Orthopedic Surgeons of Southern Indiana

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Spine Care

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Do you have a sports injury or work-related injury? Does joint pain affect your quality of life? Is your neck or back pain keeping you from the things you enjoy? Your next step to get back on your way to 100% isn't far at all — because the most advanced treatments are available right here in Clark County.

The orthopedic surgeons at Clark Memorial Hospital provide a full complement of care options for arthritis, joint replacement, chronic spine pain and sports-related injuries — along with a caring team that focuses on providing maximum comfort with short recovery times. Our services include:

Joint Replacement

We specialize in a wide array of surgical procedures for replacement of arthritic hips, knees, shoulders and other joints — including minimally invasive techniques.

The Fast Track Joint Replacement Program at Clark Memorial Hospital Center for Orthopedics is recognized as a trusted leader in arthritis care and joint replacement surgery. This program provides a best practice approach in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee or hip by combining:

• Minimally invasive surgical techniques
• Advanced pain management
• Patient education
• Comprehensive after-care

As a result, patients in this program typically experience an easier recovery that minimizes discomfort. They also have a faster recovery so they can return to normal activities sooner.

Learn about a Fast Track Knee and Hip Replacement and arthritis

General Orthopedics

We provide expert care for injuries such as sprains, dislocations and fractures as well as degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis. Our advanced services include:

• Arthroscopic surgery
• Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint surgery
• Foot and ankle trauma repair and reconstruction
• Shoulder repair and reconstruction

Sports Medicine

We know what’s important to athletes — both children and adults — because we work hard at being the best, too. Our sports medicine team offers surgical and nonsurgical care for sports-related conditions like:

• Fractures
• Sprains, strains, and tears
• Overuse injuries like tennis elbow, tendon pain and ligament pain

New! Spine Care

Clark Memorial Hospital now offers comprehensive spine care services for Jeffersonville and Clark County, treating treat back and neck conditions including:

• Degenerative disc disease
• Bulging or herniated discs
• Spine trauma
• Spine fractures
• Neck & back pain
• Bone Spurs
• Spinal Stenosis
• Osteoporosis

Some patients require surgery for spinal conditions, while others can get relief through nonsurgical options like physical therapy and pain management. Our orthopedic spine specialist will work with you to determine your best and fastest path to recovery.

Our Medical Staff

Patrick Bauer, MD

Dr. Bauer received his Master’s degree from the University of Louisville and graduated Magna Cum-Laude from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Louisville. While a resident, Dr. Bauer was honored with the K. Armand Fischer Award and Gerhard Kuntscher Award as most outstanding teaching resident. Dr. Bauer has had presentations with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, including a paper at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Bauer has a publication regarding Manganous Ion Uptake in Oral Streptococci. He is board certified and served as Chief of Surgery at Clark Memorial Hospital for two years.

Nyagon G. Duany, MD

Sports Medicine services for both adult and young athletes. 
Accepting New Patients! Same day and next day appointments available!

NEW! Dr. Duany is one of three providers offering Osteoporosis services. She offers counseling on bone fractures and related osteoporosis risks.  For more information on Osteoporosis and the Bone Health Team, visit our Healthy Screenings page.

Dr. Duany received her Doctorate of Medicine in 2005 and completed a general surgery internship at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her Orthopedic Residency at Howard University in Washington D.C. and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Wellington Sports Medicine University of Cincinnati. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at Bradley University, she played collegiate Division 1 basketball. Since 2006, she has provided team coverage for a number of university and high school sports teams and will continue to do so in southern Indiana. Her primary focus will be Sports Medicine services for both adult and young athletes as well as the diagnosis, treatment and surgery of a wide-variety of orthopedics for the general community.

John Lindner, MD

Dr. Lindner received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Kentucky and his degree in medicine from the University of Louisville, completing his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He was named Administrative Chief Resident in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and was honored with the K. Armand Fischer Award and the Gerhard Kuntscher Award. He served as a major and a staff orthopedic surgeon in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, and was awarded the Preceptor of the Year for the Physician’s Assistant Phase II training while stationed at Scott AFB in Illinois. He has written a publication on Autogenous Corticocancellous Bone Grafting.

New! Spine Surgery
Accepting New Patients!

John T. Mahan, MD, Spine Surgeon

Dr. Mahan offers a comprehensive range of services for patients with chronic spine pain originating from the neck or back. He graduated with a medical degree and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Louisville.  Dr. Mahan obtained a Fellowship at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has has specialized in Orthopedics for over 20 years and most recently practiced over 10 years at Spine Surgery, PSC in Louisville. Dr. Mahan is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Thomas E. Sehlinger, MD

Dr. Sehlinger has a Bachelor’s degree in political science, a Master’s degree in anatomy and a medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery at the University of Louisville, conducting research and publishing articles on the history and development of orthopedic implant devices. He was honored with the Gerhard Kuntscher Award for outstanding teaching resident 1993- 1994 and the Orthopedic Residents Research Award. He has written publications on the Separation of Fuchsian Homologs using High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Thin Layer of Commercial Samples of AmidoBlack. He has served numerous terms on the Clark Memorial Hospital Surgical Review Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Foundation Board. 

Brent M. Walz, MD

Dr. Walz received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology from Indiana University and his degree in medicine from the University of Louisville. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at University of Louisville School of Medicine and served as the Administrative Chief Resident in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He has co-authored a chapter on humeral fracture fixation in Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Fractures. Dr. Walz’s interests include joint replacement, arthroscopy and fracture fixation.