1
,

244 Patient Reviews

4.8  Stars 1 5

Patrick A. Ruwe, MD

Dr. Patrick Ruwe is the President of Connecticut Orthopaedics and the Medical Director of CO Surgical Center in Branford, CT. He is Board-Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with an added Certificate of Qualification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Ruwe is known for his clinical excellence and compassion, and treats a range of patients, from athletes to active individuals of all ages. For his many leadership roles, Dr. Ruwe was awarded the prestigious George H W Bush Lifetime of Leadership Award by Yale University in 2015.

Primary Specialty

Additional Specialties

Schedule Your Appointment 

Hi, my name is Doctor Patrick Ruwe and I am a Sports Medicine Specialist here at Connecticut Orthopaedics. I’m also the President of Connecticut Orthopaedics and the Medical Director of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Surgical Center. So, as a Sports Medicine Specialist, I want people to know that we don’t just take care of elite athletes. We take care of weekend warriors. We take care of gardeners. We take care of people who play too many cards – people who work too hard – people who overuse their bodies or sustain injuries on the basis of their active lifestyles. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to come to see a Sports Medicine Specialist. And certainly you don’t have to be an elite athlete to come to see me.

Contact

For all general questions, prescription refills or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at:

Phone:
203.407.3534
Fax:
203.466.8595

Education and Training

  • B.S. Environmental Biology - Yale College
  • M.D. Yale School of Medicine
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Qualification- Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Team Affiliations

  • Yale University
  • Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Office Locations

Testimonials

1
,

244 Patient Reviews

4.8  Stars 1 5
Connecticut Orthopaedics
5 Stars
5 Stars Stars

" Staff was very courteous, the Dr. Was courteous and informative. "

Connecticut Orthopaedics
5 Stars
5 Stars Stars

" The staff was very efficient, from the tech checking your temp to the check put person when I paid my bill "

Connecticut Orthopaedics
4 Stars
4 Stars Stars

" Dr. Ruwe is awesome! It had been 12 years since I have been here (yikes) and he really helped me today. I had to wait a bit, but that's not his fault, and there was a lot going on today given the circumstances. I appreciated his candor. I thought I would have to go for PT and/or surgery, and he made me feel so much better. "

Connecticut Orthopaedics
5 Stars
5 Stars Stars

" Check in was quick. The secretary was very nice. I didn't wait long to see the doctor. The nurse was also very nice. Great experience. "

Connecticut Orthopaedics
5 Stars
5 Stars Stars

" Doctor was great, helpful and very nice! Getting answers fast and friendly doctor/staff helped to make this a great experience "

Load More

Articles by Patrick A. Ruwe, MD

Patrick A. Ruwe, MD – Introduction 

Connecticut Orthopaedics is Expert in Workers’ Compensation Care 

We Can Make You Better – Dr. Patrick Ruwe 

View all articles by Patrick A. Ruwe, MD

Full Biography

Patrick A. Ruwe, M.D. joined Connecticut Orthopaedics in July, 1999, with expertise in Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee Surgery. From 1993 to 1999, Dr. Ruwe was an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine and an Associate at the Yale Sports Medicine Center on Long Wharf in New Haven. While at Yale, Dr. Ruwe was the Co-Director of the Yale Shoulder Center and an Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Yale University Athletic Programs.

Dr. Ruwe received a B.S. in Environmental Biology at Yale College where he was a three year starter on the varsity football team under legendary coach Carm Cozza and a heavyweight wrestling letterman. He was elected by his teammates the 106th Yale Football Captain in 1982 and was selected an Academic All-American.

Dr. Ruwe graduated cum laude from the Yale School of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital winning multiple awards for his research. Dr. Ruwe completed a fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles where he was involved in the care of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kings, Rams, Angels and Dodgers. He continued to consult with the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Club after graduation.

Dr. Ruwe is the author of an extensive collection of scientific articles and four book chapters. His research has included studies on shoulder function in swimmers, postoperative pain management in knee arthroscopy and the use of MRI to detect sports injuries. He has presented his work nationally and internationally. Dr. Ruwe’s history includes membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the National Orthopaedic Educational Society, the American Medical Association, The Connecticut Medical Society, the New Haven County Medical Society, and the Yale Orthopaedic Association. He currently serves as the President of the National Orthopaedic Educational Society.

Dr. Ruwe remains active at Yale University where he has served as the Head Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Bulldogs and Head Orthopaedic Consultant at Yale Health Plan. He is the long serving President of the Yale Football Association. He has also served as the Chair of the Blue Leadership Ball at Yale, and on numerous search committees and honors committees at Yale. He is the vice president of the Yale Sports Federation.

Dr. Ruwe is the President of Connecticut Orthopaedics, the largest private orthopedic practice in New England and is Medical Director of the CO Surgical Center in Branford. He is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery with an added Certificate of Qualification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Frank H Netter MD Medical School at Quinnipiac University.

For his many leadership roles, Dr. Ruwe was awarded the prestigious George H W Bush Lifetime of Leadership Award by Yale University in 2015.

Dr. Ruwe lives with his wife Stacy and their three children in Branford, CT. His interests include his family, golf, travel, and fishing. He has been an orthopedic consultant to USC Men’s Volleyball, SCSU Football, Branford Little League, Guilford High School, Foran and Jonathan Law High School, Laurelton Hall, The New Haven Beast Hockey Club, The Connecticut Wolves Junior Hockey Club, and the Special Olympics World Games.

He currently sees patients in Orange, Branford and Hamden.

Dr. Ruwe CV

Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • National Orthopaedic Educational Society
  • American Medical Association
  • The Connecticut Medical Society
  • New Haven County Medical Society
  • Yale Orthopaedic Association

Awards

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor – 2019
  • George H W Bush Lifetime of Leadership Award by Yale University in 2015

Research and Publications

Articles:

  • DeLuca PA, Lindsey RW, Ruwe PA: Refracture of Bones of the Forearm After the Removal of Compression Plates, `: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 70A: 1372-76, 1988.
  • Gersoff WK, Ruwe PA, Panjabi MM, Jokl P: The Effect of Tourniquet Pressure on Muscle Function: The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 17: 123-27, 1988.
  • Ruwe PA, Trumble TE, A Functional Evaluation of Cryopreserved Peripheral Nerve Autografts: The Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, 9: 229-234, 1990.
  • Trumble TE, Wu RK, Ruwe PA, Paget’s Disease in the Hand: Correlation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging With Histology, J.Hand Surgery, 15A: 504-7, 1990.
  • Wu RK, Trumble TE, Ruwe PA, Familial Incidence of Paget’s Disease and Secondary Osteogenic Sarcoma: A Report of Three Cases in a Single Family: Clin. Ortho. 265: 306-309, 1991.
  • Ruwe PA, Gage JR, Ozonoff MB, DeLuca PA: Clinical Determination of Femoral Anteversion: A Comparison With Established Techniques: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: 74A: 820-30, 1992.
  • Ruwe PA, Wright J, Randall RL, Lynch JK, Jokl P, McCarthy S: Can MRI Effectively Replace Diagnostic Arthroscopy? Radiology, 183: 335-339, 1992.
  • Ruwe PA, Randall LR, Baumgaertner MR: Fractures of the Tibial Plafond: The Pilon Fracture; Ortho Rev, 22: 987996, 1993.
  • Ruwe PA, Pink M, Jobe FW, Perry J: The Normal and Painful Shoulder During the Breaststroke: An EMG and Cinematographic Analysis of Twelve Muscles. Am J Sports Med, 22: 789-796, 1994.
  • Ruwe PA, McCarthy S: Cost Effectiveness of MRI of the Knee, MRI Clinics of North America, 2:475-479, 1994.
  • Ruwe PA, Klein I, Shields CL: The Effect of Intra-articular Injection of Morphine and Bupivacaine on Post-arthroscopic Pain Control. Am J Sports Med., 23: 59-64, 1995.
  • Bechler JR, Jobe FW, Pink M, Perry J, Ruwe PA: Electromyographic Analysis of the Hip and Knee During, the Golf Swing. Clin J Sport Med, 5: 162-166, 1995.
  • Cappellino A, Jokl P, Ruwe PA: Regional Anesthesia in Knee Arthroscopy: A New Technique Involving Femoral and Sciatic Nerve Blocks in Knee Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy, 12: 120- 123,1996.
  • Haims A, Katz L, Ruwe PA: MR Arthrography of the Knee: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, 2: 385-395, 1998.
  • McCauley TR. Elfar A, Moore A, Haims AH, Jokl P, Lynch JK, Ruwe PA, Katz LD. MR arthrography of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction grafts. American Journal of Roentgenology AJR 2003; 181:1217-1213.

Chapters: 

  • Trumble TE, Ruwe PA: Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand, Trauma Management, Burke JF, Boyd RJ, McCabe CJ, eds., Year Book Publishers, Chicago, Il., 368- 400, 1988.
  • Ruwe PA, McCarthy S: Cost Effectiveness of MRI of the knee, JH Mink ed. Raven Press: 1993.
  • Ruwe PA, Kvitne RK, Jobe FJ: Instability in the Throwing Athlete, The Rotator Cuff and Associated Disorders, W.Z. Burkhead, Jr., M.D., Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York, 1995.

Appointments

  • President of Connecticut Orthopaedics
  • Medical Director of the CO Surgical Center in Branford
  • President of the National Orthopaedic Educational Society
  • President of the Yale Football Association
  • Vice President of the Yale Sports Federation
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery – Frank H. Netter MD Medical School at Quinnipiac University