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David Flanigan, MD

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  • Director of Cartilage Restoration Program
  • Team physician for The Ohio State University Athletic Department
  • Richard O'Connor Award recipient

I specialize in:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Arthroscopy
  • Athletic Injuries
  • and 13 more


I am an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained and certified in sports medicine. I specialize in sports-related injuries. More specifically, my practice is primarily focused on the lower extremity injuries and knee injuries (anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, reconstructions and revisions, meniscal injuries, repair and transplantation, multi-ligament injuries, cartilage injuries and restorative procedures, patella instability corrective surgeries, and ligament and tendon tears). Dealing with knee and sports-related injuries can range from simple to complex. I believe in involving patients with their care, exploring all options to improve their health and returning them to the best condition possible. I love my job because The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has allowed me to blend my passion for clinical care, research and education all together. Because of this, I believe patients are receiving the best, most up-to-date care in the United States.

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My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Subspecialty: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)


University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
8/1/2003 - 7/30/2004


Orthopaedic Surgery
Northwestern University
6/27/1999 - 6/20/2003

Medical Degree

University of Iowa College of Medicine

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