Richard Raymond Pelker PhD, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Chief, Joint Reconstruction Service

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchOrthopaedics and Rehabilitation: Adult Reconstruction and Arthritis Service

Research Interests


Clinical Interests

Adult reconstruction; arthroplasty; knee and hip replacement; complex reconstruction and revision; infected total joints; hip arthroscopy


  • Ph.D., Yale University , 1976
  • M.D., Yale University , 1976

Selected Publication

  • Bible JE, Simpson AK, Biswas D, Pelker RR, Grauer JN. Actual knee motion during continuous passive motion protocols is less than expected. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Oct;467(10):2656-61. Epub 2009 Feb 27.
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