Dr. Richard Kearns, MD

Dr. Richard Kearns, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 67 years old

Fondren Orthopedic Group
7401 Main St
Houston, TX 77030 Get Directions
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Dr. Kearns specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Houston, TX. He practices at 1 location.

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in La Porte, TX |
Dr Kearns replaced my right knee in 1998, my left hip in 2000, my right hip in 2010 and recently performed revision surgery on the left hip that I wore out. Four major surgeries and not a single problem. I highly recommend this man, he is a star in my book!
in Deer Park, TX |
BEAUTIFUL, DR. KEARNS REPLACED BOTH MY KNEES 15 YEARS AGO @ THE SAME TIME. I HAVE NEVER HAD A MINUTE OF DISCOMFORT OR PROBLEMS. HE IS TRULY A LEADER IN KNEE REPLACMENTS.
Houston, TX |
Dr. Kearns replaced my hip and left me 3/4 of a inch SHORTER- and THEN DENIED his serious error REPEATEDLY. Being unlevel has caused me GREAT distress and many new problems, such as having to buy shoe lifts for ALL shoes at ALL times- HUGE HASSLE- plus chronic sciatic pain that I did not have before surgery from the resulting unbalanced pelvis. I DEFINITELY DO NOT RECOMMEND HIM FOR HIP REPLACEMENTS!
Houston, TX |
Dr. Kearns replaced my hip and left me 3/4 of a inch SHORTER- and THEN DENIED his serious error REPEATEDLY. Being unlevel has caused me GREAT distress and many new problems, such as having to buy shoe lifts for ALL shoes at ALL times- HUGE HASSLE- plus chronic sciatic pain that I did not have before surgery from the resulting unbalanced pelvis. I DEFINITELY DO NOT RECOMMEND HIM FOR HIP REPLACEMENTS!
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

Education

  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    Northshore University Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    The Hospital For Special Surgery
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Procedures Performed

  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection