Richard Driessnack MD

Richard Driessnack MD
Richard Driessnack MD

Richard Driessnack MD: Your Choice for Knee and Hip Replacement

Richard Driessnack MD is a specialist in knee and hip replacement in Peoria IL. Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Driessnack is a Michigan native but has nurtured much of his career right here in Peoria. He stays on top of the latest state of the art procedures and devices, attending several hip and knee meetings each year. His focus is on hip and knee reconstruction issues ranging from dysplasia of the hip to post-traumatic hip to knee problems. Trained in the techniques of the successful Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure designed for younger, more physically-active patients, Dr. Driessnack is constantly looking for ways to improve the industry.  He has recently adopted the ConforMIS custom total knee system as the best treatment for many of his total knee patients.  So, do you need a knee and hip specialist? Choose Richard Driessnack MD.

Dr. Driessnack: A History

Dr. Richard Driessnack was a participant in a multi-center national clinical study comparing two types of knee prosthesis designs, presenting his findings at an international meeting back in 2009. A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, he is also a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Plus, Dr. Driessnack was fortunate to receive a “Best Doctors in America” award in 2008 and 2012.

Dr. Driessnack has taken part in regular medical mission trips as part of his service-oriented work. He has a Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI) and conducted his fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver, CO) in Arthritis and Adult Reconstructive Surgery. In conclusion, he now lives in Peoria with his wife Jan and has three children and eight grandchildren.

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