School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics

Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. J Richard Steadman Passes at 85 Years Old

Dr J Richard Steadman

Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. J Richard Steadman passed away January 20, 2023 at 85 years old. Dr. Steadman was a pioneering orthopedic surgeon who saved the careers of hundreds of Olympic skiers, Premier League soccer players, and professional golfers around the world. He developed new procedures, like microfracturing, a treatment for injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament in which small cracks are made in the underlying bone, facilitating cartilage growth and a more rapid recovery.

Dr. Steadman was widely considered one of the best orthopedic surgeons of his generation and his advancements made in Orthopedic Surgery will live on to improve orthopedic practices across the globe.

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