• Medical Center Orthopaedics

    Bowling Green, Kentucky

    Riverside Medical Center

    Medical Center Orthopaedics is a comprehensive, patient-centered facility providing complete care for patients who have bone and joint problems caused by disease, disorder or injury. Medical Center Orthopaedics features state-of-the-art surgical facilities and advanced technologies such as minimally invasive computer-assisted knee replacement surgery; same-day service for pre-registration, pre-admission and patient education; and pre- and post-operative education conducted by an orthopaedic nurse.

    We also offer highly trained orthopaedic surgeons, a skilled orthopaedic surgery staff and an on-call team. Fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians Dr. Chaitu Malempati, DO, and Dr. Abigail DeBusk, DO, provide expert care to diagnose and treat patients who have suffered a sports-related injury. Fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Rasesh Desai, MD, FAAOS, and Dr. Sameer Badarudeen, MD, MPH, treat patients with diseases, injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system including muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves.

    Medical Center Orthopaedics physicians practice exclusively at The Medical Center in Bowling Green and are proud to serve as the official team physicians for Western Kentucky University. If you are considering orthopaedic surgery, Medical Center Orthopaedics will provide you with a commitment to passionate, high-quality care from surgery to recovery and rehabilitation.


    • Spine
    • Total Joint
      • Partial Knee, Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement
      • Revision Hip & Knee Replacement
    • Sports Medicine
      • Walk-In Clinic for Sports Injuries
    • Pediatrics
    • Trauma
    • Upper Extremity- shoulder, elbow, hand
    • Hip and Knee
    • Foot and Ankle
    • Orthopaedic Walk-In Clinic 
  • Pre-admission and pre-operative classes

    The pre-admission process includes filling out necessary paperwork and undergoing pre-operative testing as well as pre-operative classes. The classes are beneficial to patient understanding about what to expect during their visit and after they return home. They help ensure patients feel comfortable throughout their care. As a result, patients are able to arrive the day of their surgery feeling prepared and optimistic.

  • WALK-IN CLINIC

    The Medical Center Walk-In Clinic provides expert care for non-life-threatening and non-emergency sports injuries. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. at Medical Center Orthopaedics. Early care should consist of applying the RICE principle: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.