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M. Alan Hinton MD

M. Alan Hinton MD

(337) 477-5252
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedics

Primary Office

230 West Sale Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 477-5252
(337) 502-5066

Physician Bio

    Dr. Alan Hinton, a Lake Charles native, has been in private practice in Lake Charles since February 1995. Dr. Hinton specializes in orthopaedic and sports medicine. Dr. Hinton’s orthopaedic practice focuses on all arthroscopic surgical procedures of the knee and shoulder. He has a special interest in all arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery and all arthroscopic knee surgery. In addition, Dr. Hinton does knee replacement surgery and shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Hinton has training in the latest surgical techniques available for these procedures.

    In addition, Dr. Hinton treats acute orthopaedic injuries such as sprains and broken bones and can often have patients seen in his office the day that they call for an appointment. Dr. Hinton offers in office MRI scanning. Dr. Hinton is in solo practice. His entire staff and facility are oriented towards personal attention to each and every patient. Dr. Hinton’s professional affiliations include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Arthroscopy Association of North America and The American Association of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He also recently fulfilled the requirements to receive the Certificate of Added Qualification in the field of Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. To receive this special designation the ABOS requires a physician devote significant time to the field of sports medicine by providing care to team and individual sports participants. The ABOS reviews the surgeons case load and type of cases to ensure the surgeon does an above average amount of sports type cases.

    Dr. Hinton is currently serving as the president for the Calcasieu Area of Council Boy Scouts 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 OLQH Church.


  • Calcasieu Parish Medical Society
  • Louisiana State Medical Society
  • Louisiana Orthopaedic Association


College: McNeese State University
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Residency: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania Health Care System

Areas of Expertise

Arthroscopic Surgery of the Hip, Knee and Shoulder
Sports related injuries and chronic conditions

Areas of Interest


  • 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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