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Scott D. Kuiper, M.D.

Specializes in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, total and reverse total shoulder replacement, and the treatment of sports-related injuries to the knee, shoulder, and elbow.

Dr. Kuiper has extensive experience treating all shoulder problems including rotator cuff tears, labral tears, shoulder dislocations, and shoulder arthritis. He also specializes in arthroscopy of the knee and elbow for the treatment of athletic-related injuries.

Dr. Kuiper earned Phi Beta Kappa honors and graduated Magna Cum Laude from DePauw University in 1983. While attending University of Louisville School of Medicine, he earned admission to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society as a junior and in 1987 graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top 7 of his class. In 1993, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California San Diego. While at UCSD, he completed a basic science Orthopedic Research Fellowship where presented and published papers and book chapters on the basic science of knee ligament tears, the histology of aging ligaments, shoulder scapular anatomy, and anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Dr. Kuiper was then selected to be an orthopedic shoulder, knee, and elbow sports medicine fellow with the renowned Dr. James Andrews at the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He spent one year concentrating on advanced arthroscopic treatment of the knee, shoulder, and elbow while taking care of athletes from Auburn University, The University of Alabama, University of West Alabama, the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, as well as minor league baseball and hockey teams. While a fellow, he also won the prestigious DePuy Award for shoulder research presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons on what biomechanical effect arthroscopic acromioplasty has on deltoid strength.

Dr. Kuiper is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (1996, 2006, 2016) and a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Kentucky Medical Society and other national orthopedic and sports medicine societies. He has served as the onsite orthopedic consultant for several PGA Championships. He currently serves as team physician and orthopedist for St. Xavier High School and Sacred Heart Academy and is an orthopedic consultant for several local universities.  He has been involved in the development of a number of groundbreaking orthopedic devices and implants that have helped to improve outcomes in shoulder surgery. He is in the “TOP DOCS” Hall of Fame for Louisville orthopedic surgeons after winning this award in 2005, 2010, 2014,2015, and 2018.

The Advantages of Consulting a Specialist in Shoulder Surgery

Groundbreaking advancements are being made each year in shoulder surgery and Dr. Kuiper is involved with the development of new procedures and techniques to better treat his patients with athletic-related shoulder injuries as well as osteoarthritis. New bone and soft tissue preserving procedures for shoulder arthritis are available for both total shoulder and reverse total shoulder replacement used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and unrepairable rotator cuff tears. This includes small-stem and stemless total shoulder replacement and computer-navigated shoulder replacement. New arthroscopic repair techniques are also available using all-suture anchors and knotless anchor repairs for labral and rotator cuff tears, Bankart tears, SLAP tears, and shoulder dislocations. Dr. Kuiper also has a special interest in the treatment of frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis using the most advanced noninvasive and arthroscopic protocols to improve function. This translates into a higher success rate and faster recovery.

The advantages of consulting a specialist in sports injuries to the knee

Dr. Kuiper’s orthopedic sports medicine fellowship and previous basic science research give him a unique perspective for treating complex sports-related injuries to the ligaments and cartilage of the knee. Every week, athletes from Kentucky and Indiana seek his expert consultation for treatment knowing he uses the latest noninvasive and surgical techniques that provide the highest success rate for restoring strength and mobility and allow for the quickest return to sports competition. Common conditions treated include ACL tears, PCL tears, meniscus tears, cartilage injuries, and patellar dislocations.

Common Conditions Treated by Dr. Kuiper

Dr. Kuiper treats all chronic and acute conditions/injuries of the shoulder. This includes osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, rotator cuff arthropathy, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tears, labral tears, SLAP tears, and instability. Dr. Kuiper focuses on sports injuries to the knee including tendon and ligament tears, ACL and PCL tears, meniscus tears, and patellar dislocations. He also treats tennis elbow, biceps tendon tears, and loose bodies in the elbow. Many overuse conditions and injuries sustained by athletes are also seen in the workplace. Dr. Kuiper provides the same advanced cutting edge treatment to his patients with workplace injuries and overuse problems as he does to his high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. A safe and quick return to full function on the job is his priority. In his free time, Dr. Kuiper enjoys traveling with his wife and family, and is an avid cyclist and photographer.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

4130 Dutchman's Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Phone: (502) 897-1794
Fax: (502) 897-3852

3605 Northgate Court, Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150 Phone: 812-920-0408
Parkway South High School St. Louis, MO 1976-1979
DePauw University Greencastle, IN B.S. (Magna cum Laude) 1979-1983
University of Louisville School of Medicine Louisville, KY M.D. (Magna cum Laude) 1983-1987

INTERNSHIP
University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA (General Surgery) 1987-1988
University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA (Orthopaedic Surgery) 1988-1993
University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA (Orthopaedic Basic Science Research Fellowship) 1988-1989
American Sports Medicine Institute Birmingham, AL

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
Directors: James R. Andrews, M.D.
And William G. Clancy, M.D. 1993-1994
Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, (ABOS) 1996
Kentucky, License #30401 1994
Alabama, License #17254 1993
California, License #G064217 1988
Clinical Professor University of Louisville School of Medicine 1994 -
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery present
Private practice, Orthopaedic Surgery, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic, 1994 - Louisville, KY present
Baptist Hospital East
Norton Suburban Hospital
Jewish Hospital
Veterans Administration Medical Center
University of Louisville Hospital
Physician's Medical Center (PMC)
Spalding University 1999-
DuPont Manual High School 1995-
Sacred Heart Academy 1997-
Wagner High School 1998-2001
St. Patrick School 1998-
Saint Xavier High School ( Louisville Orthopedic Clinic)
Ballard High School ( Louisville Orthopedic Clinic)
Louisville Bulls Football Team 1999-2001
West Alabama University 1993-1994
Birmingham Barons AAA MLB (White Sox) 1993-1994
Birmingham Bulls Hockey Team 1993-1994
DePauw University Phi Beta Kappa 1983
Magna cum Laude 1983
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society 1983
DePauw University Rector Honor Scholarship 1982
Psi Chi Psychology Honorary Society 1982
Academic Dean's List 1979 - 1983
University of Louisville School of Medicine Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society 1986
Magna cum Laude 1987
Merck Manual Award 1987
3M Health Care "Excellence in Orthopaedic Research Award." Biomechanical Study of the Effect of Arthroscopic Acromioplasty on the Origin of the Deltoid
Muscle. AOSSM, Toronto, Canada, June14-18, 1995
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) 1998
Fellow, American Orthopaedic Society 2000 For Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Fellow, American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society 1994
Member, American Medical Association 1994
Member, Kentucky Medical Association 1994
Member, Louisville Orthopaedic Society
Member, Jefferson County Medical Association
Resident and Fellow's Arthroscopy Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1995. (Arthroscopy Association of North America)
Amiel D, Kuiper SD and Akeson WH: "Cruciate Ligaments: Response to Injury." In: Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury and Repair. Chapter 19. Ed. by D. Daniel, W.H. Akeson and J. O'Connor, Raven Press, N.Y. 1990.

Amiel D and Kuiper SD : "Experimental Studies on Ligament Grafts: Chemical and Histologic." In: Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury and Repair. Chapter 20. Ed. by D. Daniel, W.H. Akeson and J. O'Connor, Raven Press, N.Y. 1990.

Kuiper SD and Clancy WG: "Posterior Cruciate Ligament." In: Diagnostic and Operative Arthroscopy . Chapter 29, Ed. by J.R. Andrews and L.A. Timmerman, 1995.
Amiel D, Kuiper SD, Wallace CD, Harwood FL, VandeBerg JS and Akeson WH: Age-Related Properties of the Medial Collateral Ligament and Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Morphologic and Collagen Maturation Study in the Rabbit. J Gerontology: Biological Sciences, Vol. 46, No. 4, B159-165, 1991.

Gesink DS, Pacheco HO, Kuiper SD, Amiel D, Akeson WH, and Woods VL Jr: Immunohistochemical Localization of B1 Integrins in Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Ligaments of Human and Rabbit. J. Ortho Res., Vol. 10, 596-599, 1992.

Pedowitz RA, Gershuni DH, Botte MJ, Kuiper SD, Rydevik BL and Hargens AR: The Use of Lower Tourniquet Inflation Pressures in Extremity Surgery Facilitated by Curved and Wide Tourniquets and an Integrated Cuff Inflation System. CORR, No. 287, 237-244, 1993.PRESENTATIONS
Von Schroeder H, Kuiper SD: Osseous Anatomy of the Scapula. Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 2001
Kuiper SD, Amiel D, Harwood, FL, Kitabayashi LR, VandeBerg JS and Akeson WH: Age-Related Properties of the Medial Collateral Ligament and Anterior Cruciate Ligament. A Morphological and Biochemical Study. Orthop Trans. 14(2): 491-492, 1990. Presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Ortho Res Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 5-8, 1990.

Amiel D, Kitabayashi LR, Kuiper SD and Akeson WH: Ultrastructural and Biochemical Differences of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL). Western Connective Tissue Soc., Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 6-9, 1989.

Amiel D, Kitabayashi LR, Kuiper SD, and Akeson WH: The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL): Differences in their Ultrastructural and Biochemical Properties. Pan Pacific Connective Tissue Societies Symposium, Queensland, Australia, WSP-011-005, November, 1989.

Hart RA, Akeson WH, Kuiper SD, Wallace CD, VandeBerg JS and Amiel D: Age-Related Changes in Collagen Fibril Diameter Profiles in Rabbit Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Ligaments. Western Connective Tissue Soc., San Diego, California, May 22-24, 1992.

Hart RA, Akeson WH, Kuiper SD, Wallace CD and Amiel D: Collagen Fibril Diameter Distributions in Rabbit Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Ligaments as a Function of Age. 39th Annual Meeting, Orthopedic Research Society, San Francisco, California, February 15-18, 1993.

Craythorne B and Kuiper SD : Biomechanical Study of the Effect of Arthroscopic Acromioplasty on the Origin of the Deltoid Muscle. American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Toronto, Canada, June 14-18, 1995

Kuiper SD, Sclafani M, Clancy WG Jr: Posterior Cruciate Ligament Insertion Site Anatomy and Implications for Surgical Reconstruction. Annual Meeting of Kentucky Orthopedic Society, Louisville, KY September 27, 1996

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Sports, June 1, 1996 . Sports Medicine Symposium for Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

Kuiper SD: Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation, November 14, 1997 . National Association of Orthopedic Nurses.

Kuiper SD: Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation. Kentucky Physical Therapist Society Meeting, Louisville, KY, January 28, 1998 .

Kuiper SD: Shoulder Injuries in Athletes, June 6, 1998 . Sports Medicine Symposium for Kentucky High School Athletic Association

Kuiper SD: Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries, March 9, 1998 . Kentucky Orthopedic Rehabilitation Team Education Update.

Kuiper SD: Glenohumeral Instability and Labral Tears, September 28, 2001 . Kentucky Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting
Andrews JR, Kuiper SD. Open Capsular Shift for the Throwing Athlete. Video Presentation, AAOS 61 st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. February 1994.
Andrews JR, Kuiper SD. Arthroscopically Assisted PCL Reconstruction. Video Presentation, AAOS 61 st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. February 1994.
Andrews JR, Fleisig G, Kuiper SD. Biomechanics of the Elbow Joint During Pitching. Video Presentation, AAOS 61 st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. February 1994.
Andrews JR, Sclafani MA, Kuiper SD. Arthroscopic ACL/PCL Reconstruction for the Dislocated Knee. Video Presentation, AAOS 61 st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. February 1994.

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I was able to get a office visit on short notice. It seemed to be a very busy day. Rebecca took the time to listen to all of my issues and discuss a plan for additional treatment. I have always been impressed with her knowledge and bed side manner.
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Dr Goodin has replaced both of my knees this year with excellent results. He and Carly listen to my concerns, act promptly and work hard to make this journey the best it can be. Carly and Dr Goodin both have GREAT bedside manner and I feel I am in expert care with them.
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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

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3605 Northgate Court,
Suite 207,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207
Northgate Medical Center
3605 Northgate Court
Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150