Dr. Rick Wayne Wright MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Rick Wright is an orthopedic surgeon in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Christian Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and has been in practice for 26 years. Dr. Wright accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 36 doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and one of 17 at Christian Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine, Knee Injuries, Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Tibial Menisci, Rotator Cuff, Articular Cartilage, Shoulder Instability

Education & Medical Training

Vanderbilt University
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1988 - 1993

Minneapolis Sports Medical Center
Fellowship, Sports Medicine, 1993 - 1994

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Class of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

IN State Medical License
Active through 2013

ME State Medical License
Active through 2013

ND State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Are Articular Cartilage Lesions and Meniscus Tears Predictive of IKDC, KOOS, and Marx Activity Level Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?: A 6-Year Multicenter Cohort Study.
Cox, C. L.,Huston, L. J.,Dunn, W. R.,Reinke, E. K.,Nwosu, S. K.,Parker, R. D.,Wright, R. W.,Kaeding, C. C.,Marx, R. G.,Amendola, A.,McCarty, E. C.,Spindler, K. P.

The duration of symptoms does not correlate with rotator cuff tear severity or other patient-related features: a cross-sectional study of patients with atraumatic, full-thickness rotator cuff tears.
Unruh, K. P.,Kuhn, J. E.,Sanders, R.,An, Q.,Baumgarten, K. M.,Bishop, J. Y.,Brophy, R. H.,Carey, J. L.,Holloway, B. G.,Jones, G. L.,Ma, B. C.,Marx, R. G.,McCarty, E. C.,Poddar, S. K.,Smith, M. V.,Spencer, E. E.,Vidal, A. F.,Wolf, B. R.,Wright, R. W.,Dunn, W. R.

Are Younger Patients Undergoing TKAs Appropriately Characterized As Active?
Keeney, J. A.,Nunley, R. M.,Wright, R. W.,Barrack, R. L.,Clohisy, J. C.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueSelect
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS Maryland POS
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Network POS
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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