Marc J. Richard, MD Marc J. Richard, MD

Marc J. Richard, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon, Microvascular Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon

4.8 out of 5  (312 ratings, 45 reviews)
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919-613-4541 Office number
919-660-5022
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I’m an orthopaedic surgeon that specializes in elbow, wrist and hand injuries. I treat fractures, sports injuries and acute traumas, as well as more common ailments like tendonitis, carpal tunnel, arthritis and trigger fingers. The best thing about going to work every day is that regardless of the number of patients I have at a time, I have the opportunity to make a difference in each patient’s life. Duke offers cutting edge technology and research, but we also excel in patient care. That combination makes Duke a special place for our patients. Outside of work, I like to spend time with my wife and two children. We enjoy following the Boston Red Sox and local baseball teams. For exercise I like to run, swim and play tennis.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Experience
Hand and upper extremity team

I am part of an orthopaedic hand and upper extremity team that is committed to diagnosing and treating hand pain and discomfort, including carpal tunnel syndrome, thumb arthritis, joint dislocations, nail-bed injuries, and trigger finger.

My surgical specialties
  • Arm fracture and dislocation surgery
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  • Complex hand surgery
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  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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  • Forearm and wrist surgery
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  • Wrist neuroplasty
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  • Finger surgery
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  • Neuroplasty
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  • Removal of hardware from bones
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Surgeries Performed by the Hand and Upper Extremity Team
9,851
Surgeries Performed by the Hand and Upper Extremity Team
9,851
My surgical specialties
  • Arm fracture and dislocation surgery
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  • Complex hand surgery
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  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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  • Forearm and wrist surgery
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  • Wrist neuroplasty
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  • Finger surgery
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  • Neuroplasty
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  • Removal of hardware from bones
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 2001
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center (Massachusetts), 2001-2006
FELLOWSHIP
Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2006-2007
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surge
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

The majority of my research evaluates the clinical outcomes of fractures of the upper extremity. I have a particular interest in wrist and elbow fractures. I also have an interest in improving ways to treat elbow arthritis in young patients. Our hand surgery group is involved in a number of multicenter clinical trials evaluating wrist fractures and peripheral nerve injuries.

PUBLICATIONS
View Marc Richard's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (312 ratings, 45 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Acumed
  • DJO
  • Depuy Synthes
  • Medartis