Dr. Adam Lindsay

“My commitment is focused on treating a range of orthopedic conditions for individuals of all ages, enabling them to return to the activities they love and improve their overall well-being.”

ABOUT Dr. Adam Lindsay
ABOUT Dr. Adam Lindsay

Dr. Adam Lindsay is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder arthroplasty (replacement), fracture care, and arthroscopy. He treats patients of all ages with a goal of enabling them to return to the activities they enjoy. His background as a Division 1 Water Polo player at UC Davis has given him a deep understanding of athletes’ needs at all levels.

After earning his medical degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Dr. Lindsay went on to complete his orthopedic surgical training at the University of Southern California, a level 1 trauma center on the West Coast. His training there equipped him with extensive skills in treating fractures, soft tissue injuries, and performing joint replacements. Dr. Lindsay further honed his expertise through a Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado, where he participated in over 700 cases under the mentorship of globally recognized orthopedic specialists. He has also contributed to the field through multiple book chapters, articles, and presentations at national conferences on these subjects.

Understanding the challenges of returning to pre-injury levels of activity, Dr. Lindsay emphasizes the importance of an approachable and dedicated surgical team in the recovery process. His patient-centric approach reflects his commitment to ensuring that individuals receive comprehensive care tailored to their specific needs.

Dr. Lindsay enjoys adventures with his wife, Rachelle, children, Addison and Everett, and dog, Khione. He seizes every opportunity to mountain bike and ski, both on resort and in the backcountry, and enjoys playing golf where he describes his game as at best, okay.


Undergraduate Education: University of California, Davis, California
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Residency: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Fellowship: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professional Memberships: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Shoulder and Elbow Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons



  • Lindsay, A., Donby, B, McCarty, E. (2021) MRI-Arthroscopy Correlations: A Case-Based Atlas of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Ankle, 3nd Ed. Currently in final edits. Expected Publication 5/2022.
  • Lindsay, A., Chai, A., Frank, R. (2021) Open Strategies for Recurrent Glenohumeral Instability
  • In Cole & Chahla: Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee in Sports Medicine, 3rd ed. Planned Publication 0/2022
  • Trasolini, N., Lindsay, A., Cooper, J., Hatch, G. (2018). Biomechanics of Internal bracing, In Fanelli, G (Ed.) The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee: A Practical Guide to Management, 3rd ed.
  • Lindsay, A., Klineberg, E. (2014). Materials and Biomaterials Used for Spinal Deformity Correction. In A. Debrecht (Ed.), Global Spinal Alignment (pp. 4-18). St. Louis, Missouri: Quality Medical Publishing.



  • Belk, John W., Adam Lindsay, Darby A. Houck, Jason L. Dragoo, James W. Genuario, Stephanie W. Mayer, Rachel M. Frank, and Eric C. McCarty. “Biomechanical Testing of Suture Anchor Versus Transosseous Tunnel Technique for Quadriceps Tendon Repair Yields Similar Outcomes: A Systematic Review.” Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation (2021).
  • Lindsay, A., Seidl, A. Additional Double Anchor Mattress Suture Technique for Reinforcing Coracoid Graft Fixation in Open Latarjet. JSES Reviews, Reports, and Techniques, (2021)
  • Keeling, L. E., Belk, J. W., Kraeutler, M. J., Kallner, A. C., Lindsay, A., McCarty, E. C., & Postma, W. F. (2021). Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 03635465211018837.
  • Schwarz, I, Lindsay, A., Freeman T., Houck, D., BA; Wolcott, M., Mayo, M., Frank, R., McCarty, E. Trends in rates of intra-articular injections and surgery for orthopedic injures in collegiate athletes. Manuscript In final edits, Expected Submission 5/2022
  • Weber, A. E., Bolia, I. K., Korber, S., Mayfield, C. K., Lindsay, A., Rosen, J., … & Gamradt, S. C. (2021). Five-Year Surveillance of Vitamin D Levels in NCAA Division I Football Players: Risk Factors for Failed Supplementation. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 9(1), 2325967120975100.
  • Robinson, A., Lindsay, A., Vidal, A., Frank, R., Osteochondral Autograft Transfer
  • Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, Accepted, anticipated publish date 11/2021
  • Schwarz, I., Houck, D. A., Shah, V., Jolly, A. J., Lindsay, A., Bravman, J. T., & Frank, R. M. (2021). Bone and body characteristics of freestyle and nonfreestyle skiers. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness (2021)
  • Trasolini, N., Lindsay, A., Gipsman, A., & Hatch, G. F. R. (2019). The Biomechanics of Multiligament Knee Injuries: From Trauma to Treatment. Clinics in sports medicine, 38(2), 215-234.
  • Vakhshori, V., Lindsay, A., Kabirian, N., Stevanovic, M. (2019). A 3-year-old Boy with Synovial Chondromatosis of the Distal Radioulnar Joint. Orthopedics Today, 8-9.
  • Chae, Y., Goodman, G. S., Bederian-Gardner, D., Lindsay, A. (2011). Methodological Issues and Practical Strategies in Research on Child Maltreatment Victims’ Abilities and Experiences as Witnesses. Child Abuse & Neglect. 35(4) 240-248.