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Raleigh Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Barker, Recognized in Hip Arthroscopy

Raleigh, NC (March 31, 2011) - Joseph U. Barker, M.D. of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic 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. This prestigious award is given to the best paper in Basic Science submitted by a sports medicine fellow, and is presented at the AOSSM Annual Meeting. This study "Effect of Acetabulum Rim Recession on Anterior Rim Angle: A Cadaveric Study", will be presented at the 2011 AOSSM Annual Meeting at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California on July 7-10, 2011 by Dr. Michael Salata. Dr. Barker has a clinical interest in the treatment of young adults with hip pain. He recently was an instructor at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Hip Arthroscopy Course March 4-6, 2011 in Chicago, IL where he taught other surgeons the technical aspects of hip arthroscopy.

Dr. Barker is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in 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; he completed his surgical internship and his orthopaedic residency at Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and then continued on to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Barker has authored over 20 book chapters and research publications on hip, knee, and shoulder injuries, and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Knee Surgery. In addition, Dr. Barker is affiliated with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, as well as American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopic Association of North America, and the International Cartilage Repair Society. He has a special interest in ACL injuries, rotator cuff tears of the shoulder, meniscus surgery, hip arthroscopy, and cartilage repair. Having been involved in athletics for years, Dr. Barker brings a unique understanding, knowledge, and dedication to providing quality care for patients of all ages and activity levels.

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, 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


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