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Dr. Brian Badman

Orthopedic Surgery
Avon, IN
26 years experience male

Locations

American Health Network Bone and Spine

Brownsburg, IN

Address

1080 N Green Street, Brownsburg, IN
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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American Health Network Bone and Spine

Avon, IN

Indiana University School of Medicine--Department of Orthopedics

Indianapolis, IN

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Avon, IN

American Health Network Bone and Spine

Carmel, IN

About

Bio

<i></i>I am a Hoosier native, born and bred in Fighting Irish country of South Bend. I attended Indiana University for both undergraduate and medical education. As an undergraduate, I was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated Summa Cum Laude, and, during medical school I was invited into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. I completed my orthopedic residency training at the University of Florida-Gainesville in 2005 and finished a shoulder and elbow fellowship at the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa in 2006. My fellowship was performed with one of the busiest reconstructive shoulder groups in the country and I had direct mentorship under the American designer of the reverse total shoulder (Dr. Mark Frankle). I joined American Health Network in 2011 and have been able to help build a successful group providing comprehensive orthopedic and spine care. I have special interest in shoulder and elbow disorders with additional training in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, total shoulder arthroplasty, reverse shoulder arthroplasty and proximal humeral fracture fixation. Over the past several years, I have had the fortune of being one of the busiest reconstructive shoulder surgeons in the state performing on average of 50-100 replacement surgeries per year (total and reverse) and over 250 arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs last year alone. In my freetime, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and my ornery three children that keep my hopping. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Badman continues to be heavily involved in academics, having authored over 15 peer reviewed publications with special emphasis on proximal humeral fracture fixation and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. He served as an associate clinical professor at the Indiana University Terre Haute campus assisting in orthopedic education for the family practice residency and currently holds a volunteer faculty appointment for the Indiana University School of Medicine assisting with the shoulder and elbow education of the orthopedic residency program. He has given lectures and talks on subjects pertaining to his publications and expertise at various local and national meetings. He continues to stay at the cutting edge of shoulder and elbow reconstructive surgery and routinely educates other surgeons on the newest developments in shoulder replacement procedures through regional and national training courses.

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Orthopedic Surgery

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215 Answers
136 Agrees
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Trigger thumb: You may have a trigger thumb that was exacerbated with the surgery. Hand swelling can be normal and typically resolves. I would have your treating su... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
No: The labrum is a structure that helps stabilize your shoulder joint as it attaches to the capsule and socket. Once torn, the fluid in your joint acts ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Need more info: Grading of meniscal tears is occasionally an MRI term used by radiologists. For an orthopedic surgeon the important thing to know is whether the tear... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: If your inner ankle doesn't hurt this may be a stable brake and some would put you in a walking boot immediately. Some docs may error on the side of c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Everyone different: I stopped predicting you does what a long time ago. Everyone is different. Best predictor as stated is your overall health and making sure the patie... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Well.: I would probably start by turning off the tv, getting off the couch or lazy boy and throwing away the bag of cheetos. You need to start with a realist... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
4-6 months: Really depends on how it was broke, how it was fixed, etc but realistically speaking the bone can take 3-4 months to heal based on location and your m... Read More
A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Well...: You are 93, you broke your pelvis and this can be traumatic on an old body. The oxygen may not be necessary but can help especially if you are satura... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
More info: Really depends on associated symptoms. Are you having pain when it pops? Do you have weakness? With what positions does it pop? If not painful it c... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Can't: Best means to immoblize or rest or clavicle or collarbone is a sling. Figure of eight harnesses have also been used for fractures but there is no ev... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Normal: You just underwent the biggest operation that your knee could have. This takes a toll on your body and will take you time to recover. Need to stay mot... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: This is commonly seen and associated with the added vascularity to that arm while it was healing. I would not sweat it.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Not sure what mean: This could be postural but if you are hunched over like the hunchback of notre dame this could be associated with some sort of congenital or acquired ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Parascapular: Focus on trapezial, latissimus and deltoid strengthening. Do rows, pulldowns, shrugs and band work to squeeze your shoulder blades. Your biceps will... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: A bike is good excercise if suffering from knee arthrits. Swimming is also good. Unfortunately this is going to be a trial and error process for you i... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Bad problem: To have as much work done on your knee at your age you have beat up your knee and are unfortunately going to have (if not already) progressive arthrit... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Withdrawal: If you have been on narcotics for awhile, suddenly stopping these meds will throw you into symptoms of narcotic/opiod withdrawal. May feel anxious, a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Last resort: Elbow replacement surgery is really reserved as the end of the road procedure for severe arthritis or deformity of the elbow. A replacement carries w... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes and no: Late night eating will lead to weight gain as your bodi's metabolism slows and the food you eat essentially gets stored as fat. Also depends on what ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Going out on a limb: I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that unless you are really talented its pretty hard to pee and take a bm at the same time. In fact i would... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
No: If its no broke don't fix it. You may simply have a snapping hip or psoas tendon. If it doesn't hurt then i wouldn't sweat it too much. If you have ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Just a dumb bone doc: Well, i assume you were put on this for reflux/gerd so not sure why you are trying to get off of it. It's not addictive and in your case is helpi... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Herniated disc: You are relatively young for severe arthritis although possible. Sounds like you have a herniated cervical disc. If causing persistant pain and numb... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Ok: That's really not a question so "ok" is the best i got my friend.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: My nine year old son would describe this as a "shart". It can be normal but may be frowned upon or embarrassing while on a date so would not advise i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
?: Not sure by bone bump. Need more info...Sorry.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Topical: A waterslide burn is likely just a superficial maceration to the skin like a strawberry from skinning your knee. I would treat with topical calamine ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
No: An exercise bike would probably be a good exercise for you. You might also consider swimming if you have access to a pool.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: Did you have surgery? Really depends on circumstances. If you had a repair and based on the size it will likely take you 9-12 months before i would f... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Rest: I would try some antiinflammatories and activity modification. I am curious as to what you refer to as "bicep". You may have hurt or sprained someth... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Sure: I would have them focus on gentle passive stretching. Other modalities like ultrasound, tens, etc can help but have limited efficacy in terms of docu... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
No: The majority of your "growth" is thru your legs. Your growth plates here are more than likely closed which typically occurs by age 18. Your shoulders... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Need to see films: At 19 i would be very surprised if your growth plates are still open. Would be very rare.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Parascapular weaknes: You are probably fatiguing your parascapular muscles when jogging. This could be postural or related to deconditioning. I would try some resisted ba... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Not really: It may cause weight gain but taken normally it should cause no side effects assuming a healthy pair of kidneys. Large protein loads on people with ba... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Herpes: You may have herpes my friend aka "the gift that keeps on giving". You probably need to have it checked out and would advise using protection until i... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Probably: Fortunately the cuneiforms are pretty rigid with alot of soft tissue/capsular attachment that help form the midfoot. A cast should help to allow thin... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Alot: Any type of aerobic activity is good for weight loss. You have to also remember to monitor your weight and intake. Your metabolism can be tricky when... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: I guess the question you need to ask yourself is whether it is worth dealing with the repercussions of another injury and the problems long term you w... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Unlikely: You had a pretty large tear. I presume if was 2 inches that most of your supraspinatus was torn. Would be more helpful to know how retracted it was.... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Not advised: Unless you have someone that really loves you and is willing to wipe your behind i would not advise this and most shoulder surgeons i believe would ag... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Need to look: If you have recurrent pain after a subacromial injection for "impingement" you may need to better discern what is causing the pain and if it truly is ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Cubital tunnel: Not sure if you hit your "funny bone" or you could have slept on elbow wrong and irritated your ulnar nerve. If it becomes recurrent try an anti-infl... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Generally: Nonunions come in a couple varieties but in your case is likely from an atrophic nonunion. If you smoke or chew that is your primary reason. Otherwis... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: The more prepared you are for the visit i think the smoother things can go. I tend to error on getting the history and doing the examination first. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: Really depends on where the "chip" was. If out of the joint and small probably not much to do and probably not much to do at initial time of injury. ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
What are symptoms: I would first want to know your symptoms and what part of the labrum was torn. If you had a dislocation and your anterior (front) labrum is torn this ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Alot: Could be several things. Is it growing? Was it related to an injury, ie form after a fall? Are you having any constitutional symptoms like night sw... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Nothing: After rotator cuff repair, you want some degree of scarring to occur as this is how the tendon heals itself to the bone. The problem is sometimes, som... Read More

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Dr. Badman is a great surgeon and has a great demeanor when it comes to interacting with patients. He is a skilled shoulder surgeon that utilizes all of the latest techniques and technology. I have ...Read More
Feb 23, 2013
Dr Badman is an outstanding orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery. He is a true leader in his field, excelling in both clinical medicine and research.
Mar 5, 2013
Good surgeon, but more than that, a good person who volunteers as teaching faculty for the orthopedic surgery residency at IU's med school.
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This saved my life. Thank You! You are the best I was so worried about it. Thank you so much for being so kind and clear . Thx once again for quick answering me 2 times .
HealthTap member
Thanks for your reply. Luckily, it was olcranon bursitis of the elbow when he saw Dr. Got swelling down & movement back, now bruising. :-)
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Because my son did not cry when he fractured his femur and the doctor said that's not possible.I believe he has a strong tolerance for pain

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine
Graduated 2000MD

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Shands Hospital at University of Florida

Residency

Shands Hospital at University of Florida

Awards

Patient's Choice Award, Vitals
Compassionate Physician Award, Vitals
Alpha Omega Alpha, Indiana University School of Medicine

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Indiana Orthopaedic Society
Union Associated Physicians

Publications

Treatment of Atrophic Diaphyseal Humeral Nonunions With Compressive Locked Plating and Augmented With an Intramedullary Strut Allograft
Reverse shoulder prosthesis for acute four-part fracture: tuberosity fixation using a horseshoe graft
Humeral shaft fractures: a review.
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