Dr. Michael Ruff, MD

Dr. Michael Ruff, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. Michael Ruff, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbus, OH and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

915 Olentangy River Rd Ste 3200

Columbus, OH 43212

Contact Information

(614) 366-4263

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 94% of peers
De Quervain's Disease
high
more than 88% of peers
Trigger Finger Release
high
more than 86% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

64  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
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18  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

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

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Oh State University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Louisville School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ruff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruff's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruff to family and friends
10 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Ruff's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Ruff performed carpal tunnel surgeries on both my wrists several years ago when he was at Hand and Microsurgery Associates. The surgery was effective and my recovery was rapid and uneventful. My only regret was that I waited so long to have it done! As a musician, I was understandably nervous,...more
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He performed four surgerys on me.and is the most talented surgeon in America and really cares about his patients.
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I had a Carpal tunnel diagnosis from a doc at OSU who had me get a wrist brace because he thought the situation did not warrant surgery. I have a high tolerance to pain and the brace did nothing to alleviate it. I could not sleep the pain was so bad. A friend recommended Dr. Ruff to me and I...more
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Dr. Ruff committed malpractice, and did a surgery on my hand that did not need to be done. After the surgery, he said to me: I'm sorry, I was wrong about your hand. My wound from the surgery remained open for a month. I had to go to a wound specialist to correct Dr. Ruff's mistake. He is the worst...more
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He is the kindest and most considerate physician I have ever known or worked with. He takes time to answer every question and his skills are excellent.
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