Did you know hip and knee complaints are one of the leading reasons patients seek care from primary care physicians? Hips ache. Knees give out. Osteoporosis makes bones fragile, and hip and other fractures can seriously diminish your quality of life.
UAMS Health Orthopaedics is renowned for its expertise in performing joint replacements and minimally invasive surgeries that involve the hip and knee. In fact, U.S. News and World Report recognized both our hip replacement and knee replacement procedures as high performing in its 2020 rankings. UAMS Health also ranks among the top 10% in the nation for joint replacement surgery, for superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement, according to research by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
What Sets Our Surgeons Apart
At UAMS Health, our fellowship-trained orthopaedic hip and knee surgeons are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise, advanced treatment techniques, and exceptional outcomes. C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., and Simon Mears, M.D., Ph.D., are the only current members from Arkansas that have been inducted into The Hip Society, a prestigious organization that represents the nation’s top orthopaedic hip specialists. Dr. Barnes is also a member of The Knee Society, an exclusive organization of the world’s experts in knee surgery, where he is the only Arkansas member.
Our highly skilled hip and knee surgeons specialize in the full spectrum of hip and knee joint related conditions. They are also renowned for their expertise in performing joint replacements and minimally invasive surgeries that involve the hip and knee, as well as minimally invasive procedures such as anterior hip replacement and joint revision surgery.