Dr. Ron Clark, MD

Dr. Ron Clark, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 58 years old

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Each patient is important to Dr. Clark and he listens to each individual's concerns. Following a personal interview and examination, Dr. Clark will give an explanation using non-medical terms to educate his patient related to their condition and the options available to treat them. Dr. Clark has a soft spoken approach to the care and treatment of patients that most find reassuring. Ample time is allowed for patients to express their concerns and ask questions.Read more

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Dr. Ron Clark says that his greatest satisfaction is helping people find relief of their bone and joint problems. He...Read more

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in Wellton AZ |
conscientious, thorough, not knife happy (ie, too eager for surgery), does not hurry and explains everything, had shoulder arthroscopy with RTC repair with NO pain afterwards--(only pain was having to wear the darn abduction pillow and sling)-- as a healthcare provider and Operating Room nurse I recommend Dr. Clark
in Somerton, AZ |
My Husband was given his appt very fast and had surgery in less than a month rom his first visit and his suurgry was fast and he's very satisfied.
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Dr. Clark says...

Dr. Ron Clark says that his greatest satisfaction is helping people find relief of their bone and joint problems. He takes time to ensure that all questions that his patients have are answered in a way that most people can understand. He uses state of the art imaging materials to demonstrate with the patients the results of x-rays or MRI's so that the patient is clear as to what is the cause of the particular problem. Dr. Clark has been in practice for over 20 years and only treats the conditions that he has become skilled and successful in helping others with and will help patients find an expert if their condition requires extra care.

Dr. Clark's Care Philosophy

Each patient is important to Dr. Clark and he listens to each individual's concerns. Following a personal interview and examination, Dr. Clark will give an explanation using non-medical terms to educate his patient related to their condition and the options available to treat them. Dr. Clark has a soft spoken approach to the care and treatment of patients that most find reassuring. Ample time is allowed for patients to express their concerns and ask questions.

Dr. Clark says...

Most of my surgical experience is related to issues involving knee and shoulder conditions. I treat all hip and spinal issues non-surgically and will recommend local surgeons to individuals who have hip and spine problems that may require surgical care. Carpal tunnel and trigger finger problems are treated with surgery when appropriate.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • 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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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • 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)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Texas Med Branch Galveston

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Texas Med Branch Galveston

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Western Surgery Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    California College Of Podiatric Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • 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 Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

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