Dr. Richard Cunningham Jr, MD

Dr. Richard Cunningham Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Richard Cunningham Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

9430 Park West Blvd Ste 130

Knoxville, TN 37923

Contact Information

(865) 690-4861

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cunningham Jr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Joint Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Cunningham Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cunningham Jr " Dr. Richard Cunningham is a board certified physician whose undergraduate training began at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Following his medical training at The Medical School of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency as well as The Miami Sports Medicine Fellowship in Miami, Florida. The recipient of numerous academic honors and awards, Dr. Cunningham holds professional memberships in the Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. He has served as team physician for a variety of high school, college, and professional teams, including the Miami Heat National Basketball Association team. Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics offers nine locations to better serve you in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City, Crossville, and Sevierville in East Tennessee. "
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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

45  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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24  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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

  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • The Miami Sports Medicine Fellowship In Miami, Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cunningham Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cunningham Jr's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cunningham Jr to family and friends
32 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Cunningham Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

Dr. Cunningham is very professional and efficient in my appointments and procedures with him. I would recommend him to anyone with joint issues.
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ACL Reconstruction surgery went perfect. 52 yrs old and running within 3 months
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Dr. Cunningham did a total knee replacement 2 1/2 years ago and I'm very pleased with the results, the rehab not so much. If and when I ever decide to have my other knee replaced I won't let anyone near it except Dr. Cunningham and the same goes for all future cortisone injections in my knee. The...more
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Seeing Dr. Cunningham is a pleasure for me. Because I see him every three months, it's nice to know what to expect. His nurse usually takes you back early where you're greeted by Tammy who is so friendly and helpful. Overall, this is one doctor I LIKE to see!
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Always rushing during the doctor's visits. Had to perform the surgery twice. Would not recommend the doctor to anyone.
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