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Dr. Dabbs is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an advanced training in shoulder, hip, and knee joint replacement and joint preserving arthroscopy. He also has extensive experience in the treatment of acute patient injuries and complex fractures.

Ryan L. Dabbs, M.D.


Ryan L. Dabbs, M.D.Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Dabbs has a specialized orthopedic practice focusing on minimally invasive surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder. His mission is treating patients individually and customizing their treatment plan. Optimal outcomes are achieved with cutting-edge techniques including robotic assisted total knee replacements and partial knee replacements, patient-specific knee...View Full Profile

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  • Joint Preservation

    Joint preservation is an effective alternative to joint replacement surgery and helps treat painful joints.

  • Conformis

    Conformis has developed personalized knee resurfacing implants with unique advantages against traditional knee replacement options. To design a personalized implant for every individual, the surgeon will perform the CT scan of the affected knee of the patient. A 3D image of a patient’s knee is created from CT scans and an implant is designed to conform exactly to individual size and shape.

  • ROSA® Knee System

    ROSA® Knee System is a robotic surgical assistant developed by Zimmer Biomet that enables surgeons to carry out knee replacement procedures with greater precision and a higher standard of care during knee replacement surgery. The ROSA robotic system utilizes real-time information and assists surgeons with precise placement of the knee implants based on a person’s unique knee anatomy.

  • Anterior Muscle-sparing Approach for Hip Replacement

    Direct anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive hip surgery to replace the hip joint without cutting through any muscles or tendons as against traditional hip replacement that involves cutting major muscles to access the hip joint.

  • Outpatient Joint Replacement

    Total knee replacement is the surgical treatment for knee arthritis, where the damaged knee is removed and replaced with an artificial knee implant. Traditionally performed as an inpatient procedure, total knee replacement surgery is now being conducted on an outpatient basis, allowing you to go home on the same day of the surgery.

  • I can not say how pleased I was with Dr Dabbs. I had multiple fractures in my ankle. He performed surgery with a plate and 7 screws. He quickly moved me to a boot and within a few weeks I was doing self rehab at home. In less than 3 months I was at 100%... Read More
  • Dr Dabbs is very thorough and always listens to my concerns. The ladies (nurses, x-ray techs) that work with him are always polite and personable. Always a great experience. Read More
  • Dr. Dabbs was attentive, a careful listener, and highly professional in his approach to analyzing my knee problems. I was extremely pleased with my patient experience. Read More
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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • SIU School of Medicine