Dr. Alan Hinton, a Lake Charles native, has been in private practice in Lake Charles since February 1995. Dr. Hinton specializes in orthopedic and sports medicine. Dr. Hinton’s orthopedic 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 orthopedic 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. 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 served as the Medical Director and the Chairman of the Board at ICSC for two years. 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, First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles. Dr. Hinton also donates time to serve on several charitable boards and organizations.