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Dr. Estrada is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine and performs hip, knee, and partial knee replacements. He has performed hundreds of hip, anterior approach total hip, knee and partial knee replacements a year and uses computer navigation. He is one of only a few doctors in the country certified to perform an innovative shoulder surgery called “reverse shoulder arthroplasty,” used for severe rotator cuff tears with arthritis and severe arthritis.

He is certified in orthopaedic sports medicine and specializes in arthroscopic shoulder surgery for rotator cuff tears. He is the team physician to Country Day School football and Delta Festival Ballet. As a community service, Dr. Estrada provides care to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. He is the former team physician for UNO Athletics.

   Education
   • Tulane University
   • Tulane University School of Medicine
   • University of Alabama at Birmingham - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
   • Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine
 
 
 
Dr. Laborde is a board certified orthopedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has practiced orthopaedic surgery in New Orleans for more than 25 years. Dr. Laborde is a former chairman of Orthopaedic Department at Touro. He has a Masters of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Laborde has done extensive orthopaedic research which has been widely published. He has also made over 50 presentations to a variety of audiences throughout the United States. He has teaching appointments at Tulane and Louisiana State University Schools of Medicine.  
 
 
   Education
   • Tulane University
   • Tulane University School of Medicine
   • University Hospitals of Cleveland - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
 
   Professional Affiliations
   • Research Fellow - Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland
 

 
 
Dr. Lurie is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with experience in adult reconstruction, sports medicine and fracture care. He holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He graduated with honors from the University of South Alabama School of Medicine and completed his residency and internship with the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Oschner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, La. where he was chief resident.
 
Dr. Lurie performs total knee, total hip, and shoulder replacements, as well as numerous arthroscopic surgeries of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Lurie has special interests in sports injuries of the active adult and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  
 
   Education
   • Birmingham Southern College
   • University of Alabama College of Medicine
   • Oschner Clinic Foundation - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
  
 
Richard L. Meyer, Jr., M.D.
 

Dr. Meyer is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon in hip and knee reconstructive surgery. His expertise includes Anterior Approach Total Hip replacements, computer assisted knee replacements, custom knee instrumentation for total knee replacements, partial knee replacements, and complex revision surgery. He has performed thousands of total hip and knee replacements using Computer Navigated technology, and is the first Louisiana physician to use the Ci computer system. Dr. Meyer also is a clinical instructor of anterior hip surgery and computer navigation surgery. With fellowship training in sports medicine as well, Dr. Meyer specializes in athletic injuries including arthroscopic knee surgery. He has severed as a team physician for various college and high school athletic teams.

   Education

   • Johns Hopkins University
   • Tulane University School of Medicine
   • Tulane University Orthopaedics Surgery Residency
   • Fellowship - Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Tulane University
   • Fellowship - Sports Medicine and Hand Surgery, University of Virginia
 

 

Dr. Tender, board certified by American Board of Neurological Surgery, graduated medical school at the top of his class from Craiova Medical School in Craiova, Romania, before completing an extensive postgraduate curriculum specializing in neurological and spinal surgery. Following medical school, he attended the Institute of Cerebrovascular Diseases neurosurgery program in Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Tender finished the remainder of his medical training in the U.S., completing a general surgery program at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and a neurosurgery program at the Louisiana State University School (LSU) of Medicine in New Orleans. He also completed extensive research in pain inhibition procedures at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Tender is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He has authored more than 19 publications and 20 presentations on the topic of spinal and neurosurgical treatments.

   Education

   • Craiova Medical School
   • Institute of Cerbrovascular Diseases - neurosurgery program
   • University of Tennessee - general surgery program
   • Louisiana State University School of Medicine - neurosurgery program
   

 
Dr. Watson is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery who graduated with honors from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was elected as Administrative Chief Resident for Orthopaedic Surgery.
 
Dr. Watson performs total hip, total knee, partial knee and customized knee replacements. He is certified to perform reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Dr. Watson serves as team physician for Holy Cross Athletics, Country Day High School and the Delta Festival Ballet.
 
   Education
   • Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN
   • Tulane University School of Medicine
   • University of Alabama at Birmingham - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
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