Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Spindler, Kurt P. , M.D.
Adjoint Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

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Phone Number: 615-322-7878, 615-343-9893 (fax)


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Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute

Medical Center East, South Tower, Suite 4200 37232-8774

Clinical Interests
All facets of sports medicine, diagnostic and surgical arthroscopy, and all types of injuries and dysfunctions of the knee and shoulder.

Spindler, KP, Huston, LJ, Wright, RW, Kaeding, CC, Marx, RG, Amendola, A, Parker, RD, Andrish, JT, Reinke, EK, Harrell, FE, , , Dunn, WR. The prognosis and predictors of sports function and activity at minimum 6 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a population cohort study. Am J Sports Med, 39(2), 348-59, 2011.

Cox, CL, Homlar, KC, Carey, JL, Spindler, KP. CALAXO osteoconductive interference screw: the value of postmarket surveillance. J Surg Orthop Adv, 19(2), 121-4, 2010.

Dunn, WR, Spindler, KP, , . Predictors of activity level 2 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR): a Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) ACLR cohort study. Am J Sports Med, 38(10), 2040-50, 2010.

Dunn, WR, Spindler, KP, Amendola, A, Andrish, JT, Kaeding, CC, Marx, RG, McCarty, EC, Parker, RD, Harrell, FE, An, AQ, Wright, RW, Brophy, RH, Matava, MJ, Flanigan, DC, Huston, LJ, Jones, MH, Wolcott, ML, Vidal, AF, Wolf, BR, , . Which preoperative factors, including bone bruise, are associated with knee pain/symptoms at index anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR)? A Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) ACLR Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med, 38(9), 1778-87, 2010.

Magnussen, RA, Granan, LP, Dunn, WR, Amendola, A, Andrish, JT, Brophy, R, Carey, JL, Flanigan, D, Huston, LJ, Jones, M, Kaeding, CC, McCarty, EC, Marx, RG, Matava, MJ, Parker, RD, Vidal, A, Wolcott, M, Wolf, BR, Wright, RW, Spindler, KP, Engebretsen, L. Cross-cultural comparison of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction in the United States and Norway. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 18(1), 98-105, 2010. PMCID:2817668

Spindler, KP, Dunn, WR. The rationale for identifying clinical predictors modifiable by tissue engineering for translational models. Tissue Eng Part B Rev, 16(1), 117-21, 2010. PMCID:2817668

Carey, JL, Dunn, WR, Dahm, DL, Zeger, SL, Spindler, KP. A systematic review of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with autograft compared with allograft. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 91(9), 2242-50, 2009. PMCID:2730860

Cox, CL, Deangelis, JP, Magnussen, RA, Fitch, RW, Spindler, KP. Meniscal tears in athletes. J Surg Orthop Adv, 18(1), 2-8, 2009. PMCID:2744752

Magnussen, RA, Carey, JL, Spindler, KP. Does operative fixation of an osteochondritis dissecans loose body result in healing and long-term maintenance of knee function. Am J Sports Med, 37(4), 754-9, 2009. PMCID:2744752

Magnussen, RA, Mansour, AA, Carey, JL, Spindler, KP. Meniscus status at anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction associated with radiographic signs of osteoarthritis at 5- to 10-year follow-up: a systematic review. J Knee Surg, 22(4), 347-57, 2009. PMCID:2817668

Snyder, RA, DeAngelis, JP, Koester, MC, Spindler, KP, Dunn, WR. Does shoe insole modification prevent stress fractures? A systematic review. HSS J, 5(2), 92-8, 2009. PMCID:2744752

Spindler, KP, Murray, MM, Carey, JL, Zurakowski, D, Fleming, BC. The use of platelets to affect functional healing of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) autograft in a caprine ACL reconstruction model. J Orthop Res, 27(5), 631-8, 2009. PMCID:2752673

Magnussen, RA, Dunn, WR, Carey, JL, Spindler, KP. Treatment of focal articular cartilage defects in the knee: a systematic review. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 466(4), 952-62, 2008. PMCID:2504649

Spindler, KP. Insoles, external joint supports, and multi-intervention training programs reduce sports injuries. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 90(2), 449, 2008. PMCID:2752673

Spindler, KP, Wright, RW. Clinical practice. Anterior cruciate ligament tear. N Engl J Med, 359(20), 2135-42, 2008. PMCID:2752673

Dunn, WR, George, MS, Churchill, L, Spindler, KP. Ethics in sports medicine. Am J Sports Med, 35(5), 840-4, 2007. PMCID:2504649

Fleisch, SB, Spindler, KP, Lee, DH. Corticosteroid injections in the treatment of trigger finger: a level I and II systematic review. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 15(3), 166-71, 2007. PMCID:2504649

George, MS, Huston, LJ, Spindler, KP. Endoscopic versus rear-entry ACL reconstruction: a systematic review. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 455, 158-61, 2007. PMCID:2504649

Kuhn, JE, Dunn, WR, Ma, B, Wright, RW, Jones, G, Spencer, EE, Wolf, B, Safran, M, Spindler, KP, McCarty, E, Kelly, B, Holloway, B, , . Interobserver agreement in the classification of rotator cuff tears. Am J Sports Med, 35(3), 437-41, 2007. PMCID:2504649

Spindler, KP. The Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS): a prospective longitudinal cohort to define outcomes and independent predictors of outcomes for revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Knee Surg, 20(4), 303-7, 2007. PMCID:2504649

Stricker, P.R. and Spindler, K.P. Prospective Evaluation of History and Physical Examination Variables to Determine Radiography in Acute Ankle Injuries. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, , 8:209-214, 1998.

Spindler, K.P., Clark, S.W., Nanney, L.B., and Davidson, J.M. Expression of Collagen and Matrix Metalloproteinases in Ruptured Human Anterior Cruciate Ligament: An in situ Hybridization Study. Journal of Orthopaedic Research , 14, 857-861, 1996.

Walker, R.N., Green, N.E., and Spindler, K.P. Stress Fractures in Skeletally Immature Patients. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, , 16:578-584, 1996.

Edkin, B.S., Spindler, K.P., and Flanagan, J.F.K. Femoral Nerve Block as an Alternative to Parenteral Narcotics for Pain Control after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Research , 11, 404-409, 1995.

Spindler, K.P., Schils, J.P., Bergfeld, J.A., Andrish, J.T., Weiker, G.G., Anderson, T.E., Piraino, D.W., and Richmond, B.J. Prospective Study of Osseous, Articular, and Meniscal Lesions in Recent ACL Tears by MRI and Arthroscopy. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 21:4, 551-557, 1993.

Iannotti, J.P., Zlatkin, M.P., Esterhai, J.L., Kressel, H.Y., Dalinka, M.K., and Spindler, K.P. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Shoulder: Sensitivity, Specificity, and Predictive Value. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, (73A), 1:17-29, 1991.

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