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“Wine Cheese, Hips and Knees” with Dr. Matt Barber

AOC cordially invites you to join us for “Wine Cheese, Hips and Knees” with Total Joint Specialist Dr. Matt Barber.

  • WHEN: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
  • WHERE: AOC Surgery Center, 3610 Springhill Memorial Dr N., Mobile, AL 36608

Please RSVP to Shauna Dean by  September 2nd, 2019:

"Wine Cheese, Hips and Knees" with Dr. Matt Barber - event flyer

Dr. Matthew Barber: Key Speaker at ASIA Winter Workshop

Dr. Matthew Barber traveled to Birmingham, AL last week to speak at the Alabama Self-Insured Association (ASIA) Winter workshop. He spoke to a packed room on the benefits of 3D printed knee implants and was very well-received.

* ASIA is an organization that represents the interests of employers in Alabama who self-insure workers’ compensation coverage on their employees.

Robotic-arm Assisted Procedures Now Offered at AOC


Spring Hill Medical Center is unveiling its latest tool to help patients. It’s a robotic arm to assist in surgeries for partial knee and total hip replacements.

So, this is how it works. Patients go through CAT-scans and surgeons use information from that to create pre-operative plans for the placement of their implants. During operation, the surgeon is in control, but the robotic arm limits their movement – that keeps the accuracy within one-tenth of a millimeter.

“A huge and overwhelming benefit is really being able to place those components accurately. We know from multiple studies that placing implants in their correct orientation leads to better outcomes, fewer complication, and enhance the longevity of the implant. So, we want patients to have a great result but also a very durable result.” – Dr. Matthew Barber, AOC

Spring Hill Medical Center is the first hospital in the Mobile area to offer operations with this device.