Dr. Ronald A. Ripps, MD

Dr. Ronald A. Ripps, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 73 years old

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WE want the patient to be an active participant in decisions having to do with their health. Our philosophy is to teach the patient about his/her condition and treatment alternatikves so that he/she can comfortably make an informed decision regarding the most appropriate treatment. I hve no time limit on my patient visits and am willing to take however long it takes for them to learn and understand. I treat all my patients with dignity nd respect regardless of what insurance they have.Read more

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Thank you for spending the time to provide feedback. We feel your information is valuable in helping us hone our skiills and fine tune the direction we are heading. People who have questions or problems can reach me at the office anytime during the week. I am in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If for some reason you can't get through to me, just leave a message to have me call and I should get back within a day.

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Terrible experience from long wait, long, fumbling and incomplete physical examination. Dr. Ripps was generally unpleasant to the point of rudeness. he was a very poor listener and a poor diagnostician. I am 67 and have multiple orthopedic issues. I would have trouble performing as an orthopedic surgeon so when I say that Dr. Ripps age and infirmity makes it difficult for him to perform as an orthopedic surgeon, one of the medical specialties which require physical dexterity and strength.
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Dr. Ripps' Care Philosophy

WE want the patient to be an active participant in decisions having to do with their health. Our philosophy is to teach the patient about his/her condition and treatment alternatikves so that he/she can comfortably make an informed decision regarding the most appropriate treatment. I hve no time limit on my patient visits and am willing to take however long it takes for them to learn and understand. I treat all my patients with dignity nd respect regardless of what insurance they have.

Dr. Ripps says...

Having been in practice for over 40 years, I have a perspective on orthopedic conditions few other practicing orthopedists share. In 2008 I was elected Orthopedist of the Year in Connecticut  by the Connecticut Orthopedic Society. I pride myself on my diagnostic skills and my ability to solve puzzling musculoskeletal conditions. Since I no longer operate, I can provide my pattienst with completely objective and unbiased opinions. For those whop require a surgical solution, I have a wonderful group of younger associates who can take over the patient's care. Every day I see patients who have stayed with me for three or four decades.

Dr. Ripps says...

Thank you for spending the time to provide feedback. We feel your information is valuable in helping us hone our skiills and fine tune the direction we are heading. People who have questions or problems can reach me at the office anytime during the week. I am in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If for some reason you can't get through to me, just leave a message to have me call and I should get back within a day.

Dr. Ripps' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1968

  • Internship Hospital
    Georgetown University Hospital

    Completed in 1969

  • Residency Hospital
    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 1975

    Boston City Hospital

    Completed in 1970

  • Undergraduate School
    Hamilton College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Legal Medicine
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Qualified Medical Examiner

Procedures Performed

  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate