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Welcome To IndyShoulder

An Orthopedic Practice Specializing in Shoulder & Elbow Conditions

IndyShoulder, a renowned center of excellence in shoulder and elbow care, is now proudly a part of Central Indiana Orthopedics. Our journey began in 2006 when Dr. Brian Badman founded IndyShoulder, and in 2023, we expanded our exceptional team to include the expertise of Dr. Aaron Baessler. Together, they form a dynamic partnership dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and patient-centric shoulder and elbow care in Indiana.

World Class Orthopedic Care Highly Trained & Experienced
Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons

Dedicated to working closely with you to create a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan that suits your needs and preferences.

  • Picture of Brian L. Badman, M.D.

    Brian L. Badman, M.D.

    Board Certified orthopedic shoulder specialist

    Dr. Badman is a highly accomplished orthopedic surgeon with a specialized focus on shoulder disorders. A native of South Bend, Indiana, he pursued his undergraduate and medical education at Indiana University. His academic journey was marked by exceptional achievements, earning...

  • Picture of Aaron M. Baessler, M.D.

    Aaron M. Baessler, M.D.

    sports medicine, shoulder & elbow specialist

    Dr. Baessler graduated from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. He then went on to pursue his residency in othopaedic surgery from the Indiana University School of Medicine and did a sports medicine fellowship from Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics.

Shoulder JointReplacement

Total shoulder replacement surgery is performed to relieve symptoms of severe shoulder pain and disability due to arthritis. In this surgery, the damaged articulating parts of the shoulder joint are removed and replaced with artificial prostheses. Replacement of both the humeral head and the socket is called a total shoulder replacement.

Rotator CuffRepair

Rotator cuff repair is a surgery to repair an injured or torn rotator cuff, a group of muscles surrounding the shoulder joint and enabling movement. It can be performed in a minimally invasive manner with the help of an arthroscope, a small, fiber-optic instrument consisting of a lens, light source, and video camera.


If you have seen an orthopedic specialist for your shoulder problem and surgery has been advised, you may contact Dr. Badman or Dr. Baessler, leading board-certified and fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow specialists in the State of Indiana for an expert second opinion evaluation..


Elbow arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, is a surgical procedure that is performed through tiny incisions to evaluate and treat several elbow conditions.

What OurPatients Are Saying

  • Excellent care , surgery went well made sure by following up on how I've been doing I would see him again definitely recommend him!

    -Rick kent Morehead-

  • Dr Aaron is a wonderful doctor. He has really good bedside manners. And he shows empathy for his patients. The whole staff are really nice.

    -Regina Stennis-

  • I am a high risk patient refered to Dr Baessler by my orthopedic doctor for a total reverse right shoulder replacement. This is the only surgery I ever had with...

    -Bryon Mills-

  • I had rotator cuffs tears in both of my arms fixed six months apart by Dr. Baessler. From the beginning consult to the end result, I have been very impressed by...

    -Tiffany Hamilton-

Location &Directions

Central Indiana

14300 E 138th Street
Fishers, IN 46037

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Midwest Center for
Joint Replacement Surgery

6920 Gatwick Dr #200,
Indianapolis, IN 46241

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Brian L. Badman, M.D.

Aaron M. Baessler, M.D.

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