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