Ryan P. Finnan, MD

  • Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care

Dr. Ryan P. Finnan is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in orthopaedic trauma & fracture care and foot & ankle trauma surgery. His interests include difficult and problem fractures, nonunions, malunions, orthopaedic infections, deformity correction and foot & ankle surgical reconstruction. Dr. Finnan is also a former U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who was assigned to The 455th Expeditionary Medical Group (EMDG), which provided combat medical & combat medical support services to U.S. and coalition forces throughout Afghanistan. 

  • Medical Degree – Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Residency – Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Fellowship – University of Cincinnati Academic Medical Center, Orthopaedic Traumatology
  • Board Certified – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • KY Medical License
  • OH Medical License
  • IN Medical License
  • Fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Ohio Orthopaedic Society
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • The Christ Hospital
  • Mercy Health – The Jewish Hospital 
  • TriHealth – Bethesda North Hospital 
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Center
  • Air Force Commendation Medal: Served as Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at the Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan as part of "Operation Enduring Freedom," 2014
  • Cincinnati Magazine: Named "Top Doctor" 2019 - 2024
  • Widely published and actively engaged in multiple research projects


  • Use of intramedullary K-wire to enhance fibular graft placement in 4-level thoracolumbar corpectomy for Pott disease: Case report and review of literature
  • Do surrogates of injury severity influence the occurrence of heterotopic ossification in fractures of the acetabulum?
  • Intrapelvic reduction and screw stabilization of dome impaction of the acetabulum: a technical trick
  • Thromboembolic disease in pelvic and acetabular fractures
  • Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears
  • Use of the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator  for bone graft harvest: a mechanical comparison of three starting points in cadaveric femurs
  • Chronic elbow dislocation treated with open reduction and lateral ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction
  • Tetracycline labeling as a measure of humeral head viability after three- or four-part proximal humerus fractures
  • Eight-year follow-up of total knee arthroplasty in a patient with an ipsilateral below-knee amputation
  • Bladder incarceration following anterior external fixation of a traumatic pubic symphysis diastasis treated with immediate open reduction and internal fixation
  • An alternative direction for  proximal locking in retrograde femoral nails
  • Health related quality of life in patients with supination-external rotation stage IV ankle fractures


  • Tranexamic acid use in isolated acetabular fractures and its effect on transfusion requirements: a prospective, randomized double-blinded pilot study
  • Negative pressure therapy dressing versus standard dressings for closed calcaneus fractures: a prospective randomized study of wound complications
  • Suprapatellar versus trans-patellar entry portal for tibial shaft fractures: a prospective randomized study
Ryan P. Finnan, MD