David S. Ruch, MD

David S. Ruch, MD
Hand, Wrist & Elbow Co-Chair
Hand, Wrist & Elbow Program Committee
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor in the Department of Surgery
Vice-Chair & Division Head - Hand
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

Thursday, December 10, 2020
6:45 PM - 6:50 PM
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction Elbow
7:27 PM - 7:27 PM
(0 min)
Panel: 45-Year-Old Crossfit Addict With Lateral Epicondylitis For 9 Months Elbow
Panel Moderator:David S. Ruch, MD
7:27 PM - 7:33 PM
(6 min)
Pro: The Office Procedure: A New Technique - I Have The Holy Grail Elbow
7:33 PM - 7:39 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Slow Down! Why & How I Would Approach It Arthroscopically Elbow
7:39 PM - 7:45 PM
(6 min)
Pro: My Dear Wise Men, Debride & Repair: Why Make It So Complicated? Elbow
7:45 PM - 7:51 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Wrong All Of You! Avoid The Recurrence: Repair & Add An Anconeus, Why Not? - Understand The Anatomy Elbow
8:15 PM - 8:40 PM
(25 min)
Clinical Case Presentations Questions & Answers: Complex Elbow Sports Dilemmas (Revision MCL Reconstruction, Revision Cubital Tunnel, Complications Of Elbow Arthroscopy, The Young Gymnast) Elbow
8:55 PM - 8:55 PM
(0 min)
Panel: 18-Year-Old Hockey Player Presents With A Dorsal PIP Fracture Dislocation At 4 Weeks, Unable To Flex Elbow
Panel Moderator:A. Lee Osterman, MD
8:55 PM - 9:00 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Open Repair Even Late Will Make This Right Elbow
9:00 PM - 9:05 PM
(5 min)
Pro: External Fixator Will Solve This Complex Problem Elbow
9:05 PM - 9:10 PM
(5 min)
Pro: The Hemihamate Is The Only Solution, My Colleagues! Elbow
9:10 PM - 9:40 PM
(30 min)
Clinical Case Presentations Questions & Answers: Hand, Wrist & Elbow Trauma Potpourri Elbow
Friday, December 11, 2020
Hand & Wrist
5:55 PM - 6:00 PM
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction Hand & Wrist
7:05 PM - 7:05 PM
(0 min)
Panel: 67-Year-Old Surgeon With CTS, Thenar Wasting And Nocturnal Waking Hand & Wrist
Panel Moderator:David S. Ruch, MD
7:05 PM - 7:10 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Endoscopic Release And He Will Be Back Operating In 2 Weeks Hand & Wrist
7:10 PM - 7:15 PM
(5 min)
 Pro: Open Release Is Safer & Just As Effective: Save Your Money Hand & Wrist
7:15 PM - 7:20 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Release & Add A Transfer: He Will Thank You For The Improved Strength! Hand & Wrist
7:20 PM - 7:30 PM
(10 min)
Clinical Case Presentations Questions & Answers: Complex Carpal/Cubital Tunnel Hand & Wrist
8:05 PM - 8:20 PM
(15 min)
Consensus Of The Other Professors & Questions & Answers: Partial Wrist Fusion, PRC, SLAC Wrist Hand & Wrist
8:40 PM - 8:40 PM
(0 min)
Panel: 44-Year-Old Transcriptionist (Yes, They Still Exist) With Painful Osteoarthritis Of The PIP Of The Small Finger, Dominant Hand Hand & Wrist
Panel Moderator:L. Andrew Koman, MD
8:40 PM - 8:45 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Arthroplasty With Silicone: I Am Not Changing Hand & Wrist
8:45 PM - 8:50 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Arthrodesis: Have You Not Learned Anything At This Point Hand & Wrist
8:50 PM - 9:05 PM
(15 min)
 Consensus Of The Other Professors & Questions & Answers: CMC & PRP Arthritis: What I Do - Rapid Fire Hand & Wrist
Saturday, December 12, 2020
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
(0 min)
2:16 PM - 2:36 PM
(20 min)
Clinical Case Presentations Questions & Answers: Difficult Elbow Trauma With Complications (Distal Humerus, Radial Head, Terrible Triad, Non Unions, Anatomic Approach, Revision Distal Humerus) Trauma
4:14 PM - 4:34 PM
(20 min)
Clinical Case Presentations Questions & Answers: Putting It All Together: A Potpourri (Distal Humerus Fractures: ORIF Vs. Total Elbow, Rheumatoid With Radiocapitellar Arthritis, Use Of KO Procedure, Subtle Coronoid Fractures, Non-Unions, Role Of Biologics) Trauma

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