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Justin P. Colanese, M.D.

Ankle, Foot, Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Trauma, Hip, Knee, Arthroscopy

Dr. Justin Colanese is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Colanese joined Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute in 2019 and provides surgical and nonsurgical care to patients with conditions and injuries of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. 

In his practice, Dr. Colanese tailors every treatment to what is the most effective and practical for a given patient in a given situation. Using the latest methods and techniques, his expertise includes total ankle replacement and fusion, total and partial knee replacement, total hip replacement, fracture fixation, foot deformity correction, tendon and ligament reconstruction, and arthroscopy. He also offers nonoperative fracture care, joint injections, bracing, and orthotics as well as shock wave therapy. 

An Indiana native, Dr. Colanese completed his undergraduate studies at Earlham College in Richmond, followed by earning his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. In Missouri, Dr. Colanese completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his advanced foot and ankle surgery fellowship at Washington University Physicians in St. Louis.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Colanese spends his spare time with his wife and two young boys. He also enjoys reading, golf, exercise, and regularly attending Immanuel United Reformed Church in DeMotte.

Dr. Colanese is available to see patients at our locations in Crown Point and Schererville.


    Education & Training

    Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry: Earlham College, Richmond, IN
    Doctor of Medicine: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
    Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
    Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship: Washington University Physicians, St. Louis, MO

    Professional Affiliations

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
    Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
    The American Orthopaedic Association

    Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

    Franciscan Health Crown Point

    • “Francesca is my daughter; she is two and very, very impatient when it comes to any medical treatment or visit. She smashed her thumb and had to be seen by an Ortho due to it getting fractured, and Dr. Colanese and his Nurse were terrific. They came in and were so patient with her and so very gentle. It was a smooth visit. They did have to splint it, but they were Amazing! I couldn’t have asked for better care for my daughter! ”
      – Francesca R.
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