Edward L. Westerheide, M.D.

Edward L. Westerheide, M.D.


Ankle, Back, Elbow, Foot, Hand, Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Neck, Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics, Shoulder, Spine, Sports Medicine, and Wrist

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Dr. Edward Westerheide is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has a subspecialty interest in the treatment of all types of shoulder problems. He has years of experience performing arthroscopic and open shoulder surgeries, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, instability repair, labral or SLAP tear repair, total shoulder replacement, and reverse total shoulder replacement. Dr. Westerheide also still enjoys all aspects of general orthopedic surgery, including fracture care, sports medicine, knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, hand surgery, and knee and hip replacement.

After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Dayton, Dr. Westerheide obtained his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. While in Detroit, he had extensive training in the treatment of traumatic injuries and fractures as well as in the care of athletes. He participated in the care of athletes from numerous high school, college, and professional teams, including the Detroit Red Wings NHL hockey team and the Detroit Lions NFL football team.

Besides mentoring high school, college, and graduate school students, Dr. Westerheide also enjoys teaching orthopedics to others and frequently lectures at community education events.

When not working, Dr. Westerheide enjoys spending time with his family as well as traveling, hiking, camping, waterskiing, and studying American history.

In his practice, Dr. Westerheide is dedicated to making sure his patients get the exceptional orthopedic care they need, which is why he offers custom knee replacements through Conformis and has been since 2016. The Conformis customized knee replacement provides patients with an implant made to fit the unique size and shape of their knee, providing them with a more natural-feeling knee. He truly believes that patients recover better and quicker by having a custom, made-to-fit joint as opposed to an off-the-shelf joint. He offers custom knee replacements as both outpatient and inpatient procedures.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Pre-Med With a Minor in Psychology: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
  • Doctor of Medicine: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Rotating Internship: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

Military Service

  • United States Naval Reserve, Hospital Corpsman

Hospital Affiliations

  • Northpointe Surgical Suites
  • Mount Carmel New Albany
  • Licking Memorial Hospital

Shoulder and Arm

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Clavicle, Proximal Humerus, and Humeral Shaft Fracture Fixation
  • Frozen Shoulder Manipulation and Arthroscopic Release
  • Injections for Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Arthritis, Shoulder Bursitis, Acromioclavicular Arthritis, and Biceps Tendonitis
  • Instability Repair
  • Labral or SLAP Tear Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Elbow and Forearm

  • Cubital Tunnel Surgery
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Distal Humerus, Proximal Ulna, Radial Head, Radius, and Ulna Shaft Fracture Fixation
  • Distal Triceps Repair
  • Injections for Arthritis, Tennis Elbow, and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow Surgery

Wrist, Hand, and Fingers

  • Amputation and Ray Resection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • CMC Arthroplasty
  • De Quervain’s Release
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture Release
  • Ganglionectomy and Benign Mass Excision
  • Injections for De Quervain’s, Trigger Finger, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Wrist Arthritis, DRUJ Arthritis, CMC Arthritis, and Finger Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist and Hand Fracture Surgery

Hip and Thigh

  • Hip Fracture Fixation
  • Hip Injection for Arthritis or Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Hip Replacement

Knee and Leg

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Conformis Custom Knee Replacement
  • Distal Femur, Proximal Tibia, Fibula, and Tibia Fracture Fixation
  • Injections for Arthritis, ITB Syndrome, and Pes Anserine Bursitis
  • Knee Arthroscopy

Ankle, Foot, and Toes

  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cheilectomy Surgery
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Ganglionectomy and Benign Mass Excision
  • Hammertoe Surgery
  • Injections for Foot and Toe Arthritis and Plantar Fasciitis
  • Toe Amputation and Ray Resection
“I had an excellent experience during all phases of my custom knee replacement. Dr. Westerheide and his staff are professional at the same time being very caring and supportive. My healing and recovery time have been much quicker than I had expected. I am pleased with my custom knee and highly recommend this to anyone who may be facing knee replacement.”
– Belinda S.
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