David Flanigan

David Flanigan, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-3600

About Me

I am an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained and certified in sports medicine. I specialize in sports-related injuries. More specifically, my practice is primarily focused on the lower extremity injuries and knee injuries (anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, reconstructions and revisions, meniscal injuries, repair and transplantation, multi-ligament injuries, cartilage injuries and restorative procedures, patella instability corrective surgeries, and ligament and tendon tears).

Dealing with knee and sports-related injuries can range from simple to complex. I believe in involving patients with their care, exploring all options to improve their health and returning them to the best condition possible.

I love my job because The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has allowed me to blend my passion for clinical care, research and education all together. Because of this, I believe patients are receiving the best, most up-to-date care in the United States.

Highlights

  • Director of Cartilage Restoration Program
  • Ohio State Department of Athletics Team Physician
  • Richard O'Connor Award recipient
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Leg Injuries
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Arthroscopy
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Patellar Ligament
  • Quadriceps Muscle
  • Medial Collateral Ligament, Knee
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Patellar Dislocation
  • Menisci, Tibial
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Locations where I practice

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Education and training

Medical Degree

M.D.
University of Iowa College of Medicine
5/30/1998

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery
Northwestern University
6/27/1999 - 6/20/2003

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My background

Fellowship

Orthopaedics-Sports
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
8/1/2003 - 7/30/2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
7/13/2007

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Subspecialty: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)
11/4/2010

My Department

Orthopaedics

Reviews

104 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Flanigan has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

  • Depuy Mitek, Inc.
  • Smith & Nephew
  • vericel
  • Ceterix Orthopaedics
  • Conmed
  • Histogenics Corporation
  • Zimmer Inc.