Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD

Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
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Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

730 Welch Rd

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net of California
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rinsky performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
normal
more than 72% of peers
Fracture
normal
more than 67% of peers
Elbow Injuries
normal
more than 50% of peers

Dr. Rinsky'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rinsky "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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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 Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis

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12  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Stanford
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Stanford
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Eduardo Luque Visiting Fellowship Pedi Ortho spine deformity , Sept-Nov, 1983
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

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
Media & Publications

Dr. Rinsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Rinsky's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rinsky to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Rinsky's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...more
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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...more
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