Dr. Ralph Rynning, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 49

Dr. Rynning
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Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego

5555 Reservoir Dr Ste 104 San Diego, CA 92120

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Dr. Ralph Rynning, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and Sharp Coronado Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rynning to book an appointment.

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Repaired a massive rotator cuff injury (9 anchors) back in 2016. I have near unlimited use of that shoulder and now at the age of 70 still ski, sail, hike, and hit the gym. I believe that Dr. Rynnings skills have enabled this active lifestyle.
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Alan Nowakowdki – Jan 15, 2020
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I went to Dr. Rynning with a painful shoulder following a flu shot. He is an amazing doctor! He has that incredible quality of competence and bedside manner. I felt like he was interested in my problem, and took the time to listen to me and answer my questions. After an MRI, he explained what the problem was, and what he could do to help me. I have complete trust in his abilities.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Nov 14, 2019
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Dr. Rynning is an incredible doctor! He performed surgery on both of my shoulders -- once in 2014 and again in 2018. Of all of the things that make him outstanding, here are a few: he is thorough and clear about explaining his procedures in order to ease the patient's mind; he stays up to date on current techniques and improvements in his field to be sure he's always providing the most advanced care, and he is great with keeping in touch and ensuring a smooth healing process. I highly recommend.
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Olric Forde in San Diego – Jan 09, 2019
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Dr. Rynning is extremely professional, and I was greatly pleased with my experience here. He took plenty of time with me, explaining everything about my shoulder injury. I didn't feel rushed, and he was genuine throughout our appointment. If I do end up injuring my upper body again, I will absolutely be back to see Dr. Rynning
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Feb 21, 2018
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I looked for the best doctor I could find to repair my distal bicep tear and perform the reconstruction needed. I'm an active 50 yr old. Upon researching San Diego orthos, including all of the major SD hospitals and sports medicine facilities, I was blessed to find Dr. Rynning. From the initial appt, pre-op, surgery, and post-op, Dr. Rynning was so informative, compassionate, and sincere. I have had great results in the healing process so far and that reflects his work. Thanks Dr. Rynning!!!
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Michael in Southern California – Nov 14, 2017
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I have seen Dr. Rynning for over 10 years. Over that time he has given me several shots for hip bursistis, rotator cuff pain, and finally for a rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder. He always has time to listen and explain ex-rays, procedures and answer questions. He is kind, compassionate, experienced and he truly hears what you say. I can highly recommendation him for your orthopedic care.
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San Diego, CA – Jul 03, 2017
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Dr. Rynning took the time to learn who I am and what I'm about, what I put my shoulder through in the course of my life, and what I expect to do with it going forward. He helped me plot a course to recovery without sugar coating it, letting me know what I could expect if I did my part in the recovery process. His high level of confidence is backed 100% by his skill as a surgeon. I have full mobility restored. I've seen my share of docs over the years, and I place him right at the top.
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Paul V V in Alpine, CA – Feb 04, 2017
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If you want a Doctor who is compassionate and collaborative, go see Dr. Rynning. I injured my shoulder in October and X-rays lead us to think I would need a shoulder replacement. 6 weeks of PT and MRI results changed our roadmap to a rotator cuff repair. Dr. Rynning answered all of my questions in a thoughtful manner. He is easy to talk to and overall an awesome person. I did not ever think I would be happy to have a surgery. I am glad I found Dr. Rynning to help me with my shoulder injury.
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S. Watson-Shuey in San Diego – Dec 09, 2016
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Dr. Rynning is the best! He takes a lot of time with his patients and explains complicated procedures. He is very confident, which made me feel confident as well. I had a total shoulder replacement and immediately I felt better than I had in several years. He has a great bedside manner, and is kind and compassionate. I would highly recommend him.
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A. Beltz in La Mesa, CA – Aug 30, 2016
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I went to Dr Rynning after having a failed rotator cuff repair. My arm/shoulder was partially paralyzed. He performed a reverse total shoulder replacement and today (7 months later) I can lift my arm above my head. His bed side manner is excellent. He's patient and understanding. He explained everything to me and encouraged me all along the way. I can recommend him without any reservations!
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Alex Bernal in San Diego, CA – Jul 18, 2016
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Dr. Rynning provided excellent surgical intervention. His staff were disappointing. I went three weeks with a humerus broken in three pieces because they never once followed up with my insurance to find out why authorization wasn't given. AND they did that even though I called 3-4 times to inform them that my insurance hadn't received a request for surgery. The last time I told them they were submitting their request to the wrong number. Close to negligence.
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Alison Hentges in Coronado, CA – Apr 12, 2016
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Dr. Rynning is a top notch orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in Shoulder and Elbow surgery. His main concern is the patients well being. He is compassionate and caring. If you have a shoulder or elbow issue I highly recommend him.
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Biography

Dr. Ralph Rynning, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Rothman Inst-Thomas Jefferson U
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Rothman Inst/Thomas Jefferson U
Residency Hospital
2003
Thomas Jefferson University
Internship Hospital
2002
Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1994
Bowdoin College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Norwegian

Awards

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What are Dr. Ralph Rynning, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rynning frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rynning treats.

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Dr. Rynning's office is located at 5555 Reservoir Dr Ste 104, San Diego, CA 92120. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Rynning's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rynning treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 99% of his peers

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

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rynning treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Rynning treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rynning treats Osteoarthritis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Rynning treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Dr. Rynning's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego

Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego5555 Reservoir Dr Ste 104 San Diego, CA 92120
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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