Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery


Top-Rated Hip and Knee Care from Trusted Experts

The Hip and Knee and Joint Replacement program at UAMS is your access point to renowned expertise and exceptional quality of care. Our orthopaedic joint replacement specialists treat a variety of hip and knee conditions with the focus on preserving your joint health. From routine joint replacement procedures to more complex and revision surgeries, our orthopaedic surgeons are the recognized experts when it comes to helping you get back to the life you enjoy.

At UAMS, we are ranked among the top 10% in the nation for joint replacement surgery, according to new research by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize hospitals with superior performance in specific specialty lines and specialty focus areas. For the 2021 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades that from 2017-2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Joint Replacement Specialty Excellence Award have, on average, a 59.5% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. UAMS Orthopaedics was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

In addition, U.S. News and World Report recognized both our hip replacement  and knee replacement procedures as performing in its 2020-21 rankings for the second consecutive year. Both of these scores are based on multiple data categories, including physician expertise, prevention of revision surgery, volume and more. Of the over 6,000 hospitals that were evaluated, those receiving the high performing rating performed significantly better than the national average. UAMS is the only hospital in central Arkansas to have Blue Distinction+ designation in Hip and Knee Replacement and the only hospital in Arkansas to have distinctions in both hip and knee replacements and spine surgery.  

Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Providers

C. Lowry Barnes, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Adult Reconstruction
Simon Mears, M.D.
Vice Chair, Quality & Safety
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Jeff Stambough, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Adult Reconstruction
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Benjamin Stronach, M.D.
Associate Professor
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Sara Foster, PA
Sara E. Foster, PA
Physician Assistant
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Heather Rankin, PA
Physician Assistant
Adult Reconstruction

Make an Appointment

Request an appointment by contacting the clinic or by calling the UAMS Health appointment line at (501) 686-8000.

Patient Care 

Addressing degenerative conditions of the hip or knee starts with our adult reconstruction experts at UAMS Orthopaedics. Fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons specializing in hip and knee treatment and care evaluate conditions caused by arthritis, injuries, congenital problems, and general wear and tear to determine the best course of treatment.

If surgery is required, you can entrust your care to our orthopaedic surgeons who use state-of-the-art technologies, such as computerized custom modeling and radiographic positioning to successfully perform numerous joint replacement procedures every year at UAMS Health. Our fellowship-trained experts treat the complete spectrum of hip and knee joint-related disorders and have extensive experience with both simple and complex joint surgeries. These procedures include:

  • total hip replacement
  • total and partial knee replacement
  • anterior total hip replacement
  • complex hip revision
  • complex knee revision
  • knee reconstruction
  • minimally invasive joint replacement
  • hip and knee arthroscopy
  • hip preservation procedures

Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery:  Hip and Knee Academy

Planning ahead for hip or knee replacement surgery and recovery will help ensure a more successful outcome. Our hip and knee academy is designed to guide patients from pre-surgical education to post-surgical care and physical therapy.

Please click the button below to launch the course. Once you have watched the Hip and Knee Academy learning video, please complete the brief survey below.


Hip and Knee Academy Survey

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Helpful Guides and Information

Click or scan the code for more information from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons including:

Guide to Joint Replacement

Additional UAMS Orthopaedics Guides can be found below:

  • Ways to help with pain: (NSAIDS avoided)
  • Ways to help with pain: (NSAIDS included)
  • UAMS Outpatient Therapy Locations


Hip and Knee Surgeon Videos