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Ankle Sprains: Tracy Rupke, M.D.

Learn when an ankle sprain occurs and what steps to take in order to heal that injury. Featuring Summit Orthopedics’ foot and ankle experts Tracy Rupke, M.D., and colleague Michael Castro, D.O.

Dr. Tracy Rupke’s Approach to Care

“I am dedicated to providing the best care possible for my patients. I love running and understand every patient’s desire to return to their own life and activities.”

Educational background for Dr. Rupke

Much of Dr. Rupke’s training and education took place in Ontario, Canada. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph, earned her medical degree at Queen’s University in Kingston, and underwent residency training at the University of Ottawa. There she also completed a Sports Medicine fellowship, and she went on to train in the University of Washington’s Foot and Ankle Surgery fellowship program at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Undergraduate Studies
University of Guelph — Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Medical School
Queen’s University — Kingston, Ontario, Canada

University of Ottawa — Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Sports medicine
University of Ottawa — Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Foot and Ankle Surgery, Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington — Seattle, Washington

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Canadian orthopedic foot and ankle society

Volunteering surgical skills in Honduras at One World Surgery/Holy Family Surgery Center

  • US Waterski
  • USSA Skiing (informally)

  • Instructor — AOFAS, AANA foot and ankle arthroscopy course
  • Reviewer — Orthopedics Journal
  • Multiple presentations and publications

Running, waterskiing, downhill skiing, travel, hanging out with my family

comment from patient satisfaction survey

I had a great experience with Dr. Rupke and her very competent and professional staff. I was always treated with respect. Any questions I had were answered the same day I called. The staff told me to continue to call if I had any questions. I appreciated their concern.

comment from patient satisfaction survey

We are so grateful for Dr. Rupke and her staff who handled my daughter’s situation and coordinated surgery the same day! Couldn’t have asked for better care!

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Dr. Rupke is very professional, talented, and very thorough. She is experienced and knowledgeable about the process and procedure of ankle fusion.

Survey Feedback

Dr. Rupke and her team were wonderful. Dr. Rupke was both informative about my condition and comforting, as I was very nervous. Prior to the surgery, she provided professional care and I recovered quickly. I need another surgery on my other foot and will request Dr. Rupke again.

Survey Feedback


Survey Feedback

I am very appreciative of Dr. Rupke and her team to get me in for surgery in a fast manner and come in on a non-surgery scheduled day. I would definitely recommend her and her team to anyone I know. Thank you again!

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