Kevin Kruse, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Texas Orthopaedic Associates with extensive training in the field of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand. Dr. Kruse received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Indiana University, where he played linebacker for the Hoosiers and made the Academic All Big Ten team.
Dr. Kruse completed his residency at the Greenville Health System University Medical Center in South Carolina, and trained in Greenville's Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. Dr. Kruse completed a fellowship in the subspecialty of the hand and upper extremities at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Kruse continued his training in Lyon, France, where he completed an additional fellowship in Shoulder surgery at the Centre Orthopedique Santy, with the world-renowned surgeon, Gilles Walch.
Rotator Cuff tears are often times caused by the onset of age, while genetics may also play a role. Dr Kruse discusses the question many of his patients ask and why does a rotator cuff really tear.
Acute rotator cuff tears indicate that there's an injury. Someone who was lifting some very heavy weights or they had a fall or some sort of trauma to their shoulder which tore the rotator cuff.
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