Dr. Hill Hastings

Orthopedic Surgery
Indianapolis, IN
46 years experience male

Locations

Office

Indianapolis, IN

Address

8501 Harcourt Road, Indianapolis, IN
Directions

Office

Indianapolis, IN

About

Bio

Clinical Professor Orthopedic Surgery, Indiana University Medical School. In practice at Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center since 1981. Trained in General Surgery at Univ. of Colorado and Orthopedic Surgery at the Harvard Combined Program. His academic research and lectures has taken him all over the world for training and educating of other physicians. Dr. Hastings has over 100 publica¬tions to his credit, and has given over 500 national and international presentations. Special expertise in arthroscopy, reconstruction and replacement surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand. His special interests also include fracture management, elbow and wrist reconstruction, and the treatment of paralytic upper extremity disorders and arthroscopic treatment of shoulder problems. Dr. Hastings is co-inventor of the Biomet Discovery™ Elbow Replacement System. He designed and invented, in collaboration with the AO Hand Study Group, the AO Wrist Fusion Plate, now the gold-standard method for wrist fusion. He helped devel¬op in collaboration with the AO Hand Study Group the Distal Radius Plating System, the current AO Modular Hand Set, and the Phalangeal Percutaneous Screw Fixation System. For these developments, he received the AO/ASIF Innovation Prize. He has consulted on the Combi Distal Radius Plating System and currently is working with industry collaboration in the development of additional clavicle and upper extrem¬ity fracture systems. Much of his research has centered on the biomechanics of the PIP joint, which now forms the basis for dynamic external fixation of the PIP joint and other methods for treating complex proximal interphalangeal joint fractures and dislocations. He designed the Hemi-Hamate Resurfacing Arthroplasty, which is now widely used in reconstruction for complex volar fracture/dorsal dislocations. In 1994 he was awarded the Sumner L. Koch award by the Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand and also the Emanuel B. Kaplan award by the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand for his investigations on the vascularity of the distal radius and vascularized techniques for bone grafting to the carpus. These contributions were judged to have “the greatest future clinical application to the practice of hand surgery.” His research in treatment of complex elbow contractures led to his co-development of the Lateral collateral preserving Approach to the Elbow for Release of Complex Contractures. This has become one of the gold-standard methods for open surgical correction of complex elbow contractures. His research also has led to a New Classification System for Primary Osteoarthritis of the Elbow. Dr. Hastings is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the International College of Surgeons, as well as other local, national, and international societies. He has been awarded honorary memberships to the Canadian Hand Society, the Venezuelan Hand Society, and the Hellenic Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Hastings is also a Medical Consultant for the USA Gymnastics National team.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Doctor Q&A

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38 Agrees
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hill Hastings
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 wks.: Almost all cases have palmar pain (pillar pain) for 6 weeks, then gradually better. 75% of patients have regained baseline strength by 6 wks. Some hav ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hill Hastings
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, with time: Fractures of the fingers can result in stiffness, particularly when immobilization exceeds 3 weeks. Tendon adherence can occur or joint involvement l ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hill Hastings
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
NO: Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, numbness, tingling, and at times dropping of objects. I can present as pain that radiates up to the shoulder from ... Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Hill Hastings is my go to surgeon for gymnasts with elbow and wrist injuries. His knowledge and expertise is surgery simply amazes me. Many times other surgeons have offered little to no hope for ...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hastings is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hastings is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Graduated 1974MD

Medical/Graduate school

Williams College
Graduated 1970MD

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital

Residency

University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz

Awards

Top Doctor, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine
America’s Top Doctors, 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions, America's Top Doctors
Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, Best Doctors in America

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons
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