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Dr. David Ritzow, MD

Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 54

  17 Reviews
Dr. Ritzow

Valley Orthopedic Clinic

2105 E Enterprise Ave Ste 111 Appleton, WI 54913
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(920) 731-6611

Dr. David Ritzow, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Appleton, WI and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1992 and specializes in sports medicine.

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(920) 731-6611

Dr. Ritzow accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
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Choice Care PPO
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Dr. Ritzow's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Ritzow's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ritzow

3.8

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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(11)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I agree with others, although Dr Ritzow is skilled he has developed a God Syndrome over the years. He sets unrealistic post-op requirements that cannot be met due to join pain that limits activities. Also there is no follow up after appointments despite the commitment to do so. He forces patients to seek other well qualified surgeons for treatment.
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Would never go back to or recommend this surgeon or this so called "state of the art" orthopedic facility. From beginning to end, my experience was riddled with poor care and errors. I was not provided with any home assistancce, equipment, or offered to use their recovery facility (until a week after surgery when I complained about it), poor choice of hardware for my size, boot just "put on" - not fitted, which caused an increase of pain that became chronic, and an 8 week post surgical follow up
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I have been a patient of Dr. Ritzow for about 10 years. he has performed 6 surgeries on me, one of which was to fix a rotator cuff repair that another surgeon botched. The only negative I have is the wait time. Everything else is positive -- Dr. Ritzow, Kim his APNP, Liz his medical assistant, the clerical and insurance/surgery staff all are friendly and patient-focused. Dr. Ritzow is patient and kind and has great surgical skills. He explains things in a down to earth way and listens!
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Would never recomment Dr. Ritzow. He is arrogant, rude and every appointment I had at least a 20-30 minute wait once I was in the exam room not including waiting room They double booked and have two patients booked for the same time slot. In my opinion he does not care.
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Not a expert in Shoulder Replacements, wasn't interested about my occupational disease and how my job as a mail carrier aggravated my shoulder osteoarthritis every day!
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Biography

Dr. David Ritzow, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Appleton, WI and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1992 and specializes in sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1998
Kcms Mich State University
Residency Hospital
1993
Kcms Mich State University
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of Wisconsin Medical School
Medical School

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)