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  • Dr. Chip Bankston on AFR 7-28-2020

    Dr. Chip Bankston talks about what protocols have been set up to keep the Saints as Covid-free as possible. Listen to the radio interview at https://1045espn.com/dr-chip-bankston-on-afr-7-28-2020/

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  • Ways for Youth Athletes to Stay Active and Safely Prepare for the Return of Organized Sports

    Working out and staying in shape from home presents a new challenge for all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially true for many youth athletes given that team seasons have come to a halt, and local gyms and school weight rooms are likely closed. Nonetheless, many youth athletes have a desire to continue to be active and prepare for the possibility of a return to competitive sports activities when it is safe to participate.

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  • Questions and Answers for Patients Regarding Elective Surgery and COVID-19

    In many cities and states, nonessential orthopaedic surgeries that were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic are now resuming. This resource was created to help address questions and concerns patients may have about the impact of COVID-19 on their rescheduled procedures. If you are scheduled for orthopaedic surgery, your doctor will talk with you about the specific protocols followed by your hospital or surgical facility.

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  • New Orleans Saints' orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Bankston to provide sports medicine coverage at NFL Pro Bowl

    New Orleans Saints' orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Bankston to provide sports medicine coverage at NFL Pro Bowl

    Orthopedic surgeon Larry "Chip" Bankston, MD, will provide sports medicine coverage at the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl on Jan. 28 at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.

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    Larry "Chip" Bankston, MD Member Since 2017 Medical School Louisiana State University 2003 Residency University of Alabama - Birmingham

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  • I AM 225: LARRY ‘CHIP’ BANKSTON

    I AM 225: LARRY ‘CHIP’ BANKSTON

    Today, he is the head orthopedic surgeon for the New Orleans Saints and an integral part of the Baton Rouge community. But when he was younger, Larry Bankston never thought he would stay in Louisiana. Growing up and attending LSU’s University Lab School—mere feet from the college campus—Bankston says by the time he reached sixth grade, he was so over the university. But after receiving an offer to swim competitively at LSU during college, he begrudgingly decided to go. Being a college athlete inspired him to look into the field of sports medicine. Before he knew it, he was a student at LSU Medical School, and then completing his residency and fellowship in Alabama and North Carolina.

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  • Baton Rouge sports medicine doctor to take part in NFL Pro Bowl

    Baton Rouge sports medicine doctor to take part in NFL Pro Bowl

    The 2018 NFL Pro Bowl is Sunday, January 28 at Orlando's Camping World Stadium and the medical staff will include a local sports medicine doctor. Larry S. "Chip" Bankston, MD of the Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic will provide sports medicine coverage during the all-star football game. Dr. Bankston joined the New Orleans Saints as the head team orthopedic surgeon in August of 2017.

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  • Doctor’s Playbook: How an Orthopedic Fellow Went on to Lead Medical Care for the New Orleans Saints

    Doctor’s Playbook: How an Orthopedic Fellow Went on to Lead Medical Care for the New Orleans Saints

    If you’re a die-hard New Orleans Saints follower, you know the rules of being a fan. Be at the Mercedes Benz Superdome extra early, arrive dressed in your Saints gear, and make sure the Saints’ war cry “WHO DAT?!” is yelled at the top of your lungs, as often as possible. "Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?" A year ago, Larry “Chip” Bankston was sitting in the stands of the Superdome, cheering on the saints. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he still lives with his wife and two young children.

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  • Replacement for knee replacement? Trial surgery on Baton Rouge woman may help sufferers of torn meniscus

    Replacement for knee replacement? Trial surgery on Baton Rouge woman may help sufferers of torn meniscus

    Debra Tongue, 46, of Baton Rouge, was suffering knee pain after an operation on torn cartilage last year, stopping her in her previously active tracks. “The pain was not going away, and it wasn’t lessening,” she said. “I knew that this is just what I have to live with.” But then her husband left the radio on, and the former personal trainer heard an ad for a possible solution to her discomfort. Doctors at Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic were part of a surgical trial to test a new meniscus implant created for people like her — those who lived with pain after a common surgery for a torn meniscus.

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  • Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic Performs First Meniscus Replacement in the South with NUsurface® Implant

    Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic Performs First Meniscus Replacement in the South with NUsurface® Implant

    Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic, a comprehensive orthopaedic clinic treating a wide variety of injuries and illnesses, and Active Implants, a company that develops orthopedic implant solutions, today announced that the first meniscus replacement procedure in the South has been performed by orthopedic surgeons Dr. Larry “Chip” Bankston and Dr. Robert Easton. Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic and its affiliated Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge is the only site in Louisiana – and one of just 10 sites nationwide – enrolling patients with persistent knee pain caused by injured or deteriorating meniscus cartilage in the SUN (Safety Using NUsurface®) clinical trial, which is designed to assess the safety and effectiveness of the NUsurface® Meniscus Implant (pronounced “new surface”) in restoring function similar to that of a natural, healthy meniscus.

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