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Clark Orthopedic & Spine
Orthopedics, Spine Care and Sports Medicine
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 providers at Clark Memorial Health provide both surgical and non-surgical care for arthritis, joint replacement, sports medicine, osteoporosis and 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:
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 Health 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
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
• Foot and ankle trauma repair and reconstruction
• Shoulder repair and reconstruction
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:
• "Tommy John" surgery
• Sprains, strains, and tears
• Overuse injuries like tennis elbow, tendon pain and ligament pain
Clark Memorial Health 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
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 Health for two years.
Shane Kibbe, MD
Sports Medicine services
Accepting New Patients! Same day and next day appointments available.
Dr. Kibbe will see patients at our Jeffersonville, New Albany and Scottsburg offices.
While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Kibbe, played football at John Hopkins University. In his senior year, he had a sports injury that required treatment and began his interest in Sports Medicine. Dr. Kibbe received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Toledo and finished his residency training at the University of Louisville Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Kibbe completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Beacon Orthopaedics in Cincinnati, OH. He has provided medical team coverage for the Cincinnati Reds, Xavier University, Morehead State University and Arch Bishop Moeller High School sports programs. While his primary focus is Sports Medicine specializing in baseball injuries, "Tommy John" surgery, shoulder injuries, fractures and overuse injuries, he also sees patients with general orthopedic issues including arthritis and knee and hip replacement surgery.
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.
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 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.
NEW! Primary Care Sports Medicine
Jennifer Teeter, DO
Dr. Teeter comes to Clark Orthopedic & Spine from Western New York and most recently practiced nonsurgical Sports Medicine at Northtowns Orthopedics in the Buffalo New York. She is a certified Clinical Densitometrist/Osteoporosis Specialist and is one of three providers on Clark's Bone Health Team. Dr. Teeter was the team physician for the Canadian Women’s Lacrosse National Team and participated in World Cups in Germany, Scotland, and England. She was also the head team physician at Hilbert College (Division III) from 2010 until 2018. She provided medical and sports medicine services. Dr. Teeter previously served as the head team physician for the Western New York Flash, women's professional soccer.
Dr. Teeter received her Doctor of Osteopathy in 2006 at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie PA and completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Buffalo in 2010. She is certified by the Primary Care Sports Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice.
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.