Dr. Neil Duplantier is an orthopedic 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 in Houston Texas.
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. Dr. Duplantier aims to treat all of his patients with the same high-quality orthopedic 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.