Advances in Knee Replacements

This new design allows surgeons to preserve the important central ligaments of the knee called the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. This design should allow a knee replacement to move, respond, and feel more like a normal knee.

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The Anterior Hip

Patients are being told by both surgeons and orthopedic implant companies that Anterior Hip Replacement approach offers something unique and different compared to other approaches. This is a flatly untrue, unscientifically supported myth...

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Outpatient Joint Replacement

With Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery, patients are able to return home the same day as the procedure. Patients also begin physical therapy within hours of surgery.

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Portland Orthopedic Surgeon

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Ballard received his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and his internship and residency at the University of Nebraska / Creighton Health Sciences Foundation in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Ballard completed his fellowship with one of the pioneers of minimally-invasive total hip replacement, Dr. Todd Swanson, at the Desert Orthopedic Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has interests in primary and revision joint replacement of the hip and knee and also enjoys general orthopedics.


  • Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Medical: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Academic Honors

  • Brigham Young University:
    Magna Cum Laude Graduate
    Dean's List and Scholar Athlete Award
  • Baylor College of Medicine:
    Outstanding Achievement in Orthopedic Research Award


  • Internship: University of Nebraska / Creighton Health Sciences Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Nebraska / Creighton Health Sciences Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Adult Reconstruction Fellowship: Desert Orthopedic Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Hospital Affiliations

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Portland Orthopedic Surgeon: Dr. Ballard

James C. Ballard, MD

Dr. Ballard specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and performs several orthopedic procedures including:

  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Revision Joint Reconstruction
  • General Orthopedics
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • MAKOplasty® for Partial Knee Replacement
  • Custom Fit Knee Replacement