David Flanigan

David Flanigan, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Foot Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Leg Injuries
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Arthroscopy
  • Patellar Dislocation
  • Menisci, Tibial
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Cartilage

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
University of Iowa College of Medicine
5/30/1998

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

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My Background

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

205 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.7
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.5

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2018

He spends enough time with me to explain everything and isn't rushing out the door. He also explains things in ways I can understand. He seems to really care about his patients and their outcomes.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2018

Dr Flanigan is awesome! He is so smart but doesn't act Superior and always listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 09, 2018

My visit with Dr. Flanigan was great. He was very proud of my test results and gave me much praise for my hard work!!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Respectful and caring work environment.

Reviewed on Aug 03, 2018

Professional, clear, knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Very good. Professional, attentive. Clearly knows his field. I feel I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Felt comfortable in his hands. Pretty confident that this was the right procedure and he could do a good job.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

very nice and gave me all info of my upcoming treatment

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2018

Dr. Flanigan is amazing.

Reviewed on Jun 07, 2018

The physicians articulately explained my injury, available treatments, and risks. They listened to my concerns and I did not feel rushed.

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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 03/26/2018, Dr. Flanigan has reported relationships with the companies or entities 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 614-293-8000.

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