Richard J. Wyzykowski, M.D.
Dr. Wyzykowski currently practices orthopedic medicine with a special interest in upper extremity problems including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists. Committed to providing the very best of care, he makes ongoing education a priority and works to help patients understand not only their particular problems but also other orthopedic topics, as well.
He treats osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, overuse syndromes (e.g. tendinitis and tennis elbow), nerve problems (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome) traumatic injuries (e.g. fractures, tendon and nerve lacerations and ruptures, ligament injuries), as well as post-traumatic deformities. His training and experience also include shoulder, elbow and wrist arthroscopy.
Vastly knowledgeable and detail-oriented, he skillfully treats patients of all ages with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, overuse syndromes such as tendonitis and tennis elbow, nerve problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries including biceps tendon ruptures, rotator cuff tears, and dislocations, traumatic injuries such as fractures, tendon lacerations, and ruptures, ligament injuries, and post-traumatic deformities.
Dr. Wyzykowski began practicing orthopedic surgery in 2000. After earning his medical degree from the University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, he completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland before beginning a challenging fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity at Harvard University, Brigham & Women’s Hospital. This specialized training gave him the experience necessary to expertly treat upper extremity conditions including open and arthroscopic reconstruction of the hand, elbow, wrist, and shoulder.
Dr. Wyzykowski is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery with a special interest in upper extremity problems. Maintaining and updating his education and skills are priorities for Dr. Wyzykowski because it allows him to continue to provide his patients the very best of care.
My Approach to Treating Patients
Maintaining and updating my education and skills are priorities for me because this allows me to continue to provide my patients the very best of care.
My practice focuses on comprehensive care and caring for the very young, “seasoned citizens,” and everyone else in between.
I also work to help my patients understand not only their particular problem, but I also try to keep them informed regarding other orthopedic topics as well. I look forward to helping with any upper extremity problems, which are troubling you.
Meet Dr. Wyzykowski
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Muir Orthopaedic Specialists
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
350 John Muir Parkway
Brentwood, CA 94513
1989 – University of California at San Diego, CA. – BA
1994 – University of Los Angeles, School of Medicine – MD
1994-1999 – Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
1999-2000 – Harvard University, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Hand & Upper Extremity
2002 – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Valedictorian, El Toro High School, 1983
Magna Cum Laude, UCSD, 1989
Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Scholarship (based on academic merit), UCLA 1990-1994
Hartman Foundation Research Fellowship, UCLA School of Medicine 05/91
Hartman Foundation Research Fellowship, UCLA School of Medicine 05/92
Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Essay Contest Award, 11/96
Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Essay Contest Award, 11/99
T-Cell Receptor B-Chain Repertoire of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Basal Cell Carcinoma, Concurrent Theme Session, Society for Investigative Dermatology, Baltimore, MD 04/92
Evaluation of the Anatomy of the Common Peroneal Nerve: Defining Nerve-at-Risk in Arthroscopic Lateral Meniscus Repair, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA 02/97
Utility of MR Imaging in Evaluation the Extent of Zone II Flexor Tendon Laceration in a Cadaver Model, Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Essay Contest, 01/99
Congenital and Pediatric Hand Surgery Symposium, Brigham and Women’s Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Symposium Series, 04/00
Scapholunate Instability in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston, MA 06/00
Shoulder Anatomy, Annual Spring Shoulder Symposium, Livermore, CA 03/03
Treatment of Shoulder Injuries in the Overhead Athlete, Annual Spring Shoulder Symposium, Livermore, CA 03/03
Upper extremity surgery, including open and arthroscopic reconstruction of the hand, elbow and shoulder.
Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
California Medical Association
American Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
California Orthopaedic Association
John Muir Medical Center
Premier Surgery Center
Sequoia Surgery Center
Aspen Surgery Center