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  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Fractures & Trauma
  • Physical Therapy
  • PRP/Stem Cell Injections
  • Sports Injuries
Daniel E. Rueff, M.DDaniel E. Rueff, M.D.

Daniel E. Rueff, M.D.Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Undergraduate
    University of Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky
    Bachelor of Science, Biology
  • Medical School
    University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • General Surgical Internship
    University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Residency
    UnUniversity of Florida, Shands Hospital; Gainesville, Florida
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program
  • Fellowship Training
    University of Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky
    Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship

Scope of Practice

  • Anatomical:
    Knee, Hip, Shoulder ,Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Neck, and Lower Back
  • Treatment:
    Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Deformities, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Fractures & Trauma, and all other types of orthopaedic injuries
  • Areas of Specialization:
    General Orthopaedics
    Sports Medicine
    Conditions of the Shoulder & Knee
    Cartilage Restorations

Medical School Honors/Awards

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, May 2004
  • Dean’s Academic Merit Scholarship (four-year full scholarship to medical school)
  • Junior Member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, May 2002
  • Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society, August 2002
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, April 2004

Other Awards/Accomplishments

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky, May 2000
  • The Cleveland Scholarship (awarded to one member of the junior class for academic performance in the College of Arts and Sciences), April 1999
  • The Bluegrass Scholarship (four-year undergraduate academic scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen), June 1996
  • Elected to and completed requirements of the University of Kentucky Honors Program Dean’s List, every semester at the University of Kentucky

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America


Stephenson DR, Rueff DE, Johnson DL. MRI and arthroscopic analysis of collateral knee ligament injuries in combined knee ligament injuries. Orthopedics. 2010;33:187-191

Rueff D, Yarnell RG, Johnson DL. Anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the skeletally immature: is it possible? Orthopedics. 2009;32:839-845

Clark JC, Rueff D, Indelicato PA, Moser M. Primary ACL reconstruction using allograft tissue. Clin Sports Med. 2009;28:223-44

Rueff D, Nyland J, Kocabey Y, Chang H, Caborn D. Self-Reported Patient Outcomes
at a Minimum of 5 Years After Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With or Without Medial Meniscus Transplantation: An Age-, Sex- and Activity Level-Matched Comparison in Patients Aged Approximately 50 Years. Arthroscopy. 2006;22:1053-1062.


Daniel E Rueff, M.D. Two- year outcomes comparing Achilles tendon allograft versus hamstring tendon autograft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Presented at the University of Florida Annual Orthopaedic Research Day. May 2009

Daniel Rueff, M.D. "Bone Morphogenic Proteins in Lumbar Spinal Fusions: Does the Evidence Support the Claims?" Presented at the University of Florida Annual Orthopaedic Research Day. September, 2007

Daniel Rueff, BS, Mary Jane Elliot, MS, Yan-Bin Dong, MS, Hai-Liang, MD, Ph.D. and Kelly McMasters, MD, Ph.D. "Synergism Between the Fas Death Receptor and
E2F-1 Over-expression in Inducing Apoptosis in the HT-29 Colon Cancer Cell Line" Presented at Research Louisville. October, 2001

Daniel Rueff, BS, Ned Smith, MS, William Pierce, PhD, "Quantitative Blood Lead Analysis in Children by Region in Greater Louisville Area" Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Meeting. September, 1997

Useful Links

  • Louisville
  • Louisville Bats
  • Jefferson County Public Schools Shaping the Future
  • Bellarmine University Athletics - Knights
  • Ellis & Badenhausen Orthopaedics, PSC