Dr. John Appleton Jr, MD

Dr. John Appleton Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
(26)
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Dr. John Appleton Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.

3900 Junius St Ste 500

Dallas, TX 75246

Contact Information

(469) 800-7200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Hip Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Difficulty With Walking
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Appleton Jr "As an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in treating conditions of the hip and knee, I do my utmost to return patients to an active, pain free lifestyle. I am fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction, specializing in total hip and knee replacements as well as revision surgery, or surgery for infections. I place the patient first, and my patients can expect excellent personalized care in my practice."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Arthroplasty
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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, Sympathetic
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University of Vermont / College of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University of Vermont / College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Duke University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Appleton Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Appleton Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Appleton Jr to family and friends
4.4
based on 26 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Appleton Jr's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
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Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Westlake, TX |
Arrogant! Spent 10 seconds looking at xray and said "I don't operate on joints that look that good". I asked him about stem cell injections. He acted like it was only for the shady practitioners to administer and did not engage in any reasonable, fact based discussion. Quickly left the room. ...more
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Rockwall, TX |
Abrupt, inconsiderate, uncaring, cold - shouldn't be dealing with people.
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in Wagoner,ok |
He has replaced both my knees one in 2013, one in 2015 on9-13-16 he replaced my right hip,went home next day, no pain, as a dairy farmer I appreciate being able to get back to work,9-17-16 spent most of the day on tractor, and driving feed truck!!! All pluses,no negatives
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in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Appleton did a total hip replacement for me. I was walking unaided with no pain in less than 3 weeks after surgery. He was thorough in showing and explaining the diagnosis. His sense of humor also keeps you relaxed in a normally stressful situation. He is very focused on ensuring you don't...more
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in Van Alstyne, TX |
After seeing TWO other SURGEONS, I saw Dr. Appleton. He does the 'quad-sparing' surgery which is usually less trauma to the knee. His demeanor was professional yet casual and friendly. He gave me some choices other than surgery, which I am going to try. I have a higher than average knowledge of...more
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Dr. Appleton Jr accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Medicare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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