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David W. Kruse, M.D.

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About Dr. David W. Kruse

Dr. Kruse is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Following residency, Dr. Kruse completed fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Kruse holds two board certifications in sports medicine and family medicine, and practices as a Primary Care Sports Medicine Doctor. Dr. Kruse’s clinical expertise includes non-operative orthopedics and sports medicine, general musculoskeletal care, sports concussion, general medical needs of the athlete, and musculoskeletal procedures including joint and tissue injections.

Dr. Kruse was 6-time All-American and National Champion gymnast at UC Berkeley and finished his gymnastics career as a 4-time USA National Team Member. This experience gives Dr. Kruse special insight into the care of the injured gymnasts and dancers.

Before joining the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute, Dr. Kruse practiced for 4 years at the University of California Irvine as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Family Medicine. He maintains a Volunteer Faculty position with UC Irvine in order to continue his active sports medicine teaching for medical students and residents. Dr. Kruse also serves as a resource for the community and provides many local lectures to various schools and community groups on a wide range of sports medicine topics. He also has multiple peer-reviewed journal and textbook publications on a wide range of sports medicine topics.

Dr. Kruse currently serves as a team physician for USA Gymnastics. He is also a Team Physician for Biola University, The Orange County Soccer Club, UC Irvine, Irvine High School, Godinez Fundamental High School and assists with coverage for Crean Lutheran High School.

Dr. Kruse is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Kruse’s outside interests include spending time with his wife Mindi and their two children, Alex and Lyla. He also enjoys yoga, surfing, playing guitar, and catching up on all sports by watching SportsCenter.

Insurances Accepted

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.

  • Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Interplan PPO
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare PPO

For HMO plan participation please call the physician's office.

Education Medical Education - University of California, San Diego (Medical Doctor)
Internship - Long Beach Medical Center (Family Practice)
Fellowship - Memorial Sports Medicine Institute (Sports Medicine)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
Conditions Treated
  • AC Joint Separation (Shoulder)
  • Achilles Tendonitis (Foot & Ankle)
  • ACL Injury / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • ACL Tear / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Ankle & Foot Tendinitis (Foot & Ankle)
  • Ankle Sprain (Sports Medicine)
  • Anterior Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Baker's Cyst (Knee)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture (Sports Medicine)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture / Tear (Elbow)
  • Bicep Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Cartilage Injuries (Sports Medicine)
  • Chondromalacia (Knee)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Hip)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Knee (Knee)
  • Dislocated Patella / Sublaxation (Knee)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Sports Medicine)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Shoulder)
  • Elbow Bursitis (Elbow)
  • Elbow Sports Injuries (Elbow)
  • Elbow Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement (Hip)
  • Flat Foot / Pes Planus (Foot & Ankle)
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) / Adhesive Capsulitis (Shoulder)
  • Golfer's Elbow (Sports Medicine)
  • Golfer's Elbow / Medial Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Groin Pain (Sports Medicine)
  • Groin Pain (Hip)
  • Hamstring Strain (Sports Medicine)
  • Hip Arthritis (Hip)
  • Hip Impingement (Hip)
  • Hip Pain (Hip)
  • Hip Sprain (Hip)
  • IT Band Syndrome / Iliotibial Band Syndrome (Knee)
  • Joint Pain (Knee)
  • Joint Pain (Hip)
  • Knee Arthritis (Knee)
  • Knee Bursitis / Goosefoot (Knee)
  • Knee Cartilage Injuries (Knee)
  • Knee Cysts (Knee)
  • Knee Ligament Injuries (Knee)
  • Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Knee Tendonitis (Knee)
  • Labral Tear of the Hip or Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder / Bankart Lesion (Shoulder)
  • Labrum Tear (Hip)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • LCL Injury (Knee)
  • LCL Injury / Lateral Collateral Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • Little League / Elbow or Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Little Leaguer's Elbow (Elbow)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Meniscus Tear (Knee)
  • Meniscus Tear / Meniscal Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Muscle Injury (Knee)
  • Muscle Strain (Foot & Ankle)
  • Olecranon Bursitis (Elbow)
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee)
  • Osteoarthritis of the HIp / Hip Osteoarthritis (Hip)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee / Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee)
  • Osteonecrosis / Avascular Necrosis (Hip)
  • Osteonecrosis / Avascular Necrosis (Knee)
  • Patellar Tendinitis (Knee)
  • Patellar Tendonitis / Patella Tendonitis (Sports Medicine)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Knee)
  • PCL Injury / Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • PCL Injury / Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Spine (Pediatric))
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Foot & Ankle)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear (Shoulder)
  • Runner's Knee (Knee)
  • Runner's Knee / Chondromalacia Patella (Sports Medicine)
  • Separated Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Separated Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Shin Splints (Sports Medicine)
  • Shoulder Arthritis (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Bursitis (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Impingement (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Instability (Sports Medicine)
  • Shoulder Instability (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries (Shoulder)
  • SI Joint Pain / Sacroiliac Joint Pain (Hip)
  • SLAP Lesion Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • SLAP Lesion Tear / Shoulder Lebrum Tear (Shoulder)
  • Snapping Hip (Hip)
  • Sports Concusion (Sports Medicine)
  • Sprained Ankle / Ankle Sprain (Foot & Ankle)
  • Sprained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Sprains and Strains (Sports Medicine)
  • Strained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Strained Hip (Hip)
  • Strained Knee (Knee)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot (Foot & Ankle)
  • Synovitis (Sports Medicine)
  • Tendinosis (Elbow)
  • Tennis Elbow (Sports Medicine)
  • Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Throwing Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Triceps Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • UCL Tear / Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Unstable Knee Cap (Knee)