Dennis Kramer, MD

Dennis Kramer, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon; Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Team Physician, US Lacrosse; Team Physician and Orthopedic Consultant, University of Massachusetts

"I work with my patients to assess the advantages and disadvantages of how best to approach treatment and we work together to achieve a common goal."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • ACL Injuries
  • Ankle Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Fracture Care
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Sports Medicine

Departments

  • Orthopedic Center

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Orthopedic Trauma Program
  • Sports Medicine
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Dennis Kramer, MD

Philosophy of Care 

I am an avid sports enthusiast who recognizes the quality of life that activity brings to my patients. In addition to running marathons and triathlons, I played football and lacrosse and have ranked winning three lacrosse National Championships at Princeton as one of the integral experiences of my education. While acknowledging all the physical and emotional benefits of exercise, I also understand the plain fun of sports.


I maintain a collaborative philosophy of care with my patients.  I work with my patients to assess the advantages and disadvantages of how best to approach treatment and we work together to achieve a common goal. I believe time spent understanding the injury, discussing options and making a fully informed decision with the patient is necessary to optimize the healing process.

Experience and Education

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology

Princeton University, 1993-1997

Princeton, New Jersey

Doctorate of Medicine

New York University School of Medicine, 1997-2001

New York, New York

Orthopedic Surgery

Johns Hopkins University, 2001-2006

Baltimore, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Boston Children's Hospital, 2006-2007

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Sports Medicine

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Professional History

Dr. Dennis Kramer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Boston Children's Hospital and an assistant professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.  He is a specialist in pediatrics and has sub-specialty certification in sports medicine.  He specializes in knee, shoulder and ankle injuries in children and young adults as well as pediatric fracture care. 

Dr. Kramer graduated from Princeton University where he was a 3-time NCAA champion lacrosse player. He completed his medical school training at New York University and did an orthopedic residency at Johns Hopkins University.  In 2007, he also completed a pediatric sports medicine fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Kramer previously served as the head orthopedic team physician for the 2012 USA under-19 men's lacrosse team, and is currently the head orthopedic team physician for UMass-Boston.

Dr. Kramer has published research in many national and international medical journals on sports medicine topics such as osteochondritis dissecans of the knee and ankle, meniscus injuries, ankle instability, muscle hernias and pediatric fracture care.  He is an active member of national and international pediatric and sports medicine medical societies including POSNA, AAP and AOSSM.  He is actively involved in teaching his peers and medical personnel.

Publications

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  1. Shore BJ, Kramer DE. Management of Syndesmotic Ankle Injuries in Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun; 36 Suppl 1:S11-4.
  2. Nault ML, Hébert-Davies J, Yen YM, Shore B, Jarrett DY, Kramer DE. Variation of Syndesmosis Anatomy With Growth. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun; 36(4):e41-4.
  3. Sugimoto D, LeBlanc JC, Wooley SE, Micheli LJ, Kramer DE. The Effectiveness of a Functional Knee Brace on Joint-Position Sense in Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Reconstructed Individuals. J Sport Rehabil. 2016 May; 25(2):190-4.
  4. Sugimoto D, Heyworth B, Kramer D, Kocher M, Micheli L. Effect Of Autograft On Strength And Functional Performance In Adolescents Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: 3555 June 4, 9: 30 AM - 9: 45 AM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):984-5.
  5. Kramer DE, Kalish LA, Abola MV, Kramer EM, Yen YM, Kocher MS, Micheli LJ. The effects of medial synovial plica excision with and without lateral retinacular release on adolescents with anterior knee pain. J Child Orthop. 2016 Apr; 10(2):155-62.
  6. Heyworth BE, Kramer DE, Martin DJ, Micheli LJ, Kocher MS, Bae DS. Trends in the Presentation, Management, and Outcomes of Little League Shoulder. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jun; 44(6):1431-8.
  7. Vavken P, Bae DS, Waters PM, Flutie B, Kramer DE. Treating Subscapularis and Lesser Tuberosity Avulsion Injuries in Skeletally Immature Patients: A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy. 2016 May; 32(5):919-28.
  8. Kramer DE, Glotzbecker MP, Shore BJ, Zurakowski D, Yen YM, Kocher MS, Micheli LJ. Results of Surgical Management of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Ankle in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Oct-Nov; 35(7):725-33.
  9. Mahan ST, Hoellwarth JS, Spencer SA, Kramer DE, Hedequist DJ, Kasser JR. Likelihood of surgery in isolated pediatric fifth metatarsal fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Apr-May; 35(3):296-302.
  10. Khormaee S, Kramer DE, Yen YM, Heyworth BE. Evaluation and management of patellar instability in pediatric and adolescent athletes. Sports Health. 2015 Mar; 7(2):115-23.
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  12. Sugimoto D, LeBlanc JC, Wooley SE, Micheli LJ, Kramer DE. The Effectiveness of a Functional Knee Brace on Joint-Position Sense in Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Reconstructed Individuals. J Sport Rehabil. 2016 May; 25(2):190-4.
  13. Kramer DE, Yen YM, Simoni MK, Miller PE, Micheli LJ, Kocher MS, Heyworth BE. Surgical management of osteochondritis dissecans lesions of the patella and trochlea in the pediatric and adolescent population. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Mar; 43(3):654-62.
  14. Kramer DE, Mahan ST, Hresko MT. Displaced intra-articular fractures of the great toe in children: intervene with caution! J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Mar; 34(2):144-9.
  15. Kramer DE, Simoni MK. Horizontal intra-articular patellar dislocation resulting in quadriceps avulsion and medial patellofemoral ligament tear: a case report. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2013 Jul; 22(4):329-32.
  16. Kramer DE, Pace JL, Jarrett DY, Zurakowski D, Kocher MS, Micheli LJ. Diagnosis and management of symptomatic muscle herniation of the extremities: a retrospective review. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Sep; 41(9):2174-80.
  17. Jarrett DY, Kramer DE, Callahan MJ, Kleinman PK. US diagnosis of pediatric muscle hernias of the lower extremities. Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Mar; 43 Suppl 1:S2-7.
  18. Kramer DE, Pace JL. Acute traumatic and sports-related osteochondral injury of the pediatric knee. Orthop Clin North Am. 2012 Apr; 43(2):227-36, vi.
  19. Vezeridis PS, Bae DS, Kocher MS, Kramer DE, Yen YM, Waters PM. Surgical treatment for avulsion injuries of the humeral lesser tuberosity apophysis in adolescents. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Oct 19; 93(20):1882-8.
  20. Kramer D, Solomon R, Curtis C, Zurakowski D, Micheli LJ. Clinical results and functional evaluation of the Chrisman-Snook procedure for lateral ankle instability in athletes. Foot Ankle Spec. 2011 Feb; 4(1):18-28.
  21. Kramer DE, Micheli LJ. Meniscal tears and discoid meniscus in children: diagnosis and treatment. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009 Nov; 17(11):698-707.
  22. Kramer DE, Frassica FJ, Frassica DA, Cosgarea AJ. Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the knee: diagnosis and treatment. J Knee Surg. 2009 Jul; 22(3):243-54.
  23. Kramer DE, Chang TL, Miller NH, Sponseller PD. Tibial tubercle fragmentation: a clue to simultaneous patellar ligament avulsion in pediatric tibial tubercle fractures. Orthopedics. 2008 May; 31(5):501.
  24. Cascio BM, Pateder DB, Farber AJ, Kramer DE, Ain MC, Frassica FJ. Improvement in documentation of compartment syndrome with a chart insert. Orthopedics. 2008 Apr; 31(4):364.
  25. Kramer DE, Bahk MS, Cascio BM, Cosgarea AJ. Posterior knee arthroscopy: anatomy, technique, application. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Dec; 88 Suppl 4:110-21.
  26. Cosgarea AJ, Kramer DE, Bahk MS, Totty WG, Matava MJ. Proximity of the popliteal artery to the PCL during simulated knee arthroscopy: implications for establishing the posterior trans-septal portal. J Knee Surg. 2006 Jul; 19(3):181-5.
  27. Kramer DE, Cascio B, Bahk M, and Cosgarea AJ. Posterior Knee Arthroscopy: Anatomy, Technique and Applications. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2006.
  28. Cosgarea AJ, Kramer DE, Bahk MS, Totty WG, Matava MJ. Proximity of the Popliteal Artery to the PCL during Simulated Knee Arthroscopy. Journal of Knee Surgery. 2006; 19(3):181-185.
  29. Kramer DE, Frassica FJ, and Cosgarea AJ. Total Arthroscopic Synovectomy for Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Knee. Techniques in Knee Surgery. 2004; 3(1):36-45.
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