Dr. Richard Blanks, MD

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Dr. Richard Blanks, MD

Dr. Richard Blanks, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Blanks is affiliated with Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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    Orange County Orthopedic Specialists11190 Warner Ave Ste 300
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    This provider offers the following appointment availability:
    Next Day
    (714) 241-7000Get Directions

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    4.6
    based on 19 total reviews (1 with a comment)
    Dr. Blanks' Performance
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      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
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      EXCELLENT
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      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
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    in Huntington Beach, CA |
    I had an appointment with Dr. Blanks in reference to an injury to my shoulder. He conducted a comprehensive examination and treated my injury. I found him to be a professional, skilled and adept physician.
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    Dr. Blanks has expertise in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine.  He completed fellowship training in Sports Medicine, and stays up to date on new technology and techniques.  His current interests are in optimizing ACL reconstruction outcomes and Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. 

    Dr. Blanks' 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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Fracture
    • Hand Conditions
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Sprain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

    Education

    • Medical School
      Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School

      Graduated in 1993

    • Internship Hospital
      Brown University Affiliated Hospital

      Completed in 1994

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Massachusetts

      Completed in 2000

    • Fellowship Hospital
      The Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital

      Completed in 2001

    • Undergraduate School
      Uc San Diego

      Graduated in 1989

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate