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Dr. John Appleton Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 43

Dr. Appleton Jr

Orthopedic Associates of Dallas

3900 Junius St Ste 500 Dallas, TX 75246
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Dr. John Appleton Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, hip & knee orthopedics, and more.

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Appleton did a total hip replacement on me and his procedure at Baylor Uptown went terribly wrong and his miscalculations left me with the surgery side leg being 1 inch shorter then my other leg. Would never recommend this person to anyone!
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Dr Appleton accurately diagnosed my knee issue on first visit. Recommended PT not surgery. After six weeks PT my extension and flexion is perfect.
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I have been seeing Dr. Appleton for knee problems for four years. Every year I make it a point to go online and give him a great endorsement. He is just so excellent. If you are reading this review because you are looking for a new doctor. you can stop looking.
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He did a fantastic job on my knee replacement. I do not have pain anymore. He is great
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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.
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Abrupt, inconsiderate, uncaring, cold - shouldn't be dealing with people.
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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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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.
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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.
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Bedside manner is horrible. Going to him was a waste of time.
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About Me

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 a...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(469) 800-7200

Dr. Appleton Jr accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Cigna
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Medicare
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Appleton Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Bursitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appleton Jr treats Bursitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Appleton Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
Runner's Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appleton Jr treats Runner's Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Appleton Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appleton Jr treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Appleton Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Appleton Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroplasty
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • 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
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

Orthopedic Associates of Dallas

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average