Advances in Knee Replacements

This new design allows surgeons to preserve the important central ligaments of the knee called the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. This design should allow a knee replacement to move, respond, and feel more like a normal knee.

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The Anterior Hip

Patients are being told by both surgeons and orthopedic implant companies that Anterior Hip Replacement approach offers something unique and different compared to other approaches. This is a flatly untrue, unscientifically supported myth...

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Outpatient Joint Replacement

With Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery, patients are able to return home the same day as the procedure. Patients also begin physical therapy within hours of surgery.

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Portland Hip & Knee Replacement

James C. Ballard, MD is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, we strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all our treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties.

Dr. Ballard is pleased to have you as a patient. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact his office and his trained staff will assist you in any way possible.

What's New at ROC Orthopedics

What to Expect from Treatment with Euflexxa – a short animation which describes the process and benefits of treatment by Euflexxa injections. View animation of Euflexxa injections »

Patient's ChoiceDr Ballard has been determined to be in the top 10% of Orthopedic Surgeons in his region.


Patient's ChoiceDr Ballard has been honored by his patients with a 2010, 2011, and 2012 Patients' Choice recognition, as well as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors, tabulated by MDxMedical Inc.


Dr. Ballard is one of 8 local orthopedists voted to be “Portland’s Top Doctors”, by the local medical community and is featured in the January 2011 Portland Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Ballard - voted one of Portland's Top DoctorsPortland Top Doctors were nominated by the collaborative efforts of Portland Monthly Magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, an independent medical research company. A total of 5, 501 licensed doctors in the tri-county and Southwestern Washington area were each invited to nominate up to 25 outstanding doctors in the region in 59 specialties. Nominee’s cannot vote for themselves and their medical license must be active and in good standing. Physicians cannot pay to be included in this list but simply, those with the most nominations were listed in each specialty.

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First Outpatient Total Joint in Northwest

Dr. Ballard performs the first total joint replacement in an outpatient setting to be done in the northwest.