Joseph Broyles, M.D.

The Holy Grail of orthopedics is to regrow cartilage in areas where you have cartilage damage. My hope is that, in the future, knee and hip and shoulder and elbow replacements will be viewed as barbaric – something we couldn’t believe that doctors used to do – to put in a metal and plastic joint. Why didn’t they just regrow cartilage? It sounds really simple and I think one day it will be looked back on as being very simple. But you have to start somewhere. I do a lot of knee and hip replacements and I definitely don’t ever want one. So, I’m trying to find a better way. I think a lot of people are going to benefit from these advances in medicine. We’re going to see that in this decade especially, this widespread clinical application of cellular therapy is going to alter the way that we treat diseases and medicine. – Dr. Broyles


  • Tulane University, Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Cum Laude, 1992
  • LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, Medical Degree, Honors 1996
  • Internship and Residency, John Peter Smith Hospital, Ft. Worth, Texas 1996-2001
  • Fellowship in Total Joint Replacement, St. Louis, Missouri under Dr. Leo Whiteside, an internationally recognized expert in hip and knee replacement surgery, 2001-2002

Professional Organizations:

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Louisiana Orthopedic Association
  • American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • Board Member, Volunteer Health Corps
  • Vice Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital
  • Chairman, Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge, 2011- present
  • Moderator, Orthobiologics Symposium, Louisiana Orthopedics Association annual meeting 2014

Special Interests/Research:

  • Complex hip and knee surgery, including primary and revision joint replacement surgery
  • Arthroscopic hip surgery, including surgery for hip impingement
  • Research in knee cartilage regeneration using stem cells.
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a new non-surgical treatment for chronic tendinosis. Download a PRP brochure, or read a March, 2010 article on PRP in the Baton Rouge Healthcare Journal.

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