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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Orthopedic News in Oregon

Innovations in Polyethylene: Research & Clinical perspectives on the state of the art of polyethylene

Innovations in Polyethylene: Research & Clinical perspectives on the state of the art of polyethylene


Patient Chooses Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center for Three Joint Replacement Surgeries

Patient Chooses Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center for Three Joint Replacement Surgeries


Dr. Ballard claims outpatient hip replacement is the wave of the future

Dr. Ballard Claims Outpatient Hip Replacement is the Wave of the Future


Dr. Ballard First in The Pacific Northwest to Perform Outpatient Hip Replacement

Dr. Ballard First in The Pacific Northwest to Perform Outpatient Hip Replacement


Keep Your Moving Parts Moving

Keep Your Moving Parts Moving


Dr. Ballard - Latest Treatment Options for Knee Pain video

Dr. James Ballard discusses the latest treatment options associated with knee pain.

Latest Treatment Options for Knee Pain – March 25, 2013

 

Knee Replacement Explained video

Dr. Ballard explains how a total knee replacement can improve life quality for patients suffering with arthritis.

Knee Replacement Explained


GetAroundKnee with ShapeMatch technology video

Dr. James Ballard explains how the GetAroundKnee™ with ShapeMatch Technology is making a difference in the field of knee replacement on KATU's AM NW.

GetAroundKnee™ with ShapeMatch Technology Video


Dr. Ballard - voted one of Portland's Top Doctors

Dr. Ballard discusses knee replacements for baby boomers.

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Dr. Ballard - voted one of Portland's Top Doctors

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.

Portland 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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Dr. Ballard - honored by his patients

Dr 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.


Robotics in Orthopedic Surgery: 6 Points on the Present and Future

Robotics in Orthopedic Surgery: 6 Points on the Present and Future

Featured in Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Managment Review

Robotic and computer-assisted technology is now available for use during orthopedic and spine procedures. There are many concerns associated with the efficacy and efficiency of this technology, especially since it costs hospitals a great deal of money to acquire. Here, orthopedic and spine surgeon leaders discuss six points on where the technology is now and where it will likely head in the future.

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Meridian Park Adds Robotic-Assisted Knee Resurfacing

Meridian Park Adds Robotic-Assisted Knee Resurfacing

“Portland-area doctors now can offer patients a precise means of knee resurfacing that preserves healthy tissue and a normal feel not possible with total-knee replacement.

The technological advance that allows this is medicine’s first robotic arm system for orthopedic surgery. Called the MAKO Surgical Corp.’s RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, it is a procedure known as MAKOplasty, available at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.

Before now, surgeons haven’t had the technology to do partial knee resurfacing in a precise way, said James C. Ballard, MD, one of four orthopedists on the Meridian Park medical staff using the technology…”

Dr. Ballard featured in the April 2011 The Portland Physician Scribe on Robotic-Assisted Knee Resurfacing »


Dr. James Ballard and Knee Replacement Patient, Gloria N.

Dr. James Ballard and Knee Replacement Patient, Gloria N., Interview on KOIN 6 News

 

>Dr. James Ballard explains Hip Replacement on KATUs AM News

Dr. James Ballard explains Hip Replacement on KATU’s AM NW