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Scott Linger

Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Scott Linger loves educating each and every patient regarding their diagnosis and treatment options, whether non-operative or surgical. He lives and practices full-time in Bloomington, where he evaluates patients of all ages and activity levels. He has extensive sports medicine experience having worked with multiple BigTen universities. 

He also provides orthopedic care to local high school athletes including game-day coverage for Bedford North Lawrence High School. Dr. Linger enjoys time with his wonderful wife and two growing children.  They attend and volunteer at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. He also spends time working on his golf game, running, cycling and coaching his kid's sports teams.

Areas of Focus
Shoulder and Knee Surgery | Sports Medicine | Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery | ACL Reconstruction | Meniscus Repair | Meniscus Transplant | Cartilage Restoration | Complex Knee Ligament Reconstruction |  Malalignment | Patellofemoral Surgery | Partial and Total Knee Replacement | Rotator Cuff Repair | Shoulder Labral Tears | Shoulder Instability | AC Joint Reconstruction | Clavicle Fractures | Superior Capsular Reconstruction | Subacromial Balloon Spacer | Shoulder Replacement

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified
  • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship Trained
  • Medical License, State of Indiana

Education

  • Purdue University School of Pharmacy, Valedictorian
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • University of Minnesota and TRIA Orthopedic Center, Bloomington, Minnesota - Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship

Positions

  • Bedford North Lawrence High School, Orthopedic Care Physician
  • Indiana University Athletics, Orthopedic Consultant
  • Educator for Indiana University Athletic Training Program

Awards

  • Outstanding Chief Resident Award, Indiana University                                                  
  • Best Resident Presentation, Indiana Orthopedic Society             
  • Top Acts Physician of the Year Nominee, Eskenazi Health              
  • Outstanding Resident Teacher, IU School of Medicine                   
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Member
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I hope every patient who leaves my office has an understanding of their diagnosis. My job as a surgeon is to fix anatomy; my job as a physician is to educate my patients.
Scott Linger

patient Success Stories

Cheryl Koryta

Knee Replacement Patient

Cheryl Koryta came to Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics for treatment due to arthritis in her knee. Just a few months after knee replacement performed by Dr. Scott Linger, she is able to take long walks with her husband again.

Tony Constantine

Shoulder Patient

Tony Constantine of Bloomington, Indiana came to our facilities for treatment due to pain in his shoulder from an injury sustained while walking dogs.

Just a few months after rotator cuff repair performed by Dr. Scott Linger and physical therapy, Tony can get back to woodworking and enjoy his retirement.

Don Clontz

Shoulder Patient

Maintaining the grounds at Oliver Winery and keeping up with his grandson means everything to Don Clontz. When his shoulder gave out after repetitive lifting last summer, Don was determined to return to his active lifestyle before the next mowing season.

After a rotator cuff repair performed by Dr. Scott Linger and weeks of physical therapy, Don is back in action and feeling better than before.

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Why One-On-One Pre-Op Education is Crucial for Joint Replacement Patients

Oct. 13, 2022
People’s lifestyles don't come in a one-size-fits-all form, Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics physical therapist Monica Schrader explains. For that very reason, when it comes to joint replacement surgery, taking […]
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