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Benjamin Stephens Richards III, MD $$

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Education and Training

Medical School
Saint Louis University School of Medicine (1981)
University of California at San Diego Medical Ctr (1982), General Surgery
University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (1986), Orthopaedic Surgery
Parkland Memorial Hospital (1987), Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Blount’s disease of the tibia (bow legs)
    • Clubfeet
    • Congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia
    • Scoliosis in children and adolescents
    • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Publications

    • Right thoracic curves in presumed adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: which clinical and radiographic findings correlate with a preoperative abnormal magnetic resonance image, B.S. Richards, D.J. Sucato, C.E. Johnston, M. Diab, J.F. Sarwark, L.G. Lenke, S. Parent Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2010 35 (20) 1855-60
    • The use of rhBMP-2 for the treatment of congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia: a case series, B.S. Richards, M.E. Oetgen, C.E. Johnston J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009 92 177-85
    • A comparison of two nonoperative methods of idiopathic clubfoot correction: the Ponseti method and the French functional (physiotherapy) method, B.S. Richards, S. Faulks, K.E. Rathjen, et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008 90 (11) 2313-2321
    • Lenke 1C (King type II) Curves Surgical recommendations, B.S. Richards Orthop Clin North Am 2007 38 (4) 511-20
    • Repeat Surgical Interventions Following Definitive Instrumentation and Fusion For Idiopathic Scoliosis, B.S. Richards, B.P. Hasley, V.F. Casey Spine 2006 31 3018-26
  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • American Orthopaedic Association
    • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
    • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Awards and Honors

    • Vice-President - Scoliosis Research Society (2009)
    • President - Pediatric Society of North America (2008)

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