Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder


Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Pain, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures

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My approach to treating patients

"The best compliment I receive is when patients recommend me to one of their family members or friends. My patient's trust is of utmost importance to me. Any injury causes you concern and anxiety - you may not know what is wrong and what needs to be done to correct your injury. My main approach to helping heal your injury is to keep you well informed as we get you back into the game, back to work, or just back to living and enjoying your life. It is my job to help you understand why I take, or do not take, certain actions. I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment."

R. Shane Barton, M.D., a native of East Texas, graduated as a Presidential Endowed Scholar from Texas A&M University, working as a computer engineer with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. At NASA, he was awarded multiple research honors for his work in robotic vision and image processing. He then attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, graduating with Honors as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After completing his Orthopaedic surgery residency program at Baylor College of Medicine, he went on to the Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital where he finished his fellowship training in Shoulder and Sports Medicine in 2005, serving as the assistant team physician for the New England Patriots. He served as a graduate clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, teaching both medical students and Orthopaedic residents. He has been on staff at LSU-Health Sciences Center, in Shreveport, Louisiana, since 2005, and was the Medical Director of Sports Medicine for the Willis Knighton Health System for over 11 years. He is now Chairman and Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU-Health Science Center in Shreveport, and is Chief of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine Division. He has over 100 podium and poster presentations, abstracts, peer-reviewed publications, and book chapters. He has lectured locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Barton specializes in the treatment of pediatric and adult sports-related injuries, as well as complex shoulder, elbow, and knee joint reconstruction procedures. He serves as the head team physician for numerous local and regional high schools, colleges, professional teams, and Olympic sports. He has received numerous teaching awards over his career. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Shreveport Medical Society, and is the incoming president of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Barton has been elected to membership into the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society. He also was selected as an Emerging Leader for the American Orthopaedic Association, awarded to young orthopaedic surgeons demonstrating the qualities, dedication, and skill to become a leader in Orthopaedic surgery. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

While in Boston, Dr. Barton worked with Drs. Bert Zarins, Tom Gill, J.P. Warner,George Theodore, Peter Millett, and Art Boland.

During his fellowship, he served as the assistant team physician for:

- New England Patriots professional football club

- Boston Red Sox professional baseball club

- Boston Bruins profession hockey club

- Harvard University, Cambridge, Ma.

- Curry College, Milton, Ma.

He now serves as the team physician for:

- Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs hockey club of the North American Hockey League (NAHL)

- The USA Weightlifting Development Center at LSU in Shreveport, caring for members of USA Weightlifting's World and Junior World Teams

- Louisiana State University-Shreveport (LSUS)Pilots

- Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers

- Calvary Baptist Academy Cavaliers, Shreveport, La

- Justin Sports Medicine Team, providing medical carefor regional professional (PRCA, PBR) and amateur rodeo competitors in Texas, Louisiana, and the Southeastern U.S.

- NCAA College Football Independence Bowl

- Ringside coverage of local Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) contests

He is an assistant team physician for:

- C. E. Byrd High School, Shreveport, La

- Airline High School, Bossier City, La

- Benton High School, Benton, La

- Evangel Christian Academy High School, Shreveport, La

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