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Robert L. Barrack, MD

Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Orthopedic Surgery
Hip Reconstructive Surgery - Adult
Knee Reconstructive Surgery - Adult

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Adult hip and knee reconstruction surgery and patient specific total knee replacement surgery.

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-514-3500

Suite: A
Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-514-3500
Fax: 314-747-8744

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Education

Education

Fellowship: Hip and Implant Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 1991
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Tulane University, School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, Louisiana 1986
Medical Degree: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 1980
B.A.: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 1975

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Five to Ten-Year Results of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Implant in the U.S.: A Single Institution's Experience.
Ford MC, Hellman MD, Kazarian GS, Clohisy JC, Nunley RM, Barrack RL
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Nov 7; 100(21)1879-1887. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.01525.

PMID:
    30399083
    [PubMed - in process]
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Acetabular wedge augments for uncontained tibial plateau defects in revision total knee arthroplasty.
Stambough JB, Haynes JA, Barrack RL, Nunley RM
Arthroplast Today. 2018 Sep; 4(3)313-318. doi: 10.1016/j.artd.2018.02.005.

PMID:
    30186912
    [PubMed]
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A Microarray Study of Articular Cartilage in Relation to Obesity and Severity of Knee Osteoarthritis.
Rai MF, Sandell LJ, Barrack TN, Cai L, Tycksen ED, Tang SY, Silva MJ, Barrack RL
Cartilage. 2018 Sep 3; 1947603518796122. doi: 10.1177/1947603518796122.

PMID:
    30173558
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Patient Perceptions of Home Health Care Services After Total Joint Replacement.
Adelani MA, Nunley RM, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL
Orthopedics. 2018 Sep 1; 41(5)e713-e717. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20180828-01.

PMID:
    30168837
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An evaluation of proximal femur bone density in young, active patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty at one year postoperatively.
Nam D, Salih R, Barrack RL, Nunley RM
Hip Int. 2018 May 1; 1120700018761152. doi: 10.1177/1120700018761152.

PMID:
    29726298
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The Impact of Hospital Volume on Racial Differences in Complications, Readmissions, and Emergency Department Visits Following Total Joint Arthroplasty.
Adelani MA, Keller MR, Barrack RL, Olsen MA
J Arthroplasty. 2018 Feb; 33(2)309-315.e20. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2017.09.034.

PMID:
    29066108
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of Genotype-Guided Warfarin Dosing on Clinical Events and Anticoagulation Control Among Patients Undergoing Hip or Knee Arthroplasty: The GIFT Randomized Clinical Trial.
Gage BF, Bass AR, Lin H, Woller SC, Stevens SM, Al-Hammadi N, Li J, Rodríguez T Jr, Miller JP, McMillin GA, Pendleton RC, Jaffer AK, King CR, Whipple BD, Porche-Sorbet R, Napoli L, Merritt K, Thompson AM, Hyun G, Anderson JL, Hollomon W, Barrack RL, Nunley RM, Moskowitz G, Dávila-Román V, Eby CS
JAMA. 2017 Sep 26; 318(12)1115-1124. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.11469.

PMID:
    28973620
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Low Rates of Aseptic Tibial Loosening in Obese Patients With Use of High-Viscosity Cement and Standard Tibial Tray: 2-Year Minimum Follow-Up.
Crawford DA, Berend KR, Nam D, Barrack RL, Adams JB, Lombardi AV Jr
J Arthroplasty. 2017 Sep; 32(9S)S183-S186. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2017.04.018.

PMID:
    28511945
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Corrigendum to "Decreased Hospital Costs and Surgical Site Infection Incidence With a Universal Decolonization Protocol in Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty" [Journal of Arthroplasty 32 (2017) 728-734].
Stambough JB, Nam D, Warren DK, Keeney JA, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL, Nunley RM
J Arthroplasty. 2017 Aug; 32(8)2625. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2017.04.008.

PMID:
    28483214
    [PubMed]
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No impact of under-correction and joint line obliquity on clinical outcomes of total knee arthroplasty for the varus knee.
Rames RD, Mathison M, Meyer Z, Barrack RL, Nam D
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 May; 26(5)1506-1514. doi: 10.1007/s00167-017-4507-9.

PMID:
    28299385
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Perioperative and Early Postoperative Comparison of a Modern Cemented and Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty of the Same Design.
Nam D, Kopinski JE, Meyer Z, Rames RD, Nunley RM, Barrack RL
J Arthroplasty. 2017 Jul; 32(7)2151-2155. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2017.01.051.

PMID:
    28238584
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Metal Ion Levels in Young, Active Patients Receiving a Modular, Dual Mobility Total Hip Arthroplasty.
Nam D, Salih R, Brown KM, Nunley RM, Barrack RL
J Arthroplasty. 2017 May; 32(5)1581-1585. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.12.012.

PMID:
    28057394
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Obesity in total hip arthroplasty: does it make a difference?
Haynes J, Nam D, Barrack RL
Bone Joint J. 2017 Jan; 99-B(1 Supple A)31-36. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.99B1.BJJ-2016-0346.R1.

PMID:
    28042116
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Mobile pump deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis: just say no to drugs.
Haynes J, Barrack RL, Nam D
Bone Joint J. 2017 Jan; 99-B(1 Supple A)8-13. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.99B1.BJJ-2016-0165.R1.

PMID:
    28042112
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Response to Letter to the Editor on "The Impact of Imaging Modality on the Measurement of Coronal Plane Alignment After Total Knee Arthroplasty".
Nam D, Barrack RL
J Arthroplasty. 2017 Apr; 32(4)1404. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.11.039.

PMID:
    28017571
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Impact of Total Hip Arthroplasty on Pelvic Motion and Functional Component Position is Highly Variable.
Nam D, Riegler V, Clohisy JC, Nunley RM, Barrack RL
J Arthroplasty. 2017 Apr; 32(4)1200-1205. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.11.008.

PMID:
    27919581
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Decreased Hospital Costs and Surgical Site Infection Incidence With a Universal Decolonization Protocol in Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty.
Stambough JB, Nam D, Warren DK, Keeney JA, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL, Nunley RM
J Arthroplasty. 2017 Mar; 32(3)728-734.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.09.041.

PMID:
    27823845
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Failure at the Tibial Cement-Implant Interface With the Use of High-Viscosity Cement in Total Knee Arthroplasty.
Kopinski JE, Aggarwal A, Nunley RM, Barrack RL, Nam D
J Arthroplasty. 2016 Nov; 31(11)2579-2582. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.03.063.

PMID:
    27155996
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acetabular Component Position and the Risk of Dislocation Following Primary and Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Matched Cohort Analysis.
Sadhu A, Nam D, Coobs BR, Barrack TN, Nunley RM, Barrack RL
J Arthroplasty. 2017 Mar; 32(3)987-991. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.08.008.

PMID:
    27633947
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Is the Direct Superior, Iliotibial Band-Sparing Approach Associated With Decreased Pain After Total Hip Arthroplasty?
Nam D, Meyer Z, Rames RD, Nunley RM, Barrack RL, Roger DJ
J Arthroplasty. 2017 Feb; 32(2)453-457. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.07.045.

PMID:
    27593731
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians and health professionals are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians and health professionals work collaboratively with pharmaceutical, medical device or other medical care related companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our physicians and health professionals have an ownership or potential ownership interest in a commercial company; and/or are paid by a commercial company to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians or health professionals must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this website, physicians and health professionals earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2017:

Company Name: Stryker

Royalties: > $250,000

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $10,000 - $19,999

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018

Notes

Dr. Barrack is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in adult reconstructive surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and joint replacement. Recognized as a "Best Doctor in America" in the 2015 issue of St. Louis Magazine.