David S. Ruch, MD

David S. Ruch, MD
Chief, Combined Division of Hand and Microvascular Surgery
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Adjunct Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
DR. DAVID S. RUCH earned his Bachelor’s degree in British Literature from Duke University and his Doctorate in Medicine from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Ruch also completed his residency at Wake Forest in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery where he served as Chief Resident in 1992-1993. After residency, he completed a post-graduate Hand and Microvascular Surgery fellowship at Duke. He returned to Wake Forest where he served on the Orthopaedic Department faculty for 11 years, during which time he co-founded the Hand and Upper Extremity fellowship and served as its co-director. In 2005, Dr. Ruch became the Chief of Hand and Microsurgery at Duke for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and in 2016 assumed the role of the first combined Division Chief of Hand Surgery at Duke.
Dr. Ruch has authored or co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed articles and 40 book chapters and serves as a reviewer for nine journals. His scholarly interests include traumatic conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. In addition, he has extensive experience in the management of avascular necrosis in young adults.
Dr. Ruch has served on numerous committees and boards. He is currently Chairman of the Membership Committee and on the executive board of the American Orthopedic Association, having previously served as Secretary for that board. He served for 5 years as the practice division director for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and recently completed a term on the board of the American Association of Hand Surgery. He has also served as a representative to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery’s Board of Specialties (BOS). Dr. Ruch is past President of the Southeastern Hand Club and the Duke Hand Club and is currently Executive Director of the Duke Hand Club, through which he has chaired the Duke Residents and Fellows Upper Extremity Review Course for the past nine years.

All Sessions by David S. Ruch, MD

Friday, September 23, 2022
Shoulder & Elbow Sports
11:05 AM - 11:05 AM
(0 min)
Surgical Technique Debate: 37-Year Old Country Club Champ With Lingering Lateral-Sided Elbow Pain, Unable To Hit Her Cross Court Backhand For 6 Months Shoulder & Elbow Sports
Panel Moderator:David S. Ruch, MD
11:05 AM - 11:10 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Lateral Epicondylitis: Easy To Fix & Get Back To The Tennis Court Fast With A Ultrasonic Percutaneous Tenotomy +/- PRP Shoulder & Elbow Sports
11:10 AM - 11:15 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Lateral Epicondylitis: The Arthroscopic Release Is Simple, You See It All & Never Miss Secondary Causes - Don't Listen To My Colleague Shoulder & Elbow Sports
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(30 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Everything Sports Elbow - No Waffling, No Pontification Shoulder & Elbow Sports
Saturday, September 24, 2022
UE Trauma
7:10 AM - 7:15 AM
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction UE Trauma
10:30 AM - 10:37 AM
(7 min)
Evolving Technique: Management Of Peripheral Nerve Injuries In Simple & Complex Patients: Common Scenarios For All Surgeons UE Trauma
11:37 AM - 12:03 PM
(26 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: The Elbow From Simple To Complex UE Trauma
12:37 PM - 12:45 PM
(8 min)
Spanning Plate Fixation For The Poly Trauma Patient: The Whys, The Technique & The Postop Protocols UE Trauma
1:10 PM - 1:10 PM
(0 min)
Section Moderator:David S. Ruch, MD
1:10 PM - 1:17 PM
(7 min)
Evolving Technique: Complications Of Revision Total Elbow Arthroplasty UE Trauma
1:25 PM - 2:00 PM
(35 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Everything Trauma: A Potpourri - Stump The Stars UE Trauma
Hand, Wrist & Elbow Program
2:00 PM - 2:05 PM
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction Hand, Wrist & Elbow Program
2:20 PM - 2:20 PM
(0 min)
Section Moderator:David S. Ruch, MD
2:53 PM - 3:25 PM
(32 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Trauma From The ER: A Potpourri & Distal Radius Fractures - Go/No Go Out Of Bed Hand, Wrist & Elbow Program
4:30 PM - 4:37 PM
(7 min)
Evolving Technique: Cubital Tunnel: Ulnar Nerve Transposition - Submuscular Decompression, The Classic & The Go To For Revision Hand, Wrist & Elbow Program
5:32 PM - 5:55 PM
(23 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Cubital Tunnel, Wrist Pain & Scapholunate Ligament Tears - Whose The Last Man Standing Hand, Wrist & Elbow Program

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