Dr. Louis Ruland III, MD

Dr. Louis Ruland III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Louis Ruland III, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Annapolis, MD and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Virginia School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.

2003 Medical Pkwy Ste 400

Annapolis, MD 21401

Contact Information

(410) 573-2530

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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8  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

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

71  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • 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)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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15  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Virginia College Of Arts and Sciences
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Virginia Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Va Health Scis Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Virginia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of Virginia Graduate School
    Other Education | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruland III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruland III to family and friends
46 total reviews (29 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (46)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ruland III's 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

Patient Comments (29)

Dr. Ruland has been my family orthopedic surgeon for the past 17 years. I have many issues with severe chronic inflammatory arthritis and have had both knees and one hip replaced to date. The practice is most accommodating to patients in scheduling, staff friendliness and professionalism. The...more
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Exceptional bedside manner with my 92 year old mother. And very thorough, knowledgable, and professional. I recommend without hesitation!
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Dr. Ruland listened carefully. He did not push for surgery until other options were tried. I am happy to continue to be under his care.
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Dr. Ruland has now done both of my knees (12 years apart). I have received nothing but the most wonderful care in all my visits. Everything was well explained in advance and again, after the surgery. The surgery itself had no problems.
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Dr. Ruland is a warm, friendly person. Communication in reference to your medical problem(s) with Dr. Ruland is easy. He is informative, and understanding of your needs and requirements. Always very professional and no doubt quiet knowledgeable. Would refer him to anyone in need of...more
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