Dr. John Appleton Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 41
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Dr. John Appleton Jr, MD
Dr. John Appleton Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Appleton Jr is affiliated with Baylor Medical Center at Uptown, Baylor Scott & White - Plano, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children's Hospital.

3900 Junius St Ste 500

Dallas, TX 75246

Contact Information

(469) 800-7200

Dr. John Appleton Jr, MD

Dr. John Appleton Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Appleton Jr's Experience

Dr. Appleton Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • 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
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Arthroplasty
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • 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.


  • 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
based on 26 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Appleton Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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. 30 second assessment. Total face time = 2 mins. Even though I should be happy since surgery not required, I am not. I would not recommend him to anyone I care about.
Rockwall, TX |
Abrupt, inconsiderate, uncaring, cold - shouldn't be dealing with people.
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
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 endure pain and is laser focused on avoiding infections. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. His staff also are caring and seem to enjoy what they do.
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 medicine so I want the best care. I think I am on the right track.
Bedside manner is horrible. Going to him was a waste of time.
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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
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Appleton Jr has admitting privileges

Baylor Medical Center at Uptown
2727 E Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
3501 Junius Street
Dallas, TX 75246
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Baylor Scott & White - Plano
4700 Alliance Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
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