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Dr. Richard Blanks

Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained

Dr. Richard Blanks, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Richard Blanks MD Orthopaedic Surgeon with Platinum Orthopaedics of Anaheim, California Orange County

Dr. Richard Blanks, MD, is a highly respected orthopaedist with over 20 years of experience, dedicated to providing exceptional care to patients in Anaheim and surrounding areas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center.

Dr. Blanks earned his medical degree from the prestigious Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine Science. Throughout his extensive career, he has demonstrated expertise in treating various orthopaedic conditions, with a focus on knee joint injuries, knee arthroscopy, and rotator cuff injuries, among others.

As a patient-focused practitioner, Dr. Blanks accepts a wide range of insurance plans, including Medicare, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross, and United Healthcare, ensuring accessibility to quality care for all patients.

Highly recommended by his patients, Dr. Richard Blanks is known for his compassionate bedside manner and commitment to delivering outstanding outcomes. Whether you're seeking treatment for a sports injury or chronic joint condition, Dr. Blanks is here to help you achieve optimal musculoskeletal health.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Richard Blanks today and experience the difference personalized orthopaedic care can make in your life!


Undergraduate: UC San Diego

Medical Degree: Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine Science

Orthopaedic Surgery Training: University of Massachusetts

Sports Medicine Fellowship: The Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital

Practice Emphasis

Sports Medicine
Joint Preservation
General Orthopaedics

Special Procedures

Arthroscopic Surgery
Ligament Injuries
Meniscus Repair
Joint Preservation Procedures
Cartilage Repair, Restoration, Transplant Procedures
Biologic Injections

Hospital & Surgical Locations

Orange Coast Memorial
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
Placentia Linda Hospital
Anaheim Regional Hospital
La Veta Surgical Center
Newport Coast Surgical Center
Optum Talbert Surgical Center
Orange Coast Surgical Center

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