Dr. Gary Richo, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

Orthopedic Surgery is the branch of medicine that deals in all facets of evaluation, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Dr. Richo works on treating musculoskeletal problems resulting from birth, abnormal development, overuse or injury. Although Dr. Richo is trained as an orthopedic surgeon, most of the conditions he treats can be helped without surgical intervention. Dr. Richo offers the best care with innovative minimally invasive treatment options and offers onsite diagnostic x-rays, physical therapy, injections, casting and bracing services.

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Biography

Dr. Richo's interests include surgical reconstruction of tendon disorders of the foot and ankle, bunion and hammertoe surgery, care of the diabetic foot, and conservative and surgical care of sports related foot and ankle injuries. He also enjoys practicing general orthopaedics and arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder.

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I highly recommend this doctor. Dr.Richo was professional, knowledgeable, and polite. Dr. Richo is an excellent surgeon who makes a patient feel safe and secure plus did a wonderful job on my ankle surgery. Thank you Dr. Richo for being a great surgeon.
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Dr. Richo says...

Dr. Richo's interests include surgical reconstruction of tendon disorders of the foot and ankle, bunion and hammertoe surgery, care of the diabetic foot, and conservative and surgical care of sports related foot and ankle injuries. He also enjoys practicing general orthopaedics and arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder.

Dr. Richo's Care Philosophy

Orthopedic Surgery is the branch of medicine that deals in all facets of evaluation, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Dr. Richo works on treating musculoskeletal problems resulting from birth, abnormal development, overuse or injury. Although Dr. Richo is trained as an orthopedic surgeon, most of the conditions he treats can be helped without surgical intervention. Dr. Richo offers the best care with innovative minimally invasive treatment options and offers onsite diagnostic x-rays, physical therapy, injections, casting and bracing services.

Dr. Richo says...

Valley Orthopaedic Specialists is a full-service orthopaedic practice dedicated to complete musculoskeletal care. With both general orthopedic surgeons and fellowship-trained specialists in total joint replacement, foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery, pediatric orthopedics, and sports medicine, we are the area's most comprehensive orthopedic surgery practice.

Our highly-trained staff makes a special effort to ensure that your office and surgery experience are as pleasant as possible. VOS has on-site X-Ray imaging to simplify and expedite your care, and our physical and occupational therapists are ready to assist in your pre- and post-operative rehabilitation needs. We also offer onsite diagnostic x-rays, physical therapy, injections, casting and bracing services.

VOS treats musculoskeletal problems resulting from birth, abnormal development, overuse or injury. Although we are trained as orthopedic surgeons most of the conditions we treat can be helped without surgical intervention

Dr. Richo says...

Dr. Richo is a Board-Certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery and reconstructive surgery of the foot.  He earned a B.S. in Biology from Yale University. He then began a research career at The Rockefeller University followed by a doctoral degree in Cell Biology from the University of Miami.  Upon completion of his thesis, he matriculated to the University Of Miami School Of Medicine where he graduated with honors. His Orthopaedic residency was completed at UMDNJ-University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey where he was selected to the prestigious position of administrative chief resident.  Upon completion of residency, he extended his surgical training in foot and ankle surgery by completing a fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania. During this fellowship he was involved in the care of athletes from Villanova University, the Philadelphia 76ers, and dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1998

    University of Miami

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    UMDNJ NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    UMDNJ NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Foot and Ankle Surgery

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate