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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.

  • Maps & Directions
  • 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
Phone: 314-514-3500

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

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 Apr 22; pii: S0883-5403(17)30340-6. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2017.04.018.

PMID:
    28511945
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 May 5; pii: S0883-5403(17)30330-3. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2017.04.008.

PMID:
    28483214
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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. 2017 Mar 15; doi: 10.1007/s00167-017-4507-9.

PMID:
    28299385
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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Proximal Femur Bone Density Decreases up to 5 Years After Total Hip Arthroplasty in Young, Active Patients.
Nam D, Barrack RL, Clohisy JC, Nunley RM
J Arthroplasty. 2016 Dec; 31(12)2825-2830. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.05.059.

PMID:
    27378640
    [PubMed - in process]
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Pseudotumour formation and subsequent resolution in metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty following revision: Instructional review and an illustrative case report with revision using a dual mobility design.
Sassoon AA, Barrack RL
Bone Joint J. 2016 Jun; 98-B(6)736-40. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.98B6.36908.

PMID:
    27235513
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Does Use of a Variable Distal Femur Resection Angle Improve Radiographic Alignment in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty?
Nam D, Vajapey S, Haynes JA, Barrack RL, Nunley RM
J Arthroplasty. 2016 Sep; 31(9 Suppl)91-6. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.01.070.

PMID:
    27084502
    [PubMed - in process]
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Residual Symptoms and Function After Unicompartmental and Total Knee Arthroplasty: Comparable to Normative Controls?
Nam D, Berend ME, Nunley RM, Della Valle CJ, Berend KR, Lombardi AV, Barrack RL
J Arthroplasty. 2016 Oct; 31(10)2161-6. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.02.064.

PMID:
    27067170
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Impact of Imaging Modality on the Measurement of Coronal Plane Alignment After Total Knee Arthroplasty.
Nam D, Vajapey S, Nunley RM, Barrack RL
J Arthroplasty. 2016 Oct; 31(10)2314-9. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.02.063.

PMID:
    27067164
    [PubMed - in process]
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Residual Symptoms and Function in Young, Active Hip Arthroplasty Patients: Comparable to Normative Controls?
Nam D, Nunley RM, Berend ME, Berend KR, Lombardi AV, Barrack RL
J Arthroplasty. 2016 Jul; 31(7)1492-7. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.12.044.

PMID:
    27004681
    [PubMed - in process]
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Patient-Reported Metal Allergy: A Risk Factor for Poor Outcomes After Total Joint Arthroplasty?
Nam D, Li K, Riegler V, Barrack RL
J Arthroplasty. 2016 Sep; 31(9)1910-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.02.016.

PMID:
    26965589
    [PubMed - in process]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies 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 must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians 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 earned financial interests during calendar year 2016.

Company Name: Stryker

Royalties: > $1M

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $1,000 - $10,000

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2017

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.