My approach to patient care is centered around education. I think it is extremely important for each patient to understand their injury or problem, the treatment options, and the expectations of any given treatment. I incorporate evidence-based medicine to give appropriate and individualized treatment options. I also use up-to-date technology including minimally invasive techniques to maximize surgical results and return to activity.
Dr. Linger and his family are excited to be a part of the Colorado Springs community! His wife is an occupational therapist and certified functional nutritionist. Their growing children are active in music and sports, and they read more books than can be kept on the bookshelf. As a family, they enjoy time hiking, exploring new cuisines, laughing, and always being ready for something new. If there is any free time for Dr. Linger, you might find him on the golf course, at the YMCA, playing tennis, or enjoying a coffee at a local cafe.
Qualifications and experience
- Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery, Bones, Joints and Muscles - General Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Care, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Ligament and Cartilage Injuries, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Shoulder Injuries and Disorders, Joints and Muscles - Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
- Languages spoken
TRIA Orthopedics / University of Minnesota (2018)
Indiana University Indianapolis (2017)
Doctor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine (2012)
Doctor of Pharmacy
Purdue University School of Pharmacy (2007)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Surgeon 2020
- Clinical interest for patients
- Knee ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL).
- Meniscus repair, root repair, meniscus transplant.
- Cartilage restoration (allograft and MACI).
- Knee arthritis.
- Patellofemoral problems (MPFL reconstruction, malalignment).
- Rotator cuff tears (repair, revision repair, graft augmentation, superior capsular reconstruction, subacromial balloon spacer).
- Biceps tendon problems.
- Shoulder instability and labrum tears (repair, Latarjet, remplissage).
- Shoulder arthritis (anatomic and reverse shoulder replacement).
- AC joint problems.
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