Dr. Richard W. Kruse D.O.
Orthopedist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Orthopaedic SurgeryA. I. Dupont Hospital For Children 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington DE, 19803
Dr. Richard Kruse is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Wilmington, DE. Dr. Kruse specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system in children. As a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Kruse tends to childrens bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons can treat newborns to teenagers. Some conditions Dr. Kruse treats include gait abnormalities like limping, limp and spine deformities, broken bones and bone and joint infections.
Education and Training
Philadelphia Coll of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 1981
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1981
Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS
- Complications of blade plate removal.
- Backpacks in children.
- The association of backpack use and back pain in adolescents.
- Intraspinal anomalies associated with isolated congenital hemivertebra: the role of routine magnetic resonance imaging.
- Orthopedic sequelae of meningococcemia.
- Reliability and necessity of computerized tomography in distal tibial physeal injuries.
- The role of the pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in disaster response.
- Inter-observer reliability of the ankle-brachial index in a pediatric setting.
- CT Utilization for Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma.
- Oblique tibial osteotomy in the correction of tibial deformity in children.
- Intramedullary nailing with supplemental plate and screw fixation of long bones of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta: operative technique and preliminary results.
- Re-alignment and intramedullary rodding of the humerus and forearm in children with osteogenesis imperfecta: revision rate and effect on fracture rate.
- Evaluation of Fracture and Osteotomy Union in the Setting of Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Reliability of the Modified Radiographic Union Score for Tibial Fractures (RUST).
- Accessory bones of the foot: clinical significance.
- Lumbar and lumbosacral fusion using Steffee instrumentation.
- Cerebral Palsy
- Birth Defects
- Walter Reed Army Med Ctr, Orthopedic Surgery
- Wilford Hall Medical Center (AETC) Military Only Program
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