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Brett Richards, MD


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 here.

Honors and Awards

Emanuel B. Kaplan Award - 2008


  • 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

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.

Ep. 57: Innovations in Carpal Tunnel Detection |The Scope

Dr. Richards has brought a new technique to his practice for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel. Today he's illustrating the method on Cyd's hand and wrist.

Insurances Accepted: AARP, Aetna, Altius, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CCN, Cigna, Deseret Mutual (DMBA), Educators Mutual, First Health, GEHA, Humana, Mailhandlers, PEHP, SelectHealth Plans, United Health Care, University of Utah
  • College
  • B.S., Biomedical Science Texas A & M University
  • Medical School
  • M.D. Ross University School of Medicine
  • Residency
  • Orthopedic Surgery Louisiana State University
  • Fellowship
  • Upper Extremity, Micro-vascular and Reconstructive Surgery University of Utah
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopedics Surgery
  • Orthopedics American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery