Richard Roux, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
(509) 454-8888
Orthopedic Patients

About Dr. Roux




Richard Roux, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon who sub-specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and treatment of disorders of the knee and shoulder. His treatment goal is to restore maximum function through comprehensive treatment utilizing minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Roux received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Stanford University, his medical degree from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), and completed the combined orthopedic residency program at Harvard University. After completing his residency, Dr. Roux was the chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University. He also completed orthopedic biomechanics research fellowships at UCSD and Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard University. Dr. Roux has practiced at Orthopedics Northwest (ONW), PLLC, since 1990.


Dr. Roux is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) and holds an ABOS certification of added qualification in Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Sports Medicine. Home
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Dr. Roux has served as a past chief of the combined departments of orthopedics at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and Providence Medical Center, Yakima, Washington. He has served long term as the president of ONW and is the founding director and chairman of the Musculoskeletal Service Line (Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine) at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Roux has served as head team physician for the Yakima Sun Kings (CBA, basketball) and the Yakima Bears (baseball) professional sports teams. He is the chief orthopedic team physician for the Central Washington University athletic teams.


Dr. Roux has extensive experience in knee arthroscopy including arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), other ligament reconstructions about the knee (PCL, MCL, LCL, PLC), meniscus repair, meniscectomy, cartilage repair/resurfacing surgery, and patella instability surgery. Dr. Roux was one of the first physicians in the Pacific Northwest to perform computer navigated knee replacement surgery. He performs total and partial knee replacements. Dr. Roux also has extensive experience in arthroscopic shoulder surgery including instability surgery, labral surgery, and rotator cuff surgery.


Dr. Roux has multiple publications in the orthopedic literature and significant teaching experience in orthopedics. He was an assistant in orthopedics at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant in orthopedics at Harvard Medical School. He is on the North American Education faculty (Knee) for Arthrex, Inc., Naples, Florida. He is an instructor for the Pacific Medical Orthopedic Cadaver Labs (Knee, Shoulder), Tracey, California and Operativ® (computer navigated outpatient knee replacement), Kirkland, Washington. He has served as an instructor for The University of Washington Residency Arthroscopy Boot Camp (Pacific Medical Laboratory, Tracy, CA). He has also served as an orthopedic preceptor in the Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program, a University of Washington affiliate in Yakima, Washington and the Yakima MEDEX Northwest Physician’s Assistant Training Program, also a University of Washington affiliate. He has lectured at the Central Washington University Athletic Training Educational Program (sports medicine), Ellensburg, Washington.


Dr. Roux is happily married to another physician. His wife is a practicing radiologist. He and his wife have two adult children. As a family, they enjoy theater and the arts, boating, water sports, skiing, hiking, and outdoor activities in general. Dr. Roux is an avid fly fisherman and enjoys team sports, particularly at the collegiate level.

Orthopedics Northwest   •   1211 North 16th Avenue   •   Yakima, WA   98902   •   (509) 454-8888