Dr. Rick F. Pospisil, MD

Dr. Rick F. Pospisil, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 64 years old

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Care Philosophy

I attempt to provide complete and caring options to all of my patients. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE THEM WITH AN UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHAT THEY MAY HAVE AS WELL AS WHAT ROLE THEY CAN PLAY TO FACILITATE CURING AND OR PREVENTING THE CONIDITION THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO SEE BE ABOUT. Surgical options are but only one part of the spectrum towards improving their function and returning them to full activities.Read more

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Dr. Pospisil's Reviews

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Dr. Pospisil's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Huntington Beach |
Just wanted to reach out and thank the doctor and his staff for their service. In 1993 I broke my leg playing high school football. Dr. Pospisil went above and beyond his duty to help with my recovery. 24 years later on my 40th birthday I ran and finished my first marathon. The quality and caring mentality of him and his entire staff will always be remembered in my heart. Thank you.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
I visited Dr. Pospisil's office because of the pain I had in my lower back. He is such a great doctor and he has an amazing staff. He really helped me with the pain and now I'm much better, all thanks to him.
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Dr. Pospisil's Care Philosophy

I attempt to provide complete and caring options to all of my patients. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE THEM WITH AN UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHAT THEY MAY HAVE AS WELL AS WHAT ROLE THEY CAN PLAY TO FACILITATE CURING AND OR PREVENTING THE CONIDITION THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO SEE BE ABOUT. Surgical options are but only one part of the spectrum towards improving their function and returning them to full activities.

Dr. Pospisil says...

I have over 30 years of expertise evaluating and treating patients with a myriad of conditions involving the shoulder and knee. My clinical acumen as well as surgical skills have benefitted from the conisitent patient exposure over this period of time.i look forward to seeing my patients on a daily basis as I remain still enthused by my career choice and feel that I maintain my high quality os orthopaedic care as a consequence of enjoying what I provide.

Dr. Pospisil says...

Received additional specialized training in reparative procedures in the knee in an attempt to avoid or delay the necessity of total joint arthroplasty. This is a specialized procedure known a u subchondroplasty  which involves an injection of a bony paste that stabilizes the area as well as attracts new stem cells to repair the subchondral damage.

Dr. Pospisil'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
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    Graduated Alpha Omega Alpha

    Graduated in 1978

    University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Harbor Genl Hosp/UCLA

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    UCLA Summa Cum Laude

    Graduated in 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement