Eric H. Linford, M.D.

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Specialties:

Ankle, Foot, Joint Replacement, Knee, Sports Medicine, Trauma & Fracture Care

Dr. Eric Linford is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialist with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the lower extremity. Dr. Linford has a unique comprehensive lower extremity joint replacement practice including hip, knee and ankle arthroplasty. He also sees patients for sports medicine injuries, and trauma and fracture care. With extensive training and experience, Dr. Linford is committed to helping every one of his patients return to their everyday lives and activities.

After graduating from Utah State University in Logan, Utah, with his undergraduate degree, Dr. Linford attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. He went on to complete his residency training in orthopedic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Linford later chose to undergo additional specialty training by completing a foot and ankle fellowship at North Sydney Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Since arriving in Casper he has focused his practice on lower extremity reconstruction with an emphasis on joint replacement with an interest in Robotic Assisted Total Knee Replacement. He is certified in ROSA total knee replacement.  

Dr. Linford performs complex surgical reconstruction and fracture care of the forefoot, mid foot and hind foot including arthroscopy, deformity correction, arthritis care and joint replacement of the foot and ankle. Dr. Linford has also been certified as a Treace Lapiplasty Center of Distinction for his work in bunion correction surgery.  

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In his free time, Dr. Linford spends time with his family and his other interests, including agriculture, American history, reading, and sports. He also stays active with fishing, hunting, and skiing.

Dr. Linford is available to see patients at our Casper office.

    About

    Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Science: Utah State University, Logan, UT
    • Doctor of Medicine: University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO
    • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI
    • Foot and Ankle Fellowship: North Sydney Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Certification

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
    • AO North America
    • Orthopaedic Trauma Association

    Team Affiliations

    • Kelly Walsh High School Trojans
    • Natrona County High School Mustangs
    • Casper College Thunderbirds
    • College Rodeo Sports Medicine
    • Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
    • Wyoming High School Rodeo Sports Medicine

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Summit Medical Center
    • Wyoming Medical Center
    • Wyoming Surgical Center
    • Memorial Hospital of Converse County
    • Bill R. of Greybull, Wyoming, was dealing with chronic ankle pain due to arthritis for several years. He managed the pain with medication for some time, later being treated with steroid shots that provided temporary relief. 

    • You may remember Rosie the Robot, the android maid who made life easier for the futuristic Jetson family. While we may be a long way from having our own sophisticated maidbots, many area residents may still long for the simple joy of cleaning their homes themselves but can’t due to severe joint pains and aches. For Sheila Bainter, 71, retired local teacher, grandmother, and chronic-knee-pain sufferer, relief and independence were made possible with a different robot—ROSA—at Casper Orthopedics.

    • As sports competitions move forward for the fall and plans move forward for winter and spring after COVID-19 closures, the Sports Medicine Center doctors at Casper Orthopedics offer health and safety guidance for athletes. Safe, specialized bone, joint and muscle care is available at the practice's locations in Casper, Douglas, or Worland. Athletes or parents and guardians can call (307) 265-7205 or (888) 317-2343 to schedule a safe in-office appointment.

    • “Dr. Linford has been absolutely amazing. He is caring, passionate, and is very skilled with his work. I could not ask for a better person to have come across for the medical care he is providing me. ”
      – Stormy R.
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