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College of Medicine

May 29, 2020

Larry Balle II, M.D., M.P.H., Joins UAMS Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Fayetteville

Larry Balle II, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as a primary care sports medicine specialist with the Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine team in Fayetteville.

Balle is a part of the UAMS Sports Medicine team, which includes orthopaedic surgeons, sports-certified physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and strength coaches, and experts in women’s health, sports nutrition and sports psychology.

He also is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UAMS.

Balle joins Wes Cox, M.D., Chad Songy, M.D., and Ramon Ylanan, M.D., at UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

Together, they are able to provide complete care for sports-related issues and orthopaedic concerns. This includes everything from an injured athlete looking to get back in the game to the home gardener with joint pain.

Balle most recently served as the primary care sports medicine team physician and chief medical officer for University of Arkansas Athletics and as a primary care sports medicine and non-operative musculoskeletal medicine physician at Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists in Fayetteville.

Over the past several years, he has provided sports medicine care for all University of Arkansas Razorback athletics and Shiloh Christian, Springdale, Har-Ber and Fayetteville high schools, as well as the Eurekan Sports Festival, Joe Martin Stage Race, Hogeye Marathon, Iron Pig Festival Duathlon, professional bull riding and several other local events.

His special interests include regenerative medicine to heal injuries naturally through the body’s own cells and growth factors. He has extensive training in regenerative medicine and office-based ultrasound procedures that heal certain injuries without surgery. He also has an interest in musculoskeletal mechanics and how to adjust or adapt athletic mechanics to recover from and prevent future injuries.

He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, where he also earned his Master of Public Health from the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. He completed his residency in family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Balle continued his training in the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus under the mentorship of Dr. Ramon Ylanan. He went on to serve as Associate program Director of the fellowship while also working in private practice and as a team physician for University of Arkansas Razorback athletics.

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