As a high school football and basketball student-athlete in Bloomington, Indiana, Dr. Thomas Klootwyk developed an early interest in sports-related injuries and the science involved in the healing and recovery from those injuries. His 25-year career includes international recognition and a place on the ACL Study Group, a selection of 150 knee surgeons worldwide who gather for a one-week discussion about advancements in the treatment of ACL injuries. He specializes in disorders of the knee.
Additionally, Dr. Klootwyk brings the knowledge and experience he has gained as a team physician for high school, college and professional sports – including the Indianapolis Colts – to each patient he sees. He has been married for more than 30 years and has three daughters.
Knee Arthroscopy | Knee Ligament Reconstruction: ACL, PCL, MCL Lateral Side | Treatment of Meniscal and Chondral Knee Injuries | Patellofemoral Realignment | Sports Medicine
After tearing her ACL, Indianapolis Colts cheerleader Hunter feared her lifelong career as a dancer was over. Thanks to the surgical repair of her ACL by Dr. Klootwyk and rehab with Jillian Hacker, a dedicated athletic trainer with the cheerleaders, Hunter is back to doing what she loves — dancing.
After tearing her ACL while playing basketball, Karina and her parents feared the worst—an end to her passion for basketball. After surgery performed by Dr. Thomas Klootwyk and physical therapy with Nate Mejeur, Karina is back on the basketball court for her senior year season.