Scott-HabetzScott J. Habetz, MD is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. After graduating with Honors in 2000, he began Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at LSU Medical Center- New Orleans, finishing training in 2005. In 2006, he completed subspecialty fellowship training in Upper Limb Surgery at North Shore Hospital and in Sports Medicine at Adidas Sports and in Sports Medicine, both in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. Habetz returned to the Bone and Joint Clinic in 2007. He was elected Chief of Surgery at Ochsner- West Bank in 2013 and continues to serve in that capacity. He is a member of the Greater New Orleans Orthopaedic Society, serving as president in 2015 and 2016. He is an active member in multiple medical societies, including the Jefferson Parish Medical Society, Louisiana Orthopaedic Association, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, among others. He is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, specializing in shoulder conditions and sports medicine, with special interests in shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder arthroplasty.

Dr. Habetz is a lifelong resident of South Louisiana and has resided in the New Orleans area since 1996.


Orthopaedic Surgery
Shoulder Surgery
Sports Medicine

Education and Training

Medical School:

LSU School of Medicine- New Orleans
Graduated in 2000

Residency Training:

LSU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery- New Orleans
Graduated in 2005

Fellowship Training:

Upper Limb Fellowship- North Shore Hospital; Auckland, NZ 2006
Sports Medicine Fellowship- Adidas Sports Medicine; Auckland, NZ 2006

Hospital Affiliations

Ochsner- West Bank
West Jefferson Medical Center
Doctor’s Same Day Surgery

Procedures Dr. Habetz Performs

  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroplasty
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment
  • Hip Fracture Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery – Arthroscopic
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release

Conditions Dr. Habetz Treats

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia/Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger