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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Hip & Knee Replacement in Portland, OR

James C. Ballard, MD, a surgeon with ROC Orthopedics, treats a full range of orthopedic problems and keeps current on the newest advances in orthopedic care including total joint replacement of the hip and knee.

Dr. Ballard is committed to making your treatment as easy on you as possible. Rather than opting first for surgery, Dr. Ballard looks for ways to help patients with non-invasive treatments. Only after non-surgical methods have been exhausted does Dr. Ballard arrange surgical procedures for his patients.

The ROC Orthopedics offices are located in Oregon City and Tualatin, just outside of Portland. Affiliated with Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center and Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, Dr. Ballard sees patients from communities ranging as far away as Tillamook and The Dalles. Regardless of the community, Dr. Ballard's patients consistently rate the ease of scheduling appointments, the quality of treatment, and Dr. Ballard's demeanor positively in communities around the web, with scores substantially higher than the national average.

Dr. Ballard is a recognized expert in joint replacement and arthroscopy, with several appearances on local Portland media stations, including KPTV, KOIN, and KATU. Ballard's expertise has also been on display in several print magazines.

Certified Physician Assistant Michael Garland helps Dr. Ballard treat patients for general orthopedics and joint reconstruction.

If you have a question for Dr. Ballard’s office, please feel free to contact us.

Hip & Knee Replacement in Portland
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Communities Served

  • Portland
  • Southwest Washington
  • Tigard
  • King City
  • Beaverton
  • West Linn
  • Lake Oswego
  • Clackamas
  • Happy Valley
  • Wilsonville
  • Canby
  • Oregon City
  • Mollala
  • Vancouver
  • Astoria
  • Lincoln City
  • Newport
  • Tillamook
  • Hood River
  • The Dalles