Dr. Michelle R. Ritter, MD

Dr. Michelle R. Ritter, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Female | 58 years old

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My practice philosophy revolves around the patient, not just their hand problem. I believe the more patients understand about their hand, and the more input they have into their treatment, the better the outcome.Read more

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in Shreveport, LA |
Two years ago I fell and broke 2 fingers on my left hand. Being an emergency situation I was so grateful that she was able to work me in to her schedule. I have had not one regret. She is an excellent caring and knowledgeable doctor. She did my surgery and worked with me to get well. I highly recommend her to anyone.
Livingston, TX |
She is a excellent doctor. She stopped the pain in my hands completely.
in Haughton , LA |
She has operated on my hands three times. Each was great she is the best that's why I gave her 5 stars. Wouldn't think of going anywhere else
in Monahans, TX |
Dominant right hand disabled. Very disappointed in outcome of surgery and treatment. Should have done an MRI to see tendons. Should have referred me to a more qualified hand surgeon. Finger steady getting worse.
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Dr. Ritter's Care Philosophy

My practice philosophy revolves around the patient, not just their hand problem. I believe the more patients understand about their hand, and the more input they have into their treatment, the better the outcome.

Dr. Ritter'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 Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Bowman Gray School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Nc Baptist Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Lsu Shreveport

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Wake Forest University School Of Med

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
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