Dr. Ron Clark, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 57

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Hospital Quality

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Yuma Regional Medical Center
2400 S Avenue A
Yuma, AZ 85364

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Same Day Next Day
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    Dr. Clark's Experience

    Dr. Clark's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
    • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Amputation
    • Ankle Fracture Repair
    • Ankle Surgery
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
    • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
    • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Neuroplasty
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    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Arthritis
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Pain
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Pointer Injuries
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    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Injuries
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Work-Related Injuries
    • Wrist Fracture
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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • honored lecturer, 15th Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy and Reconstructive Surgery Association of Mexico., June 5, 20
    • Reviewer of the Year. Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 2004

    Media & Publications

    • Levine, J.D., Clark, R., Devor, M., Helms, C., Moskowitz, M., & Basbaum, A.: Intraneuronal substance P contributes to the severity of experimental arthritis. Science, 226: 547-549, 1984, November 2
    • Clark, R., Olsen, R., Goble, E.M., Larson, B, & Farrer, R.P: Cross Pin Femoral Fixation: A new technique for hamstring ACL reconstruction of the knee. Arthroscopy 14:258-267, 1998
    • Clark, R., and Thurston, N.K.: The future of orthopedics in the United States: An analysis of the effects of managed care in the face of an excess supply of orthopedic surgeons. Arthroscopy 16:116-120, 2000
    • Ivey, F.M. & Clark, R.: Arthroscopic debridement of the knee for adult septic arthritis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 199: 201-206, 1985, 1985
    • Goble, E.M., Clark, R., Somers, K., and Olsen, R.: The development of suture anchors for use in soft tissue fixation to bone. Am J Sport Med 22:236-239, 1994
    • Barber, F.A., Sanders, J.O., and Clark, R.: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the skeletally immature high-performance athlete: What to do and when to do it? Arthroscopy 16:391-394, 2000
    • Clark, R.: Provisional percutaneous pin fixation for arthroscopic suture-less rotator cuff repairs. Orthopedics 27:1241-1243, 2004
    • Calhoun, J.; Allen, B.L., Meek-Chilton, J., Ferguson, R.L., & Clark, R.: Computer aided instruction in orthopaedics. Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 17(4): 599-604, 1986
    • Clark, R., Anderson, M.B., Johnson, B.A., Moore, D.E., and Herbert, F.D.: The clinical value of radiologists' interpretation of perioperative radiographs of orthopaedic patients. Orthopedics 19:1003-1007,, 1996
    • Clark, R.: Suture-less repair of the rotator cuff. Orthopedic Technology Review 3:18-21, 2001
    • Clark, R.: The Current state of orthopaedic residency programs. Surgical Rounds for Orthopaedics, 3(5): 37-40, 1989
    • Clark, R.: (letter) J Bone and Joint Surg 75(A):1417,, 1993
    • Clark, R., Evans, E.B., Ivey, F.M., & Calhoun, J.H: Characteristics of successful and unsuccessful applicants to orthopedic residency programs. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 241: 257-263, 1989
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
    Graduated in 1986

    Internship Hospital

    University Of Texas Med Branch Galveston
    Complete in 1987

    Residency Hospital

    University Of Texas Med Branch Galveston
    Complete in 1991

    Fellowship Hospital

    Western Surgery Center
    Complete in 1992

    Undergraduate Schools

    California College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Graduated in 1983
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Clark & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clark to family and friends

    4.5 out of 5

    17 responses

    Dr. Clark's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.7 out of 5

    17 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.7 out of 5

    17 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.7 out of 5

    17 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    14 responses

    Experience with Dr. Clark

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.5 out of 5

    17 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.5 out of 5

    17 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.5 out of 5

    17 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.5 out of 5

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    Office Locations

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    The Bone and Joint Center of Yuma, PLLC
    Yuma
    1743 W 24th St
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 726-1556 (Office)
    (928) 726-1546 (Fax)
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