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JRMC surgeon completes fellowship, contributes to textbook

JRMC Orthopaedic Surgeon Torrance Walker, M.D., recently completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, and has written two chapters for major orthopaedic surgery textbooks.

Dr. Walker is one of only a few fellowship-trained joint reconstruction surgeons in the state of Arkansas. The Campbell Clinic, which is associated with the University of Tennessee, is recognized as a world leader in orthopaedics.

Dr. Walker has also written two book chapters in the field of joint replacement. One of the textbooks, “The Knee: Reconstruction, Replacement and Revision” is being published this month. Other physicians who contributed to the book include doctors from the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic and Harvard Medical School. He is also a contributing author for “Seminars in Arthroplasty.” Dr. Walker detailed the surgical procedure for a partial knee replacement in “Patellofemoral Arthroplasty: The Other Unicompartmental Knee Replacement,” an instructional course lecture published in September 2012 in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) has been the most valued source of information for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers for more than 100 years and is the gold standard in peer-revised scientific information in the field. It is quite an honor for a private practice physician in a community the size of Pine Bluff to be included as a contributor in such publications.

Dr. Walker is a native of Pine Bluff. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is in practice at Walker Orthopaeadics in Pine Bluff.