Med School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2011
Residency: UT-Campbell Clinic, 2016
Fellowship: Washington University Joint Preservation, Resurfacing and Replacement Fellowship, 2017
Board of Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical and Surgical Interests:
Specializing in Kinematically Aligned Total Knee Replacement
Total Joint Replacement in the outpatient setting
Total and Partial Knee Replacement
Total Hip Replacement (anterior and posterior approaches)
Total Joint Revisions
Dr. Ford is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who has advanced fellowship training in hip and knee replacement, resurfacing, and preservation. Dr. Ford attended medical school at the University of Texas in San Antonio where he graduated as valedictorian. He then completed orthopaedic surgery training at the Campbell Clinic followed by a joint reconstruction fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Ford performs a large volume of primary total hip and knee replacement in the Mid-South. By utilizing advanced surgical techniques (including minimally invasive hip and knee replacement), Dr. Ford is able to perform outpatient total joint surgery in the Campbell Clinic Surgery Center.
As osteoarthritis becomes more prevalent in younger patients, Dr. Ford has taken special interest in performing procedures that allow younger joint replacement patients to stay active. Dr. Ford performs the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, a bone-sparing procedure that allows hip arthritis patients to be competitively active. Birmingham Hip Resurfacing patients often include professional athletes, marathon runners, and even weekend warriors who do not want any activity restrictions on their hip.
Dr. Ford also performs cementless knee replacement. Compared to traditional cemented knee replacement, cementless knee replacement may allow for longer survivorship of implants, thus helping younger patients avoid potential revisions later in life.
Dr. Ford plays an active role in education and research at the Campbell Clinic. He educates orthopaedic residents and fellows, serves as faculty for surgeon training around the country, and participates in clinical research projects, and serves as a consultant for various hip and knee projects.
“I try to always provide the best care possible to every patient that walks in my door. I remain humble and learn something new from every patient. Surgery is a team sport! I rely on so many wonderful, hard working people to help provide first class care to our patients.”
Learn more about Total Knee Arthroplasty at Campbell Surgery Center
What Is the Kinematic Aligned Total Knee Replacement Surgery?
Underneath that title add the following as a paragraph: Dr. Ford utilizes the Kinematic Alignment approach for his total knee replacement surgeries. This technique or approach to knee replacement surgery naturally aligns your knee by custom positioning the implants to the native joint line of your knee, just like it was before arthritis developed. This method, which is customized to each patient, speeds recovery and provides better satisfaction, paid relief, function, and flexion than traditional or mechanically aligned Total Knee Replacement surgery. Research has shown that the kinematic technique offers better pain relief, function, bending of the knee, and more normal feeling knee than the traditional technique called mechanical alignment.
Learn more about Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty at Campbell Surgery Center
Learn more about Hip Resurfacing at Campbell Surgery Center
Dr. Ford discusses the OsteoRemedies Remedy Stemmed Knee spacer and its uses and benefits in treating patients with infections after a total knee replacement.