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Dr. Ralph Estes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Estes

Dr. Ralph Estes, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hendersonville, NC and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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(828) 692-4356

Dr. Estes accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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MedCost
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Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
United Healthcare
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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

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 the p...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Estes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Estes

4.4

Based on 29 reviews

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1 Star
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Four months ago Dr. Estes surgically removed a large spur from my shoulder as well as some of my AC joint, cleaned up some scar tissue, treated my tendenosis, bursitis, impingement, and frozen shoulder, and today I couldn’t be better! I have full motion without pain! I appreciate the...Read More
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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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