Raleigh, NC (June 2019) – Joseph U. Barker, MD of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic was selected to be an instructor at a national hip arthroscopy course sponsored by Stryker Corporation in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was a 2 day course taking place on June 7th and 8th teaching orthopaedic surgeons from around the United States how to perform advanced hip arthroscopic procedures.
Dr. Barker was the keynote speaker on the treatment of hip instability and how to repair the hip capsule. Other distinguished faculty who were instructors at this course included Dr. Mark Muller who is a team physician for the Dallas Cowboys and Dr. Shane Nho who is the director of the hip preservation center at Rush University Medical Center. The course included a day long cadaver laboratory in which Dr. Barker demonstrated advanced hip arthroscopy techniques including labral repair and capsular repair.
“I am excited about the recent advances in hip arthroscopy that allow surgeons to more reliably and precisely repair labral tears, repair the capsule, and remove bone in patients with femoral acetabular impingement,” says Dr. Barker. Dr. Barker is currently a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes, NC 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) 781-5600.