Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is a procedure during which your orthopedic doctor surgically removes a painful hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint, often constructed from metal and plastic components. It is typically performed when other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief.

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to resurface a knee that has been damaged by arthritis. Metal and plastic components are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap. This surgery may be considered for someone who has severe arthritis or a severe knee injury.


Orthobiologics is a rapidly developing practice that uses biomaterials and cell-based therapies to help patients heal from within.   These treatments provide exciting alternatives to traditional orthopedic procedures, as they are not as invasive as traditional methods and in most cases are more effective.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine brings together science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment understanding of sports performance. Regular features include sports injury prevention and treatment, exercise for a healthy life and recommendations for training and nutrition.

Robotic Surgery

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased hip or knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your hip or knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.

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Hip Replacement

More and more people under the age of 60 are turning to hip replacement as a way to maintain function and quality of life.
knee replacement

Knee Replacement

If nonsurgical treatments are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee replacement surgery.


We offer a wide range of biological treatments for patients suffering from bone, cartilage and soft tissue injuries and defects.
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Sport Medicine

Sports Medicine is performed to prevent and treat injuries that affect the body’s flexibility, mobility and strength.
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Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy.

Louisiana Orthopedic Surgeons

Welcome to Orthopaedic Specialists of New Orleans, Louisiana, under the direction of Dr. Richard L. Meyer, Jr.

Dr. Richard Meyer is board certified and the only fellowship/specialty trained orthopedic surgeon in both hip and knee reconstruction/replacement and sports medicine at Touro Infirmary. He is a clinical instructor of anterior approach total hip replacements and patient specific knee replacements, and has taught and demonstrated these techniques in both the U.S. and internationally. His experience and practice includes:

  • Stem Cell Injections
  • PRP-Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
  • Viscosupplementation with Hyaluronic Acids
  • Fracture Care
  • Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Surgery
  • State-of-the-Art Computer Navigated Surgery
  • Clinical Instructor of the Direct Anterior Hip Approach Surgery
  • Patient-specific Knee Replacements with Customized Knee Instrumentation
  • Partial Knee Replacements


Orthopaedic Specialists accepts all major insurance plans including Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Medicare, United Health Care, Peoples Health, Tricare, and Ochsner Plans.




In their on words hear from actual patients about their surgical experience and recovery. Call the patient line at (504) 897-7877.

Dr. Richard Meyer is board certified and fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon in hip & knee reconstruction / replacement & Sports
  • Phillips Academy Andover
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Tulane University Orthopaedics Surgery Residency
  • Fellowship – Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Tulane University
  • Fellowship – Sports Medicine and Hand Surgery, University of Virginia
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HANA Table

Minimally invasive anterior hip replacement is performed by Dr. Richard Meyer, Jr. at Orthopaedic Specialists of New Orleans, Louisiana, APMC using the HANA total hip table. The HANA table allows Dr. Meyer to apply traction to the hip joint and expose the bone surfaces without cutting any muscles. This means you recover much faster, and get back to your normal activities.



I am 100% better now!

“I had pain in the knee and went to Dr. Meyer for a Knee Replacement. The results were Fantastic. Dr. Meyer and his staff are excellent. I am 100% better now! If you need a knee replacement I recommend you give Dr. Meyer a call.”

Terry T.


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Richard Meyer, MD

“Remaining in the game as we get older is the goal of the baby boomers. How do you go from running, swim-ming, or playing golf and tennis weekly to enjoying the same activities as one nears retirement? Even the idea of walking or simply tying your shoes becomes an obstacle due to normal wear and tear of your joints from arthritis. Pain doesn’t have to be the obstacle it once was.”