About Joel N. Smith, MD
Joel N. Smith, MD, is an expert board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Martin Orthopedics in Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Cabot, Arkansas. He is a native Northwest Arkansas resident, specializing in orthopedic surgery, particularly in sports medicine.
Dr. Smith received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City. During his chief year in residency, he was awarded Outstanding Specialty Resident of the Year by the OU Trauma Center. Dr. Smith continued his training with a sports medicine fellowship at Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, where he worked with team physicians for the USA Alpine Ski team and other athletes during training events.
He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and maintains his advanced credentials with continuing education. Dr. Smith enjoys improving the quality of life of each of his patients by utilizing non-surgical and surgical approaches to help them exceed their health and fitness goals.
Dr. Smith has expertise in arthroscopic surgery for the elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle, including total and partial replacement of the knee and shoulder, as well as reverse total shoulder replacement. He was acknowledged by AY Magazine as one of Central Arkansas’ Best of the Best Orthopedic Surgeons.
In his free time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and three children. He is an avid golfer and loves baseball, basketball, and football.
He welcomes everyone to Martin Orthopedics and looks forward to helping them improve musculoskeletal function.
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