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Dr. David Ruch, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Ruch

Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic

4709 Creekstone Dr Ste 300 Durham, NC 27703

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Dr. David Ruch, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Wake Forest University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.


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3.3

Based on 8 reviews

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Excellent care and knowledge of what had to be done. Gave us options and what to expect if the surgery wasn't successful. But, surgery very successful. Very attentive, friendly but business/medically minded.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am an orthopaedic surgeon who is the chief of hand surgery at Duke. Although we are referred to as hand surgeons I treat many people with wrist and elbow conditions. Because the hand is so complex patients who see me can have complaints that range ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1994
Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Baptist Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1988
Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
1993
1988

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(919) 479-2714

Dr. Ruch accepts the following insurance:

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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
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ruch's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Neuroplasty
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruch performs Neuroplasty more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ruch performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruch treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ruch treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruch performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Ruch performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Ruch's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • 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
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)