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Since opening its doors in early 2018, Oregon Surgical Institute (OSI) has had a banner year delivering high-quality, outpatient outcomes to total joint replacement (TJR) patients. Designed as a center of excellence specifically for complex procedures, the center focuses on TJR, spine, orthopedics, and pain management.
Dr. James Ballard discusses the latest hip replacement technology.
Dr. Ballard recently returned from a teaching trip in South Africa where he instructed surgeons on the new journey XR knee technology. He held teaching meetings in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, and Cape Town.
Innovations in Polyethylene: Research & Clinical Perspectives on the State of the Art of Polyethylene
Dr. James Ballard discusses the latest treatment options associated with knee pain.
Dr. Ballard explains how a total knee replacement can improve life quality for patients suffering with arthritis.
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.
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.
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
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.
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…”