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Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Bartholomew

Bone & Joint Specialists

4800 Highland Rd Ste 2 Waterford, MI 48328

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Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Waterford, MI and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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Dr. Bartholomew's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartholomew treats Shoulder Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bartholomew treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Arm Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartholomew performs Arm Surgery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bartholomew performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartholomew treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bartholomew treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bartholomew's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Upper-Extremity Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Spur
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Casting
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Enthesopathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Injection Therapy
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Revision Surgery
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Labrum Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Muscle Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Hip Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Revision of Total Joint
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rheumatologic and Osteoarthritis Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder and Thorax Deformity - Congenital Heart Disease
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Splinting
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

About Me

Care Philosophy

My orthopedic practice focuses entirely on the treatment of the shoulder and knee. I believe limiting your practice in this way allows me to provide the highest level of orthopedic care. Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace and I spend...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Emergency Sports Medicine
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics

Education

1999
Saint John Oakland Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
Saint John Oakland Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1990
Michigan State University
Undergraduate School
1999
1995
1994
1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Media & Publications

  • Recurrent Subtalar Disclocation in an Athlete., 1999
  • Tibial Nailing in Proximal 3rd Fractures: Potential Factors Affecting Outcome., 1999

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after my first shoulder surgery after three months all the joint pain is gone
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I have a chronic shoulder problem. Finally went to the correct specialty after 30 years. Had injections and therapy Nov. 2016. Recently tweaked it and needed to go back. Asked for pain meds for the worst days since I hand unload trailers for a living. Was lectured about if I need pills, then maybe I nee d surgery instead. Huh? I made it clear I wasn't looking for a lifelong refill. I was warned surgery doesn't always make it better by their therapists. In all fairness, I was seen by P.A. Rae.
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I had rotator cuff surgery in Nov. Dr Bartholomew and his whole staff were completely professional, and very courteous and compassionate ... I would AND have recommended him ..I have no reservation about having my other shoulder done this fall, and then my left knee replacement Thanks again to Dr Bart and your whole staff.. Dan Bentley
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Dr. Bartholomew did a knee replacement on me and has left me with a uncomfortable life. I've had 6 surgeries on this one knee, one partial replacement, one total knee replacement and then several infections that would not go away. I trusted Dr. Bartholomew and it's not right that I'm left with this knee that can't bend,very bad nerve damage, plus I don't have a great balance. My life is terrible since the first surgery and if I knew what I know now, I wouldn't have had NO surgery at all
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Took my brother there who is mentally handicapped. He was considerate, explained things to him and there was minimal pain in the procedure of a cortisone injection into his shoulder.
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