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Dr. J. Richard Evanson, DO

Hip and Knee Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. J Richard Evanson is a board-certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation as well as reconstruction of the hip and knee. He focuses on a variety of surgical techniques including: hip and knee arthroscopy, minimally invasive techniques, sports injuries, and joint replacement of the hip and knee. He has a clinical interest and background working with sports related injuries, femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), hip dysplasia, avascular necrosis (AVN) and arthritis of the hip and knee. Dr. J Richard Evanson is now accepting new patients at Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Spine Center’s main office in Plano, TX. J Richard Evanson, D.O., a native of Colorado, graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo UT with degrees in Spanish and Chemistry in 2004 before attending Medical School at A.T. Still University of Health Science, Kirksville MO. where he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008. Dr. Evanson completed an orthopedic military residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in 2013. He then served as an Army orthopedic surgeon at Fort Benning, Ga. until 2017. During that time he deployed in 2014 as the chief orthopedic surgeon supporting military soldiers in Kuwait. After concluding his commitment to the Army, he completed a fellowship at Duke University in Hip Preservation and Reconstruction under Steven A. Olson MD. Dr. Evanson focuses primarily on hip and knee surgery and specializes in using less invasive surgical techniques. He offers hip joint replacement surgery using the direct anterior approach, helping patients recover faster while minimizing pain. Dr. Evanson also specializes in hip arthroscopy, pelvic osteotomies and other hip joint preservation surgeries to help patients maintain their normal joints and active lifestyle.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross


  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Hip and Knee Surgeon

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - A.T. Still University, Kirksville, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Duke University, Fellowship in Hip Preservation and Reconstruction

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Office locations

Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Spine Center

5228 W Plano Pkwy

Plano, TX 75093

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It just so happened that I had no pain which is rare so my range of motion was good he did X-rays he mentioned the fact.that he did they must not have indicated anything since he did not inform me. Heis trying to get an injection approved by my insurance so that was very encouraging. It was a first time visit sometimes it takes a few visits to build the relationship or bond but he did suggest two anti inflammatory medications which was affecting my stomach lining so I am really hoping the insurance approves the injections.
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