orthopaedics, including orthopaedic surgery, orthopaedic spine surgery, sports medicine and physical therapy.  Because each physician has a subspecialty area of interest with subspecialty training, we are able to provide comprehensive care of musculo-skeletal problems."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • 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)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • 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 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Mississippi.

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • U Tenn Ctr Hlth Scis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Campbell Clinic/ U Tenn Ctr Hlth Scis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Linton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Linton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Linton to family and friends
3.6
based on 26 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Linton's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I am an MSU student from out of state and I had a severe knee injury during the school year. With Dr. Linton's help, I had surgery and recovered very quickly. My only problem is the amount of time I had to wait in the office. They schedule too many appointments!! But to me, it was worth the wait
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Like some of the other patients I've read reviews from, I thought Linton would be a good choice since he's the ortho for MSU. Big mistake on my part...I came out of the surgery looking butchered rather than the "whole about the size of the end of your pinky" like he said. He certainly didn't fix...more
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Wait time is exhausting!!! However he is very very knowledgeable one of the best doctors i have ever seen.. When first opened the practice it was better. Now is overbooked
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Felt like I was very rushed during my appt. I heard from one of the front desk clerks that he schedules 3 patients per one ten minute slot. Knew he was the team dr for MSU so assumed he must be competent. Big mistake. Surgery was like an assembly line. Didn't even see dr before surgery nor...more
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