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Dr. Rick Lehman

Richard Lehman, M.D.

Dr. Richard Lehman grew up in Miami, Florida. He completed his training at Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania, and completed a sports medicine fellowship in 1986. He is currently a part owner of the National Hockey League Florida Panthers and has been the team physician for the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightening and St. Louis Blues. He has been a consulting physician for UCLA Track & Field and has covered four Olympic Games, as well as seven Track & Field World Championships.

Dr. Rick Lehman was recently inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 and is is currently on the Board of Directors of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Foundation, the medical director of Webster Surgery Center and the medical director of the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine. He is on the Board of Governors for the National Hockey League and is on the St. Louis Sports Commission. His practice encompasses taking care of professional athletes at all levels and all sports, as well as Division college athletes.

Dr. Lehman has revolutionized cartilage regeneration techniques working in conjunction with Biomet to further growth and reconstruction of articular cartilage. He has written and lectured extensively on the subject, and has written three books on tennis injuries. He has published extensively in orthopedic literature and sports medicine. He is licensed in Missouri and California. He actively takes care of Track & Field athletes from all over the world and professional athletes from North America.

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Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
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Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Rick Lehman




































Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012, St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012

Years Since Graduation: 28

Practice Member Since: 1997

Current Title: Medical Director

Professional Appointments: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, 2012 St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame:

Dr. Rick Lehman was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, January 2012.  A total of 15 inductees were inducted in ceremonies on January 29, 2012 at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield, MO.

Dr. Lehman has been involved with ownership groups on the professional level with the Florida Panthers and has served as team physician for the St. Louis Blues and the Tampa Bay Lightening.  The personal physician of many professional athletes, he practices at U.S. Center for Sports Medicine.

St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame:

Adding to his list of lifetime achievents, Dr. Rick Lehman was inducted into the St. Louis Hall of Fame, November 2012.  This is the most prestigious sports award given in St. Louis.  His remarkable achievements as an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine, have earned him this distinction.

Dr. Lehman has saved many careers of famous professional athletes as well as amateur athletes.  He has taken care of athletes locally, nationally and in the international sports arena.

Dr. Lehman joined an All-Star cast including Bob Costas, Jim Edmonds, Orlando Pace, Bill DeWitt, Glen Hall, Ellen Port, Al Trost, Harry Gallatin and others including a tribute to the Cardinal’s late, great Ken Boyer.

Specializations:

Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Wrist Pain), Frozen shoulder, Impingement syndrome, Knee pain, Ligament sprain, Meniscus tear, Musculoskeletal (Orthopedic) Diseases & Disorders, Rotator cuff injury, Shoulder instability, Sports clearance, Sports injuries, Tennis elbow, Torn cartilage

Procedures:

Arthroscopic joint reconstruction, Arthroscopic joint surgery, Hardware removal, Knee arthroscopy, Knee debridement & shaving, Ligament reconstruction, Meniscectomy, Rotator cuff repair, SLAP repair of shoulder, Worker’s compensation evaluations

ACL Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction is surgery to replace the ligament in the center of your knee with a new ligament. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) keeps your shin bone (tibia) in place. A tear of this ligament can cause your knee to give way during physical activity.

ACL injury without surgical intervention varies from patient to patient and depends on the patient’s activity level, degree of injury and instability symptoms. The prognosis for a partially torn ACL is often favorable, with the recovery and rehabilitation period usually at least three months.

Dr. Richard Lehman has reconstructed professional athletes in the National Hockey League and National Football League after ACL injury. The ACL reconstruction surgery involves a high tech procedure with a Platelet Rich Plasma wrapped sponge around the graft and an anatomic reconstruction with accelerated physical therapy for recovery.

Thousands from every sport have benefited from this procedure.

Rose Water

Rose water is used in cosmetics for its sweet aroma, but also because it cleanses the skin and constricts the pores. As the gentlest of all cleansers, rose water is often used as toner for fair and dry skin.

It has excellent soothing effects, can improve the condition of dry and aging skin, as well as cleanse, purify and tone skin, reduce swelling and redness, assists in getting rid of black dots and so on. It can be applied to sensitive skin and can be used effectively as an aftershave lotion.

Pure rose water is a by-product of the steam distillation process by which rose oil is obtained from the flower’s petals. Recent clinical research conducted in Japan found that the extract L. Rose can significantly reduce the damage to skin’s elastin fibers, and associated wrinkling, caused by UVB rays.

In addition, rose water is very rich in flavonoids and vitamins, including A, C, D, E and B3. Drunk as a tea , which has a sweet taste and fragrance, it enriches the body with vitamins and minerals and lowers the risks of bladder infections and heart disease, relieves digestive problems and nervous tension and relieves eye irritation.

Finally, rose water is very beneficial for hair. That’s why it is frequently used as an ingredient for hair care products and shampoos. Rose water increases blood flow to scalp, this way nourishing and strengthening hair follicles and preventing hair loss.

Arthritis Cure

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the USA. More than 20 million individuals with arthritis have severe limitations in function on a daily basis. Absenteeism and frequent visits to the physician are common in individuals who have arthritis. Arthritis makes it very difficult for individuals to be physically active and soon become home bound.

It is estimated that the total cost of arthritis cases is close to $100 billion of which nearly 50% accounts from lost earnings. Each year, arthritis results in nearly 1 million hospitalizations and close to 45 million outpatient visits to health care centers.

Arthritis makes it very difficult for the individual to remain physically active. Many individuals who have arthritis also suffer from obesity, high cholesterol or have heart disease. Individuals with arthritis also become depressed and have fear of worsening symptoms.

Diagnosis is made by clinical examination from an appropriate health professional, and may be supported by other tests such as radiology and blood tests, depending on the type of suspected arthritis. All arthritides potentially feature pain. Pain patterns may differ depending on the arthritides and the location. Rheumatoid arthritis is generally worse in the morning and associated with stiffness; in the early stages, patients often have no symptoms after a morning shower. Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, tends to be worse after exercise. In the aged and children, pain might not be the main presenting feature; the aged patient simply moves less, the infantile patient refuses to use the affected limb.

Elements of the history of the disorder guide diagnosis. Important features are speed and time of onset, pattern of joint involvement, symmetry of symptoms, early morning stiffness, tenderness, gelling or locking with inactivity, aggravating and relieving factors, and other systemic symptoms. Physical examination may confirm the diagnosis, or may indicate systemic disease. Radiographs are often used to follow progression or help assess severity.

While neither Rheumatoid arthritis nor osteoarthritis can be completely prevented, one can reduce the risks by becoming physically active, participating in physical therapy, losing weight and eating healthier. All individuals who have pain in the joints should seek early diagnosis because the earlier the treatment is started, the better is the prognosis.

Arthritis makes it very difficult for the individual to remain physically active. Many individuals who have arthritis also suffer from obesity, high cholesterol or have heart disease. Individuals with arthritis also become depressed and have fear of worsening symptoms. That’s why it’s important to get treated as soon as possible.

Diagnosis is made by clinical examination from an appropriate health professional, and may be supported by other tests such as radiology and blood tests, depending on the type of suspected arthritis.

All arthritides potentially feature pain. Pain patterns may differ depending on the arthritides and the location. Rheumatoid arthritis is generally worse in the morning and associated with stiffness; in the early stages, patients often have no symptoms after a morning shower. Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, tends to be worse after exercise. In the aged and children, pain might not be the main presenting feature; the aged patient simply moves less, the infantile patient refuses to use the affected limb.

While neither Rheumatoid arthritis nor osteoarthritis can be completely prevented, one can reduce the risks by becoming physically active, participating in physical therapy, losing weight and eating healthier. All individuals who have pain in the joints should seek early diagnosis because the earlier the treatment is started, the better is the prognosis.

Abstract Study for Kensey Nash Study

Dr. Lehman is participating in a retrospective data collection study with Kensey Nash Medical.  The study is OsseoFit Porous Tissue Matrix.  This is a retrospective, single center, non – randomized study of patients who received an OsseoFit implant on the medial femoral condyle, lateral femoral condyle or trochlea.  The objective of this study is to collect and evaluate baseline and outcome data from a consecutive group of patients who received an OsseoFit implant on the medial femoral condyle, lateral femoral condyle or trochlea.

Experience and Training

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery (HealthGrades has verified that Dr. Richard C. Lehman, MD is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery)

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Medical School:
University of School of Med
Miami, FL 1980

Residency:
Wash University Affil Hosps
University Of Pa Health System
Barnes Jewish Hospital S Campus

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