About Us

Indiana’s First and Only Dedicated Knee Center

Dr. Shelbourne began his orthopedic practice in 1982. He saw there was no specialization for knees even though knee problems affect so many people in so many different ways. So he decided to pursue knee problems as a specialty, uncovering along the way how surgery and physical therapy work together for better outcomes, and, more importantly, how physical therapy works as a viable alternative to surgery in more cases than most physicians realize.

He established the Shelbourne Knee Center in 2004, which includes clinic, surgery, physical therapy and a research department. Given the overwhelmingly positive response patients have had to his treatment philosophy,  Indiana’s only dedicated knee center has grown with the addition of Dr. Rodney Benner. The doctors and therapists work as a team to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs and to ensure an outstanding outcome.

And as it was – and in many ways still is – a pioneering pursuit, the center has maintained its focus on research by tracking the outcomes of all surgical patients and many nonsurgical patients for the past three decades. This wealth of knowledge serves not only the center and its patients, but physicians and patients around the world.