Dr. Joseph Barker Invited to Speak on the Treatment of Cartilage Injuries in the Knee

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Barker, was invited to give a national lecture on the use of coblation technology to treat cartilage injuries in the knee. This lecture was given in Clemson, South Carolina on Thursday July 14, 2016. Dr. Barker was selected to be the keynote speaker for a group of orthopaedic surgeons and sales representatives. This lecture was sponsored by Smith and Nephew, a global company based out of London, England that produces surgical products. “I have had multiple opportunities to share my experience and scientific data on the application of coblation technology to treat cartilage injuries in the knee, shoulder, and hip. One of my passions in life is the treatment of patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis who do not desire or are not ready for a knee or hip replacement. I have personally had six knee surgeries and I understand the challenges that this population deals with on a very personal level” says Dr. Barker. Dr. Barker specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder. He is currently a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes, North Carolina State University, and Broughton High School.

Dr. Barker grew up in Asheville, NC. He attended Wake Forest University for his undergraduate degree, where he received an academic scholarship and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He attended Duke University School of Medicine on an academic scholarship and was awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship for his orthopaedic research. He completed his surgical internship and his orthopaedic residency at Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery in New York ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 orthopaedic hospital in the nation. He then was selected for a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he was an assistant team physician for DePaul University, Chicago Steel Hockey, the Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Bulls.

Dr. Barker has authored over 20 book chapters and scientific articles on hip, knee, and shoulder injuries. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Knee Surgery and is a member of the International Cartilage Repair Society. His clinical and research interests include: ACL injuries, rotator cuff tears of the shoulder, meniscus surgery, hip arthroscopy, and cartilage repair. Having been involved in athletics for years with multiple personal sports injuries, Dr. Barker brings a unique understanding, knowledge, and dedication to providing quality care for patients of all ages and activity levels.

For further details on Dr. Barker, please visit: www.josephbarkermd.com or to schedule an appointment, please call: (919) 863-6808.