Dr. Richard Grant is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Grant specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Grant tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in certain areas like the hand, spine, hip, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow or the knee.
Education and Training
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Richard E. Grant MD's Expert Contributions
The bursa is the body's built-in shock absorber. One is located near every major joint in the body. Think of the bursa as a balloon of tissue that is usually empty until irritate. Take the knee for instance. A knee contusion might wake up the bursa in and around the knee. The bursa tissue becomes inflamed and that triggers the secretion of fluid into the bursa. Begin to resemble a water balloon. Inflamed bursae can be painful. In the acute phase, the bursa can be drained and then injected with a small does of anti inflammatory medicine such as an injectable steroid along with lidocaine. Anti-inflammatory meds may follow. If the bursa is beneath a tight band of tissue, as in the hip's greater trochanteric bursa, physical therapy may be in order for stretching, ultrasound, and, in some cases, iontophoreisis. In rare cases with chronic intractable pain, the bursa may have to be removed. The court of last resorts, of course. Richard E. Grant, MD READ MORE
The differential diagnosis of the painful wrist is very broad. A careful history and physical exam is in order. Would advise baseline xrays of the hand and wrist and an evaluation by ABOS certified Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand and upper extremity issues. Metabolic disease should be considered along with auto immune issues. From the Orthopedic standpoint infection and or inflammation due to joint instability and or carpal tunnel syndrome. Any history of direct or indirect trauma to the hand and or wrist should raise the differential diagnosis of and occult fracture or wrist sprain READ MORE
Make the diagnosis first. See your primary care physician to obtain an exam and the weight bearing stays of your knees. If pain persist seek a referral to a board certified Orthopaedic surgeon for re exam and perhaps advanced imaging studies. Your Orthopaedic surgeon may order an MRI of your knees to rule out cartilage loss or a meniscal tear. Subsequent treatment will be determined based upon the MRI findings. READ MORE
High tibial osteotomies are very complex and require a very skilled and seasoned surgeon. READ MORE
Look to hip abductors. May be muscle atrophy in ABductors. MRI would make the diagnosis. Will need directed physical therapy. Be sure there is no nerve damage or subtle infection. Check the X rays to determine if equal leg length was restored. Be sure that the implanted ball is not too big for the socket Richard E Grant MD READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Speaking for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and Patient Groups -
- Ethics Award, Marymount University, 2011
- Featured Speaker, University of Virginia, 2012
- USAF Wilford Hall Medical Center
- Kaiser Foundation
- Baylor University (Spinal Surgery); Dr. Thomas Mallory (Joint Arthroplasty)
Professional Society Memberships
- American Orthopaedic Association, Gladden Medical Society
Articles and Publications
- Article on Sickle Cell Disease, and 30 Other Publications
What do you attribute your success to?
His Parents, Both Hardworking people from humble beginnings. His father became a doctor and his mother a social worker, and were fantastic role models.
Hobbies / Sports
- Travel, Reading, Collecting Jazz, Golf
Favorite professional publications
- Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopedics
- Einstein Medical Center of Philadelphia
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