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Scott Linger

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Surgeon

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 Big Ten 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

Sports Medicine | Orthopedic Care | Shoulder and Knee Surgery | 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


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


  • 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
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Association


  • 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
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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