Dr. Karl Saunders, MD

Dr. Karl Saunders, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Karl Saunders, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Zanesville, OH and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Ohio State University / College of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

2854 Bell St

Zanesville, OH 43701

Contact Information

(740) 454-3273

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Saunders's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Saunders' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Saunders "Dr. Karl Saunders oversees the business operations and general management of Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville. He has been with the practice since 1981 and has served as president since 1993. Dr. Saunders graduated with honors from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, earned his Doctor of Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and obtained his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Saunders has a special interest in the care of arthritis, joint replacement surgery, hand surgery, and sports injuries. He is also a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and a member of the Ohio State Medical Association. Dr. Saunders has a special interest in martial arts and music."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Saunders "Dr. Saunders listens to his patients and values their input. He educates and encourages patients to be involved in all aspects of their care and will support a patient's decision about their treatment plan."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

48  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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25  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Ohio State University / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Mt Carmel Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Saunders has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Saunders' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Saunders to family and friends
6 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Saunders' 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
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