Dr. Ralph Estes, MD

Dr. Ralph Estes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 64
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Dr. Ralph Estes, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hendersonville, NC and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

2315 Asheville Hwy Ste 20

Hendersonville, NC 28791

Contact Information

(828) 692-4356

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Estes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Estes treats Knee Sprain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Estes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Estes treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Estes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Estes treats Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Estes treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Knee Fracture
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures

Dr. Estes' conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Adhesive Capsulitis
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arm Surgery
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Disorders
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Clavicle Fracture
De Quervain's Disease
De Quervain's Release
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Sprain
Elbow Tenotomy
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Excision of Radius or Ulna
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot Conditions
Foot Fracture
Foot Sprain
Fracture
Fracture Care
Ganglion Cyst
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Gout
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand Conditions
Hip Fracture
Hip Pointer Injuries
Hip Sprain
Internal Derangement of Knee
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Disorders
Knee Fracture
Knee Sprain
Knee Surgery
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Morton's Neuroma
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Rotator Cuff Tear
Runner's Knee
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spinal Stenosis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Stress Fracture of Foot
Synovial Biopsy
Systemic Chondromalacia
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am committed to  treating a person as a whole and not just a body part. I believe the trust a person puts in me to provide care for their particular problem deserves my complete attention and skills. 
I want to show respect to t...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1987
    Scott and White
    Residency Hospital
    1987
  • 1983
    Scott and White
    Internship Hospital
    1983
  • 1982
    Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
    Medical School
    1982
  • 1977
    Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School
    1977

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Dr. Estes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Estes

4.4

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Estes is wonderful. Gave me all my options and the surgery was as uneventful as it could be under the circumstances. I have had multiple surgeries and he and his staff were by far the best! I am a nurse who worked at Pardee years ago and was blown away by Southeastern Sports Medicine, Dr....Read More
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I was referred to Dr Estes for a Baker's Cyst on my left knee. From the moment I met Dr Estes he has explain everything that he did to help me with my knee. He is very understanding and kind, he listened to my concerns and worked with me to ensure that my knee healed properly.
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I am retired from the medical field and I have been well aware of Dr. Estes reputation for a while.I have even taken care of some of his patients before retiring so when I needed an orthopedic MD I knew he would be my first choice. He has the greatest bedside manner and truly listens to you. He is...Read More
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Condition: torn meniscus, arthritis, pseudo gout... hair line fractures. I experienced a great deal of pain for an extended period of time. I met with a different surgeon and he scheduled replacement surgery. I decided to get a second opinion. The second knee surgeon looked at the sam MRI, and...Read More
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Dr. Estes took his time with me on every appointment and explained everything about my surgery on my shoulder. Always come into the room with a smile. Had full confidence in him.
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Aetna
Choice Plus Test POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance

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Pardee UNC Healthcare

Hendersonville, NC

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