Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A. and The Joint Preservation Center

800 Orthopedic Way

Arlington, Texas 76015


Dr. Joseph Berman is a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon specializing in advanced knee and shoulder treatment techniques. A fellow of the International Cartilage Repair Society, his work with joint restoration and preservation has led to a five state referral practice and he serves as a key opinion leader with the cultured cartilage cell implantation technique, Carticel. In practice in the Arlington area for more than 30 years, Dr. Berman is the founder and medical director of the Joint Preservation Center, one of only a handful of designated cartilage restoration centers in the United States. His knee expertise has led him to operating rooms in six different countries with some of the most influential surgeons in the world.


  • Articular Cartilage Restoration
  • Patella Femoral problems
  • Knee UniCondylar Hemi-arthroplasty – Partial knee replacement
  • Shoulder arthroscopic rotator
    cuff repair
  • Shoulder arthroscopic stabilization

Dr. Berman conducts regular “round tables” for physicians in the immediate area where, in an informal setting, surgeons bring their questions and problem cases to be discussed. He also hosts seminars in the DFW area for surgeons who come from around the country. He often has guest surgeons in his operating room to observe and learn those techniques unique to joint restoration.

Dr. Berman also is doing more work with partial knee replacement. When indicated, his work with one-half knee replacements (hemi-arthroplasty) and patella-femoral replacement, both done as outpatients, are allowing people to return to a high level of function with much quicker rehabilitation than traditional more involved complete knee replacement. Patients are actually putting full weight on their legs, with the aid of crutches, in the recovery room.

Beyond his knee experience, Dr. Berman instructs and has lectured internationally on shoulder arthroscopic surgery. His fellowship training allows for repair of a torn rotator cuff as well as other complicated techniques without large incisions. These techniques are now being taught to surgeons from around the world at the Orthopedic International Learning Center in Chicago, where Dr. Berman participates as an Associate Master Instructor.

Dr. Berman says medicine is changing unbelievably fast. Techniques in arthroscopy and joint restoration didn’t exist when he started practice. He, like almost all doctors, have to continually keep their skills updated with ongoing continuing education courses. However, as new procedures become available to physicians, it means that patients will necessarily need to be better informed. Toward that end, Dr. Berman has created an informative web site,, which informs patients about pathology, injury, and treatment of knee and shoulder problems. The more the patient understands, the more realistic the expectations and the better the results. The future of medicine in the USA will be dependent upon allowing many new and perhaps revolutionary techniques to become part of routine medical decisions.

Formerly a semi-professional singer, Dr. Berman has performed with Bob Hope and Tony Bennett among other artists. Relaxing time finds Dr. Berman spending time with his wife, a professional artist and their two children. The entire family enjoys the arts as well as those now more rare occasions when all are together for a wonderful meal. Dr. Berman and family are also committed to helping preserve the memory of the Holocaust by promoting the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

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