Dr. Walter Frueh, MD

Dr. Walter Frueh, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(24)
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Dr. Walter Frueh, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Wilmington, NC and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint reconstruction orthopedic surgery, and more.

3787 Shipyard Blvd

Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact Information

(910) 332-3800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Hip Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trochanteric Bursitis

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Procedures

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • 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

  • Colgate University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Frueh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Frueh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Frueh to family and friends
4.1
based on 24 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Frueh's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Greenville |
Dr.Frueh is an excellent surgeon. He replaced my knee seven years ago and I have had very few problems with it. However, I am seeking another surgeon to do my other knee. Dr. Frueh's practice has merged several times over the past five or so years. It has become very complicated to get an...more
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Cornelius, NC |
Dr Frueh, AGREED! Take the worst bedside manner and couple that with his hands on a surgical table and it leads to disaster! I am permanently handicapped at the hands of Dr. Frueh. I suffer daily from a botched surgery. I was left with severe nerve and muscle damage. I have severe pain daily and...more
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in Hampstead, NC |
I had my right hip replaced by Dr. Frueh in May 2016. He is the BEST. I cannot begin to express my admiration of Dr. Frueh, not only for his outstanding skill as a surgeon (minimally invasive procedure), but his great personality. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering hip...more
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in Wilmington, NC |
Excellent surgeon.I was walking after a total knee replacement, without a cane in 4 weeks. My knee is straight and works perfectly. I couldn't be happier with the results.
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in Burgaw, NC |
Dr. Frueh is great! He did both my hip replacements and I would recommend him highly.
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  • Humana
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  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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Hospitals where Dr. Frueh has admitting privileges

New Hanover Regional Medical Center
2131 S 17th St
Wilmington, NC 28401
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NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital
5301 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
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