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Dr. Ryan Couchman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Couchman

Saint Louis Orthopedic Institute

10777 Sunset Office Dr Ste 120 Saint Louis, MO 63127

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Dr. Ryan Couchman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Couchman accepts the following insurance:

Advantra
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Preferred Select
AvMed
Open Access
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CHAMPVA
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Platinum PPO
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
Golden Rule
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Preferred Provider Network
Three Rivers Provider Network
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
UMR

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Dr. Couchman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Couchman treats Knee Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Couchman treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Couchman 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

Dr. Couchman's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • 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, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • 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 Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • 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
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Couchman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Couchman

4.6

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
86.95652173913044%
(20)
4 Stars
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(0)
3 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
8.695652173913043%
(2)

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Saw him for my knee (suspected meniscus tear) and more recently for pain in my bicep. He snatches and jerks the affected limb and shows zero compassion for the pain it causes. He normally does an xray then offers PT and cortisone. I asked for a true diagnosis to include an MRI and he refused, stating that I had to follow the protocol specified by my insurer. His examination both times was about five minutes. He is arrogant and lacks compassion and still has not offered a diagnosis.
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I had been having severe shoulder pain for several years, saw four orthopedic doctors near my home. I was told my BMI was too high that there was 100% chance for complications. These four doctors had me take expensive test, shots and physical therapy before they refused to help me. I was so depressed and wanted to die because I had no quality of life. Dr. Couchman saw me one time, did an x-ray and told me I needed surgery. He did an excellent job. I'm pain free enjoying life. Thanks Dr. C
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Dr. Couchman is simply amazing. He did a total shoulder replacement for me, and 4 months later I have no pain, can do almost everything I did before my arm was injured. I have heard horror stories from friends who went to other orthopedic surgeons. They scared me so badly I almost didn't go through with my surgery, but I would recommend Dr. Ryan Couchman to anyone with total confidence that he will do for you what he did for me.
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He is an excellent surgeon he does knees I had mine done in February my friend had his old knee put in 18 years removed in June a new one put in and has 130° movement super doctor. 130 degrees in a months time that is super. My friend is 79 years young. Owns a farm and has to brush hog, and take care of his cows and much more.
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Today I am celebrating 5 yrs. of my "new lease" on mobility because of Dr. Couchman's skill and encouragement and the excellent care of the P.T.s throughout the treatment. Thanks so very much Dr. for approving my request to replace both knees that day. I enjoy being active with "zero" discomfort and being able to keep up with my growing family (2 "grands" since 2011) . Thanks again from me and family and extended family. Love to all in Christ's name. Ron
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I didn't know Dr. Couchman prior to my first visit. I knew my shoulder had lots of tears. I am a body builder & personal trainer & have been in the industry for 38 years, so lots of wear & tear, along w/ some injuries that I never had repaired. When Dr. Couchman saw my MRI, he wasn't sure if he could fix all that was wrong. During surgery, he found that my shoulder was worse than MRI showed. I am 4 months post surgery & some days I forget that I even had surgery. My scar is barely visible.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ryan Couchman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Saint Louis University Hospital
Residency Hospital
St Louis Hosp
Internship Hospital
1986
Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
Medical School
1981
Rice U
Undergraduate School
1986
1981

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

St. Luke's Hospital

Chesterfield, MO

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)