Arizona Institute for Sports, Knees, and Shoulders

At AzISKS, our mission is to promote patient well-being by providing the highest quality Orthopedic care of the shoulder and knee through research, knowledge, surgical skill, compassion, trust and customer service. The ultimate goal at AzISKS is to serve patients in a manner that improves their lives by making them healthier, and therefore happier. At AzISKS, we realize that being in a position to provide Orthopedic services to patients is a privilege that we do not take lightly. Dr. Bailie has personally selected each person involved in patient care including: AzISKS administrative and clinical staff, anesthesiologists, surgical facility, operating room personnel and physical therapists.  The AzISKS team will provide effective and personal communication, in order to make office and surgical experiences pleasant and efficient for all patients, from scheduling appointments and surgeries, through follow-up visits.

Research has shown that it takes 10,000 hours or more than 10 years of repetition (i.e. performing the same surgery repeatedly) to become a skilled expert!. A recent study in a major orthopedic journal expressed concern with modern surgical training and noted that almost one third of orthopedic residents did not feel comfortable or ready to enter clinical practice, stating that they had not received adequate training. In fact, the study reports, that federally mandated limited work hours have essentially shortened the overall resident experience by 2 full years of a 5 year residency program.

When you visit AzISKS, we know you expect care from an experienced, expert subspecialty physician and skilled surgeon. Dr. Bailie personally sees every patient and no longer employs “mid-level” providers such as a physician assistants or nurse practioners. In this way, you can be confident that you are getting the most expert opinion on both the diagnosis and the treatment recommendations as it pertains to your shoulder or knee problem. He also personally does every surgery, from start to finish, and even when teaching, does not allow medical students, residents or fellows to perform any surgical procedures on his patients.

Although Dr. Bailie devotes his practice to sports medicine and problems of the knee and shoulder, he is often requested to see and treat other musculoskeletal injuries, such as those of the hand/wrist, foot/ankle, spine and hip. For over 2 decades, he has paid careful attention to the expertise, surgical skills and outcomes of other specialists in the community and has created an extensive referral list of physicians he feels serve their patients with the highest standards of care. We are proud to offer this resource to anyone who inquires. Please email info@AZISKS.COM or Dr. Bailie directly at dsb@AZISKS.COM for a referral to a specialist for your non-shoulder or knee issue.

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ORTHOPEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE

Orthopedic Sports Medicine is a distinct subspecialty of Orthopedic Surgery. Prior to 2010, to be considered an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon only required completion of an ACGME accredited sports medicine fellowship program.  Many nonqualified physicians were practicing in this specialty and, in 2010, the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS.org), in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS.org) changed the criteria for a physician to officially be classified as a “Sports Medicine” surgeon. It is now required that an allopathic (M.D. and not a D.O.) Orthoepdic Surgeon complete an accredited sports medicine fellowship AND pass an ABOS board certification exam every 10 years to receive a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.  This certification requires rigorous training and is only available to allopathic Orthopedic Surgeons, except under special circumstances where a non-allopathic physician has completed a residency and fellowship which is ACGME accredited. This is NOT the same sports medicine certification obtained by other nonsurgical, medical specialists, such as internal medicine, family practice or physical medicine/rehabilitation physicians.

Dr. Bailie received his CAQ in 2010 and is an active member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM – Sportsmed.org). With the rapid pace of new scientific advances in orthopedic sports medicine, Dr. Bailie believes an expert Orthopedic Surgeon should practice in a highly subspecialized area with knowledge of, and superb surgical skills to perform, the latest advances in treatment. Validated studies have shown that to achieve expert status in a skill requires a MINIMUM of 10 years or 10,000 hours of high volume repetition. In other words, “practice does make perfect”. He has dedicated his career to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and injuries of the knee and shoulder, emphasizing rapid recovery and return to physical activities, using both the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques.

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KNEE SURGERY

Dr. Bailie is a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of knee problems, with over 3000 patient encounters per year for knee problems since 1996 and approximately 250 knee surgeries annually. He uses rehabilitative, advanced surgical (arthroscopic and arthroscopic assisted) and injection techniques (including PRP, hyaluronic acid, and cell therapy), some of which he pioneered, to resolve symptoms of both common and difficult knee problems.

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SHOULDER SURGERY

With an annual average of over 5000 patient encounters and approximately 500 surgeries for shoulder problems since 1996, Dr. Bailie is well known for his contribution to the understanding and treatment of shoulder disorders and injuries. Having established a high level of expertise in this field, he frequently performs revision surgeries referred by other surgeons. Many patients travel to Arizona from across the U.S. and around the world for his expertise.

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