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Richard W. Kruse, DO

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803


  • Pediatric Orthopedics - Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 1990


  • Rotating - Tripler Army Medical Center, 1982


  • Surgery - Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1989

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Orthopedics

  • Franzone, J. M., Sargent, B. M., Dang Do, A. N., Knue, M., Marini, J. C., & Kruse, R. W. (2021). Stress Shielding in the Setting of Osteogenesis Imperfecta and the Effect of Downsizing an Intramedullary Rod: A Case Report. JBJS case connector, 11(3). doi:10.2106/JBJS.CC.20.00680

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  • Sakkers, R. J., Montpetit, K., Tsimicalis, A., Wirth, T., Verhoef, M., Hamdy, R., & Kruse, R. W. (2021). A roadmap to surgery in osteogenesis imperfecta: results of an international collaboration of patient organizations and interdisciplinary care teams. Acta Orthopaedica, 92(5), 608-614. doi:10.1080/17453674.2021.1941628

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  • Pargas, C., Franzone, J. M., Rogers, K. J., Artinian, F., Santana, A., Shah, S. A., & Bober, M. B. (2020). Cervical kyphosis: A predominant feature of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta type 5. Bone Reports, 13. doi:10.1016/j.bonr.2020.100735

  • Hariharan, A. R., Schindelar, L., Nichols, L. R. B., & Kruse, R. W. (2020). A Metaphyseal Corner Fracture that Wasn't: A Case Report of Osteitis from Congenital Syphilis. JBJS case connector, 10(1), e0557. doi:10.2106/JBJS.CC.19.00557

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  • Shirley, E. D., Maguire, K. J., Mantica, A. L., & Kruse, R. W. (2020). Alternatives to Traditional Cast Immobilization in Pediatric Patients. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 28(1), e20-e27. doi:10.5435/JAAOS-D-18-00152

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  • Franzone, J. M., Finkelstein, M. S., Rogers, K. J., & Kruse, R. W. (2020). Evaluation of Fracture and Osteotomy Union in the Setting of Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Reliability of the Modified Radiographic Union Score for Tibial Fractures (RUST). Journal of pediatric orthopedics, 40(1), 48-52. doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000001068

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  • Harcke, H. T., Lawrence, L. L., Gripp, E. W., Kecskemethy, H. H., Kruse, R. W., & Murphy, S. G. (2019). Adult tourniquet for use in school-age emergencies. Pediatrics, 143(6). doi:10.1542/peds.2018-3447

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  • Franzone, J. M., Shah, S. A., Wallace, M. J., & Kruse, R. W. (2019). Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Pediatric Orthopedic Perspective. Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 50(2), 193-209. doi:10.1016/j.ocl.2018.10.003

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  • Cobanoglu, M., Bauer, J. M., Neiss, G., Yorgova, P., Rogers, K., Kruse, R. W., & Shah, S. A. (2019). Treatment of scoliosis in osteogenesis imperfecta: Experience at a single institution. Indian Spine Journal, 2(2), 114-121. doi:10.4103/isj.isj_36_18

  • Santana, A., Franzone, J. M., McGreal, C. M., Kruse, R. W., & Bober, M. B. (2018). A moderate form of osteogenesis imperfecta caused by compound heterozygous LEPRE1 mutations. Bone Reports, 9, 132-135. doi:10.1016/j.bonr.2018.09.002

  • Franzone, J. M., Rogers, K. J., & Kruse, R. W. (2018). Categorization of the usage of adjunctive structural allograft bone graft in extremity surgery for patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants, 28(3), 205-208. doi:10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.2018028895

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  • Franzone, J. M., & Kruse, R. W. (2018). Intramedullary nailing with supplemental plate and screw fixation of long bones of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta: Operative technique and preliminary results. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B, 27(4), 344-349. doi:10.1097/BPB.0000000000000405

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  • Gaebe, G., Kruse, R., Rogers, K., Mackenzie, W. G., & Holmes, L. (2018). Dynamic Lower Extremity Deformity in Children with Pseudoachondroplasia. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 38(3), 157-162. doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000000798

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  • Wallace, M. J., Kruse, R. W., & Shah, S. A. (2017). The spine in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 25(2), 100-109. doi:10.5435/JAAOS-D-15-00169

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  • Franzone, J. M., Bober, M. B., Rogers, K. J., McGreal, C. M., & Kruse, R. W. (2017). Re-alignment and intramedullary rodding of the humerus and forearm in children with osteogenesis imperfecta: Revision rate and effect on fracture rate. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 11(3), 185-190. doi:10.1302/1863-2548.11.160214

  • Savage, J. S., Attia, M., & Kruse, R. (2016). An Unusual Cause of Limp in a Toddler. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 67(2). doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.05.008

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  • Wallace, M., Kruse, R., Eutsler, E. P., & Averill, L. W. (2016). MRI findings of post-traumatic subperiosteal hematoma of the iliac bone with resultant femoral nerve palsy in an adolescent boy. Pediatric Radiology, 46(9), 1350-1353. doi:10.1007/s00247-016-3581-3

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