Jason A. Higgins, M.D. David W. Elias, M.D. Patrick R. Ellender, M.D.


JASON A. HIGGINS, M.D.
EDUCATION & SPECIALITY
Jason A. Higgins, M.D. grew up in Thibodaux, Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Higgins received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Dr. Higgins also performed an externship in Australia as Chief Resident learning different techniques from surgeons abroad. In Los Angeles, he completed fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI). He specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, hip, ankle and elbow.
RESEARCH/EXPERIENCE/COMMUNITY SERVICE
Dr. Higgins participated in a variety of research projects and publications in both trauma and sports medicine. He also wrote a textbook chapter for shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Higgins has extensive experience treating athletic injuries and has been credited as an instructor of orthopedic surgery, teaching shoulder arthroscopy techniques to other orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Higgins served as the team physician for several high schools and universities including the University of Oklahoma. He currently provides consult for a number of NFL players with injuries.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
He is a member of the American Medical Association, Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also a member of the Louisiana Medical Society and the Lafourche Parish Medical Society.
HOBBIES
Outside of the office, Dr. Higgins enjoys time with family, fishing, jogging, hunting, golf and travel.
APPOINTMENTS FOR CONSULTATION
Jason A. Higgins, M.D is available to see patients at Orthopaedic Sports Specialists of Louisiana (OSSL) in Thibodaux. For an appointment, call 985.625.2200.
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DAVID W. ELIAS, M.D.
EDUCATION & SPECIALITY
David W. Elias, M.D. grew up in Monroe, Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Dr. Elias received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed residency at Campbell Clinic with the University of Tennessee in Memphis and subsequently completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy with San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, hip, ankle and elbow.
RESEARCH/EXPERIENCE/COMMUNITY SERVICE
Dr. Elias has participated in a variety of research projects and publications in orthopaedics and sports medicine. He also served as an instructor for arthroscopic surgery. Having worked with numerous high school, college and professional athletic teams including the San Diego Padres, Dr. Elias has extensive experience in treating athletic injuries. Dr. Elias also currently provides consultations for NFL players.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Dr. Elias is a member of the American Medical Association, Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also a member of the Louisiana Medical Society and the Lafourche Parish Medical Society.
HOBBIES
Outside of the office, Dr. Elias enjoys time with family, fishing, hunting and sports.
APPOINTMENTS FOR CONSULTATION
David W. Elias, M.D is available to see patients at Orthopaedic Sports Specialists of Louisiana (OSSL) in Thibodaux. For an appointment, call 985.625.2200.
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PATRICK R. ELLENDER, M.D
EDUCATION & SPECIALITY
Dr. Patrick Ellender received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He performed his Orthopaedic surgical residency at Louisiana State University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in New Orleans. Additionally, Dr. Ellender completed an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Boston. Dr. Ellender specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, hip, ankle and elbow. He also has additional training & experience with cartilage repair and joint preservation surgery.

He is on the active medical staff of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center & Bayou Region Surgical Center.
CERTIFICATION
Dr. Ellender is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Dr. Ellender is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Recipient of 2008, LSU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s
Robert D’Ambrosia Research Award
Recipient of LSU Chief Resident’s Leadership Award
Elected Member of the LSU Medical School Aesculapian Society
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Ellender P, Bruggers J, Sirmon K. Comparison of Surgical Site Infection Rates in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients between a Dedicated Trauma Hospital and a Community University Hospital.

Ellender P, Gomoll A, Minas, T. Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine: 18,2; 2008: 89-96.

Ellender P, Minas T. Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation in the Hip. A case report and technique. Currently in publication for Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine.

Ellender P, Harder A, Higgins LD, Sanosky B. Sports Medicine: Clinical Spectrum of Injury. Text book chapter, currently in publication in Rheumatology, 5th edition.
PRESENTATION
“OCD Lesions of the Knee” presented at Harvard Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Conference, March 16th, 2009.

“The Spectrum of Posterior Shoulder Instability” presented at Harvard Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Conference, January 12th, 2009.

“The Diagnosis and Treatment of Patellofemoral Instability” presented at Harvard Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Conference, October 20th, 2008.

“Comparison of Surgical Site Infection Rates in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients between a Dedicated Trauma Hospital and a Community University Hospital”. Presented at the Louisiana Orthopaedic Society, April 25th, 2008.
HOBBIES
Outside of the office, Dr. Ellender enjoys time with his wife and children, cooking, hunting, fishing, golf and football.
APPOINTMENTS FOR CONSULTATION
Dr. Patrick Ellender is available to see patients at Orthopaedic Sports Specialists of Louisiana (OSSL) in Thibodaux. For an appointment call 985-625-2200.
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Jason A. Higgins, MD

David W. Elias, MD

Patrick R. Ellender, MD

Richard Morvant, Jr., MD

John Hildenbrand, MD
 
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Thibodaux, LA 70301
Phone (985) 625-2200
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