Mark Barba, MD co-authors research selected for presentation at the 2019 Orthopaedic Research Society
November 15, 2018 – The paper, titled, “Vitamin E As a Metal Nanoparticle Scavenger: Promising Role in Neurol Cell Rescue from Cocrmo Hip Implant Wear Particles,” details the positive impact vitamin E makes in eliminating the metal ions from being released into the body. Metal ions are produced as part of the normal mechanical wear and corrosive processes occurring with metal on metal implants.
The Orthopaedic Research Society is a professional, scientific and medical organization committed to advancing orthopedic research through education, collaboration, communication, and advocacy. The annual meeting is attended by medical engineers, orthopedic surgeons, biologists, veterinarians and clinicians. The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held February 2-5 in Austin, Texas.
Mark Barba, MD featured for patient care focused on eliminating or reducing opioid drugs
April 15, 2018 – Dr. Barba was interviewed by Rockford Register Star columnist Georgette Braun to explain about the changes he has made to eliminate or reduce opioid drugs from his patient’s post surgical pain management. Dr. Barba’s efforts compliment the intense state and national focus on the opioid epidemic affecting the country and this feature article was pick-up up nationally in a number of other media publications.