At OrthoIndy, physicians provide a complete range of orthopaedic care. Most practices specialize in one or two areas of orthopaedics, while OrthoIndy provides complete bone, joint, spine and muscle care. With more than 70 orthopaedic specialists, OrthoIndy is the largest private, full-service orthopaedic practice in the Midwest, and one of the largest in the country. Serving patients from over 10 convenient locations, OrthoIndy’s specialties include: bone tumor and soft tissue oncology, cartilage restoration, foot and ankle, general orthopaedics, hand and upper extremity, hip, knee, non-operative spine, pediatric orthopaedics, physiatry and pain management, shoulder, sports medicine, spine, total joint replacement and trauma.
OrthoIndy has a partnership with a number of local hospitals, including St.Vincent Health. Visit St.Vincent's Medicine & Movement site to learn more about the partnership and the OrthoIndy surgeons providing orthopaedic services at St.Vincent.
In 1962, Dr. Donald Blackwell and Dr. F. Robert Brueckmann founded the Blackwell and Brueckmann Partnership, which became the foundation for a unique medical practice that now spans over four decades. Today, that group is known as OrthoIndy. Within the United States, OrthoIndy ranks among the largest private full service orthopaedic groups and is the largest orthopaedic group in Indiana and the Midwest. Currently the group consists of over 70 physicians, including physicians who specialize in primary care, physical medicine and rehabilitation and anesthesiology. OrthoIndy physicians are involved in producing quality outcomes on the leading edge of research and development of new procedures and techniques.
As OrthoIndy continues to grow, the commitment to quality care that was the foundation of the corporation back in 1962 remains firmly intact. What began as a two-physician groups dedicated to orthopaedic trauma has evolved into a consortium of the finest orthopaedic surgeons in the nation.
On March 1, 2005, OrthoIndy opened the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (IOH) to provide central Indiana residents with complete bone, joint, spine and muscle care in a patient-focused, like-home environment. IOH is one of the most technologically advanced facility available for orthopaedic care in the Midwest. IOH is a physician-owned hospital model, which provides patients with high quality care with the physician involved in every aspect of the patient’s treatment. With the physicians playing the role of the patient advocate, they personally decide what type of treatment is most appropriate and beneficial, putting the care of their patients first and not focusing on the financial bottom line.
IOH has received national recognition from quality ranking and voting agencies including: HealthGrades, Press Ganey and CareChex. Receiving recognition of this magnitude demonstrates that IOH continues to raise the bar in the orthopaedic care provided to the community, state and Midwest.
Download the list of physician owners of IOH
IOH Physician Owners
The physicians and staff at OrthoIndy and IOH are committed to our patients. The following is our commitment to YOU:
At OrthoIndy, our physicians set out to create a patient experience unlike any other in Central Indiana. The result, the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital, one of the highest ranked facilities in the country for patient satisfaction.
Our patients are at the center of everything we do, and their collective experience – both clinically and personally – is the result of every interaction they have with each person in our hospital. And that’s why we strive to treat our patients as members of our own family in a like-home environment. At OrthoIndy and IOH, our highly-skilled physicians and staff are committed to our patients’ health, safety and the comfort of their individual orthopaedic care.