Jerald L. Cooper, MD | Fort Wayne Orthopedics

Jerald L. Cooper, MD

Dr. Jerald Cooper already knew what a great group of doctors and mentors he would work with before joining FWO. That’s because he was a patient of the Practice as a local high school athlete. He later went on to play football at Butler University. Spending many hours following his father, Roanoke’s town doctor for almost 40 years, at his office and at the hospital along with his own athletic experiences made sports medicine a natural choice.

For Dr. Cooper helping those in need has been a core part of his life. Since 1998 he has made more than 30 trips to East Africa leading short-term mission teams to teach, train, and perform surgeries in Kenya and Uganda. He’s also heavily involved with disadvantaged children's education – including orphans and refugees.

When Dr. Cooper isn’t taking care of patients, he can be found running for exercise, attending one of the many meetings on his calendar or working in support of a charitable organization.


  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Replacement
  • MAKOplasty Robotic Joint Replacement
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Bone Fractures
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Sports Medicine
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Workers’ Compensation Injury
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Office Locations

  • Fort Wayne, W. Jefferson Blvd.


Undergraduate Butler University (Indianapolis, IN)
Medical School Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, IN)
Residency Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
Fellowship The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (Murray, UT)

Medical Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Fort Wayne Medical Society
  • Fort Wayne Orthopaedic Society
  • Indiana State Medical Association