Dr. Walter Frueh, MD

Dr. Walter Frueh, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 45
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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

See how frequently Dr. Frueh performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Frueh's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

7  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

1  Board Certifications

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

43  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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27  Procedures

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

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Frueh to family and friends
25 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 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 (6)

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...more
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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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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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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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