Orthopaedic Surgery

We invite you to join us in our mission and vision to comprehensively expand our already highly regarded programs in orthopaedics...

Greetings from Dr. Barnes

I joined the UAMS College of Medicine, my alma mater, as Chair of Orthopaedics in 2014 after more than two decades in private practice because I knew that we could transform orthopaedic care in Arkansas and the region.

This transformation requires integrated education, research and clinical programs of the highest quality — and as the orthopaedic team for the state’s only comprehensive academic medical center, that’s what we deliver.

We have grown exponentially over these past few years, and today we are poised for crucial additional growth through several key initiatives. With your support, there’s no doubt that we will continue to be on the move — so that others can be too.

We hope they’ll move you to join us.

  On the Move

UAMS is fast becoming a national leader in orthopaedic care and training.

Be on the move with us.

We help Arkansans and patients from around the world get on the move again when injury, chronic joint pain or even cancer stops them in their tracks. We educate and train aspiring physicians who likewise will dedicate their own careers to providing the very best orthopaedic care available anywhere. We are on the forefront of orthopaedic research that leads to better treatment options for folks who just want to get moving again.

Under the leadership of C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., the exceptionally talented and highly trained team of faculty surgeons and researchers in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is emerging as a national leader in orthopaedics. The College of Medicine is embarking on a bold campaign that will enable Dr. Barnes and his  colleagues in Orthopaedics, along with collaborators in other specialties, to do even more.


Total Body

Bone and Joint
Did you know bone and joint complaints are one of the leading reasons patients seek care from primary care physicians?
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Complex Procedures
We care for patients requiring the most complex procedures such as total ankle replacement and rotator cuff injury.
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Adult and Pediatric Spine
Our Pediatric Orthopaedic Service is second to none in the care of children with congenital orthopaedic conditions or injury.
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Sports Medicine
Our sports medicine specialists provide expert orthopaedic care for collegiate and high school teams all across Arkansas, as well as for individuals.
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Biomechanics & Regenerative Orthopaedics
Biomechanics is literally research in motion and joint replacement or other surgery isn’t always necessary when...
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Critical Situations
As the orthopaedic trauma service at the state’s only adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma centers, we are Arkansas’ experts in treating complex orthopaedic injuries.
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Advancement and Training


Advancing Women

Fewer than 10% of practicing orthopaedic surgeons across the nation are women. While almost half of U.S. medical students are female, women represent only 13 percent of orthopaedic surgery residents. At UAMS, we aspire to change those numbers.
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Training Tomorrow's Orthopaedists

As the largest group of fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons in Arkansas, we are dedicated to educating and training the next generation of orthopaedic specialists. Our residency program receives almost 500 applications each year for the four first-year resident positions. The success of our trainees shows why.
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Success Stories


Kathy's Elbow Was Shattered

Kathy was moving to a new home when she accidentally dropped a firearm that went off, shattering her elbow.
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Lasting Effects

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw knows better than most that the sacrifices made on the field can have lasting effects.
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Keeping You on the Go

The Rev. Susan Sims Smith, a self described “nature nut,” has a family history of knee problems and by the age of 49, she already had serious knee issues.
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Keeping You Young

Jennifer Allison of Conway has a 2-year-old grandson and a grand dog who have a lot of energy.
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For more information about these funds or UAMS’ orthopaedic research areas, please contact:

Laurie Ann Ross
Senior Director of Development
501-686-5675
laross@uams.edu