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Lance Rettig

Lance Rettig

Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Specialist

Dr. Lance Rettig specializes in disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow, and treats acute and chronic conditions of the upper extremity. Additionally, Dr. Rettig specializes in orthopedic sports medicine.

Dr. Rettig earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1997 and completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Indiana University in 2002. He then performed a one-year Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Raymond T. Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, from 2002-2003.

He returned to Indianapolis in 2003 to join Methodist Sports Medicine. He has served as an orthopedic consultant for Indiana State University since 2004 and currently holds the same role with Indiana University. 

A native of Indianapolis, Dr. Rettig graduated from North Central High School, where he played tennis. When he’s not working, Dr. Rettig and his wife enjoy spending time with their three daughters. He also enjoys running, golf and snow skiing.

Areas of Focus

  • Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery


Clinical Assistants

  • Shanna Tsimerakis, ROT
  • Whitney Thomas, ATC
  • Crystal Bills

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  • Indiana University, BS, 1993 magna cum laude
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD, 1997
  • Indiana University, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 2002
  • Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, Raymond T. Curtis National Hand Center, Hand Surgery Fellowship, 2002—2003


  • Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications, Hand, 2007
  • Medical License, State of Indiana, 1997
  • Medical License, State of Maryland, 2001


  • Author to several articles and chapters
  • Experienced lecturer on a local, regional, and national level 


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member
  • Avon High School, Former Team Physician
  • Indiana Orthopedic Society, Member
  • Indiana University Orthopedic Residency Program, Committee Member
  • Indiana University, Orthopedic Consultant
  • Indiana State University, Orthopedic Consultant, 2004—Present
  • Lebanon High School, Former Team Physician
  • Mid-America Orthopedic Society, Member
  • North Central High School, Team Physician
  • NFL Physicians Society
  • Indianapolis Colts, Orthopedic Consultant
  • Indiana University Football, Assistant Physician