Louisville Phone: (502) 897-1794
Indiana Phone: (812) 920-0408
Physical Therapy: (502) 897-1790
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Louisville Phone: (502) 897-1794
Indiana Phone: (812) 920-0408
Physical Therapy: (502) 897-1790

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchmans Lane
Suite 300,
Louisville, KY 40207
Phone:
(502) 897-1794
Fax:
(502) 897-3852
Physical Therapy:
(502) 897-1790

Northgate Medical Center

3605 Northgate Court
Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150
Phone:
(812) 920-0408

Richard A. Sweet, M.D.

Specializes in area of total joint replacement.

Dr. Sweet specializes in the area of total joint replacement. He completed the Aufrank Reconstruction Fellowship in joint replacement surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. He has been involved in both clinical and scientific research in this field, which has included implant and instrument development for hip and knee replacement surgery. These research and development efforts have focused particularly on minimal incision techniques. An avid teacher, he often conducts seminars on the subject of total joint replacement for both medical personnel and the community at large. This includes physician cadaver lab teaching of minimal incision total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgery. He has a special interest in sports medicine and particular expertise in knee reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Sweet was born in Kentucky and earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Kentucky. He served his residency at the University of Louisville. He belongs to all the state and local medical societies and is board certified in orthopaedic surgery.


OFFICE ADDRESS
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Phone: (502) 897-1794
Fax: (502) 897-3852

3605 Northgate Court, Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: 812-920-0408

EDUCATION
University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 1969-1972
University of Kentucky Lexington, KY, M.D. 1972-1976

INTERNSHIP
Bowman Gray School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC 1976-1977

RESIDENCY
University of Louisville School of Medicine Louisville, KY 1977-1981

FELLOWSHIP
Otto Aufrank Fellowship of Constructive Orthopaedic Surgery July 1981- Boston, MA June 1982

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons August 1984

LICENSURE
Kentucky, License #19434 1977

APPOINTMENTS
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Director of Total Joint Arthroplasty Clinic University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

STAFF PRIVILEGES
Baptist Hospital East, Jewish Medical Center East, Physician's Medical Center (PMC)

FILMS
Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty Using the Kinnematic Rotating Hinge.
Total Hip Arthroplasty Using Total Articular Replacement Arthroplasty System.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS EXHIBITS
Principles of Revision Total Knee Replacement Arthroplasty.

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
"Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty", Richard Sweet, M.D. and Roderick Turner, M.D., Orthopedic Transactions, July 1982.
"Complications of Surface Replacement Arthroplasty", Richard Sweet, M.D. and Benjamin Bierbaum, M.D., Orthopedic Clinics of North America, October 1982.
"Principles of Surface Replacement Arthroplasty", Richard Sweet, M.D. and Benjamin Bierbaum, M.D., Total Hip Arthroplasty, edited by R. Tronzo.
"Complications of Surface Replacement Arthroplasty versus Total Hip Arthroplasty", Richard Sweet, M.D., Benjamin Bierbaum, M.D. and William McKenzie, M.D. Presented at " New England Orthopedic Association 1981 Annual Meeting" and "Eastern Orthopedic Association 1981 Annual Meeting".
"Surface Replacement Arthroplasty", Richard Sweet, M.D. and Benjamin Bierbaum, M.D., presented at "1982 Otto E. Aufrank Hip Meeting" and at "1983 Harkess Society".
"Fusion of Failed Total Knee Replacements", Richard Sweet, M.D. and Roderick Turner, M.D., presented at Tufts University sponsored meeting, "Principles and Uses of External Fixation", November 1981.
"Principles of the Use of the Total Articular Replacement Arthroplasty", presented at workshop on T.A.R.A., November 1981.
"Principles of Revision Total Hip, Total Hip Arthroplasty", Richard Sweet, M.D. and Roderick Turner, M.D., presented at "1982 Otto E. Aufrank Hip Meeting".
"Intra-abdominal Complications of Total Hip Arthroplasty", Richard Sweet, M.D., Steven Coomer, M.D. and Brian Altman, M.D., presented at the "1982 New England Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting"

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Jefferson County Medical Society
American Medical Association
Kentucky Medical Association
Louisville Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons