Dr. Ralph Estes, MD

Dr. Ralph Estes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(27)
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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
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Knee Sprain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Estes' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Estes "Dr. Estes has been in practice since 1987, thus he has a great deal of knowledge and skill in providing care for injuries related to sports, leisure and work. His main interests are the care of knee, shoulder, and ankle injuries, but also takes care of other problems related to the elbow, back, and foot. He makes every effort to treat his patients with compassion and respect, always doing his best to get the the most optimum results possible. He stays knowledgeable of the most up to date information and surgical techniques to treat the variety of injuries that he encounters on a daily basis. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Estes "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 person and involve them in the decision process for their care. I will take the time to explain what I think the problem is and what options are open to them to treating that injury. I believe that there is never a stupid question and I am open to answering any and all questions to the best of my ability. I recognize that this is their body and they should have an input on the treatment of. "

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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 Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Estes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Estes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Estes to family and friends
4.4
based on 27 total reviews (19 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Estes' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

in East Flat Rock
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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in Flat Rock NC
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...more
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in Hendersonville, NC
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...more
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in Blackstock, SC
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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in Hendersonville, NC
Dr. Estes did surgery on my knee this past October. I would highly recommend him! He has a great personality and took the time to answer any and all questions that I had. Followup after my surgery was great as well.
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