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Dale Snead

Upper Extremity Injury Specialist

Dr. Dale Snead always knew he wanted to be a doctor. His grandmother suffered from leukemia when he was a child, and her diagnosis inspired him to go to medical school so that he could serve people in need. In addition to athletic injuries, Dr. Snead specializes in treating adults with upper extremity disorders.

Dr. Snead is a team orthopedic consultant for Purdue University and Wabash College and the team physician for Warren Central High School. Dr. Snead enjoys spending time with his three children and his wife Betsy. In his leisure time, he enjoys weight training, boating, golfing and traveling.

Areas of Focus

Shoulder Replacement/Reconstruction | Advanced Arthroscopic Techniques | Rotator Cuff Repair, Instability, Capsular Reconstruction | Instability of the Shoulder | Fractures of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand | Ligament and Tendon Injuries of the Elbow and Wrist | Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Fingers


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified
  • Upper Extremity Surgery, Fellowship Trained

Research & Publications

  • Nine articles and chapters in national publications


  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio – BS
  • Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio – MD
  • Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio – Orthopedic Residency
  • Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, Fellowship


  • Alpha Delta Phi, Member, 1984-present
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Member, 1992-present
  • American Medical Association, Member, 1987-present
  • Indianapolis Firebirds, Former Team Physician
  • Indianapolis Medical Society, Member, 1999-present
  • Phi Rho Sigma, Member, 1988-present
  • Purdue University, Lead Team Orthopedic Consultant, 2002-present
  • Student National Medical Association, Member, 1987-present
  • Wabash College, Orthopedic Consultant
  • Warren Central High School, Orthopedic Consultant
There is nothing more rewarding than working with patients and watching them excel. My biggest hope is that by partnering with my patients to implement a personalized plan, together we can get them back to doing the activities they enjoy.
Dale Snead

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Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics to provide tactical athlete services for Greenwood Police and Fire

GREENWOOD, IND. – Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, formerly known as Methodist Sports Medicine, was selected by the City of Greenwood to provide tactical athlete services for its police and […]
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When Is the Right Time for a Joint Replacement?

Living with a joint that isn’t functioning like it should and has been causing you pain can be scary. You may wonder if you need a joint replacement, but are […]
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Franciscan Health Orthopedic Hospital Carmel and Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Now Open

CARMEL, Indiana – The Franciscan Health Orthopedic Hospital Carmel and Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics facility is now open. The Orthopedic Center of Excellence offers a full spectrum of care […]
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Forté Fast Orthopedic Care is designed to provide same-day access to orthopedic specialists for acute injuries. In the event of an emergency, its important to know when to visit the ER over a walk-in orthopedic clinic.

Learn more about Forté Fast at https://bit.ly/3aa58zs.

A true Hoosier at heart, Dr. Gary Gettelfinger has been practicing as an anesthesiologist and chronic pain specialist in Bloomington for more than 20 years. Learn more about Dr. Gettelfinger at https://bit.ly/3NfjBs0.

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Since the very beginning, our docs have played an active role in the community through sports. We're proud to see Drs. Michael Bender and Joseph Maratt sharing that same passion with their little athletes.


As the tactical athletic trainer for Greenwood Police and Fire, Dave Walston keeps police officers and firefighters in top physical shape — which ultimately, makes the community safer. Read more in the story covered by the @DailyJournalNet https://bit.ly/3L9gZKQ

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