Dr. Richard J. Emerson, DO

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Dr. Richard J. Emerson, DO

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

TOCA (The Orthopedic Clinic Association) 6320 W Union Hills Dr Ste B1800, Glendale, AZ 85308 Get Directions
(602) 277-6211

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Dr. Emerson has a distinguished career in orthopedics and sports medicine. He is a decorated combat Air Force flight surgeon...   Read More

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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Ataxia
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bunion
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Contracture
      • Hand Fracture
      • Heel Spur
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • 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
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteopenia
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Finger

      Procedures Performed

      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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      Education

      • Medical School
        KS UNIV OF MED & BIOSCI COLL OF OSTEO MED

        Graduated in 1969

      • Residency Hospital
        Phoenix General Hospital

        Completed in 1978

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Cleveland Clinic Foundation

        Completed in 1977

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Emerson'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
      • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Emerson's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Dr. Emerson says...

      Dr. Emerson has a distinguished career in orthopedics and sports medicine. He is a decorated combat Air Force flight surgeon accruing several air medals during his tour in Vietnam. During his first year of practice in 1978, he established the much acclaimed high school student-athlete comprehensive sports physicals. For seventeen years, he served as the orthopedic surgeon and team physician for the Phoenix Suns, The Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers. He has authored award winning publications and research, and has served as the President of the National Sports Medicine Academies. Dr. Emerson is also a founding member of the Arizona Chapter of College Football Hall of Fame. He is a board member of the Arizona Football Coaches Association and serves as Chairman of the annual, "Care of the Athlete" seminars. In 2005, Phoenix Magazine named him as, a "Top Doc" in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Emerson was founder and President of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Sports Medicine. He is also the only physician to be named an honorary staff member of John C. Lincoln Hospital. 

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      Dr. Emerson's Care Philosophy

      RECOVERY. RESULTS. RELIEF.

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      Dr. Emerson says...

      General Orthopedics, Fracture Care & Sports Medicine