Thuan Ly

Thuan Ly, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-2663

About Me

As a fellowship-trained orthopedic traumatologist, I have the knowledge and skillset to manage any and all fractures. Some of the most common conditions I treat include fractures of the ankle, tibia, femur, hip, pelvis, acetabular and clavicle as well as articular fractures. I believe in educating patients about their injuries while encouraging them to optimize their recovery through means such as physical therapy, family support and smoking cessation. I take great pride in my work and focus on the perfect execution of each surgery I perform.

I enjoy working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center because of the excellent communication among departments and the multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. Our dedicated faculty and staff ensure top quality care for all patients with conditions ranging from isolated orthopaedic injuries to more complex polytraumas.

I enjoy spending my free time with my spouse and three children. I make every effort to attend my children's sporting events and activities. I also enjoy experiencing new authentic restaurants and grilling outdoors.


  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2016–2018
  • Director, Orthopaedic Trauma, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2015–present
  • AO Trauma and Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) faculty – Invited to teach at both national and international trauma courses, 2008–present
  • OSU Department of Emergency Medicine Outstanding Contribution Award, 2016–2017
  • Co-chair, Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) Resident Comprehensive Fracture Course, 2019

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Hip Fractures
  • Orthopedics
  • Acetabulum
  • Fractures, Ununited
  • Pelvic Bones
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Intra-Articular Fractures
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Fractures, Malunited

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Minnesota


Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Minnesota Medical Center
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2005


Orthopaedic Trauma
Carolinas Medical Center (Morrison Mgmt)
8/1/2005 - 7/31/2006

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

My Department



88 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.7
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.6
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.7
  • Time Spent Together 4.6

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 09, 2019

Dr. Ly is extremely competent and caring in his interactions with me and appears to treat his entire team (fellows, residents, assistants, clerks) with respect.

Reviewed on Apr 08, 2019

Dr. Ly is sensitive, concerned, and very responsive to questions. He explains things very well and gives me all the time I need.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2019

Most excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

very kind and considerate

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2019

Courtesy when I arrived.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Excellent bedside manner. Excellent eye contact with communication.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

very professional

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

great knowledge of condition and very good bedside manners

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019


Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Very pleasant and informative.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Ly has reported no relationships with companies or entities.