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Dr. Bal performs nearly 1,000 hip and knee surgeries each year. He is actively engaged in orthopaedic research, professional writing, teaching, and the training of future orthopaedic surgeons. He is also involved in health care law practice.

Patients with hip and knee arthritis – as well as those with complex cases of failed hip and knee replacements – come to Dr. Bal from locations across the United States and abroad. Many of these patients are eager to share their experiences with others.

Patients who are informed and take the time to understand all aspects of joint replacement surgery typically have the best outcomes. Therefore, the information provided on this site is designed to ensure that patients make the best decisions when it comes to hip or knee replacement surgery.

The content is continually updated in order that Dr. Bal and his team may share their knowledge and answer questions regarding hip and knee replacement surgery.

This site is not a marketing effort, nor is it sponsored by any entity. All content has been developed by Dr. Bal, with the help of many other dedicated professionals. We owe our patients a debt of gratitude for helping develop this content, based on their feedback, and for teaching us the art of medicine.

If you have suggestions for further improvement, we would love to hear from you. It is easy to contact any of us with comments or questions. Our email addresses and phone numbers are all listed on on this site.

Thank you for visiting.


Disclaimer: This website was developed independently by Dr. Sonny Bal for his patients. Although Dr. Bal is a full-time employee of the University of Missouri, the contents of this site are neither endorsed nor supported by the University of Missouri. The views expressed here reflect the perspectives, opinions, and experience of Dr. Bal.