Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

300 Pasteur Dr # 105 Palo Alto, CA 94304 Get Directions
Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD
Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Palo Alto, CA. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 46 years. Dr. Rinsky is affiliated with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Dr. Rinsky's Care Philosophy

As a pediatric orthopaedist practicing for over 38 years at a University teaching hospital, I rely on my experience , as well as that of my many colleagues both here in CA, as well as throughout the world to inform my treatment choices. As a general rule, I believe in trying to allow for the simplest approach that will work, encouraging Mother Nature to assist us in deformity correction. Thus, I do not always go for "the newest" or "splashiest" choice when patience and time will be sufficient.

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Dr. Rinsky's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Lafayette, LA |
Dr Rinsky performed a major surgery on my 13 year old daughters spine to correct severe scoliosis. He not only did amazing work, (it has been 3 years and she fully participates in life: Tennis, theater, swimming, volleyball) but he was also so very compassionate and sensitive to our fears. I feel a debt to him that can never be repaid. His staff, and of course Lucille Packard hospital was the best we could have hoped for.
Danville, CA |
Dr. Rinsky has golden and magic hands. My daughter had the most major spine surgery that amazingly after 5 days coming back home was able to walk, sit and sleep on her own bed and after 3 weeks was able to go back to school. I believe Dr. Rinsky is God. He has been extremely caring, kind and very confident that gives peace of mind to you as a parent. I wish him a long healthy life that all human being can benefit his expertise and existence. Many many thanks again Dr.Rinsky.
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Dr. Rinsky's Care Philosophy

As a pediatric orthopaedist practicing for over 38 years at a University teaching hospital, I rely on my experience , as well as that of my many colleagues both here in CA, as well as throughout the world to inform my treatment choices. As a general rule, I believe in trying to allow for the simplest approach that will work, encouraging Mother Nature to assist us in deformity correction. Thus, I do not always go for "the newest" or "splashiest" choice when patience and time will be sufficient.

Dr. Rinsky's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • China Yantai San Hospital, 2009
    • China Yantai San Hospital, 2010
    • Tianjin Orthopaedic Hospital, 2005
    • Lima , Peru InstitutoPeruano de Seguridad Social, 1998
    • Greenville Shriner's Hospital
    • Lima , Peru InstitutoPeruano de Seguridad Social, 2005
    • Visiting Professorships UCSD Children's, 2007
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1971

  • Internship Hospital
    Stanford

    Completed in 1972

  • Residency Hospital
    Stanford

    Completed in 1976

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Eduardo Luque Visiting Fellowship Pedi Ortho Spine Deformity , Sept-Nov, 1983

    Completed in 1983

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Cincinnati / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1967

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities