Dr. David Thull, MD

Dr. David Thull, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. David Thull, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

9220 E Mountain View Rd Ste 102

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Cigna
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • CorVel
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Thull's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thull "Dr. David Thull was born in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona with his family at the age of 11. After graduating from Brophy High School, Phoenix Arizona in 1979 he left to pursue undergraduate premed studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Here he served as President of the fraternity for 2 semesters, and received academic honors from his fraternity. He also enrolled in engineering classes for "fun" and played rugby with the state champion Loyola Lions. In 1983 he graduated from Loyola with summa cum laude Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology. Upon completing his degree in biology he went back to Omaha, Nebraska where he graduated from Creighton School of Medicine in 1987 in the top 20% of his class. Dr. Thull then concluded a five year Orthopedic residency at the University of Nebraska in 1992. In 1992 Dr. Thull left the University of Nebraska to complete a one year fellowship specializing in Hand and Wrist surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle. He finally made it back to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1993 and began private practice in Orthopedics and Hand surgery. Besides practicing medicine, he is very skilled with his hands, and enjoys building items especially from wood or steel. He engages in weight & fitness training regularly. His hobbies include stand-up jet-skiing, sand-railing, 4-wheeling and international travel. Dr. Thull has been married for over 20 years and has three dogs."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thull "Empathy, caring, and ability to make a patient feel they are family in our clinic/practice."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

35  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
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28  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hardware Removal
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Loyola
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • St Josephs
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Nebr Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Seattle Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phoenix Top Doctor, 2012
  • Phoenix Top Doctor, 2010
  • Phoenix Top Doctor, 2011
  • Phoenix Top Doctor, 2001
Media & Publications

Dr. Thull has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thull's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thull to family and friends
33 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Thull's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Thull is one of the most passionate and compassionate surgeons I have ever seen. His staff is extremely professional and always upbeat and friendly. They are always on time. I love the fact they are down to earth and actually take the time to listen to their patients!
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Dr. Thull was highly professional. His team was polite, helpful, and timely. Dr. Thull saw me on time, and could not have been more kind, thorough and attentive. He came highly recommended by my internist, for whom I have the utmost respect and confidence. Overall it was an excellent experience.
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Dr. Thull helped my son after he had an injury with his right hand finger. He attached that finger back and it healed amazingly. My son was able to play tennis quick after surgery and won many matches. I highly recommend Dr. Thull to all my friends.
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Dr. Thull removed a cyst from my finger and repaired a torn TFC injury on the same hand. I'm happy with his work and bedside manner.
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After spending an hour and a half on the phone trying to find an Orthopedist who could see me after injuring my hand yesterday, Dr. Thull's office got me in. The office personnel are friendly and Dr. Thull was awesome. I highly recommend him for anyone needing help in this area. Even though I was...more
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