Dr. Richard Topping Jr, MD
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Dr. Richard Topping Jr, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male


Dr. Richard Topping Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Elkins, WV. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Topping Jr is affiliated with Davis Medical Center.

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Patient Reviews (29)
in Buckhannon, WV |
Dr. Topping performed carpal tunnel surgery on my left wrist two years ago. I was able to lift weights two months after surgery and my scar is not visible, as Dr. Topping made a very small incision on my hand that mirrors a line in my hand. Incredibly, even the muscle in my thumb that was nearly gone because of the carpal tunnel has recovered. This doctor is very skilled, very friendly and takes the time to answer any and all questions. I highly recommend this doctor.
in Walkersville, WV |
In 1999 I had my right knee replaced at Mon. General and was to go back in 6 months and have my left knee replaced also. I got along great with my right knee, but I kept putting off getting my left knee done. In the meantime Dr. Stole left Mon General. I thought I would tough it out till maybe I would not need anything. WRONG! ON Jan. 10 2017 Dr. Topping did a total left knee replacement and I have got along great. The pain from surgery is nothing as to the pain from bone on bone.
in Davis, WV |
Dr. Topping has been my orthopedic doctor for several years. I would recommend him as a doctor to anyone. Recently, I had total knee replacement. My surgery was very successful and Dr. Topping and his medical staff were very helpful to me during my recuperation period.
in Maysville, WV |
I had a total hip replacement in April 2016 and am well pleased with the results. I would highly recommend Dr. Topping because he explained the surgery fully and what to expect after the replacement. His staff is very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I recommend him to anyone anticipating orthopedic surgery.
in Slatyfork,WV |
Dr. Topping performed an in-office procedure which was an incision of the tendon sheath in my left hand to eliminate very serious pain. The diagnosis of my pain was De-Queer Vain's syndrome which was due to constriction of the tendon going to the thumb. The entire procedure was quick and painless and eliminated the need to go to the hospital which would have cost much more time and much more money. Dr. Topping and his entire staff do an absolutely wonderful job and I would highly recommend him.
in Elkins, WV |
I would highly recommend this doc to all my friends and family. When interacting explains in terms that I can understand. Really approachable and down on patient level.
in Elkins, WV |
I would highly recommend DR. Topping as surgeon, he does a very good job. He has operated on me several times,
in Valley Bend, WV |
Dr. Topping replaced my left hip joint in March 2011 and my right hip joint 3 months ago in July 2016. Both times I got along really well and, after the recommended therapy, can get around so much better! I'm very happy with his expertise, and his care before and after the surgery. Not only is Dr. Topping a very highly skilled surgeon, he's also a down-to-earth really nice guy that I really like very much, and we've had some good conversations about our families, pets, and life in general!
Elkins, WV |
Dr Topping is a very skilled and educated physician. He spends a lot of time with his patients and seems to sincerely care about their wellbeing. I would have given his office a higher overall rating had my experience with his office staff been more pleasant. While Dr. Topping and all of the nurses I interacted with were very helpful and kind, his receptionist and referral specialists are deeply lacking in compassion and courtesy.
in Buckhannon, WV |
Total knee replacement in 2015. I got along great. I am pain free and can get on the floor and play with my 23 month old grandson. Dr. Topping was very caring and took good care of me before and after surgery.
in Philippi, WV |
We appreciate all the great feedback. Caring for the orthopedic needs of this area is truly the best job imaginable. I am truly blessed and reading all of these comments makes it all worthwhile. Thank you.
in Cowen Wv. |
I have been a patient of Dr. Topping since 2005, he performed two total hip replacements. I have not had any pain since the surgery. He has also doctored our son and daughter, and is now treating my Husband, i would highly recommend Dr. topping to any one he is an amazing Doctor and his staff is outstanding.
in Ellamore, WV |
Took his time to explain my condition and discuss treatment options for now and in the future.
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 |
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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Dr. Topping Jr says...

My favorite condition to treat is the arthritic knee and hip. There are many treatment options including injections, physical therapy and surgery. The happy patient return visits describing their return to active lifestyles and great improvement in their pain makes our day.

Dr. Topping Jr says...

I perform minimally invasive knee replacements and all arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs to speed recovery and decrease pain. Hip and knee replacements are done under regional anaesthesia and receive multimodal pain management to make your experience as easy as possible and get you home to your comfort zone quickly and safely. Most other procedures can be done outpatient.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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 Collateral Ligament (LCL) 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
  • 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


  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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 Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement