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Brett Richards, MD

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Professional Center South
4700 Harrison Blvd. Ogden, UT 84403
801.475.3300

Specialties

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopedics Surgery
Orthopedics American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

Procedures / Treatments

  • Achilles Tendon Injury Achilles tendon injury is a fairly common and painful sports injury affecting the fibrous band of tissue in behind the ankle.
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Arthroscopic joint surgery is a surgical procedure Ogden Clinic orthopedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. Arthroscopic procedures may be used to treat many conditions such as torn cartilage, ACL reconstruction, torn surface cartilage, and trimming damaged cartilage.
  • Athlete Medical Care Sports medicine physicians at Ogden Clinic see a wide spectrum of sports injuries in children, teens, adults, and professional athletes. This includes simple ankle sprains and shin splints, groin pulls, and epicondylitis (tennis elbow).
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery A treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is performed by a specially trained surgeon on an outpatient basis that involves a specialized device with a camera attached that is inserted through a small incision at the wrist to release the pressure on the median nerve.
  • Casting Orthopedic casting is the most effective way to treat a fracture or a broken bone. Ogden Clinic specialists use cotton and fiberglass bandages to immobilize injuries and promote recovery.
  • Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery Orthopedic upper extremity surgery performed by a specially trained surgeon to remove loose debris and bone spurs and loosen joint capsules through small incisions to perform surgery. The procedure is generally easier on the patient than "open" surgery.
  • Hand Surgery Surgery performed by a specialty trained physician that treats medical problems from the finger tip to the shoulder area (hands and upper extremities).
  • Joint Injections Also known as intra-articular injections (steroid or other medication) that is injected into a joint to treat inflammatory joint conditions (arthritis, tendinitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, etc.).
  • Laparoscopic Surgery Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is a specialized technique for performing surgery using a laparoscope (camera and instruments) through a few small incisions.
  • Overuse Injuries Injuries that are the result of repetitive micro-trauma to the tendons, bones, and joints. Common overuse injuries are tennis elbow, swimmer's shoulder, runner's knee, jumper's knee, and shin splints.
  • Sports Injuries - Nonsurgical (Musculoskeletal) For common sports injuries including sprains, strains, and tears, contact the specialists at Ogden Clinic in Utah for sports medicine and physical therapy.
  • Tommy John Surgery Also known as ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, is performed by a specially trained surgeon that repairs an injured elbow ligament. The procedure is most common among collegiate and professional athletes.
  • Xiaflex® Injections Also known as Dupuytren's Injections, a treatment for Dupuytren's Disease, Xiaflex is an enzyme injection used to treat Dupuytren's contracture that softens/weakens knots or a cords that causes fingers to contract.

Education

University of Utah
Fellowship, Upper Extremity, Micro-vascular and Reconstructive Surgery – completed 2008

Louisiana State University
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery – completed 2007

Ross University School of Medicine
M.D., 2001

Texas A & M University
B.S., Biomedical Science, 1996

Honors and Awards

Emanuel B. Kaplan Award - 2008

Experience

Ogden Clinic
Ogden, UT – 2012 to Present

The Orthopedic Center of Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, TX – 2008-2012

The Curtis National Hand Center
Baltimore, MD– 2001-2002

Interests

Dr. Brett Richards is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons with a subspecialty board certification in Surgery of the Hand. This certification demonstrates qualification in the upper extremity beyond those of general orthopedic surgeons by virtue of additional training and practice in this specialty.

Dr. Richards’ unique skill set allows him to care for all ages with musculoskeletal conditions. His interests include complex fractures, nerve compression, limb contractures secondary to stroke or traumatic brain injury, sports-related injuries of the upper extremity, and arthritis of the hand, wrist, and elbow.

Dr. Brett Richards was born and raised in Texas. He enjoys riding dirt bikes, skiing, hiking, fishing and spending time with his family.

To learn more about Dr.Richards, Hand & Upper Extremity conditions and treatments, please visit his site at https://www.handtoshouldermd.com


Dr. Brett Richards in the Media

Carpal Tunnel & Shoulder Surgery: GeorgeAnna Leseberg's Experience with Dr. Richards

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Barry Bowles' Experience with Dr. Brett Richards

Ogden Clinic's Dr. Brett Richards on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - KSL Studio 5 News

What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Dr. Brett Richards at Ogden Clinic discusses the common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and how to treat and prevent CTS.

Preventing Winter Injuries – Good Morning Utah Dr. Brett Richards

Ogden Clinic’s Dr. Brett Richards, Orthopedic - With all the snow we see here in Utah it can be really fun, but it also brings the potential for plenty of injuries. Dr. Brett Richards stopped by the show Good Morning Utah on Channel 4 to share some tips about what you can do to help avoid getting hurt this winter.

Winter Injuries – Studio 5 with Dr. Brett Richards

Ogden Clinic’s Dr. Brett Richards, Orthopedic - Utah is famous for the greatest snow on earth and along with that there are a good number of winter activities that can cause injuries. Watch what Dr. Brett Richards had to share about preventing winter injuries during a visit to the Studio 5 show on Channel 5.

Understanding the Benefits of Orthopedics

Dr. Brett Richards, hand and orthopedic surgeon at Ogden Clinic Orthopedics, shares insight on how to select an orthopedic surgeon and the innovations and new techniques he uses to help speed recovery. When you come to Ogden Clinic, you'll get the highest level of care and the benefits of a one-stop-shop with complete health care, says Dr. Richards. Because at Ogden Clinic we don't just specialize in orthopedics. We specialize in you.

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Professional Center South
4700 Harrison Blvd. Ogden, UT 84403
801-475-3300


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