Education and Prevention

We advocate the principles of education and prevention in all our treatment plans. You will find a wealth of information and answers to many of your questions in our complete orthopaedic library.

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Non-Surgical Conservative
Care Treatments

We develop your individualized treatment plan with an emphasis on non-surgical care options. Our goal is to relieve your discomfort and restore function while minimizing any possible risks.

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Open communication, personal attention and shared decision-making provide the foundation for your surgical plan. We take the time to thoroughly explain all procedures and surgeries with you and your family.

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Dr. Richard H. Blanks

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Undergraduate: University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • Medical: University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL


  • Surgical Internship: Brown University and Affiliated Hospitals, Providence, RI
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: The Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital, Murray, UT

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • California Medical Association
  • American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Hospital Affiliations

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Dr. Richard H. Blanks

Richard H. Blanks, MD

Dr. Blanks specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery, including Sports Medicine and General Orthopaedics. He performs a variety of Orthopaedic procedures including:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Knee and Shoulder Specialist
  • General Orthopaedics and Surgery