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Craig Ruder, MD

Craig Ruder, MD

Specialties:
Orthopedics
Orthopedics - Elbow
Orthopedics - Hip Age 49 and Below
Orthopedics - Knee Age 49 and Below
Orthopedics - Knee Age 50+
Orthopedics - Shoulder
Orthopedics - Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine

WellSpan Medical Group

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My Locations

Map Marker A WellSpan Orthopedics - Apple Hill
25 Monument Rd., Suite 290
York, PA 17403
(717) 812-4090
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WellSpan Sports Medicine
(717) 851-3136

About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

My younger sister was born with many medical problems. The desire to help solve problems she faced led me to medicine. My training in orthopedics and sports medicine provides the ability to improve patient function and decrease pain.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I served over 20 years in the Air Force as an orthopedic surgeon prior to joining our WellSpan Orthopedic Sports Medicine Team. I completed three oversees deployments as a surgeon taking care of our troops in harms way. My last five years were spent as the Orthopedic Residency Training Director overseeing the education of young orthopedic surgical resident. I believe in the importance of educating patients about the medical challenge they are experiencing, the treatment options (both non-surgical and surgical) and together developing a plan to reach their goals.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I enjoy spending time with my bride of many years on an old farm property (lots of maintenance and upkeep required). I spend many hours working with our animals including a brother/sister pair of great danes, and a sulcata tortoise (>100lbs). I am a licensed falconer here in PA.


Clinical Interests

  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy-Knee
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repair
  • Lower Extremity Nerve Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Orthopedic Injuries
  • Sprains & Fractures

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery | Orthopedic Surgery

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Uniformed Services University (USUHS)
  • Internship Program: Malcolm Grow Medical Center
  • Residency Program: Wilford Hall Medical Center
  • Fellowship Program: Hughston Sports Medical Center
  • Undergraduate Education: US Air Force Academy

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital
  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthsprings(Formerly Bravo)
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • MD Medical Assistance
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan



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