Richard Grimsley, MD


Dr. Richard Grimsley grew up in Jacksonville. He is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Miami Medical School. He has extensive expertise in the fields of orthopaedic treatment and surgery, having received his training at some of the country’s busiest joint hospitals, including New York’s Hospital for Joint Diseases, Bellevue Medical Center and New York University Hospital. He also undertook an additional year of specialized fellowship instruction with Dr. Anthony Hedley, a highly respected innovator in the field of adult joint reconstruction. Dr. Grimsley is one of only a handful of Board-certified physicians in Northeast Florida to have fellowship training in joint replacement.

Dr. Grimsley specializes in adult joint reconstruction of the hip and knee. He has performed thousands of joint replacement procedures, and keeps abreast of the latest surgical techniques, such as minimal incision total hip replacement and MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing. He also utilizes custom-made knee implants by ConforMIS to provide an individualized implant to best fit a patient’s unique anatomy.

Dr. Grimsley has been in practice in our area since 1995. He performs surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital, which is the only accredited Center of Excellence for Joint Replacement in Northeast Florida.

Dr. Grimsley entered the medical field because of the gratification he gets from helping patients. According to Dr. Grimsley, “Very few medical specialties are able to cure a specific disease as effectively as orthopaedics. In most cases, joint replacement surgery can resolve a patient’s problems completely, and that’s really satisfying.”

Specialities: Total Joint Replacement | MAKO Robot-Assisted Joint Replacement | ConforMIS | Hip | Knee | General Orthopedics

Dr. Grimsley is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and has a broad range of knowledge in general orthopaedics. Dr. Grimsley specializes in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis. His areas of expertise include:

Joint Replacement & Resurfacing

  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Revision surgery of the hip and knee
  • Partial knee replacement (unicompartmental)
  • MAKOplasty® robotically assisted joint replacements
  • Custom knee replacement using ConforMIS 3-D-printed implants
  • Minimally invasive hip replacement
  • Computer-assisted surgery 
  • Rapid rehabilitation protocols for faster recovery after surgery 

General Orthopedics

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Arthritis management
  • Repair of fractured bones
  • Treatment for bone and joint pain, including sprains and strains
  • Treatment for osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)
  • Repair of tendon, ligament and cartilage injuries
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy supervision