Brian K. Barnard, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute. He specializes in upper-extremity problems such as acute trauma and sports injuries and those resulting from chronic arthritic conditions. He also provides joint replacement and is specially trained to perform total wrist replacement, a complex, highly advanced procedure.
Pain Relief and Increased Mobility
To provide his patients with pain relief and increased mobility, Dr. Barnard approaches diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation the way he does many things in life. No matter how challenging the problem, he enjoys looking at how things work, exposes any issues and then fixes them. This philosophy enables him to provide expert care for complex diseases of the upper extremities, including hands, elbows and shoulders.
Wrist Replacement Surgery
Dr. Barnard is one of the few surgeons in the area with the training necessary to perform wrist replacement surgery. This advanced, specialized procedure helps patients with painful, debilitating arthritis who do not respond to other treatments. By replacing a patient’s diseased or damaged joint with an artificial one, most experience pain relief and the range of motion needed to return to their daily activities.
Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery
Other patients may be suffering from elbow and shoulder issues such as joint deformity, arthritis, injuries and more requiring surgery. Dr. Barnard’s training and experience in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgical techniques enable him to repair or replace the joint and restore function, helping patients achieve an improved quality of life.
Dr. Barnard’s Training
Dr. Barnard earned his medical and undergraduate degrees from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He then completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and a fellowship in hand surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
About Dr. Barnard
Before joining Jewett, Dr. Barnard served 11 years in the United States Army, treating war wounds of active-duty soldiers.
He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and faculty at the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine. Dr. Barnard is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has additional certification in hand surgery.