Kirk Kindsfater, MD

Dr. Kirk Kindsfater is an internationally recognized, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. His practice is well known for the outstanding results that patients have with hip and knee replacement surgery.
During his practice at OCR, Dr. Kindsfater has performed more than 25,000 hip and knee replacement surgeries for patients.

Dr. Kindsfater is also actively involved in medical research in new technologies and implant design which can lead to improvements in the field of joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Kindsfater’s Physician Assistants are Todd Bryce, PA-C, Nathan Hawkins, PA-C, and Carri Miller, PA-C.

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  • Specialties
  • Education
  • Qualifications
  • Locations
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Joint Replacement Surgery

 

 

  • Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery (Hip and Knee)
    1994-1995 — Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedics
    1993-1994 — University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver
  • Residency – Department of Orthopaedics
    1990-1994 — University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver
  • Internship – Department of Surgery
    1989-1990 — University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver
  • Medical Degree
    1989 — University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver
  • B.S. Degree
    1983 — Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Adult Reconstruction, Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies
    1995 – Present

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Hamilton I. Barnard Award
    • Outstanding Research in Orthopaedics
    • UCHSC Department of Orthopaedics
  • Winner Highlight Paper Award
    • Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting
  • Graduated with Honors, UCHSC – Class Rank 1st
  • George Packard Award – Outstanding Record in Surgery
  • UpJohn Achievement Award – Oustanding Academic Achievement
  • Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
  • (2) Lange Award – Oustanding Medical Student
  • Graduated Cum Laude – Colorado State University
  • Elected to Phi Kappa Phi – National Honor Society
  • Elected to Tau Beta Pi – National Engineering Honor Society
  • Elected to Pi Tau Sigma – National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
  • Fort Collins

Resources

Do you have questions about Joint Replacement Surgical conditions that you or a family member may be experiencing? Have you been diagnosed with a specific problem and you are wondering about treatment options? Check out the links below that contain valuable information. Please note that this information should serve as a resource and should be considered only in discussion with your doctor before official diagnosis or treatment is attempted.

DePuy’s Hip Replacement Patient Information
Depuy’s Knee Replacement Patient Information
DePuy’s Main Website
Learn More About Common Orthopaedic Conditions & Surgeries
Papers, Abstracts & Poster Presentations
  1. Kindsfater, Politi, J. Chimento, G., Fawley, D,: Two Year Survivorship and Complications Of Revsion Hip Arthroplasty With A Modular Femoral Stem. Abstract accepted as Poster Presentation, EFORT, Congress, Vienna, Austria, October 2020.
  2. Kindsfater, K., Lesko,J.: Survivorship of a Modular Acetabular Cup System: Medium to Long Term Follow-Up: Arthroplasty Today, 26;4(3):376-382, August,
  3. Dave,A.J., Selzer, F., Losina, E., Klara, M., Collins, J.E., Usiskin,I., Band, P., Dalury,D.F., Iorio, R., Kindsfater,K., Katz, J.N.: Is There an Association Between Whole-Body Pain with Osteoarthritis-related Knee Pain, Pain Catastrophizing, and Mental Health? Clin Orthop Relat Res., 473 (12): 3894- 902, December, 2015.
  4. Kindsfater, KA., Pomeroy,D., Clark, CR., Gruen, TA, Murphy,J., Himden,S.: In Vivo Performance of Moderately Cross-linked, Thermally Treated Polyethylene in a Prospective Randomized Controlled Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty J. Arthroplasty. :30 (8): 1333-8, August 2015.
  5. Barrett, W., Toomey,S., Kindsfater, K., Panozzo,M. , Lesko,J.: Midterm Results of a Moderately Crosslinked Polyethylene: A Retrospective Review Podium presentation, International Congress for Joint Replacement, Pan Pacific Congress, Kana, Hawaii, July
  6. Fischenich, , Lewis,J., Kindsfater, KA., Bailey, TS., Haut,-Donahue,TL. Effects of Degeneration on the Compressive and Tensile Properties of Human Meniscus: Journal of Biomechanics, 1;48(8): 1407-11. June 2015.
  7. Kindsfater, K.: Stemless Revision TKA Utilizing Press-Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves: Mid Term Results of a Novel Technique. E-Poster presentation, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, Kyoto, Japan, September
  8. Kindsfater, K.: Stemless Revision TKA Utilizing Press-Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves: Mid Term Results of a Novel Technique. Podium presentation International Congress for Joint Replacement, Kana, Hawaii, July
  9. Kindsfater, , Barrett, W., Dowd, J., Lesko, J.: Ten Year Survivorship with a Modular Cup: Results of a Large Multicenter Study. Poster presentation, International Congress for Joint Replacement, Kana, Hawaii, July 2014.
  10. Johnson, D., Dennis, D., Kindsfater, K., Kim,R.: Evaluation of Total Knee Arthroplasty Performed With and Without Computer Navigation: A Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 28 (3): 455-8. March, 2013.
  11. Kindsfater, K., Sherman, C., Bureau.,C.: A Prospective Study of Moderately Crosslinked Lateralized Liners: Minimum 5 Year Clinical and Radiographic Follow-Up. Poster presentation, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, Sydney, Australia, October,
  12. Barrett, , Kindsfater, K., Lesko,J.,: Large Diameter Modular Metal­ on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty: Incidence of Revision for Adverse Reaction to Metallic Debris. Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 27(6), 976-83, June, 2012.
  13. Kindsfater, , Sychterz – Terefenko, C., Gruen, T.: Five Year Minimum Results of Modular Metal on Metal THA, Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 27 (4), 545-550, April, 2012.
  14. Kindsfater, , Sherman, C., Bureau, C., Sychterz – Terefenko, C.: Stemless Revision TKA Utilizing Press-Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves: Early Results of a New Technique. Poster presentation, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, Bruge, Belgium, September, 2011.
  15. Barrett, W., Kindsfater, K., Lesko,J.,: Large Diameter Modular Metal­ on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty: Assessment of Soft Tissue Adverse Podium presentation, AAOS, San Diego, California, 2011.
  16. Kindsfater, , Dennis, D., Politi, J.: Incidence of Femoral Version Change In Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty with a Modular Femoral Component. Orthopedics, April, 2011.
  17. Kindsfater, K., Sychterz, C., Gruen, T.: Five Year Minimum Results of Modular Metal on Metal Podium presentation, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, Dubai, UAE, October 2010.
  18. Kindsfater, : Stemless Revision TKA Utilizing Press Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves. White paper, May 2010.
  19. Kindsfater, , Bureau, C., Sherman, C.: Unrecognized Acetabular Component rotation with Formation of a Psuedoarticulation After Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2010 Apr; (3): 498. e 11-4. Epub Feb 2009.
  20. Kindsfater, , Roche, M., Gruen, T., Warriner, G.: In Vivo Performance of Third Generation Polyethylene in a Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial. Poster, AAOS, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2010.
  21. Kindsfater, , Dennis, D., Politi, J.: Incidence of Femoral Version Change In Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty with a Modular Femoral Component. Poster, Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2010.
  22. Kindsfater, , Roche, M., Gruen, T., Warriner, G.: In Vivo Performance of a Third Generation Polyethylene in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Trial. Podium presentation, AAHKS, Dallas, Texas, November, 2009.
  23. Dennis, D., Kindsfater, K., Johnson, D., Kim, R.: Evaluation of TKA Performed With and Without Computer Navigation: A Bilateral TKA Study. Podium presentation, AAHKS, Dallas, Texas, November 2009.
  24. Dennis, D., Kindsfater, K., Johnson, D., Kim, R.: Evaluation of TKA Performed With and Without Computer Navigation: A Bilateral TKA Study. Kona, Hawaii, October,
  25. Kindsfater, , Dennis, D., Politi, J.,: Incidence of Femoral Version Change in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty with the SROM Femoral Component. Podium presentation, International Society of Technology in Arthroplasty, Kona, Hawaii, October, 2009.
  26. Kindsfater, K., Barrett, W., Dowd, J., Southworth, C. : Midterm Survival of a Multiliner Acetabular Cup – 1593 Consecutive Total Hip Replacements. Poster presentation, EFORT Conference, Vienna, Austria, June
  27. Dowd, J., Kindsfater, K., Barrett, W., Dalury, D., Southworth, C.: Large Femoral Heads can Help Reduce Risk of Dislocation In Podium, AAOS Proceedings, San Francisco, California, 2008.
  28. Dowd, J., Barrett, W., Kindsfater, K., Dalury, D., Southworth, C.: Large Femoral Heads Can Help Reduce Risk of Dislocation in Podium, AAHKS, Dallas, Texas, November, 2007.
  29. Barrett, , Kindsfater, K., Dowd, J., Southworth, C.: Delayed Hypersensitivity in Total Hip Replacements with Metal-On-Metal Bearings. Podium, Western Orthopaedic Association annual meeting, July, 2007.
  30. Kindsfater, K., Barrett, W., Dowd, J., Southworth, , Cassell, M.: Mid­ Term Survival of the Pinnacle Multi Liner Acetabular Cup in a Prospective Multi-Center Study. Poster, AAOS, San Diego, California, 2007
  31. Kindsfater, , Spitzer,A.1., Schafer, J.L., Scott, R.S.: Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis of the hip: a review of forty-one cases with eight to ten year follow-up. Orthopedics, 21(4), 425-431, April, 1998.
  32. Kindsfater, , Wilson, M.G., Thomas, W.H.: Management of the Rheumatoid hindfoot with special emphasis on talonavicular arthrodesis. Clin. Orthop., Vol. 340, 69-75, July, 1997.
  33. Kindsfater, K., Scott, D.: Recurrent hemarthrosis after total Knee arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol 10(Supplement), 52-56, November, 1995.
  34. Kindsfater, , Jonassen, E.A.: Osteomyelitis in Grade II and Grade Ill Open tibia fractures with early and late debridement. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Vol. 9(2), 121-127, February, 1995.
  35. Kindsfater,K., Lowe, T., Lawellin, , Wienstein, D., Akmakjian, J.: Platelet Calmodulin levels in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – prediction of curve progression and severity. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 76-A, 1186- 1193, August, 1994.
  36. Kindsfater, K., O’Brien, , Piatt, B. Motz, H.A., Hsin, J.: Effects of hyper­ baric oxygen on rabbit tendo-achilles healing. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 16, No.2, summer, 1992, 304.

 

Book Chapters / Symposia / Monographs
  1. Kindsfater, K., Froimson, M., : Total Hip Arthroplasty: Using Clinical Performance to Guide Implant Orthopaedics Today, January 2012.
  2. Kindsfater, K., Trousdale, , Austin, M., Dowd, J., Rodriguez, J.: Redefining Success in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty, Orthopaedics – Today, January 2011.
  3. Kindsfater, K., Dennis, D., Ranawat, C., Dowd, J., Nevins, , Barrett, W.: Advances in Orthopaedic Treatment with mobile Bearing Knees, Orthopaedics Today, August 2010.
  4. Kindsfater, K.: Recurrent Hemarthrosis After Total Knee Arthroplasty. In: Knee Surgery- Complications, Pitfalls, and Salvage. 1st New York: Springer-Verlag, 2001:361-363.
Presentations & Programs
  1. Invited Speaker I Faculty, Depuy National Sales Meeting, Palm Desert, California, February 2020.
  2. Invited International Guest Speaker, Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society­ Annual Meeting. Presented Topics: Robotics in Arthroplasty Debate, Managing Budgets in Tight Fiscal Times, Stemless Revision TKA Utilizing Press-Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves – Update, Technology in Arthroplasty­ When to Jump Bangkok, Thailand. August 2018.
  3. Invited International Guest Speaker, Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society – Annual Meeting. Presented Topics: Early Infection in Total Joint Arthroplasty, Incidence of Femoral Component Version Change in Primary THA, OR Efficiency, Handling Femoral Bone Loss in Revision THA, Managing Bone Loss in Revision Chennai, India, August 2017.
  4. Invited International Guest Speaker, Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society – Annual Presented Topics: OR and Office Efficiency, Instability in THA, Stemless Revision TKA Using Press-Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves, Patella Resurfacing Debate – in support of, Articulating Spacers in Infected TKA. Penang, Malaysia. August 2016.
  1. Invited Guest Speaker, DePuy Western Australia Joint Symposium – Contemporary Management of Fixation and Bone Loss in Revision Knee Revision TKA Using Press-Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves. August 2015.
  2. Faculty, Revision TKA Learning Center, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2013.
  3. Invited International Guest Speaker, DePuy Revision Hip and Knee Symposium, Gold Coast, September, 2013.
  4. Faculty, Revision TKA Learning Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2013.
  5. Faculty, Update on Bearing Surfaces and Clinical Results of the Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System, THA Symposium, AAHKS, Dallas, Texas, 2012.
  6. Faculty, Revision TKA Learning Center, Raynham, Massachussetts, August 2012.
  7. Faculty, Revision THA Sales Training, Chicago, Illinois, May 2012.
  1. Faculty, High Performance TKA Learning Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2012.
  2. Faculty, High Performance TKA Learning Center, Dallas Texas, November 2011.
  3. Faculty, THA and TKA Advanced Learning Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2011.
  4. DePuy Speakers Bureau,” Revision TKA Utilizing Press-Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves”, Chicago, Illinois, July, 2011.
  5. Faculty, TKA Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Denver, Colorado June 2011.
  6. DePuy Speakers Bureau, “Revision TKA Utilizing Press-Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves”, San Francisco, California, June 2011.
  7. Faculty, TKA Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, San Francisco, California, June 2011.
  8. DePuy Speakers Bureau, “Revision TKA Utilizing Press-Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves”, Dallas, Texas, May 2011.
  1. Faculty, TKA Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Dallas, Texas, May 2011
  2. Faculty, TKA Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Memphis, Tennessee, April, 2011.
  3. Faculty/ Invited Speaker, DePuy National Sales Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 2011.
  4. Faculty, TKA Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Louis, Missouri, December, 2010.
  5. Depuy Speakers Bureau, “Alternative Bearing Surfaces in THA”, Phoenix Arizona, November 2010.
  6. Depuy Speakers Bureau, “Alternative Bearing Surfaces in THA”, Denver, Colorado, October 2010.
  7. Faculty, Revision TKA Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Las Vegas Nevada, September 2010.
  8. Invited International Faculty,” Debating Solutions in Total Hip Replacement, Rome, Italy, May 2010.
  9. Faculty Revision TKA Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Raynham, Performed Cadaver dissections with implantation of press fit sleeves without stems. April, 2010.
  10. Invited Speaker/ Faculty, DePuy National Sales Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona January, 2010.
  11. Faculty Revision TKA Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Dallas, Performed cadaver dissections with implantation of femoral sleeves without stems. November, 2009.
  12. Faculty sales training, Depuy Orthopaedics, Dallas, Texas. November, 2009
  13. DePuy Speakers Bureau, “Managing Bone Defects in Revision TKA,” Stemless Revision TKA Utilizing Press Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves”, Honolulu, Hawaii, October,
  14. lnsall Traveling Fellows Conference, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, “Stemless Revision TKA Utilizing Press Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves”, October, 2009.
  1. Faculty High Performance Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Seattle, Performed cadaver dissection with HP instruments. Presented “High Flex TKA, CR 150. April, 2009.
  2. Faculty, High Performance Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Tuscon, Performed cadaver dissection with implantation of press fit metaphyseal sleeves without stems. May, 2009.
  3. Faculty, High Performance Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Phoenix, Arizona, February, 2009. Presented “Optimized Mid Vastus Approach for TKA”. Performed cadaver dissection and TKA implantation New instruments for surgeon attendees of the DePuy Speaker Bureau, Advances in Technology in THA and TKA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November,
  4. Faculty, Revision TKA Course/High Performance Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Dallas, Texas, November, Presented “RP TKA” and “Management of Infections in TKA”. Performed cadaver dissection and Implantation of RP TKA.
  5. Depuy Speaker Bureau, Metal on Metal THA and RP TKA, Loveland, Colorado, August,
  6. Faculty, High Performance Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Celebration, Florida, April, 2008. Presented “Optimized Mid Vastus Approach for TKA”. Performed cadaver dissection and TKA implantation with new instruments for surgeon attendees of the
  7. Faculty, High Performance Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Chicago, Illinois, March, 2008. Presented ” High Performance Fixed Bearing TKA”, “Survivorship of RP TKA”. Performed cadaver dissection and TKA implantation with new instruments for surgeon attendees of the
  8. Faculty High Performance Learning Center, DePuy Orthopaedics, Las Vegas, Nevada, February, 2008. Presented “High Performance Fixed Bearing TKA”. Performed cadaver dissection and TKA implantation with new instruments for surgeon attendees of the
  9. Faculty, Transforming Orthopaedics: Advanced Outcomes and Techniques, Vail, Colorado, February,
  10. Depuy Speaker Bureau, Metal on Metal THA, Shreveport, Louisiana, October,
  11. Depuy Speaker Bureau, Metal on Metal THA, Houma, Louisiana, September,
  12. Depuy Speaker Bureau, Metal on Metal THA, New Orleans , Louisiana, June, 2007.
  13. The “Millenium Patient”, National Video Conference, moderator, Denver, Colorado, April,
  14. Depuy Speaker Bureau, Rotating Platform TKA, Louis, Missouri, March, 2007.
  15. Depuy Speaker Bureau, Rotating Platform TKA, Denver, March, 2007.
  16. Faculty, Depuy Sales Training Meeting, RP TKA, Dallas, Texas,
  17. lnsall Traveling Fellows Conference, Simultaneous Bilateral RP TKA: CAS vs Standard Technique. 2006
  18. Alternative Bearing Surfaces in Total Joint Arthroplasty, National Video Conference, moderator and speaker, “Metal I Metal THA. Denver, Colorado,
  19. lnsall Traveling Fellows Conference, Computer Assisted TKA- Early Lessons Learned, Denver, Colorado,
  20. Faculty, Ci, Computer Assisted TKA, San Diego, California, 2005.
  21. Faculty, Maximizing Performance in Primary Total Joint Replacement, Metal/Metal THA, La Jolla, California,
  22. Depuy Speaker Bureau, Innovations in Total Joint Arthroplasty, Metal on Metal THA, Collins, Colorado, 2005.
  23. Depuy Midwestern Surgeon Panel, Metal on Metal THA – An Ionizing Decision, San Francisco, California, 2005.
  24. Depuy Speaker Bureau, Metal/ Metal THA, El Paso, Texas, 2005.
  25. Depuy sales training, Metal on Metal THA, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2005.
  26. Faculty, Maximizing Performance in Primary Total Joint Replacement, Patello-Femoral Arthroplasty, La Jolla, California,
  27. Northern Colorado Orthopaedic Conference, Rotating Platform TKA, Collins, Colorado, 2005.
  28. Depuy Speaker Bureau, Metal I Metal THA, Albuquerque, New Mexico,
  29. University of Colorado Residents Conference, Denver, Colorado, Metal / Metal THA, 2005.
  30. lnsall Traveling Fellows Conference, Denver, Colorado, GAS TKA – Early Lessons Learned,
  31. Depuy Western Sales Meeting, Metal I Metal THA-An Ionizing Decision, Las Vegas, Nevada,
  32. Depuy Ci TKA Course, San Diego, California, GAS TKA – Early Lessons Learned, 2005.
  33. Depuy Mountain Surgeon Panel, GAS TKA – Early Lessons Learned, Phoenix, Arizona,
  34. Faculty, Maximizing Performance in Primary Total Joint Replacement, Metal/Metal THA, an Ionizing Scottsdale, Arizona, 2004.
  35. Rocky Mountain Chapter Western Orthopaedic Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Metal/Metal THA.
  36. Northern Colorado Orthopaedic Conference, Ft. Collins, Colorado, 2002. Mini Dose Coumadin Therapy in Total Joint
  37. Program Chair, Rocky Mountain Chapter Western Orthopaedic Association, 2001,
  38. Faculty, Clinical Management of the Arthritic Hip and Knee, Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, Rancho Mirage, , 1996.
  39. University of Colorado, Department of Orthopaedics, “The Boston Joint Experience”, Grand Rounds, Denver, Colorado,
  40. AAOS Scientific Meeting, , Platelet Calmodulin Levels in Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis, New Orleans, 1994
  41. Scoliosis Research Society, Platelet Calmodulin Levels in Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis, Dublin, Ireland,
  42. AAOS Scientific Meeting, Osteomyelitis in GIi and GIii Open Tibial Fractures with Early and Late Debridement, San Francisco, Ca.
  43. AAOS Orthopaedic Trauma Association Specialty Day, Osteomyelitis in GIi and GIii Open Tibial Fractures with Early and Late Debridement, San Francisco, , 1993.
  44. Rocky Mountain Chapter Western Orthopaedic Association, Tendo Achilles Healing in Rabbits with Hyperbaric Oxygen, Denver, , 1993.

 

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Osteomyelitis in GIi and GIii Open Tibial Fractures with Early and Late Debridement, Minneapolis, , 1992.
  2. American Orthopaedic Association Residents Conference, Tendo Achilles Healing in Rabbits with Hyperbaric Oxygen, Ann Arbor, Michigan,
  3. Colorado Trauma Symposium, Osteomyelitis in GIi and Gill Open Tibial Fractures with Early and Late Debridement, Denver, , 1992.
Design Projects
  1. Currently involved with design of Instrumented Revision TKA Metaphyseal DePuy Orthopaedics.
  2. Currently involved with acetabular design projects – DePuy
  3. TKA instrumentation develompent – Stryker  2016.
  4. Femoral cutting block for TC3, HP revision TKA In conjunction with DePuy Orthopaedics. 2010-2011.
  5. Titanium foam acetabular wedges and buttresses. Titanium foam press fit metaphyseal sleeves for revision In conjunction with DePuy Orthopaedics. 2008 – 2010.
  6. “Revolution” cement delivery Stryker Orthopaedics. 2001.
Past & Current Research
  1. Reclaim Revision Femoral Stem. Clinical outcomes and long term In conjunction with DePuy Orthopaedics. Current.
  2. AOX polyethylene in Attune and Sigma RP TKA. Clinical performance and long term clinical outcomes. In conjunction with DePuy Orthopaedics.
  3. AltrX polyethylene in Gription Acetabular Clinical performance and long term clinical outcomes. In conjunction with DePuy Orthopaedics. Current.
  4. ASR Post Market Surveillance FDA required 522 Study in conjunction with DePuy Orthopaedics. Radiographic, MRI and serum metal level evaluation. Current.
  5. Stemless Revision TKA Utilizing Press-Fit Metaphyseal Sleeves: Mid-term results of a Novel Independent clinical study. Current.
  6. Modular Metal on Metal Post Market Surveillance Study . FDA required 522 Study in conjunction with DePuy Orthopaedics. Radiographic, MRI and serum metal level Current.
  7. Attune Clinical Evaluation – 10004, evaluation Attune CR RP TKA­ Comparative data base for early evaluators Attune Current
  8. Attune Clinical Evaluation – 10003, evaluation CR RP Sigma TKA – Comparative data base for early evaluators Attune Current.
  9. Summit Cemented Stem Clinical Evaluation. Clinical performance and long term clinical In conjunction with DePuy Orthopaedics. Current.
  10. Modular Metal on Metal THA, 5 Year Minimum In conjunction with DePuy Orthopaedics. 2010.
  11. Incidence of Version Change in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty with the SROM Femoral Independent clinical study. 2008 – 2009.
  12. Bilateral Simultaneous RP TKA: CAS vs Standard Technique. Independent clinical 2006.
  13. Lead Investigator Bannister Cobalt/Chrome tibial tray/ highly crosslinked polyethylene, multi-center study, in conjunction with Depuy 2004-Present.
  14. Pinnacle Cup Clinical Study, Clinical Investigator, in Conjunction with Depuy 2001- 2012.
  15. Ultima bead blasted vs. Ultima polished collarless stem. Clinical Investigator, in conjunction with Johnson and Johnson Orthopaedics, 1998-2000.
  16. Clinical Fellow, Implant Retrieval Study, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Harvard School of Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Ma. Developed a system of grading and cataloging damage and wear of retrieved orthopaedic implants.
Teaching Experience & Appointments
  1. Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Colorado, Denver, , 1995-2000.
  2. Clinical Faculty, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, 1996-2000.
  3. Clinical Faculty West Roxbury VA, West Roxbury, , 1994-1995.
  4. Clinical Fellow and Officer, Harvard University School of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, , 1994-1995.
Societies & Memberships
  1. Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  2. Member, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  3. American Association of Hip And Knee Surgeons
  4. Western Orthopaedic Association
  5. Colorado Orthopaedic Society- President, 2002- 2005
  6. Rocky Mountain Chapter Western Orthopaedic Association
Additional Information
  1. Consultant Depuy Orthopaedics – 2002 to present.
  2. Consultant Stryker Orthopaedics – 2015 to 2019.

Testimonials

“I had both hip replacement surgery done on both hips -- one in 2012 and then the other in early 2013. My surgeon was Dr. Kindsfater. Because I have arthritis, I did physical therapy after each surgery through their physical therapists. I highly recommend Dr. Kindsfater, the physician assistants, nurses, therapists, and staff. Hip replacement surgery allowed me to resume the active lifestyle I had lost. Now I do long-distance cycling, skiing, hiking, camping, etc. What a wonderful result!”

“I had a total knee replacement by Dr. Kindsfater. I was in awe of the people, processes and services that were in place to help me through the experience. I also had an unrelated illness and was able to speak to Dr. K after hours one evening. I felt valued and well taken care of."

“My husband Don just had a knee repair by Dr. Kindsfater only 5 weeks ago and he already has more usage from the knee than he's had for 11 years since the knee was replaced by another doctor. Doctor Kindsfater replaced my hip 2 years ago and I am also very pleased with the outcome of that surgery. I would recommend Doctor Kindsfater to everyone who needs hip or knee surgery as he is undoubtedly the very best. He also has two excellent Physician's Assistants. Thanks to all 3 of you for excellent care”- Veronica F.

“I had great results on both hip replacements, excellent doctor. Excellent facility. I'm back to being very active and a weekend warrior again.” – Bill R.

Kirk Kindsfater, MD

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Dr. Kirk Kindsfater is an internationally recognized, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who sees patients in our Fort Collins, CO, office.

His practice is well known for the outstanding results that patients have with hip and knee replacement surgery. Patients come to see Dr. Kindsfater not only from Fort Collins and around the region, but from throughout the United States and the world, ranging from New York to California to Alaska within the U.S, and international patients from as far away as Venezuela and Nepal.

A native of Eaton, CO, Dr. Kindsfater joined the Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies in 1995 after completing his fellowship (advanced) training in joint replacement surgery at Harvard School of Medicine and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Fellowship provides physicians with an additional, sixth year of focused orthopaedic surgery in their specialty area, following completion of their residency.

During his practice at OCR, Dr. Kindsfater has performed more than 25,000 hip and knee replacement surgeries for patients.

His excellent clinical results and the professionalism of his “orthopaedic team” has allowed his practice to become the busiest in Colorado and one of the busiest in the nation; he currently takes care of more than 1,300 joint replacement patients a year.

Each year, Dr. Kindsfater currently performs approximately:

  • 900 knee replacement surgeries, and
  • 450 hip replacement operations for patients.

For hip replacement patients, Dr. Kindsfater offers the latest in orthopaedic implants, technology and surgical techniques including:

  • Highly crosslinked polyethylene and Delta ceramic articulating surfaces which provide outstanding wear properties for improved longevity of the hip replacement
  • Rapid rehab/post surgical protocols which allow patients to walk the same day as surgery and for younger patients the ability to be discharged to home in less than 24 hours

For knee replacement patients, he provides:

  • High performance fixed and rotating platform knees. Dr. Kindsfater utilizes the rotating platform knee in his most active patients as the orthopaedic literature has shown this type of implant to have excellent long term function and survivorship.
  • Utilization of advanced bearing surfaces including highly crosslinked and antioxidant polyethylene bearings which can lead to improved longevity of the knee replacement
  • Rapid post -operative mobilization of the patient which allows many single knee replacement patients to be discharged to home in less than 24 hours from surgery and almost all patients to be discharged to home within 48 hours of surgery

Dr. Kindsfater is also actively involved in medical research in new technologies and implant design which can lead to improvements in the field of joint replacement surgery.

In addition, he consults with major orthopaedic companies for both product development, and to educate other orthopaedic surgeons in new technologies and surgical techniques. Over the past 15 years Dr. Kindsfater has been an invited faculty member at didactic orthopaedic courses on more than 60 occasions. He also routinely hosts other orthopaedic surgeons into his operating room so that they can see the latest in surgical techniques and operating room efficiencies.

Dr. Kindsfater continues to be very active with clinical research as well. Over the years he has been involved in 17 clinical research projects / clinical studies. He has presented research findings at international orthopaedic meetings held in Brugge, Belgium; Hawaii; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Sydney, Australia and Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Kindsfater has also lectured internationally, including educational presentations in recent years to fellow surgeons in Rome, Mexico City, and Surfers Paradise, Australia.

He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; he holds board certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Kindsfater performs surgery for patients at OCR’s surgery center and at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Kindsfater enjoys spending time with his family, lifting weights, or racing one of his vehicles at the  track.

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