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Dr. Walter Frueh, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Frueh

EmergeOrtho

3787 Shipyard Blvd Wilmington, NC 28403

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Dr. Walter Frueh, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Wilmington, NC and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.


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Dr Freuh left me handicapped . Went in for a hip replacement. Left me with foot drop and nerve damage. I DO NOT RECOMEMD HIS SERVICES.. Every step I take I think of how badly he screwed me up. People beware - Get better than Freuh Handicapped for life
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I had my first knee replaced in nov. 2 nd knee done in feb. and can’t be more pleased with his work and the staff that surrounds him. Key was to continue doing the excercise and things went according to plan. Top notch doctor
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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 appointment. The schedulers do not return calls prompty. I have been trying to schedule something for three months and have yet to get an appt. Feeling lost in the system. Not a good feeling.
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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 replacement surgery.
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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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Dr. Frueh is great! He did both my hip replacements and I would recommend him highly.
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Biography

Dr. Walter Frueh is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained in adult hip and knee joint reconstruction. He completed his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He finished his residency in orthopedic surgery ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(910) 332-3800

Dr. Frueh accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Humana
MedCost
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Frueh's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frueh performs Hip Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Frueh performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revisions
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frueh performs Knee Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Frueh performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frueh treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Frueh treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Frueh's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthrocentesis
  • 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)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • 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
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • 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
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • 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)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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