Dr. Joseph Barker Selected as Master Instructor for National Hip Arthroscopy Course

October 26, 2016 | Joseph U. Barker, MD

Joseph U. Barker, M.D. of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic was recently selected as a master instructor for a national hip arthroscopy course in Miami, Florida on October 13-14, 2016. The course, which was sponsored by Stryker Corporation, was specifically designed to teach surgeons from around the world latest and most advanced techniques to those who are already proficient hip arthroscopy. Dr. Barker was selected to to teach the surgeons how to treat hip injuries arthroscopically. Other topics included treatment of labral tears, how to perform labral reconstructions, capsular preservation techniques and strategies, treatment of femoral acetabular impingement, and treatment of gluteus medius and minimus tears. Other master instructors were selected with Dr. Barker from around the United States.

“It is always a great honor to teach these courses. I really enjoy the opportunity to discuss the latest research and teach the most advanced approaches for hip arthroscopy as of 2016” states Dr. Barker.

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. 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: www.josephbarkermd.com or to schedule an appointment, please call:  (919) 781-5600.