Dr. Craig Rineer, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 45

Dr. Rineer
Accepting new patients

EmergeOrtho, Wilmington, NC

1168 E Cutlar Crossing Leland, NC 28451

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(910) 332-3800

Dr. Craig Rineer, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Leland, NC. Dr. Rineer has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rineer to book an appointment.


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Affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wilmington, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rineer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rineer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rineer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (910) 332-3800.

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Dr. Rineer typically treats 87% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Trigger Finger
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Hand Fracture
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Rineer typically treats 70% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Sprain
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Rineer's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Tendon Injuries
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Rineer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Rineer's Reviews

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5.0

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (23)
  • Explained conditions well (23)
  • Listened & answered questions (23)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
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Small finger break repaired using pins during surgical procedure
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nov 18, 2020
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Quick and efficient check in/out and virtually no wait time to be escorted to exam room. Dr was friendly and I felt in very good care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Oct 09, 2020
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Excellent surgeon and attentive staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 07, 2020
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Dr. Rineer is very thorough and professional. I would recommend Dr. Rineer to anyone with wrist or hand issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ben Styers – Oct 02, 2020
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Great hand and wrist surgeon- very caring and compassionate!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen Juma – Sep 28, 2020
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I still have a bruise from the steroid shot that hurt worst than any I have had. I had slight pain rest of day and night. No pain today except holding the phone for long time. Dr. Rineer was pleasant to talk with and got right to the point what he thought was problem and gave me options for treatment. Two steroid shots recommended if needed, I had the first. Not sure what the base of shot was, I assume cortisone. My husband asked later if the doctor said and we failed to ask.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Aug 21, 2020
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I really enjoyed my visit with Dr Rineer, he explained everything I needed to know about me visit. I was in and out in less than an hour, yes during Covid, and with more knowledge and less stress than when I entered. I don’t know a single person who leaves Dr. Rineer with out being in less pain and/or more awareness. He also just seems like an awesome Person & let’s be honest, that helps A LOT
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jess – Aug 16, 2020
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Very courteous and professional staff. I couldn’t have asked for a better visit. Dr. Rineer took the time to explain the x-rays and what my treatment options were.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brian H. – Jul 17, 2020
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The procedure to correct both ring finger contracture went well - pain was minimal and recover time was about 4 weeks for each finger - Doctor Rineer was professional and courteous - his explanation of the procedure was right on
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Thomas Bartman – Jun 20, 2020
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Seeing the good doctor since December. Fantastic!!! Was released in May. Very professional.
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May 07, 2020
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I’m pleased with the surgery Dr. Rainer performed on my wrist. He is excellent as a doctor and has a pleasant personality. He made me feel comfortable and confident in his ability.
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LDBurk – May 04, 2020
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Very knowledgeable, comforting professional. Answered all my questions and took time to explain my xrays without getting irritated or patronising while not wasting either of our time. Doesn't hesitate to get "hands-on". This is the doctor you want for hand problems. Thank you.
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Mar 27, 2020
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On time, professional, knowledgeable and communicated with understanding Dialogue. I would highly recommend him.
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Mar 05, 2020
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Thank you for your kindness, politeness, professionalism and prompt response.
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Nicole Valladares – Mar 04, 2020
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Dr. Rineer is great. He take some the time to ask questions and explain what’s going on. He’s got a great bedside manner
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Stephanie in NC – Mar 01, 2020
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The visit was on time or early. I was treated with kindness and respect.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JOHN C HUSSEY – Jan 22, 2020
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Very pleased with the results. Thumb hasn’t felt this good in a long time
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 08, 2019
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I have referred several friends & family to Dr. Rineer!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 19, 2019
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Dr. Rineer is an excellent Dr. and takes his time with his patients and explains everything that the patients ask questions about. I would be more than happy to tell other people about Dr. Rineer and what a great Dr. and friend he is to everybody.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our doctors have remained North Carolina's compassionate experts in providing experienced treatment for bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions....Read more

Biography

Dr. Craig Rineer practices in Wilmington at 2716 Ashton Drive and Brunswick Forest in Leland at 1168 East Cutlar Crossing.  Dr. Rineer graduated summa...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2009
Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Harvard Combined Ortho Residency Program
Residency Hospital
2004
Brigham & Women's Hosp/Mass Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital
1999
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
1999
Wharton Sch
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. Craig Rineer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rineer frequently treats Hand/Wrist and Elbow. See all practice areas where Dr. Rineer specializes.

Where is Dr. Craig Rineer, MD's office located?

Dr. Rineer's office is located at 1168 E Cutlar Crossing, Leland, NC 28451. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

EmergeOrtho, Wilmington, NC

EmergeOrtho - Leland/Brunswick Forest1168 E Cutlar Crossing Leland, NC 28451
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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EmergeOrtho2716 Ashton Dr Wilmington, NC 28412
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EmergeOrtho - Wilmington/Ashton2716 Ashton Dr Wilmington, NC 28412
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Wilmington, NC

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)