Neil L. Duplantier, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon – Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Cartilage Surgery
Dr. Neil Duplantier is an orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and cartilage surgery.
Dr. Duplantier spent an extra year of surgical and medical training after residency to concentrate on the diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries. He has worked with various professional athletic organizations including the Houston – Astros, Texans, Dynamo, and Ballet Company; collegiate teams such as Rice and Loyola; and numerous high school teams in both New Orleans and Houston. He has also had the unique opportunity to provide treatment for the astronauts at Johnson Space Center, and the athletes at the 2016 NCAA Final Four.
Dr. Neil Duplantier graduated as valedictorian from Holy Cross Highschool in New Orleans and attended Louisiana State University for Undergraduate training in Baton Rouge as well as Medical School in Shreveport. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, then a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Duplantier aims to treat all of his patients with the same high quality orthopaedic care that professional athletes receive. He utilizes a minimally invasive approach to the treatment of injuries when possible in order to return patients to sport and work as quickly and safely as possible. He also aims to prevent musculoskeletal injuries before they occur through patient education and a direct focus on proper athletic technique.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
2015-2016 Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
- Sports Medicine Fellowship
2010-2015 Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA
- Orthopedic Surgery Residency
2006-2010 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA
- Degree: MD
2002-2006 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
- Degree Major: BS in Biology
- Degree Minor: Chemistry
Fall 2004 University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
- Study abroad program
HONORS & AWARDS
February 2016 – Burwin Institute of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Certification
February 2015 – LOA Research Award
2014-Present – AOA Emerging Leaders Program
July 2015 – AOA Resident Leader Forum Appointment
October 2014 – Ochsner physician leadership meeting presenter
May 2002 – Valedictorian Holy Cross High school New Orleans
Fellow Membership – Arthroscopy Association of North America
Candidate Member – American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Emerging Leader – American Orthopedic Association
Member – American Medical Association
Member – American Academy or Orthopedic Surgeons
Member – Louisiana Orthopedic Association
Member – Louisiana State Medical Society
Member – Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Honor Society
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Please see publications and presentations page.
Dr. Duplantier specializes in acute and chronic ligament, tendon, or cartilage injuries to all major joints. He primarily treats shoulders, elbows, Knees and Hips. Many of these injuries are either sport or work related, but that is not required. He treats fractures surgically when necessary, but performs casting, bracing, and other non-operative treatments such as specialized injection therapies.
The following is a partial list of common conditions Dr. Duplantier treats:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries
- Posterior Cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
- Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injuries
- Lateral Colateral Ligament (LCL) injuries
- Meniscus tears
- Cartilage injuries (acute and chronic)
- Patellar problems
- Tibial plateau fractures
- Distal femur fractures
- Ligament tears (Tommy John Surgery)
- Biceps / Triceps ruptures
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- Labral tears
- Impingement (FAI)
- Shoulder Dislocations
- Labral tears
- Shoulder separations
- AC joint problems
- Rotator cuff tears
- Biceps tendon tears