• Edgewood, KY

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. Dr. Finnan sees patients at our Edgewood location.


  • 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

Scheduling with Dr. Ryan Finnan

Dr. Ryan Finnan now focuses primarily on orthopaedic trauma and injury care. He is no longer accepting new patients with chronic foot/ankle problems — hammertoes, masses, lumps, bumps, Achilles pain, heel pain,  or chronic foot and/or ankle pain. If you suffer from one of these conditions please schedule an appointment with one of our foot & ankle specialists or podiatrists: Nicholas Gates, MD; John Linz, MD; Gordon Yun, DPM; Matthew Connolly, DPM.

Dr. Finnan will see patients with acute injuries occurring within the past two months, previously established patients, patients who request to see him and patients referred to him by another provider.

Call 859.301.2663 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Finnan.