Dr. C. Lowry Barnes is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at UAMS Health and chairman of the UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Using cutting-edge procedures and treatments, he supplies surgical and nonsurgical care tailored to each person he treats. Dr. Barnes and his department help people from all over the region with a wide variety of conditions and diseases of the hip and knee joints.
Take a minute to learn more about Dr. Barnes, how he can help you or a loved one get back to living your normal, active life, and what he finds the most rewarding about his career.
Hi, I’m Dr. Lowry Barnes. I am a specialist in orthopaedic surgery, and I subspecialize in hip and knee replacement. I’m also chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at UAMS.
In my practice, it’s all about mobility and what we can do to keep patients active, moving and continuing their normal activities. And that’s a two-way street. We have to do our job well, but the patient has to do their part. And we put a lot of emphasis on the patient doing their part and having family members, friends, others — the so-called “coach” — help them do what they need to do after surgery so they get better. And not everybody needs surgery. Many patients need education, exercises and things that they can do outside of the operating room to get better.
How can an academic center like UAMS help me and what I do for patients? Well, it’s a wonderful team approach. So we have residents and students working with me to provide a team approach to the care of the patient. And where there’s learning, there’s progress, and we want to be a part of that.
My goal for my patients is do we get them back to doing what they want to do? Nothing makes me better than when I read a card like I read at my office early this morning and the last sentence says, “Thanks for giving me my life back.”