Dr. Ronald Trale, DO

Dr. Ronald Trale, DO

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Ronald Trale, DO is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in Indiana, PA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Lake Erie Coll Of Osteo Med in 2009 and specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics and sports medicine.Read his story

120 Irmc Dr Ste 160

Indiana, PA 15701

Contact Information

(724) 465-2676

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UPMC

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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 82% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 81% of peers
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
more than 76% of peers

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Dr. Trale's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Trale "I began my career in medicine as an Occupational Therapist. My constant desire to learn an be more directly involved in my patients care lead me to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where I earned a Medical Degree in Osteopathic Medicine along with a Masters of Science in Medical Education. I then went on to Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pa where I served as Chief Resident and Continued on to complete a residency in Orthopedic Surgery. I then began my professional career at the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Indiana, PA. Upon Dr. Brian Gunnlaugson's decision to begin retirement I have now assumed his practice in Johnstown, PA. I currently see patients in both the Indiana and Johnstown offices. I am currently operating at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Chan Soon Shiong Medical Center at Windber, and Miners Medial Center."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Trale "I like to listen to my patients so I have a thorough understanding of their concerns and expectations.  My goal is to get you back to the lifestyle  and activities that you enjoy.  I employ what ever option is most appropriate for your specific condition form the most conservative to all surgical options.  

I also understand that treating a patient requires looking beyond the diagnosis and treatment.  Often times a treatment plan has to include the patient, employment, family, insurance and financial circumstances.  Therefore, I like treat the "whole picture".

I have a special interest in total knee replacements, total hip replacements and shoulder surgery including total shoulders.

I, along with my staff, spend extra time educating patients and family about their surgical procedure and help them make the necessary plans for a successful recovery."

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2  Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Trale does not have any board certifications listed.

60  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
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56  Procedures

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Lake Erie Coll Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Dr. Trale has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Trale's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Trale to family and friends
28 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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Dr. Trale's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

I was very pleased with the total care I received from the first visit to the Ortho Clinic through my discharge from the hospital. I can not express how pleased I am with the Doctor, P.A., Nurses and all who had a part in my knee surgery. Highly recommend this doctor and Windber Hospital. ...more
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Would highly recommend Dr. Trale to family and friends. Explained what needed to be done and followed through in a very positive way.
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Outstanding!! Dr Trale and his staff did a outstanding job. This was my 2nd knee replacement and it was nothing like my 1st. I was up and walking in 1 hour after surgery, no pain at all. I had no pain medicine at all. Recovery time was amazing after 5 weeks no need for Physical Therapy. I highly...more
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I was in need of a new ortho dr as mine retired and I was referred to Dr. Trale. I was in a lot of pain in my shoulder and Dr. Trale was very compassionate and quickly set me up for testing to find out what was wrong. He did surgery on my shoulder, took the time to explain procedure and what my...more
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High praise for Dr. Trale! Very professional, excellent surgeon. I highly recommend him! In addition, both the office staff and everyone I dealt with at the hospital were very friendly and helpful as well. Thanks, Doc!
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