Dr. Louis J. Ruland III, MD

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Dr. Louis J. Ruland III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Anne Arundel Orthopedic Sgns 2003 Medical Pkwy Ste 400, Annapolis, MD 21401 Get Directions
(410) 573-2530

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Dr. Ruland III specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Annapolis, MD. He practices at 3 locations.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruland III to family and friends
based on 25 total surveys (9 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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Experience with Dr. Ruland III
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Ruland III's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (21)
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Annapolis, MD |
Dr. Lou has been my orthopedic surgeon for many years & I've never wanted another. His skill & medical expertise is above par, he treats his patients with respect & courtesy. & he's just plain fun to talk with. After three separate successful joint surgeries, I can recommend him heartily!
in Crofton, MD |
It was my first time seen Dr. Ruland and I was very pleased. He's knowledgeable, kind and very friendly. As well as the staff.
in Davidsonville, MD |
Great Orthopedic Surgeon! I have total confidence in his knowledge and ability. Dr Ruland is friendly and trustworthy.
Dr. Louis Ruland and his staff are fantastic. He has cared for both my husband's and my orthopedic needs. He is extremely caring, he spends plenty of time explaining options and next steps, and he is the best ortho surgeon in Annapolis.
Stevensville, MD |
My visit with Dr. Ruland lll was very relaxed and curious. He is kind and caring and very informative to his patients. I would recommend him to family and friends.
in Millersville, MD |
I was able to get a late-day appt with Dr. Ruland on short notice for an on-going right knee problem. I hadn't met him before but found him to be instantly friendly and likeable. He apologized for the wait time, which actually I had expected. Dr. Ruland took a fair amount of time with me, listening to my symptoms & examining thoroughly my range of motions in both knees. He described several courses of action, patiently answered my questions, & came up with an action plan. I highly recommend him.
in Laurel, MD |
Dr. Ruland is knowledgeable, patient, always willing to listen. He is the best orthopedic surgeon I have ever been to. There is nothing that I can say that could really state how good he is!
in Annapolis, MD |
Dr. Ruland is great. He has fixed my knee. I can walk without pain. He is always polite, concerned about his patients feelings and understands.
in Severna Park, MD |
Dr. Ruland is very friendly and personable--I feel that I am a person, not a "knee" or a "shoulder". This is important because he makes me feel at ease and I am able explain my issues better. Over the past few years I have seen him for both knee and shoulder issues. He listens, is thorough and explains everything in a way I can understand. He is gentle when giving cortisone shots. I trust him completely and have recommended him to others.
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  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Maryland.

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  • 0

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

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  • Medical School
    University of Virginia School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Virginia Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University Va Health Scis Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Union Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1993

    University of Virginia

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    university of virginia college of arts and sciences

    Graduated in 1982

  • Other Education
    university of virginia graduate school

    Completed in 1990

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Ruland III'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

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


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Dr. Ruland III's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Ruland III

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients