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Alan Hinton MD
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Alan Hinton MD

(337) 477-5252
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    (Board Certified)
  • Memorial Medical Group

Primary Office

230 West Sale Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 477-5252
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
(Closed for lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm)
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Physician Bio

Dr. Alan Hinton is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been practicing in the Lake Charles area for the past 20 years. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and his specialties include orthopedics as well as sports medicine.

Dr. Hinton is a passionate surgeon who is active in both the medical and Lake Charles community. He has written contributions for several scientific publications and given prestigious scientific presentations at places such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.Dr. Hinton is currently involved in a grassroots research project at McNeese State University and New Orleans BioInnovation Center utilizing stem cells and meniscus regeneration in pigs.

As a partner in the Lake Charles community, Dr. Hinton has served as the president for the Calcasieu Area Boy Scouts Council of America and Assistant Scout Master for Troop 5 with First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles. Dr. Hinton also serves as a Lector for Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. You should ask him about his bees.


College: McNeese State University, Chemical Engineering
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Internship: Charity Hospital New Orleans, Orthopedics
Residency: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Orthopedics
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Other Specialties/Certifications

ABOS Subspecialty Certification Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2010

Areas of Expertise

Knee Surgery
Utilizing the latest arthroscopic, total and partial knee replacement techniques, Dr. Hinton specializes in rapid recovery knee replacement surgery, as well as ACL, meniscus repairs and meniscus transplants. Most patients spend one night in the hospital following replacement. It has been clearly shown that recovery in the home is better and more comfortable for the patient.

Shoulder Surgery
Utilizing the latest arthroscopic, total, partial & reverse shoulder replacement techniques for rotator cuff, labral and bicep repair, Dr. Hinton excels at restoring shoulder function and physical independence.

Hip Surgery
Utilizing the computer-assisted, anterior approach, Dr. Hinton has elevated his skill by learning the anterior approach to hip replacement from Dr. Joel Matta in Santa Monica, California. The anterior approach allows for much less pain in the initial recovery period and reduces the risk of dislocation and limp.

Hand & Elbow Surgery
From carpal tunnel, broken fingers, ganglion, trigger finger and epicondylitis are just a few of hand disorders and problems that Dr. Hinton specializes in. His interest and expertise in hand and elbow problems began during his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. His dedication to providing upper extremity care for student athletes has continued since that time and he is well-known as a sports medicine specialist.

Fracture Surgery
Specific treatment of broken bones and fractures depends on a variety of factors, including the severity, location and type of recovery required for each fracture. Fractures like people are individual. While certain bones are able to heal through wearing a cast, others require invasive procedures, such as bone fracture repair.

Non-Surgical Procedures
Not all injuries or conditions require surgery. Cortisone and lubricant injections, therapy and braces can sometimes be just as effective. Dr. Hinton considers all the options not just surgical ones including therapy, medication and even lifestyle changes. The right brace or injection may be just the right treatment depending on the type and severity of your orthopedic problem

Areas of Interest

Dr. Hinton is proud to offer the best orthopedic care in the Lake Charles area with a team that takes the time to fully understand your questions and concerns. His quality of care is unmatched, and you’ll discover that your health is our priority.

​Dr. Hinton also remains on the forefront of orthopedic medical research, keeping up with the newest, most effective techniques to ensure that all of his patients receive the best care possible.


  • Hinton, M.A.; Heinrich, S.D.; Cracer, R. Idiopathic diabetic muscular infarction: the role of ultrasound, CT, MRI and biopsy. Orthopaedics 1993; 16(5): 623-625.
  • Hinton, M.A.; Harris, M.D.; King, A.G. Cervical spondylosis: report of two cases. Spine 1993; 18(10): 1372-1396
  • Hinton, M.A.; Parker, A.W.; Drez Jr., D.J. The subscapularis insertion and myotendinous junction. J. Shoulder Elbow Surg. 1994.
  • Duval, M.J.; Parker, A.W.; Drez, Jr., D.J.; Hinton, M.A. The anterior humeral circumflex vessels and the axillary nerve. Orthop. Rev. 1993; 22(9): 1023-1026.
  • McCartney, D.; Hinton, M.A.; Heinrich, S.D. Operative stabilization of pediatric femur fractures. Ortho. Clinic North Amer. 1994; 25(4): 635-650.
  • Zembo, M.M.; Hinton, M.A.; Kelleher, K. Experience with small wire circular external fixator in lower extremities of children. Orthopaedics International 1992; 1(1): 30-39.

Accepted Health Plans

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