Barton Branam

Barton R Branam , MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Vice Chair - Clinical Operations

UC Health Holmes Hospital
Room 1103
Albert Sabin Way at Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Phone 513-584-7328
Fax 513-584-3929


Bachelor's Degree: Denison University 1998 (Economics)

Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 2002

Residency: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 2007 (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Fellowship: University of Kentucky 2008 (Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine)


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Certification Date: 07-23-2010 ) - (Recertification Date: to 01-01-2021 )

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sports Medicine) (Certification Date: 10-24-2013 ) - (Recertification Date: to 01-01-2024 )

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injury

Adductor Tendinopathy

Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen shoulder)

Ankle Fracture

Ankle Sprain

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Anterolateral Ligament Injury

Arm Fracture

Arm Injuries



Athletic Injuries

Bone Cysts

Bone Spurs (Osteophytes)


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cartilage Damage


Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndromes

Complex Multi Ligament Knee Injury

Complex Periarticular Fractures

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Dislocated Elbow

Dislocated Shoulder


Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Elbow Fracture


Femoracetabular Impingement

Femoral Neuropathy

Femur Head Necrosis

Foot Deformities

Foot Fracture

Foot Injuries

Fragility Fractures

Ganglion Cyst

Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Greenstick fractures

Growing pain

Hamstring Injury

Hand Injuries

Hand Pain

Hand, Wrist, Elbow or Injury

Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Hip Arthritis

Hip Dysplasia (Congenital hip dislocation)

Hip Fracture

Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular impingement)

Hip Injury

Hip Labral tear

Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip Pain

Humeral Fractures

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Incomplete Fracture

Intra-Articular Fractures

Joint Capsule Release

Joint Diseases

Joint Dislocation

Joint Pain

Jumper's Knee (Patellar tendinitis)

Knee Arthritis

Knee Bursitis

Knee Cap Dislocation

Knee Dislocation

Knee Fracture

Knee Injuries

Knee Ligament Injury

Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Pain

Labral Tear

Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury

Lateral Patellar Dislocation

Leg Fracture

Leg Length Discrepancy

Ligament Injury

Malunion Fractures

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Injury

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Median Neuropathy

Meniscus Tear

Mobility Limitation

Muscle Cramp

Muscle Strains

Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal Trauma

Nerve Injuries of the Hand, Wrist and Elbow

Orthopaedic Trauma

Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Arthritis)



Overuse Injuries

Patella Tendon Tear

Patellar Dislocation

Patellar Instability

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Periprosthetic Fractures

Piriformis Muscle Syndrome

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

Post-Traumatic Arthritis

Proximal and Distal Bicep Tendon Tear

Proximal Hamstring Tear

Psoas Muscles

Quadricep Tendon Rupture

Quadricep Tendon Tear

Radial Neuropathy

Radial Tunnel

Radius Fractures

Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator Cuff Tear

Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Separated Shoulder

Septic Arthritis

Shin Splints (Medial tibial stress syndrome)

Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder Fractures

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder Injury

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder Pain

Sports Related Injuries

Stress Fractures

Swollen Knee



Tendon Injuries


Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)


Throwing Injuries

Trochanteric Bursitis

Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes

Ulnar Neuropathies

Wrist Injuries

Wrist Pain


Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Research and Practice Interests

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Research Support

Grant: #W81XWH-19-2-0029 Investigators:Braley, Susan; Branam, Barton; Colosimo, Angelo; Glogovac, Georgina; Grawe, Brian; Lin, Chia-Ying; Utz, Christopher; Zhiva, Ergent 09-30-2019 -09-29-2023 Department of the Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity Sustained Delivery of Simvastatin to Augment Meniscal Healing: Is Regenerative Healing Possible? Role:Collaborator $1,973,671.00 Awarded Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Branam, Barton R; Hasselfeld, Kimberly A (2013. ) "Retrograde Technique" for Drilling the Femoral Tunnel in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction .Arthroscopy Techniques, , 2 (4 ) ,e395-9

Branam, Barton R; Johnson, Darren L (2007. ) Allografts in Knee Surgery .Orthopedics, , 30 (11 ) ,925-9

Branam, Barton R; Tuttle, Harrison G; Stern, Peter J; Levin, Linda (2007. ) Resurfacing Arthroplasty Versus Silicone Arthroplasty for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Osteoarthritis .The Journal of Hand Surgery, , 32 (6 ) ,775-88

Branam, Barton R; Stambough, Jeffrey L (2002. ) Atypical Lumbar Disc Herniation; A Case Report .The Spine Journal, , 2 (3 ) ,224-6

McKeon, Patrick O;Booi, Michael R; Branam, Barton R; Johnson, Darren L; Mattacola, Carl G (2010. ) Lateral Ankle Ligament Anesthesia Significantly Alters Single Limb Postural Control .Gait Posture, , 32 (3 ) ,374-7

Dailey, Stephen K; Branam, Barton R; Archdeacon, Michael T (2013. ) Chronic (Ten Years) Ischial Tuberosity Avulsion Fracture Nonnion Trated with Fragment Excision and Simultaneous Primary Repair of the Hamstring Tendon: A Case Report .The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Case Connector, , 3 (4 ) ,1-5

Branam BR, Utz CJ. (2016. ) Indications for Two-Incision (Outside-In) ACL Reconstruction. .Controversies in ACL Reconstruction. Edited by Dr. Darren L. Johnson. Elsevier, Inc. Philadelphia, PA., ,

Branam, Barton R; Utz, Christopher J (2017. ) Indications for Two-Incision (Outside-In) Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.Clinics in sports medicine, , 36 (1 ) ,71-86 More Information

Jimenez, Andrew; Bedeir, Yehia H; Hasselfeld, Kathryn A; Hasselfeld, Kimberly A; Branam, Barton R (2020. ) Novel repair of a quadriceps tendon rupture after a total knee arthroplasty using gracilis and semitendinosus autografts.The Knee, , 27 (5 ) ,1446-1450 More Information

Bedeir, Yehia H; Hasselfeld, Kimberly A; Kuechly, Henry A; Utz, Christopher J; Branam, Barton R; Colosimo, Angelo J; Grawe, Brian M (2019. ) Risk factors associated with ACL registry compliance: can we predict who will follow-up?.European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie, , 29 (3 ) ,645-650 More Information

Jimenez, Andrew; Branam, Barton R; Hasselfeld, Kimberly A; Hasselfeld, Kathryn A (2019. ) A Case Report of Acute Exertional Compartment Syndrome with Peroneal Nerve Palsy in an Adolescent Athlete.Journal of orthopaedic case reports, , 10 (1 ) ,1-3 More Information

Book Chapter

Branam, Barton R; Johnson, Darren L (2010 ) Allograft Tissues Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Third Edition .(pp. Chapter Two).

Post Graduate Training and Education

Associate Professor,

Contact Information

Academic - UC Health Holmes Hospital
Room 1103
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45219
Phone: 513-584-7328
Fax: 513-584-3929