Joseph Broyles, M.D.

Cartilage Regeneration SpecialistThe 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. As a cartilage regeneration specialist, 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


  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge, 2002 to present
  • Board Chairman, Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge, 2011 to present
  • Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Our Lady of the Lake Regional MedicalCenter, 2015 to present
  • President, Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge, 2007

Academic Appointments:

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery - Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, Louisiana - 2003 to 2015 
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor - Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New Orleans, Louisiana - 2017 to present


  • 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 to 2001
  • Fellowship in Total Joint Replacement, St. Louis, Missouri under Dr. Leo Whiteside, an internationally recognized expert in hip and knee replacement surgery, 2001 to 2002

Professional Activities:

  • Board Member, Journal of Arthroplasty                                            2017 to present
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Arthroplasty                                             2016 to present
  • Medical Chairman, Arthritis Foundation of Louisiana                   2016 to present
  • Board Member, Volunteer Health Corp                                             2014 to present

Presentations & Meetings:

Presenter, Fall Symposium, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital                                     2015

  • “Infection Control in the Operating Room: What Really Makes a Difference?” 
Moderator, Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Meeting                                          2014        
  • Orthobiologics Symposium

 Poster presentations, Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Meeting                       2014

  •  “Microdrilling Surgery for Full Thickness Chondral Lesions of the Knee Augmented with Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate, Platelet Rich Plasma and Hyaluronic Acid.” JE Broyles, MA O’Brien, MP Stagg.
  • “Treatment of Massive Femoral Bone Loss in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty with Cylindrical Couplers.” JE Broyles.

 Presenter, Fall Symposium, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital                                     2014

  • “Biologic Arthroplasty of the Knee”

 Presenter, Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Meeting                                             2013

  •  “Biologic Arthroplasty”

 Presenter, Fall Symposium, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital                                      2011

  • "Recent Advances in Arthritis Treatment”

 Presenter, Life After 50 Expo, Baton Rouge, LA                                                          2010

  • “PRP: A Non-Surgical Treatment Option for Tendinopathies?”

 Smith and Nephew Orthopedics                                                                   2008 and 2009

  • Panelist, Ignite Technical Advisory Program

 Smith and Nephew Orthopedics                                                                                     2003

  • Moderator, Total Knee Ligament Balancing Course

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

Selected Publications 

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