Dr. Jeffrey Stambough is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon at UAMS Health, specializing in hip and knee joint-related conditions. Along with performing hip and knee joint replacements, he offers minimally invasive procedures such as anterior hip replacement and joint revision surgery.
[Dr. Jeff Stambough, Hip and Knee Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery]
My name is Jeff Stambough and I’m a hip and knee reconstruction specialist in the Department of Orthopedics here at UAMS, and I’ve been in the department now since 2017.
Medicine is kind of run in my blood. My dad — I grew up in Ohio, and my dad is a spine surgeon. And I saw kind of what he was able to do at a young age and aspired to be something like that. As I went through — you know — high school, college, and made the decision to pursue medicine because I felt like — helping people — that was the most direct way to do so. I looked at some other lifestyle choices and jobs and careers and didn’t ever get a sense of fulfillment from that. And going into medical school and into residency, I was always drawn towards orthopaedics, just because of the intimacy and immediacy of being able to see a problem and try to fix it and give an early solution and see people make recovery — a functional recovery. So that’s actually what drew me — most specifically — to hip and knee replacements. There’s a growing need for that.
The conditions I treat in my practice are a variety of ailments of the hip and knee, predominantly hip and knee arthritis. And then, I have a special interest in treating infections, so people who’ve had prior joint replacements, have developed an infection, either shortly thereafter or farther down the line, as well as treating fractures around the hip and knee, when they’ve had a prior replacement, and the complex solutions to try to treat and manage that.