Raleigh, NC (April 2019)
Joseph U. Barker, MD of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic was selected to be a faculty member, speaker, and a laboratory instructor at a national hip arthroscopy course sponsored by Stryker Corporation in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was a 2 day course, which took place on March 29 and 30th. The goal of this course was to teach orthopaedic surgeons from around the world how to perform advanced hip arthroscopic procedures. Dr. Barker was the keynote speaker and gave two lecture presentations. His first presentation was titled “15+ Years of Hip Arthroscopy: Pearls and Pitfalls in Decision Making and Management”. The second talk was titled, “Capsular Repair of the Hip: The When, Why, and How”. Having been involved with hip arthroscopy since seeing his first case as a visiting medical student at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City in 2003, Dr. Barker is passionate about advancing the field of hip arthroscopy. The course included a day long cadaver laboratory in which Dr. Barker demonstrated advanced hip arthroscopy techniques including labral repair, capsular repair, labral reconstruction, and arthroscopic treatment of femoral acetabular impingement.
“It is always a great honor to be selected as a faculty member to teach other surgeons from around the world the latest advances in hip arthroscopy. I was particularly excited to share some of the pearls I have learned over the years as well as to discuss capsular repair. I believe appropriate capsular management and repair during hip arthroscopy is an extremely important part of the case in ensuring positive patient outcomes” said Dr. Joseph Barker. Dr. Barker is currently a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes, North Carolina State University men’s basketball, and Broughton High School.
Dr. Barker is a 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. For further details on Dr. Barker, please visit: www.josephbarkermd.com or to schedule an appointment, please call: (919) 863-6808.