Mark Barba, MD co-authors case studies for management of osteoarthritis of the hip

April 1, 2020 … Dr. Mark Barba co-authored case studies accepted for publication in the Journal of the AAOS (American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons).  The article titled, “AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline:  Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip,” and published in the April 1, 202 Volume 28, Issue 7, serves as a practice guideline to help elucidate best practices for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip.

Mark Barba, MD co-authors research on impact metal wear particles have on cell-accelerated corrosion of total hip replacement implants

January 23, 2020 … The paper, titled, “Wear particles induce a new macrophage phenotype with the potential to accelerate material corrosion within total hip replacement interfaces,” reveals evidence that particles released from metal hip replacement implants through normal wear and tear can induce the body to generate new cells, or macrophages, that attack and corrode the implant, potentially leading to implant failure. The publication represents the study Dr. Barba conducted with researchers at the Department of Biomedical Science, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, and Department of Orthpaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center.  The research paper was published in the 4th quarter 2019 by online medical journal publisher Elsevier, Ltd.


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.

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