Dr. Burnham is a fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries in athletes of all ages and competition levels. He has trained with internationally recognized sports medicine experts and has treated athletes from the NCAA, NFL, NHL, MLS, NBA, MLB, professional ballet, and more. He currently serves as team physician for several teams and sporting events throughout the region.

Specific areas of expertise include:

Knee Arthroscopy and Complex Knee Conditions

  • ACL Tears and ACL Surgery (repair, reconstruction)
  • Revision ACL Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Tears (arthroscopic repair and meniscus transplant)
  • Cartilage Repair and Restoration (ACI, OATS, MACI, Bio-Uni, Stem Cell)
  • Return to Play and Injury Screening
  • Extra-articular Tenodesis and Augmentation (IT Band Tenodesis, ALL and ALC Reconstruction)
  • Ligament Tears (PCL, ACL, MCL, LCL, MPFL)
  • Patellar Instability (dislocation, MPFL tear, cartilage damage)
  • Knee Malalignment (Proximal or High Tibial Osteotomy, Tibial Slope Osteotomy, Distal Femoral Osteotomy)
  • Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

Hip Arthroscopy

  • Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement/FAI, CAM Impingement, Pincer Impingement)
  • Hip Labral Tears (Arthroscopic hip labral repair and reconstruction)
  • Sports Hernia/Athletic Pubalgia
  • Hip Psoas Impingement
  • Hip Instability
  • Proximal Hamstring Rupture/Tear
  • Gluteus Tear
  • IT Band Snapping
  • Hip Snapping Syndrome

Additional Sports Injuries

  • Baseball, Football, Softball, Track Throwing Injuries and Pain
  • Running Injuries
  • Overuse Injuries (stress fractures, medial tibial stress syndrome)
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis)


  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP & ACP), Stem Cells, Viscosupplementation

Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • Shoulder Instability and Labral Tears; SLAP Tears
  • Clavicle Fractures, AC Joint, Shoulder Separation
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Frozen Shoulder

Dr. Burnham is a Baton Rouge native and LSU Graduate. During orthopedic surgery residency and sports medicine fellowship he served as a sports medicine physician for high school, college, and professional teams and treated athletes from the University of Kentucky, Carnegie Mellon University, Dusquene University, University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Dr. Burnham’s clinical and research focus has centered around ACL injury treatment and prevention. His specialties also include Meniscus Transplant and Meniscus Repair, Cartilage Restoration, Biologics, Stem Cells and PRP. He has authored over 40 papers and book chapters, and has presented research and instructional lectures at national and international sports medicine meetings.

Learn more about Dr. Jeremy Burnham.