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Kevin Kruse, M.D

Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon

Kevin Kruse, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, LLP, with extensive training in the shoulder, elbow, and hand. Dr. Kruse received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he played linebacker for the Hoosiers and made the Academic All Big Ten team.

After graduation, Dr. Kruse completed his residency at the Greenville Health System University Medical Center in Greenville, South Carolina, and trained in Greenville's Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. To further his training, Dr. Kruse completed a fellowship on the hand and upper extremities at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center before traveling to Lyon, France, to complete a fellowship on shoulder surgery at the Centre Orthopedique Santy, with the world-renowned surgeon, Gilles Walch.

Dr. Kruse has published multiple peer-reviewed articles on the field of arm, shoulder, and hand surgery and presents regularly at medical seminars throughout the country. As one of only two doctors in the United States with membership in both the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons medical societies, Dr. Kruse is uniquely qualified as a surgeon and is constantly kept informed of the cutting edge of orthopaedic techniques and technology.

As a former football player, Dr. Kruse is intimately familiar with the experience of receiving orthopaedic care. Understanding the point of view of his patients, combined with his exemplary level of education and training, gives Dr. Kruse the perspective to treat his patients with the care and thoroughness they deserve.

Dr. Kruse is available for surgery or treatment of the hand, elbow, wrist, and shoulder at the Dallas office on Walnut Hill Lane and in Plano. He lives in Dallas with his children and his wife, Stephanie.

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Education:

08/2005 ‐ 05/2009

Doctor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

08/2001 ‐ 05/2005

Bachelor of Arts,
BiologyIndiana University
Bloomington, IN

Post Graduate Education:

08/2015 ‐12/2015

Shoulder Fellowship with Gilles Walch, M.D.
Clinique de I 'Europe
Lyon, France

08/2014 ‐07/2015

Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

07/2009 ‐06/2014

Orthopaedic Surgery Internship/Residency
Greenville HealthSystem University Medical Center
Greenville, SC

Licensure and Certification:

2018

Passed ABOS Part II, Board Certified in Orthopaedics

2015

Texas Medical License

2014

Passed ABOS Part I

2011

South Carolina Medical License

Publications:

The Hidden Lesion of the Subscapularis: Arthroscopically Revisited. Neyton L, Daggett M, Kruse K, Walch G. Arthrosc Tech. 2016 Aug 15;5(4):e877-e881

Arthroscopic "Panorama" view of the subacromial space via Deltoid Fascial Release.Yalizis M., Kruse K, Godeneche A., Arthrosc Tech.2016 Aug 22;5(4):e935-e939. eCollection 2016

Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle Resection Utilizing the "Vis-a-Vis" Portal. Kruse K, Neyton L., Yalizis M., Arthrosc Tech. 2016 Jun 27;5(3):e667-70. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2016.02.023

A Modification to the Walch Classification of the the glenoid in Primary Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis Using 3D Imaging. Bercik M., Kruse K., Yalizis M., Olivier M., Walch G. Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Oct;25(10):1601-6. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2016.03.010.

Release of the stiff elbow with mini-open technique. Kruse KK, Papatheodorou LK, Weiser RW, Sotereanos DG. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Mar;25(3):355-61.

Scapholunate Advanced Collapse: Motion-Sparing Reconstructive Options. Kruse K, Fowler JR. Orthop Clin North Am. 2016 Jan;47(1):227-33

I. Komatsu, Y. Sela, K. Kruse, C.C. Schmidt, M.E. Baratz, JH-C Wang. Novel Approach to Treat Rotator Cuff Tear Using Tendon Derived Stem Cell (TSCs) Sheet. The Pittsburgh Orthopedic Journal Volume 26, 2015

The Reliability of Ultrasound Measurements of the Median Nerve at the Carpal Tunnel Inlet. Fowler JR, Hirsch D, Kruse K. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Oct;40(10):1992-5

The FLOW Investigators. A trial of wound irrigation in the initial management of open fracture wounds. N Engl J Med 2015;373:2629-41

A survey of the use of ultrasound by upper extremity surgeons.Wang W.,Kruse K.,Fowler J. Hand (N Y). 2017 Jan;12(1):31-38. doi: 10.1177/1558944716646779. Epub 2016 Apr 27

Book Chapters:

Kruse, Kevin. "Shoulder Examination and Ultrasound Guided Shoulder Injections."Ultrasoundof the Hand and Upper Extremit..Ed. John Fowler Jr, Nandkumar M. Rawool. New York: Thieme, 2018. 123-137. Print.

Current Research:

2015

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Collaborators:John Fowler, MD
This is a review of the literature regarding the various uses of ultrasound in the shoulder

2015

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Collaborators: Chris Schmidt, MD
This is a systematic review of the use of ultrasound in the shoulder by orthopaedic surgeons. In addition the results of a survey regarding the use of ultrasound by the members of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society

2014

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Collaborators: Christopher Schmidt, MD
This is a human cadaver study describing the anatomic, arthrosopic, and biomechanical properties of the rotator cable. It will equate the variations in the anatomy of the rotator cable with differences in the stress/strain characteristics acrossthe rotator cuff tendon.

Past Research Experience:

2013

Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, Greenviille, SC
Collaborators: Michael Kissenberth, MD
A description of a novel all inside arthroscopic tenodesis technique with the KFx anchor system

2011

SteadmanHawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, Greenville, SC
Collaborators: Richard Hawkins, MD; Michael Kissenberth, MD; Grant Bennett, MD; Christopher Baker, MD
To examine the comparative diagnostic accuracy of orthopaedic sports medicine fellows and orthopaedic surgery residents (after a concentrated training program and with no prior experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound) to diagnose full thickness rotator cuff tears using ultrasound imaging alone, with accuracy equal to that in the published literature

2008

Shelbourne Knee Clinic Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
Collaborator: K. Donald Shelbourne,MD
The research involved searching current literature to support a prior paper written by Dr. Shelbourne describing a proposed mechanism for non-contact ACL injuries.

2008

IU Department of Orthopaedics, Indianapolis, IN
Collaborator: Brian H. Mullis,MD
Injuries to the ankle syndesmosis typically require surgical intervention. The anatomic reduction is checked post op with traditional radiographs. This is the first investigation to assess syndesmotic reduction with the more reliable CT criteria and to correlate this data with functional and subjective outcomes. This data will provide a foundation for future investigations to improve reduction and fixation of this complex injury.

2006

IU Department of Orthopaedics, Indianapolis, IN
Collaborator: Stephen Trippel,MD
The research was based on cartilage regeneration. Chondrocytes were extracted from bovine cartilage. They were then grown on disks of bovine articular cartilage that had been treated with various enzymes. The goal was to disrupt that surface of the inherently slick articular cartilage enough to allow for the adhesion of the chondrocytes.

Presentations:

Kruse KK. Management of Shoulder Instability with Bone Loss. Dallas Fort Worth Sports Medicine Symposium. Southlake, TX. March 23-25, 2018.

Kruse KK. Ultrasound of the shoulder, Billing in Ultrasound, Principles of ultrasound. Arthrex MSK ultrasound Course. Little Rock, AR Mar 2nd, 2018.

Kruse KK. Principles of needle Guidance in Ultrasound. Athrex MSK ultrasound Course. Naples, FL, Feb 12th, 2018.

Kruse KK. Ultrasound of the upper extremity. Arthrex Hand, Wrist, and Elbow symposium. Naples, FL Dec8th 2017.

Kruse KK. Ultrasound of the elbow. Arthrex MSK ultrasound course. Naples, FL Dec8th 2017.

Kruse KK. Biologics in Orthopaedics. Innovative Techniques Course. Las Vegas, NV,Oct 14, 2017.

Kruse KK. Ultrasound of the elbow. Arthrex MSK ultrasound course. Naples, FL Sept 29th2017.

Kruse KK. Ultrasound of the Shoulder. ASSH Upper Extremity Ultrasound Course. San Francisco, CA Sept 6, 2017.

Kruse KK. Ultrasound of the Shoulder. Arthrex MSK ultrasound course. Naples, FL Aug 11, 2017.

Kruse KK. Superior Capsule Reconstruction. Arthrex shoulder ultrasound and arthroscopy course. Grapevine, TX July 28, 2017.

Kruse KK.Benefits of Shoulder Ultrasound over MRI. Arthrex shoulder ultrasound and arthroscopy course. Grapevine, TX August28, 2017.

Kruse KK. Upper Extremity Injuries in Athletes. Dallas Fort Worth Sports Medicine Symposium. Southlake, TX. March 21-23, 2017.

Kruse KK. Ultrasound of the Shoulder. ASSH annual meeting. Austin, TX. Oct 28th, 2016.

Kruse KK. Superior Capsule Reconstruction. Arthrex shoulder ultrasound and arthroscopy course. Grapevine, TX August 18th, 2016.

Kruse KK.Benefits of Shoulder Ultrasound over MRI. Arthrex shoulder ultrasound and arthroscopy course. Grapevine, TX August 18th, 2016.

Kruse KK.Injury Trends in Youth Baseball vs Major League Baseball. Dallas Fort Worth Sports Medicine Symposium. Southlake, TX. March 18-20, 2016.

Kruse KK. Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Grand Rounds Presentation Greenville Health System Department of Orthopaedics. December 2, 2013.

Kruse KK, Kissenberth MJ. All inside arthroscopic biceps tenodesis technique. South CarolinaOrthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Kiawah Island, South Carolina. August 1-4, 2013.

Kruse KK,Bennett GW, Baker C, Hawkins RJ, Kissenberth MJ. Orthopedic Surgeons in Training can Quickly Learn to Diagnose Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears Using Ultrasonography. South CarolinaOrthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Kiawah Island, South Carolina. August 2-5, 2012.

Course Faculty:

February 2019

Paris International Shoulder Course Ultrasound Workshop
Paris, France

October 2018

Arthrex Shoulder Ultrasound/Arthroscopy Course.
Grapevine, TX

Sept 2018

ASSH Upper Extremity Ultrasound Course
Boston, MA

June 2018

Nice Shoulder Course, Ultrasound Workshop
Nice, France

May 2018

Arthrex MSK Ultrasound Course
Naples, FL

April 2018

Arthrex MSK Ultrasound Course
Naples, FL

March 2018

Dallas Fort Worth Sports Medicine Symposium.
Southlake, TX.

March 2018

Arthrex MSK Ultrasound Course
Little Rock, AR

February 2018

Arthrex MSK Ultrasound Course
Naples, FL

December 2017

Arthrex MSK Ultrasound Course
Naples, FL

October2017

Innovative Techniques Ultrasound and Biologics Course
Las Vegas,NV

September 2017

Arthrex MSK Ultrasound Course
Naples, FL

September 2017

ASSH Upper Extremity Ultrasound Course
San Francisco, CA

August 2017

Arthrex MSK Ultrasound Course
Naples, FL

July 2017

ArthrexShoulder Ultrasound/Arthroscopy Course.
Grapevine, TX

March 2017

Dallas Fort Worth Sports Medicine Symposium.
Southlake, TX.

October 2016

ASSH annual meeting Upper Extremity Ultrasound Course.
Austin,TX.

August 2016

ArthexShoulder Ultrasound/Arthroscopy Course.
Grapevine, TX

March 2016

Dallas Fort Worth Sports Medicine Symposium.
Southlake, TX.

January 2015

Las Vegas Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course.
Las Vegas, NV

Courses Attended:

June 2017

Annecy Shoulder Course Annecy, Fr

January 2014

AANA Metcalf Meeting Salt Lake City, UT

August 2013

ASES Elbow Meeting Chicago, IL

November 2013

ASES/ASSH Elbow Meeting Chicago, IL

April 2012

IBRA Upper Extremity Trauma Course, Miami, FL

March 2012

AO Hand and Wrist Fracture Course, Dallas, TX

January 2012

Biomet Upper ExtremityInstructional Course, New Orleans, LA

October 2011

AANA Masters Shoulder Arthroscopy Course, Chicago, IL

August 2011

AANA Resident Arthroscopy Course, Chicago, IL

July 2011

ASES/AAOS Shoulder Instability Course, Chicago, IL

April 2011

Duke Upper Extremity Trauma Course, Durham, NC

Hobbies and Interests:

I enjoy exercise, golf, cooking, and reading (classical and American history).

Honors/Awards/Professional Societies:

Professional Societies:

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Association for Hand Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Residency Awards:

American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leader 2013,
Second place,South Carolina Orthopaedic Association Resident
Research Competition 2012

Medical School Awards:

Hazel and Tommy Thompson Cardiac Research Scholarship,
Graduated in top quintile of class

Undergraduate:

Academic All Big Ten 2003, 2004(football),
Dean's List for seven semesters