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Dr. Joseph Barker of Raleigh Orthopaedic Recently Published in the Journal of Arthroscopy

Raleigh, NC (October 15, 2012) – Joseph U. Barker, M.D. of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic wasrecently published in the Journal of Arthroscopy for his research study “New Radiographic Parameters to Describe Anterior Acetabular Rim Trimming During Hip Arthroscopy.” The purpose of the study was to describe additional radiographic parameters that may detect changes within the acetabular cavity during acetabular rim trimming for pincer-type femoroacetabular impingement.

Dr. Barker is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon in Sports Medicine. His areas of expertise include sports medicine, shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy, and cartilage restoration.  Prior to joining Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic in August 2010, he received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, where he was awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship for his orthopaedic research.  He completed his internship and residency at Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and then was selected for a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Barker has had the opportunity to train under Dr. Bryan Kelly at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, Dr. Tom Byrd in Nashville, and Dr. Shane Nho in Chicago, all of whom are national leaders in the field. Dr. Barker also was recently recognized by The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) for his basic science research on hip arthroscopy. The paper he co-authored was named the 2011 winner of the Aircast Award for Basic Science by the AOSSM. Dr. Barker has a clinical interest in the treatment of young adults with hip pain. For further details on Dr. Barker, please visit: or to schedule an appointment, please call:  (919) 863-6808.

About Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic
Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC) is Wake County’s largest and oldest orthopaedic practice.  The orthopaedic surgeons of ROC are fellowship trained in their respective subspecialty areas, which include: foot and ankle, hand and wrist, spine, hip, shoulder and elbow surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine, and pediatric orthopaedic care. Ancillary services include physical therapy, magnetic resonance imaging, radiology, shock wave therapy, and orthotics and pedorthics.  The Athletic Performance Center, a division of ROC, provides sports physical therapy and sports performance enhancement services for healthy and injured athletes.  ROC is the Official Sports Medicine Provider of the Carolina Hurricanes, NC State University, the Carolina Ballet, the Carolina Roller Girls and multiple high school sports programs in Wake County.  ROC has offices in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary, and Garner.  Complete Practice information is available at