Nathan A. Rimmke, M.D.

Specialty: General Orthopaedics / Shoulder, Knee, & Sports Medicine

Undergraduate Education: University of Rochester, NY 

Graduate Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine 

Residency:  Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery 

Fellowship:  Ohio State University, Sports Medicine 

Board Membership(s): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine

Years in Practice: 7 

Hospital Affiliation(s): Troy Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital​ 

Affiliations:​ Team Physician for Lake Orion High School

Award(s):​ Wayne State University Honored Clinical and Clerkship Studies, University of Rochester Academic All-American College Soccer

BIO: Nathan A. Rimmke, M.D. is a Board Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in sports medicine. He was raised in western Michigan and attended college in New York where he played college soccer. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. There, he focused his training specifically toward complex knee and shoulder surgery. He then went on to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at Ohio State University. This training collectively incorporated his athletic interests with his surgical expertise. Dr. Rimmke has been extensively involved with taking care of professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes.


  • Rimmke N, Magnussen R, Flanigan DC, Schmitt LC, Payne J. The Incidence of Complications of Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy: A Systematic Review. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH. Accepted for publication in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery. March 2015.
  • Rimmke N, Santiago-Torres J, Flanigan DC, Bishop J. Smoking Predisposes to Rotator Cuff Tears and Shoulder Disfunction: A Systematic Review. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH. Accepted for publication in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery. Dec 2014.


  • Rimmke N, Bishop J. Intra-operative Nerve Monitoring with a Hand-held Intraoperative Biphasic Nerve Stimulator, evaluation of efficacy in preventing acute neurologic injuries during the Latarjet procedure. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 2014-present. 
  • ​Rimmke N, Flanigan DC. MPFL Reconstruction technique using patellar suture anchors and Peroneus Longus tendon allograft. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 2014-present. 
  • Rimmke N, Magnussen R, Kaeding C, Flanigan DC. ACL Reconstruction in patients over 60. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 2014-present. 
  • ​Rimmke N, Maerz T, Cooper R, Yadavalli S, Anderson K. Functional Outcome and Repair Integrity of Arthroscopic Suture Bridge Rotator Cuff Repair. William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, 2009-2014.
  • Rimmke N, Braaksma, Vaidya R. Outcomes of Civilian Forearm Fractures Secondary to Low-Velocity Gun-Shot Wounds. Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI, 2007-2008.

Conditions Treated: 


  • Sports Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Impingment
  • Dislocations/Instability
  • Labral Tears
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Biceps Tendon Pathology
  • AC Joint Injuries/Separated Shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures


  • Sports Injuries
  • Meniscus Tears
  • ACL Tears
  • Multi-ligament Knee Injuries
  • ​Cartilage Injuries
  • Quadriceps and Patellar Tendon Tears
  • ​Patellar Dislocations/Instability
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Arthritis
  • ​Fractures

Other Upper and Lower Extremity Conditions

  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Fractures
  • Biceps Tendon Tears at Elbow
  • Achilles Tendon Tears
  • Tendon and Ligament Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Elbow Instability 
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)

Procedures Performed:​

  • Arthroscopy
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Debridement and Lysis of Adhesions
  • ​Instability Surgery
  • Labral Repair
  • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Fracture Fixation


  • Arthroscopy
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Multi-ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • ​Patellar Instability Surgery
  • Quadriceps/ Patellar Tendon Repair
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Osteotomies
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Fracture Fixation

​​Other Upper and Lower Extremity Procedures

  • Biceps Tendon Repair at the Elbow
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Ligament Repair/Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair/Reconstruction
  • ​Fracture Fixation