Dr. Kurt Von Rueden, MD

Dr. Kurt Von Rueden, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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62 y/o
(34)

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Dr. Kurt Von Rueden, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
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. Von Rueden's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Von Rueden treats Scoliosis more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Von Rueden treats Spine Deformities more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Von Rueden treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Von Rueden treats Spine Disorders more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Von Rueden treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Von Rueden's conditions and procedures:

Ankle Fracture
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Autonomic Disorders
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Disorders
Broken Neck
Bursitis
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Fracture Care
Gait Abnormality
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Gout
Heel Spur
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Sprain
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lupus
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Neck Muscle Strain
Neck Pain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Instability
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Dislocation
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Systemic Sclerosis
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Torticollis
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

Austin Spine Specialists' balanced care approach to treating back and neck problems has made our practice unique among spine care centers. Our treatment options exhausts non-surgical options before resorting to surgical options whenever possible.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Rush Presby St Luke's M C
Residency Hospital
Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1995
North American Spine Study Traveling Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Woodridge Orthopedic Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1982
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School
1995
1989
1982

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Von Rueden's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Von Rueden

3.6

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
64.70588235294117%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
1 Star
32.35294117647059%
(11)

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Beyond any surgeon I’ve ever known, and have experienced 4 major spine surgeries. Simply brilliant. Beside manner is gregarious & humorous, caring & extremely thorough. 10 stars. Office staff are top drawer.
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Misread my images resulting in 3 surgeries over 4 months. Misdiagnosed. Left me crippled. He doesn't care.
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Dr. Von Rueden always gives us his complete attention - and most importantly, his exacting care/touch surgically. He definitely takes the time to carefully explain the actual problems being experienced in the patient's spine - and his plan of attack for resolving it. He's a real character too -...Read More
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Dr. Von Ruedon is an excellent doctor. During this visit, he spent nearly an hour with me explaining a very complex surgery that I would be having. This was very appreciated.
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Terrible sciatica eliminated. Preparation for surgery was thorough and well explained. Recovery from surgery quick and easier than expected. Third surgery in the family-all completely successful.
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

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