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Primary Area of Expertise

Total Joint Replacement

Expert Witness Profile

Richard Buch, M.D. has performed over 14,500 joint replacements, revisions, and complex joint reconstructions in his 29 years of private orthopedic surgery practice. He is considered one of the foremost authorities in the treatment of orthopedic oncology, complex reconstruction, and infections. Dr. Buch is a board certified fellowship trained orthopedic oncologist, one of fewer then 175 orthopedic oncologists in the United States. Dr. Buch is actively engaged in orthopedic studies, implant design, and regularly gives lectures around the world as a featured expert on complex reconstruction cases.

His areas of expertise include: Complex joint reconstructions, joint revisions, infected joints, tumors of the bone and soft tissue, limb restoration and preservation, limb salvage, hip and knee replacement, shoulder replacement, ankle replacement, and elbow replacement.

Education & Licenses

MD - University of Illinois, Champaign Illinois 1982

* George Washington University, Orthopedic Oncology, 1987-1988
* George Washington University Medical Center
* Washington Hospital Center
* Children’s National Medical Center
* Department of Orthopedic Surgery with Dr. Martin Malawer

Residency - Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1983-1987

Internship - Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1982-1983

BS - University of Illinois, Champaign Illinois 1976

Professional Affiliations:
* Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
* Fellow American College of Surgeons
* Diplomate American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
* American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
* International Congress for Joint Reconstruction