Dr. Joseph U. Barker, MD

Dr. Joseph U. Barker, MD

Sports Medicine | Male | 38 years old

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Dr. Barker specializes in Sports Medicine and practices in Raleigh, NC. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Barker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Sports Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications
    • Management of Proximal Humerus Fractures Based on Current Literature., 2007
    • Osteoarthritis of the ACL Deficient Knee: Epidemiology, Biomechanics, and the Effects on the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage., 2011
    • Innovations in the Management of Displaced Proximal Humerus Fractures., 2007
    • The Role of Growth Factors in Cartilage Repair, 2011
    • Updates on the Surgical Management of Patellar Instability., 2010
    • The Incidence of Post-Operative Infection in ACL Reconstruction., 2010
    • Efficacy of an Aiming Device for the Placement of Distal Interlocking Screws in Trochanteric Fixation Nailing., 2008
    • Can Anatomic Femoral Tunnel Placement Be Achieved Using a Transtibial Technique for Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?, 2011
    • Outcomes of Length Stable Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures., 2010
    • Osteochondral Allografts in the Treatment of Shoulder Pathology: Basic Science and Clinical Applications., 2011
    • Extra-Articular Mimickers of Lateral Meniscus Tears, 2011
    • The Importance of Medial Support in Locked Plating of Proximal Humerus Fractures., 2007
    • Anatomy and Dimensions of the Gluteus Medius Tendon Insertion., 2008
    • Addition of Nitric Oxide Donor S-Nitroso-N-Acetylcysteine to Selective iNOS Inhibitor 1400W Further Improves Contractile Function in Reperfused Skeletal Muscle., 2005
    • The Effect of Fiber Type Heterogeneity on Optimized Work and Power Output of Hindlimb Muscles of the Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum., 2002
    • Augmentation Methods Following Microfracture in the Management of Focal Cartilage Defects., 2010
    • The Arthroscopic Management of Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: A Systematic Review of the Literature., 2011
    • Glenohumeral Arthritis in the Young Adult: Instructional Course Lecture., 2011
    • Complete Bony Union achieved after Arthrodesis of Native Glenoid and Acromion to an Osteoarticular Allograft Proximal Humerus, 2008
    • Effect of Donor Age on Bone Mineral Density in Irradiated Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allografts of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament., 2011
    • Functional and Radiographic Outcomes of Inter-Trochanteric Hip Fractures Treated with Calcar Reduction, Compression and Trochanteric Entry Nailing, 2011
    • Effective Glenoid Version in Professional Baseball Players., 2010
    • Anatomy of the Greater Trochanteric Bald Spot: A Potential Portal for Abductor Sparing Femoral Nailing?, 2008
    • The Evaluation and Management of Failed Distal Clavicle Excision., 2010
    • An Evaluation of Accuracy and Repeatability of a Novel Gait Analysis Device., 2007
    • The Basic Science and Clinical Applications of Osteochondral Allografts., 2010

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  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Shoulder Dislocation


  • Medical School
    Duke University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital for Special Surgery

    Completed in 2009

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rush University

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    Wake Forest University

    Graduated in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Repair

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