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

Saturday, December 11, 2021
Hand, Wrist & Elbow
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction Hand, Wrist & Elbow
4:53 PM - 5:13 PM
(20 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Athletic Wrist Injuries Questions & Answers Hand, Wrist & Elbow
5:43 PM - 5:58 PM
(15 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Carpal Tunnel, Not So Simple, Complications Of Carpal & Cubital Tunnel, The Role Of Allograft Versus Sural Nerve Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Hand, Wrist & Elbow
6:55 AM - 7:00 AM
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction Hand, Wrist & Elbow
7:00 AM - 7:00 AM
(0 min)
Section Moderator: David S. Ruch, MD
7:00 AM - 7:00 AM
(0 min)
Panel: 34-Year-Old Left Hand Dominant Construction Worker With Left Lateral Elbow Pain (Lateral Epicondylosis) Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Panel Moderator:Champ L. Baker, Jr., MD
7:00 AM - 7:06 AM
(6 min)
Pro: The Role Of Stem Cells & Growth Factors For Elbow Pain In 2021: Time To Jump On Board Hand, Wrist & Elbow
7:06 AM - 7:12 AM
(6 min)
Pro: The Arthroscopic Approach: Understanding Patient Selection Is Imperative Hand, Wrist & Elbow
7:12 AM - 7:18 AM
(6 min)
Pro: The Role Of Percutaneous Ultrasonic Tenotomy: It Is A Great Office Procedure Hand, Wrist & Elbow
7:18 AM - 7:24 AM
(6 min)
Pro: Debride & Repair: Why Make It So Complicated Hand, Wrist & Elbow
7:24 AM - 7:30 AM
(6 min)
Pro: I Have Solved The Problem, You Are Not Listening: More Than 20 Years Of Anconeus Flap As A Nirschl Modification - Avoid The Recurrence Hand, Wrist & Elbow
7:30 AM - 7:36 AM
(6 min)
Pro: You Are All Not Thinking: Treat The Tennis Elbow But Decompress The Radial Nerve As Well - Let Me Explain Why Hand, Wrist & Elbow
8:18 AM - 8:18 AM
(0 min)
Panel: A 19-Year-Old D1 Baseball Pitcher Heard A Pop In His Throwing Arm At The Elbow, MRI Shows The Ligament Is Torn Off The Humerus Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Panel Moderator: John M. "JT" Tokish, MD
8:18 AM - 8:24 AM
(6 min)
Pro: Repairing The Ligament, Back To The Humerus Is The Way to Go, No Augmentation Hand, Wrist & Elbow
8:24 AM - 8:30 AM
(6 min)
Pro: It's Time For The Internal Brace & Full Repair Hand, Wrist & Elbow
8:30 AM - 8:36 AM
(6 min)
Pro: Don't Listen To My Colleagues, Hybrid Is The Way To Go: It Is A Full Reconstruction Plus An Internal Brace Hand, Wrist & Elbow
8:50 AM - 9:30 AM
(40 min)
Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Complications & Decision Making About Tennis Elbow, MCL, LCL, Biceps & Triceps Hand, Wrist & Elbow
11:16 AM - 11:16 AM
(0 min)
Section Moderator:David S. Ruch, MD
11:36 AM - 12:00 PM
(24 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Fractures & Osteoarthritis Of The Elbow: Complications & A Potpourri, Quick Answers & Making It Work For A Complex Joint (Arthrofibrosis Of The Elbow Post Reconstruction) Hand, Wrist & Elbow
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(0 min)
Section Moderator: David S. Ruch, MD
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(0 min)
THE STIFF ELBOW Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Section Moderator: David S. Ruch, MD
3:54 PM - 3:54 PM
(0 min)
Debate: 42-Year-Old Mechanic Failed Arthroscopic Debridement of The Wrist With Pain & Limited Motion - What I Do Now Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Debate Moderator:David S. Ruch, MD
3:54 PM - 4:00 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Wrist Fusion & Back To Work Hand, Wrist & Elbow
4:00 PM - 4:06 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Wrist Arthroplasty & Here Are My Results Hand, Wrist & Elbow
5:30 PM - 5:30 PM
(0 min)
Panel: Dupuytren's Disease In 2021 Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Panel Moderator: David S. Ruch, MD
5:30 PM - 5:36 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Percutaneous Fasciectomy Is Not Dangerous & Works: When & How To Do It Safely Hand, Wrist & Elbow
5:36 PM - 5:42 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Don't Be Nuts: Open Fasciectomy Has Been & Is The Gold Standard Hand, Wrist & Elbow
5:42 PM - 5:48 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Stop Sleeping: Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Is Another Way To Treat Patients In My Office In 2021: Patient Selection Is Key Hand, Wrist & Elbow
5:48 PM - 5:54 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Recurrent Dupuytren's After In Office Injections: What I Do Next Hand, Wrist & Elbow
8:10 AM - 8:10 AM
(0 min)
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
(25 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Difficult Elbow Trauma With Complications (Nonunions Of The Distal Humerus, The Terrible Triad, Anatomic Approaches, Revision Distal Humerus Fractures) Trauma
10:40 AM - 10:40 AM
(0 min)
Mini-Debate: 68-Year-Old Marathoner Falls & Sustains An Open Intra-Articular Distal Humerus Fracture Trauma
Mini-Debate ModeratorDavid S. Ruch, MD
10:40 AM - 10:45 AM
(5 min)
Pro: ORIF Is The Way To Go: Don't Listen To My Colleague Trauma
10:45 AM - 10:50 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Total Elbow Arthroplasty Has It's Role: What I Have Learned To Forge Forward Trauma

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