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K Shelbourne, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Indianapolis, IN, Select Specialty Hospital of INpolis


Orthopaedic Surgery Indianapolis, IN

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Our office is now at Community/Westview hospital. We are the Shelbourne Knee Center and treat only patients with knee problems. We have 7 in house knee only therapists and most patients problems can be corrected with nonop treatment. If surgery is needed our patients all have their own PT to make the rehab work for them with the desired outcome. We also collect outcome data on our patients.

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  • We are the only knee specialty center and have our own in house rehab therapist that work will all of our patients to ensure proper outcomes. We specialize in treating all patients nonop if we can. If surgery is needed the same therapists work with their patients postop to ensure they have the best outcomes. We follow all of our patients with data collections on their outcomes and use this data to improve our outcomes over time. We not only collect short term results but have an in house research staff of 4 people that help us follow out patients results for years after their treatment to make sure what we're doing now is understood for how this allows them to function for years in the future. We have follow up data on our ACL patients now greater than 20 years on over 820 patients. This allows us to tell the younger patients we have how they will do in their future and allows us to change things that we do now based on this data. Collecting this data over the years has allowed us to improve our short and long term results for all of our patients.

Education & Training

  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
    University of Wisconsin Hospitals and ClinicsResidency, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1981 - 1982
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineResidency, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1977 - 1981
  • Indiana University School of Medicine/Methodist Hospital
    Indiana University School of Medicine/Methodist HospitalInternship, Transitional Year, 1976 - 1977
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineClass of 1976
  • Wabash College
    Wabash CollegeB.A., Chemistry, 1972

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 1976 - 2023
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Man of the Year Award Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men, 2019
  • Hall of Fame American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2016
  • T. David Sisk Award Sports Health, 2012
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Optimal management of posterior cruciate ligament injuries: current perspectives  
    Shelbourne KD Benner RW, Ringenberg J, Gray T, Orthop Research and Reviews, 1/1/2017
  • Results of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with patellar tendon autografts Objective factors associated with the development of osteoarthritis at 20 to 33 ye...  
    Shelbourne KD, Benner, RW, Gray T, Am J Sports Med, 1/1/2017
  • Prevention and Management of Loss of Motion in ACL Surgery  
    Haro MS, Shelbourne KD, Op Tech Sports Med, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • "The O'Donoghue Triad Revisited. Combined Knee Injuries Involving Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Ligament Tears."
    Shelbourne KD, Nitz PA, Am. J. Sports Med., Surgery of the Musculoskeletal System, International Abstracts of Surgery, 1/1/1992


  • Point/Counterpoint-Staged Procedures versus. Simultaneous Procedures for Locked Bucket-Handle Meniscus Tears with Chronic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. 
    Shelbourne KD, Arthroscopy Association of North America Newletter, Fall
  • Proper Weight Loss in High School Wrestling. 
    Shelbourne KD, Warne JB, The American Grappler, p. 14
  • "Speedier Rehab Proposed Following Meniscal Repair." 
    Shelbourne KD, Based on interview with K. Donald Shelbourne, M.D., Orthopedic Special Edition, Volume 1, Number 1,
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