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Thomas Klootwyk

Orthopedic Specialist in Knee Conditions

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.

Areas of Focus

Knee Arthroscopy | Knee Ligament Reconstruction: ACL, PCL, MCL Lateral Side | Treatment of Meniscal and Chondral Knee Injuries | Patellofemoral Realignment | Sports Medicine

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications, Sports Medicine, 2012

Research & Publications

  • 23+ articles and chapters in national publications
  • 17+ presentations on knee surgery, rehabilitation and ligament reconstruction
  • 70+ national presentations on knee surgery, rehabilitation and ligament reconstruction

Education

  • Indiana University, BA, cum laude
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD, magna cum laude
  • Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, Fellowship

Positions

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Society/Study Group
  • The NFL Physicians Society
  • Indiana Orthopaedic Society
  • Indiana Athletic Trainers Association

Awards

  • Indiana University Bruce White Scholar and Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Indiana University Phi Gamma Delta Education Foundation Award
  • Indiana University Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
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I believe in providing focused one-on-one care for each patient. I listen carefully to better understand the patient’s condition – and I am a better doctor for it.
Thomas Klootwyk

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Head Team Physician Thomas Klootwyk Steps Down After More Than Two Decades with the Colts

CARMEL, Ind. – After 23 years spent assisting with and directing the medical care of the Indianapolis Colts, the team announces current head team physician Dr. Thomas Klootwyk will be […]

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