Dr. Richard Meyer Jr, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Richard Meyer Jr, MD

Dr. Richard Meyer Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in New Orleans, LA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Meyer Jr is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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Dr Meyer believes in obtaining a good history and physical exam from the patient, and then providing conservative care including exercises, medications, and injections if necessary. Surgery considered when conservative measures fail.

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Orthopaedic Specialists of New Orleans3434 Prytania St Ste 310
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Patient Comments (9)
in new orleans la |
I had a Total Knee Replacement with Dr Meyer and couldn't be happier with the results. Within 5-6 weeks I was back on my feet and selling cars! Just sorry I waited so long in so much pain before moving forward.
in Arabi, LA |
Dr. Meyer has replaced both of my knees and left hip. He is going to replace right hip in Sept. He is a great Doctor as I have not felt better in my life. My daughter has a appt. with him in a couple of weeks, and I would highly recommend him to anybody. I was in hospital one day and went home the next day for all three operations.
in New Orleans, LA |
I highly recommend Dr Meyer. His office is conveniently located, clean and well organized. His staff are friendly and efficient. Appointments times are kept closely. Wait times in office are short. Dr Meyer has a pleasant, calm, professional manner. He never seems rushed and takes the time to listen to the patient and explain his plan.
in New Orleans, LA |
Excellent caring treatment, with incredible results. Recovery from my total knee replacement has been remarkable. I regret not having it done earlier. I highly recommend Dr. Meyer. It's said that he is the best "knee man" in town and I agree.
Minneapolis, MN |
My 78 year old mother had a knee replacement and ended up with a supporting muscle completely severed. Her knee gave out several times following the surgery and she ended up breaking her ankle on one spill. The Dr. Meyer could have cared less. Fast forward to 1 year later. A new Dr. and a 2 hour surgery to fix what Dr. Meyer messed up. I'm not sure what is worse. The botched surgery or the lack of any empathy post op. I would warn anyone to avoid.
in New Orleans, LA |
I had a knee replacement in September. My surgery and recovery could not have been any better. Dr. Meyer is great and his staff at Touro was wonderful. My recovery was easy. Today, I can walk with our knowing that I have knees. Before the surgery, I was in pain every day. I know that I will need surgery on my right knee and when it is necessary, I will not hesitate to go to Dr. Meyer. Because of his knowledge and skill, I am able to do all the things I enjoyed doing without pain.
in Metairie, LA |
I would highly recommend Dr.Meyer. He performed a total knee replacement on February 2, 2016 and the next day I was walking (with assistance). The total recovery time for me has been less than 3 weeks. His staff met with us on two occasions before surgery to answer questions and explain the entire procedure. Dr. Meyer also met with us immediately prior to surgery. The procedure is painful, but Dr Meyer provides sufficient pain medication. (Pre-rehab and post-rehab are mandatory.)
in New Orleans, LA |
I was told by many doctors that Dr. Meyers was the best in NOLA for hip replacement surgery. I was amazed at how easy the recovery has been from the anterior approach surgery. He is very personable and interested in his patients. I highly recommend him.
in Covington, LA |
Dr. Meyer is very professional in explaining and caring for a patient. With my knee replacement surgeries I found the information given before my surgeries very helpful. My experience with Dr. Meyer and his staff was very organized and informative. He and his staff did and excellent job caring for me before my surgeries as well as after my surgeries. I don't hesitate recommending Dr. Meyer when ever I can.
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Dr. Meyer Jr's Care Philosophy

Dr Meyer believes in obtaining a good history and physical exam from the patient, and then providing conservative care including exercises, medications, and injections if necessary.  Surgery considered when conservative measures fail.

Dr. Meyer Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Charity Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Tulane University Affil Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tulane University of Louisiana
    University of Virginia

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University Sch Med

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement