Dennis J Beck, Jr, MD

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Specialty:
Orthopaedic Surgery
Joint Replacement
Trauma
Gender:
Male
Practices:

Certifications/Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

Indiana University School of Medicine, 1997

Internship

University of Louisville School of Medicine, General Surgery Internship, 1998

Residency

University of Louisville School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 2003

Fellowship

University of Louisville School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2003
Küntscher Fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology, 2003
Stryker Trauma Fellowship, Orthopaedic Trauma, Geneva, Switzerland, 2003
University of Louisville School of Medicine,

Credentials

Director of Orthopaedic Trauma, Deaconess Hospital
Formation in 2004 of The Center for Bone and Joint Care in conjunction with Deaconess Hospital, University of Southern Indiana, and Orthopaedic Associates, Inc., Evansville, Indiana.
Investiga

Professional Interest

Dr. Beck specializes in general orthopaedics and total joint replacement. Dr. Beck is one of the few surgeons in the area performing anterior hip replacement.

Associations/Honors/Awards

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Vanderburgh County Medical Society–Board of Directors
Gerhard Küntscher Kreis
Indiana Orthopaedic Society
Indiana State Medical Association
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Jefferson County Medical Society: Committee on Community Health, Committee on Legislative Affairs
Kentucky Medical Association: Committee on the Medical Aspects of Sport

Patient/Physician Philosophy

I meet patients in very stressful situations involving severe injuries. I try to get to know the patient as well as I can in a busy trauma environment. I try to take care of the patient as family and understand his/her needs as well as additional family members.

Additional Information

Honors

2000 and 2002
University of Louisville Research Award

2000
Aventis Resident Scholarship Program, Awardee for AAOS Meeting

1993
Phi Beta Kappa, National Undergraduate Honor Society
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

1992
Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

1994–1997
President, Indiana University Medical Class of 1997

1993–1995
President, American Medical Student Association, Indiana Chapter


Research Activities

2004
Formation of The Center for Bone and Joint Care in conjunction with Deaconess Hospital, University of Southern Indiana, and Orthopaedic Associates, Inc., Evansville, Indiana

2003–present
Investigator for Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Tibia Fractures (SPRINT), Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Indiana

1999–2003
Investigator for Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Tibia Fractures (SPRINT), University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky

2003
Malkani, A., Beck, D., and Lewis, J. Are Modular Tibial Stem Offsets Necessary in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty? An Anatomic Study. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

2001
Roberts, C.S., Dodds, J.C., Perry, K., Beck, D., Seligson, D., and Voor, M.J. Hybrid External Fixation of the Proximal Tibia: Strategies to Improve Frame Stability. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2001.

2000
Beck, D., Barati, M., Feitelson, J., and Fleming, J. Diabetes Diminishes the Response to Norepinephrine in Diabetic Rat Femoral Nutrient Arterioles. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000.

1999
Beck, D., Voor, M.J., and Roberts, C.S. Frame Symmetry Enhances the Biomechanics of Hybrid External Fixators in Proximal Tibial Fractures. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 1999, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000.

1999
Dimar, J., Wang, M., Beck, D., Glassman, S., and Voor, M.J. Instability from Posterior Interbody Fusion without Instrumentations and with Cages Alone. North American Spine Society, 1999.

1993
Beck, D., and Lee, R.E. Rapid Cold-Hardening Induced by Anoxia in Drosophila melanogaster. Cryobiology: The International Journal of Low Temperature Biology and Medicine 30:623-624, 1993.
 

Clearing Up the Question about Hip Fractures:
When to Replace, When to Fix

Hip fractures in the United States represent an epidemic of disease.  As of 2003, there were 2.25 million hip fractures in the world.  Hip fractures are increasing at a rate of approximately 8% every year due to the population aging and increased activity of our seniors and the community.