Dr. Richard E. Topping Jr., MD

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Dr. Richard E. Topping Jr., MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Tygart Valley Orthopedics/Sprts 1502 Harrison Ave, Elkins, WV 26241 Get Directions
(304) 637-4509

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Dr. Topping Jr. specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Elkins, WV. He practices at 1 location.

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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Topping Jr.'s Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (67)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      in Mabie, WV |
      I had total knee replacements in both knees at the same time. Dr. Topping sat down with me and went over everything. He was excited to discuss my knee replacements with me. He is always friendly whether you are in the office or you see him in the public. He is always asking you how you are doing. He cares about his patients.
      in Elkins, WV |
      He is an excellent orthopedist who sincerely cares about his patients. My wife and I have had 5 surgeries and have had 100% cures with 100% function. It is exciting to know that you can have perfect knees and hips without the pain we had previously experienced.
      in Purgitsville, WV |
      Very good personality, caring and all the people I have talked to have had only good things to say about their experiences with him. I can scheduled to have knee surgery in Elkins, Wv. soon and he is my surgeon.
      in Junior, WV |
      Dr topping is an excellent surgon very polite and takes the time to talk with you and explain the procedure. Before and after the surgery. I'm very pleased with him and his staff. He has done a hip revision and knee scoping. I would recommend him to everyone.
      in Elkins, WV |
      Excellent bedside manner and very knowledgeable concerning my situation.
      in Buckhannon, WV |
      I have had 2 surgeries by Dr. Topping (a knee replacement and hand repair) and could not be more pleased. Both he and his staff treated me with respect and answered all my questions. They scheduled my appointments and surgery to fit my schedule. The follow up attention after both of my surgeries was excellent. I would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone considering any surgery.
      in Beverly, WV |
      Dr. Topping comes highly recommended each time I am ask about him doing my hip replacement and my rotator cuff repair. Dr. Topping is one of the most professional and caring orthopedic surgeons I have ever known. He is there for you before, during, and after the surgery. Always takes the time to listen to his patients. Has you follow up with him so he can watch for wearing on your replacements and hopefully prevent you from having it done again. Dr. Topping is top notch in his line of work!
      in Elkins, WV |
      I would recommend Dr.Topping to any and/or everyone because I was crippled for 8 -10 years with steel leg braces on both legs, could not drive, in bed most of the time. I found Dr. Topping and his staff, as they began to treat me over the years I became strong enough for physical therapy and eventually both my left and right total knee replacements were done. I credit Dr. Topping for giving me the ability to walk again like a normal person because my new knees. Dr. Topping gave me my life back.
      in Cowen, w.v. 26206 |
      I have been a patient of Dr. Toppings since 2001. He has replaced both my knees, did trigger finger on right hand and orthoscopic surgery on my right shoulder. He is getting ready to do a shoulder replacement on my right shoulder in Mat 2016. He is the best orthopedist that I know.
      Elkins, WV |
      Excellent surgeon. Very caring, concerned and professional. Has a very good bedside manner.
      in Belington, WV |
      Very reliable and professional...top-notch surgical skills.
      in Philippi, WV 26416 |
      Dr. Topping has always been very honest, nice and professional to me. Knows his job and is a very good surgeon. Also he has a great sense of humor, funny at times. I really like him, always smiling.
      in COWEN, WV 26206 |
      I WOULD DEFINITELY HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. TOPPING TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. DR. TOPPING HAS DONE 3 SURGERIES FOR ME AND WITH EXCELLENT RESULTS; NO COMPLAINTS FROM ME. HE IS A CARING PERSON AND MAKES YOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME. I THANK GOD FOR DR. TOPPING.
      in Daytona Beach, FL |
      Dr. Topping and his staff, are the best. He performed Carpal Tunnel surgery on my right hand , and I have been very pleased with the outcome. He did an excellent job and I would highly recommend him.
      in Buckhannon, WV 26201 |
      My procedure went perfect. I had a speedy recovery with excellent care. I am now able to resume a normal live. I do recommend Dr. Topping to all the people I talk to considering any joint surgery. I am very Thankful to Dr. Topping. Thomas F. Sears
      in elkins wv |
      Very good experience wonderful staff very clean he is a wonderful dr he has been my moms dr for years an has done her knee operations he truly is a great dr
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Broken Arm
      • Bunion
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • 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
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Heel Spur
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Hip Sprain
      • 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 Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteochondritis Dissecans
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Stress Fracture of Foot
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Finger
      • Wrist Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Ankle Arthroscopy
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Elbow Tenotomy
      • Excision of Humerus
      • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
      • Excision of Radius or Ulna
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • 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
      • 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
      • Neuroplasty
      • Partial Shoulder Replacement
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
      • Wrist Fusion
      • Wrist Replacement

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        Sanctions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University of Virginia / Main Campus

        Graduated in 1989

      • Internship Hospital
        University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio

        Completed in 1990

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Va Med Center

        Completed in 1996

      • Undergraduate School
        University of Virginia / Main Campus

        Graduated in 1985

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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