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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Dr. Ballard's Approach

Since each patient is unique, our goal is to become better acquainted with you and become a partner in your care. Open communication, personal attention, and shared decision making will provide the foundation for our relationship. We begin with a comprehensive physical examination using the most advanced imaging technology available. This will enable us to provide an accurate diagnosis. A individualized treatment plan can then be developed which will relieve your discomfort and restore functionality while minimizing possible risks.

Orthopedic Procedures in Oregon

Dr. Ballard keeps current on the newest advances in orthopedic care including

Full Array of Non-operative Treatment Options Including:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Glucosamine & Chondroitan Sulfate
  • Steroid Injections
  • Joint Lubricant Injections
  • Shoe Wear Modification
  • Assistive Devices

Total Joint Replacement of the Knee

  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery
  • The Roll of Robotics
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • The Latest in Pain Management Techniques

Arthritis of the Hip

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Glucosamine & Chondroitan Sulfate
  • The Roll of Steroid Injections

Total Joint Replacement of the Hip

  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Multiple Joint Surface Options Including Ceramics
  • Metals
  • Specialized Plastics
  • Is hip resurfacing for you?

Evaluation & Management of Troubled Knee &
Hip Replacements

  • Find out why your joint is painful or not functioning properly.
  • Explore non-surgical as well as surgical options for improving the function of your joint replacement.