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In the News

Stem Cell Therapy Presents Strong Hype, Weak Science

June 2017

Stop Living In Pain

July 2012

Patient, Heal Thyself

The Wall Street Journal

Why You Should Consider a Lionberger Total Knee Replacement

June 17, 2010

Zimmer Announces First Electromagnetic Navigation Knee Replacement

February 22, 2005 –

Numerous Options Available for Those Suffering From Knee Pain

The Washington Diplomat

Patient Navigates a Medical First

March 16, 2005 – The Houston Chronicle


2014 SICOT, Rio de Janeiro Brazil Nickel Allergy Rejection in Total Knee Replacements
Use of Navigation in Revision TKR.

2013 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery
(CAOS 2014), Milan, Italy

  • Using Computer Assisted Surgery in Revision Total Knee Replacement

2013 SICOT, Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie
Hyderabad, India

  • Where Does all the Time Go In Computer Assisted Surgery- Total Knee Replacement?
  • Accuracy of Computer Assisted Surgery in Revision Total Knee replacement Surgery
  • Ni allergy in Total Knee Replacement (Rio de Janeiro) diagnosis & treatment
  • The infected Total Joint ; can we do better

2012 Expertise in Orthopedic Navigation, Vienna, Austria

  • Can Preoperative Templates Replace Intraoperative CAS Measurements?

2012 The 12th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery (CAOS 2012), Seoul, South Korea

  • Can Preoperative Templates Replace Intraoperative CAS Measurements?
  • Joint Line Adjustment for Flexion Contractures Using CAS

2011 The 21st Annual Meeting of AAHKS, Dallas, TX, November 4-6: Podium Presentation.

  • "Custom Cutting Jigs Improve OR Efficiency, But Not Accuracy". David R. Lionberger, MD, Catherine Crocker, MPH, Vincent Chen, PhD

2010 Aesculap Knee Expert Training Navigation in Vienna/Austria

  • "Navigated Procedure with TKA 4.3: Acquisition of data." And "Revision Surgery"

2010 Aesculap Orthopilot Training in Hamburg/Germany

  • "Streamlined Navigation in TKA — the time saving solution"

2010 Aesculap Knee Expert Training in Berlin/Germany

  • "Reasons for a Total Knee Arthroplasty Revision and it’s diagnosis"
  • "How can navigation support TKA revision?"

2009 Total Joint Replacement Conference, Houston, TX

  • Allergic Rejection in Total Knee Replacement: Fact or Fiction

2007 CAOS Asia Pacific Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting, Seoul, Korea

  • How Does EM Navigation Stack up against IR Accuracy: A bench study comparison, March 30, 2007
  • What Have We Learned after 300 Quad Sparing TKR Using EM CAS?, Special Lecture, Monday 30, 2007
  • Session III — CAOS in TKA – Moderator, Monday 30, 2007
  • Surgical Technique and Skills Demonstration: Live Surgery with Ye Yeon, M.D., Ajou University, Sawon, South Korea, March 2007.

2007 AAOS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

  • What Have We Learned After 300 Electromagnetic Guided MIS TKR?, Podium presentation #497
  • Interference from Common Surgical Instruments Using Electromagnetic Surgical Navigation, Poster #248

2006 Western Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 11-15

  • Is There Any Attraction to Electromagnetic Navigation in MIS-TKR? A Report of the First 40 Cases at The Methodist Hospital, podium Presentation, October 13, 2006

2006 AAOS/ORS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

  • EM-CAS is as Accurate as IR: a validation bench study, Podium Presentation, March 21, 2006
  • EM-CAS versus IR-CAS for TKR: A comparison of accuracy, Podium Presentation, March 22, 2006
  • Elimination of Common Metallurgical Interference in the OR Environment after using EM-CAS, Poster 612
  • Is There Any Attraction to EM Navigation in MIS-TKR?, Poster 183

2006 Pfizer Lectures, National Speaker Bureau, Current Concepts in COX-2 Use and Benefits

  • Amarillo Sports Medicine Clinic, Amarillo, Texas
  • Center of Orthopedic Surgery, Lubbock, Texas
  • Lubbock Sports Medicine Clinic, Lubbock, Texas
  • Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo, Texas

2006 Asia Pacific Orthopedic Society Meeting, Sidney, Australia, January 8-11

  • Accuracy of EM-CAS in MIS-TKR: a clinical study of 46 patients
  • Unedited TKR using EM-CAS in an MIS application
  • Knee Nuances, Navigation in MIS-TKR, Grand Rounds, UT Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Lubbock, Texas, February 2006

2005 Singapore International Orthopedic Meeting

  • Electromagnetic Navigation in Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Using EM-CAS in MIS: Meet the Experts Demonstration

2005 Pfizer Lectures, National Speaker Bureau, Current Concepts in COX-2 Use and Benefits

  • Advanced Orthopedic Associates, Wichita, Kansas
  • ANG Surgery Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Bay Regional Medical Center- Grand Rounds, Bay City, Michigan
  • Boswell Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Clarkston Medical Group, Clarkson, Michigan
  • Columbia Hospital – Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Conway Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, Conway, Arkansas
  • Cookeville Orthopedic Clinic, Cookeville, Tennessee
  • Decatur Orthopedic Clinic, Decatur, Alabama
  • Lapeer Regional Hospital, Lapeer, Michigan
  • Little Rock Internal medicine Clinic, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, Pontiac, Michigan
  • Rockford Orthopedic Associates, Rockford, Illinois
  • Southwest Ankle and Foot Center, Tucson, Arizona
  • St. Joseph Hospital – Grand Rounds, Houston, Texas
  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • TOI Northwest, Tucson, Arizona
  • Tri State Orthopedics, Evansville, Indiana
  • Tri State Orthopedics, Newburg, Tennessee
  • Tucson Orthopedic Institute, Tucson, Arizona
  • Vernon County Medical Center, Viroqua, Wisconsin

2005 The Effect of Vertical Cup Replacement on Dislocation after Total Knee Replacement, Noble PC, Paravic, Ismaily S, Lionberger DR, AAOS, Dallas, Texas

2005 Cardiovascular Profile in Celecoxib and Other Non-Steroidals, Arizona/New Mexico, October 25, 2005

2005 Celebrex and Controlling Post-operative Pain, Arizona/New Mexico, October 25, 2005

2005 Pre-emptive Pain Control Using Celecoxib in Orthopedic Surgery, Nashville, TN, August 30, 2005

2005 New Perspectives in COX-2 Inhibition: Cardiovascular Profile and Pain Implications, Nashville, TN, August 30, 2005

2005 How Does COX-2 Inhibition Help in Reducing Pain in the Orthopedic Setting, Wisconsin, August 17, 2005

2005 COX-2 Use in Pre-emptive Pain Management in Total Knee Replacements, Wichita, KS, July 21, 2005

2004 Minimally-invasive Total Knee Replacement Surgery, Center for Performing Arts, Houston, Texas, August 2004

2004 Lecture on OR Techniques in Total Knee Replacement using Electromagnetic Computer Assisted Surgery, Singapore, April 16, 2004

  • Live Surgery EM-CAS MIS-TKR
  • EM advantages in TKR

2004 MIS Quad-Sparing TKA Workshop, Singapore General Hospital, April 14, 2004

2004 Introduction to EM-CAS in TKR, April 14, 2004

2004 Televised TV interview on Knee Arthritis Diagnosis and Treatment, March 2004

2004 Pfizer Lectures, National Speaker Bureau, Current Concepts in COX-2 Use and Benefits

  • Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Carondelet Orthopedics, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Cox Health, Springfield, Missouri
  • Fullerton Orthopedic, Fullerton, California
  • Health Plus of Michigan, Flint, Michigan
  • Hurley Hospital – Grand Rounds, Flint, Michigan
  • Kansas University Medical Center – Grand Rounds, Kansas City, Kansas
  • McLaren Orthopedic, Flint, Michigan
  • Orthopedic Specialty Institute, Orange, California
  • St. John’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
  • St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
  • Tesson Heights Orthopedics, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians, Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas
  • Texas Orthopedic Association, Austin, Texas
  • Torrey Pines Orthopedic, San Diego, California

2003 MIS Quad Sparing Total Knee Arthroplasty Training at The Zimmer Institute, Warsaw, Indiana, November 14-15, 2003

2003 South Texas Speaker on the Development of COX-2 in Orthopedic Surgery Practice, Austin, Texas, October 2003

2003 National Association of Orthopedic of Gulf Coast Nurses Chapter Talk, September 2003

2003 Nuances of Navigation in "Total Knee Replacement," Baylor Orthopedic Grand Rounds, August 13, 2003

2003 Pfizer Lectures, National Speaker Bureau, Current Concepts in COX-2 Use and Benefits

  • Bay Regional Medical Center – Grand Rounds, Detroit, Michigan
  • Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Texas
  • Blue Grass Orthopedics, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Central Indiana Orthopedic Associates, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Michigan Orthopedic Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Mid Michigan Regional Hospital – Grand Rounds, Midland, Michigan
  • Mid State Orthopedics, Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Mid State Orthopedics, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • OSMS, Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Rheumatology Associates, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Texas Tech Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas
  • University of Kentucky Orthopedic Department, Lexington, Kentucky
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • University of New Mexico Medical School – Grand Rounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2002: AAOS, New Orleans, February 16, 2002

  • "Which Functional Activities are Important to Patients after Total Knee Replacement?" PC Noble, PhD; S Roberts, BS; MA Conditt, PhD; and DR Lionberger, MD

2002: AAOS, New Orleans, February 16, 2002

  • "Effects of Notchplasty Size on Tibiofemoral Contact Area," MA Conditt, PhD; SK Ismaily, BS; MJ Merves, MS; JW Alexander, BS; R Bartz, MD; DR Lionberger, MD

2002 Pfizer Lectures, National Speaker Bureau, Current Concepts in COX-2 Use and Benefits

  • Blue Grass Orthopedics, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital – Grand Rounds, Lansing, Michigan
  • Chelsea Orthopedics, Chelsea, Michigan
  • Children’s Hospital of Austin, Austin, Texas
  • Ft. Wayne Orthopedics, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
  • Good Samaritan Hospital – Grand Rounds, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Grand Rapids Hospital – Grand Rounds, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Indiana Orthopedics, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Ingham Hospital – Grand Rounds, Lansing, Michigan
  • ONE Orthopedic Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 2002
  • Orthopedics Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • OSASA, San Antonio, Texas
  • University of Kentucky Orthopedic Department, Lexington, Kentucky
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2001 "Arthritis Artifacts & Afflictions," January 31, 2001

1999 "Evolution of Arthritis Therapy: Cox 2 Inhibition" Sheraton Astrodome, March 6, 1999

1999 "Celebrex Overview," Redwood Grill, August 12, 1999

1994 "Orthopedic Treatment of Common Knee Disorders," The Wyndham Warwick, October 15, 1994

1993 "Current Concepts in Surgical Treatment of Arthritis of the Lower Extremity," February 23, 1993.

1993 "Current Concepts in Surgical Treatment of Arthritis of the Lower Extremity," February 23, 1993.

1992 Arthroscopic Surgery Conference, Cuernavaca, Mexico, October 7-10, 1992

  • "Arthroscopic Surgery in the 3rd Millennium"

1992 "Arthroplasty – Using the Natural Knee," Erfurt, East Germany, October 31, 1992.

1992 Educational Teaching Tour of the West German Region of the Commonwealth of Germany, October 26-November 5, 1992.

1992 "Diagnosis and Treatment of Problems of the Shoulder," GAB Injury and Rehab Management Division, Houston, Texas, November 19, 1992.

1992 "Radiation Synovectomy," Western Orthopedic Conference, Monterrey, California, October, 1992.

1991 "Total Knee Prosthesis," Advance Medical Training Seminar, Methodist Hospital, March 1991.

1989 "Arthritis and Sports Medicine," 3 talks, Admirol Bristol Hospital Lecture Series – Turkey, 1989.

1989 "Treatment of Arthritis of the Joint," Symposium -Clinical Issues for Practicing Orthopedists, July, 1989.

1988 Joe King Lectureship, Case Presentation and Panel Discussion on Arthritis of the Knee, 1988.

1988 "Radiation Synovectomy, an Update and Experience with Dysprosium 165," Texas Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine, 1988.

1988 Resection Arthroplasty of the Hip, Resident Lecture Series, 1988.

1987 "New Frontiers," St. John's School, February, 1987.

1986 "Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement Concepts," National Medical Congress, San Jose, Costa Rica, December, 1986

1986 "Diagnosis and Treatment of Injuries of the Lower Extremity," Texas Children's Emergency Room Lecture, 1986.

1986 Radiation Synovectomy Using Dysprosium, St. Luke's Rheumatology Conference, 1986.

1986 Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1986.

1985 "Surgical Treatment of Arthritis," Baylor College of Medicine, 1985.

1985 "Surgical Treatment of Arthritis," Resident's Teaching Conference, 1985.

1982 "Acetabular Strain Patterns," Grand Rounds for the Massachusetts General Brigham and Women's Orthopedic Section, 1982.

1982 "Modified Blair Fusion," AAOS Foot Society, 1982.

1982 "Radiation Synovectomy," Annual New England Rheumatology Lectureship, Denham, Massachusetts, 1982.

1981 "Chronic Infections in Total Hips and Knees," Central Orthopedic Society Meeting, 1981.

1968 "Treatise on Appendicitis," Junior Scientific Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, 1968.