UAMS Orthopaedic Surgery News


January 11, 2021

Lowry Barnes, M.D. discusses what’s needed to thrive in outpatient total joint replacements in Becker’s ASC Review

Dr. Barnes

Becker’s ASC Review asked 5 experts, including C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., Chair of the UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, to weigh in on outpatient total joint replacements. Dr. Barnes, a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement surgery at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  says that hip and knee surgeons are moving more to…


January 6, 2021

Benjamin Stronach, M.D., Becomes UAMS’ Fourth Total Joint Replacement Surgeon

stronach news post

By Linda Satter Jan. 5, 2021 | Benjamin Stronach, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee arthroplasty, a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to restore function to a joint. Stronach will be seeing patients at the UAMS Health Orthopaedic Clinic at 2 Shackleford W Blvd. in…


December 28, 2020

C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., among “65 Total Knee Replacement Surgeons to Know in 2020”

C. Lowry Barnes

C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., Professor and Chair of the UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was recently named in Becker’s ASC as one of the “65 total knee replacement surgeons to know | 2020”. The surgeons featured on the list have led accomplished careers and hold leadership positions at some of the top institutions across the…


Jeffrey Stambough, M.D. featured in Orthopaedics This Week

Jeffrey Stambough

A new article, “TJA: WILD DISCREPANCIES IN RISK PREDICTION CALCULATORS” in the weekly news and commentary newsletter Orthopaedics This Week features Jeffrey B. Stambough, M.D., orthopaedic hip and knee surgeon and assistant professor in the UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Stambough, who is a co-author of a new study “Readmission, Complication, and Disposition Calculators in…


December 7, 2020

Orthopaedic Surgery’s John Sherrill, MPH, Ph.D. Selected as TRI Entrepreneurship Postdoctoral Scholar

john sherrill

The UAMS Translational Research Institute Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) Postdoctoral Training Program has named four postdoctoral scholars for its class of 2022, including the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s John Sherrill, MPH, Ph.D. The scholars, selected in a competitive application process, will begin two years of mentored entrepreneurship training July 1. The HSIE Postdoctoral…


Abstracts Rated in Top 100 Posters at 30th Annual AAHKS Meeting

AAHKS posters

Two abstracts submitted by hip and knee surgeons Jeffrey Stambough, M.D., C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., and Simon Mears, M.D. were among the top 100 graded posters selected at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 30th Annual Meeting that took place early November. The abstracts (below) will be published in the Proceedings Volume…


December 6, 2020

Orthopaedic Surgery Researchers Awarded $25,000 Pilot Grant to Study Biomechanics of the Human Spine

John Spine

Researchers in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery received a $25,000 grant to support investigator-initiated research conducted by faculty in the UAMS College of Medicine.  The Barton Pilot Grant supports the design and development of studies focused on the biomechanics of the cervicothoracic junction of the human spine and characterizing the mechanical burden of surgical implants…


December 3, 2020

Shahryar Ahmadi, M.D., Co-Principal Investigator on $1.725 Million Grant to Develop Virtual Rotator Cuff Arthroscopic Skill Trainer (ViRCAST)ACH Receive $1.725 Million Grant to Develop Virtual Rotator Cuff Arthroscopic Skill Trainer (ViRCAST)

Dr. Shahyar Ahmadi

North Carolina-based software research and development company Kitware and its three Arkansas partners—the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH)—received a $1.725 million Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. The award supports the design, development,…


December 1, 2020

UAMS Researcher Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Study Bone Health, Exercise Connection

Jinhu research funding

By Amy Widner Oct. 20, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK — A researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how physical activity improves bone health, with possible implications for bone loss from osteoporosis and aging. Jinhu Xiong, Ph.D., is…


November 9, 2020

Professional Figure Skater Enjoys Freedom of Movement with New Hip

Billie O'Neel

Nov. 9, 2020 | Billie O’Neel has been skating most of her life. Her first pair of roller skates were steel and they clamped onto her shoes. She wore them down to a nub. She spent a lot of time in the roller rink as a child, but when she discovered ice skating, she never looked…



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