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Ranked as the #1 hospital in Arkansas, high performing in hip and knee replacements, and nationally in pediatric orthopaedics at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

World-Class Orthopaedic Care


Highly skilled and highly specialized, our orthopaedic experts are recognized nationally and internationally for their advanced treatment techniques and exceptional outcomes that exemplify the quality of our world-class orthopaedic care.
  • With the expertise of over 30 physicians working in 8 clinics and 4 hospitals across Arkansas, UAMS Orthopaedics is among the best in the care of patients with musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.
  • All of our surgeons are fellowship-trained, delivering the highest level of subspecialty care in the state.
  • Skilled physical and rehabilitation therapists use the most advanced equipment and techniques to get our patients better and back to life faster.

Advanced Education and Training

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UAMS is the state’s only academic health university, which means our faculty are also dedicated teachers, who pass along their shared experience, knowledge, and passion to the next generation of orthopaedic leaders.

Innovative Musculoskeletal Research

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Our dedicated team of scientists, biomechanical engineers, and orthopaedic surgeons work together to develop new approaches and better solutions that improve healing and speed rehabilitation for patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
  • State-of-the-art basic and translational research in orthopaedic biomechanics, including human motion, computational biomechanics, and implant device testing.
  • Multidisciplinary collaborations focused on research in bone and joint infections, nanotechnology and bone regeneration, and osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

News & Announcements

  • $780,000 Federal Grant Will Give UAMS Medical Students Hands-on Cancer Research Experience

    Richard NIcholas Grant

    By Susan Van Dusen A $780,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund a hands-on summer cancer research experience for medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “Partnership in Cancer Research will provide focused and innovative research experiences in laboratories, community outreach programs and clinics for selected first- and second-year…

  • UAMS Orthopaedics Welcomes New Fellow

    Andrew Apple

    Aug. 3, 2020 | Andrew Apple, M.D. has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an Adult Reconstructive/Joint Replacement fellow in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Apple will train for one year alongside fellowship-trained hip and knee orthopaedic surgeons C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., professor and chair of the Department, Simon Mears,…

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon P. Shea Brannan, M.D., Joins UAMS Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Northwest Arkansas

    Patrick Shea Brannan, M.D.

    By Amy Widner Aug. 3, 2020 | P. Shea Brannan, M.D. has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a hand and upper extremity orthopaedic surgeon practicing at UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He will see patients in both UAMS clinics in Fayetteville on Asche Drive (formerly the Shoulder Center of…

  • UAMS, UAF Artificial Joint Research Sparked by ‘Give and Get’ Retreat


    By David Robinson July 29, 2020 | Researchers at UAMS and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, are working to develop longer-lasting artificial hip and knee replacement joints that are also more resistant to infections. UAMS’ Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., a microbiologist with expertise in Staphylococcus aureus and orthopaedic infection, is collaborating with UAF’s Min Zou, Ph.D., a mechanical engineer with…

  • On the Move: Department Faculty Promotions

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    July 24, 2020 | The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery recently announced the promotions of two faculty members: David Bumpass, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Brant C. Sachleben, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. David Bumpass, M.D. is a fellowship-trained an…

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