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Scott Linger

Orthopedic Bone and Joint Specialist

Dr. Scott Linger takes care to make sure every patient who visits his office has an understanding of their diagnosis and plan for care. He practices full-time at our Bloomington clinic, where he sees patients of all ages and with a wide variety of injuries.

An orthopedic consultant for Indiana University athletes, Dr. Linger provides game-day care for the Hoosiers football team. He also provides orthopedic care for local high school athletes and game-day care for Bedford North Lawrence High School in Bedford, Indiana. Dr. Linger has a wonderful wife and two growing children. They attend and volunteer at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington and have fallen in love with the community!

Areas of Focus

Sports Medicine | Orthopedic Care


  • 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


  • Bedford North Lawrence High School, Orthopedic Care Physician
  • Indiana University Athletics, Orthopedic Consultant
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

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Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics expands innovative program with on-site care for Bloomington first responders

Athletic trainer to be embedded with police, fire as part of Forté’s Tactical Athlete Program BLOOMINGTON, IND. - Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, formerly known as Methodist Sports Medicine, is […]
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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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When you're injured, having access to bracing and all the things you need to recover within steps of leaving your appointment is one extra way we strive to provide the best possible experience for our patients. Learn more about the Brace Place at https://bit.ly/3wtITNp.

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.

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