Photo: David M. Trettin, M.D.

David M. Trettin, M.D.


Elbow, Hand, Joint Replacement, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine


Sports Medicine

Patient Reviews

Verified Patient Rating: 5 (5 patient reviews and ratings)
“I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Trettin and his staff for the past year for a knee injury. He and his staff have always been prompt and friendly. I appreciate them and have been very happy with the service they have provided. Thank you all!!”
– Ashley C.
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Dr. David Trettin is a board-certified sports medicine surgeon specializing in the compassionate, evidence-based treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions. He offers care for acute and chronic bone, joint, and muscle needs, including fractures and degenerative joint disorders. He is one of the first orthopaedic surgeons in Louisiana to be certified in sports medicine.

After graduating Tulane University in New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Trettin completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He followed with an internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals in New Orleans. He also received fellowship training in orthopaedic and sports medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, at the University of Missouri–Kansas City and the Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City. During that time, he served as a team physician for the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Dr. Trettin served as the medical director for Glenwood Sports Care from 1997 to 2007 and was the head team physician for University of Louisiana Monroe from 1994 to 2012. Like the athletes he’s served, Dr. Trettin enjoys staying active. In his free time, he runs, plays tennis and golf, and goes fishing and skiing.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Doctor of Medicine: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • General Surgery Internship: Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, LA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, LA
  • Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Missouri–Kansas City and Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO


  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Louisiana Orthopaedic Association
“I have been with this group for about twenty years. They have always treated me great and Dr Trettin has done both total knee replacement and I have not had any trouble.”
– Alice D.
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