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Kenneth M. Kramer, MD

Dr. Kenneth Kramer is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of all disorders of the spine, taking care of both surgical and nonsurgical management of adult and pediatric conditions of the neck and back. He has a particular interest in evolving minimally-invasive surgical techniques, percutaneous pain-relieving treatments and injection therapy. Dr. Kramer serves as president of the Connecticut Orthopaedics Foundation and as president of the Yale Orthopaedic Association, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale Medical School. He is an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Yale-New Haven Hospital and at MidState Medical Center.

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Education and Training

  • B.S. Biology - Wesleyan University
  • M.D. New York University
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Othropaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Connecticut Orthopaedics Surgical Center – Branford
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus

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" Dr Kramer was very professional and kind. He seems to be able to help me with my back problem and seemed concerned. Dr, Kramer's concern for helping me get rid of my back pain was greatly appreciated. "

Connecticut Orthopaedics
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" It was a great experience. Dr. Kramer proved to not only be friendly but knowledgeable as well. "

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" my visit was good and i will follow the doctors advise "

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" making app. was very easy as i came in met by staff to check temp. very comfortable waiting area only small issue waiting time seemed a lot longer then usual once seen everything went welln temp being taken all staff very professional "

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" Very good care "

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Full Biography

Born in Huntington, NY., Dr. Kramer received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency training at Yale Medical School, followed by a fellowship in spinal surgery at the University of Maryland Medical School. Upon completion of his training Dr. Kramer entered practice with Connecticut Orthopaedics, with whom he has since spent his entire professional career.
Dr. Kramer is president of the Connecticut Orthopaedics Foundation, president of the Yale Orthopaedic Association, past-president of the New England Spine Study Group, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale Medical School and an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Yale-New Haven Hospital and MidState Medical Center. He has written and lectured extensively within his field, speaking to both academic and public audiences. Dr. Kramer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society, Connecticut State Medical Society, and Health Volunteers Overseas. His clinical interests include evolving minimal invasive surgical techniques, percutaneous pain relieving treatments and injection therapy.
Dr. Kramer’s personal interests and hobbies include time spent with his wife Robin and their five children and their families, jazz and classical trumpet, tennis, cycling, film photography and reading. He serves on the board of directors of the Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra and as his class secretary at Wesleyan University.

Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Connecticut State Medical Society
  • New Haven Medical Association
  • Yale Orthopaedic Association
  • Health Volunteers Overseas

Research and Publications

  • K.M. Kramer, K. Abumi, M.M. Panjabi, J.S. Duranceau: “A Biomechanical Comparison of the Effects of Partial and Total Facetectomies on Stability of the Lumbar Spine”. Yale Orthopaedic Resident Disputations. New Haven, Connecticut, June 1987.
  • K. Abumi, M.M. Panjabi, M.S. Duranceau, K.M. Kramer: “Instabilities due to Partial and Total Facetectomies of the Lumbar Spine”. Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society. Atlanta, Georgia, February 1988.
  • K.M. Kramer, A.M. Levine: “Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia: A Retrospective Analysis of 18 Patients”. University of Maryland Orthopaedic Resident Disputations. Baltimore, Maryland, June 1988.
  • K.M. Kramer, A.M. Levine: Unilateral Facet Dislocation of the Lumbosacral Junction: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 71-A: 1258-1261, September 1989.
  • K.M. Kramer, A.M. Levine: “Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia: A Retrospective Analysis of 21 Patients”. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1990.
  • K. Abumi, M.M. Panjabi, K.M. Kramer, J. Duranceau, T. Oxland, J.J. Crisco: Biomechanical Evaluation of Lumbar Spinal Stability After Graded Facetectomies. Spine, Vol. 15, No. 11: 1142-1147, November 1990.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia”. New England Spine Study Group Meeting. Cooperstown, New York, September 1991.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Cervical Discography”. New England Spine Study Group Meeting. Manchester, Vermont, April 1992.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Low Back Pain in the Athlete”. Annual Meeting, Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association. Cromwell, Connecticut, May 1992.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Cervical Spinal Injuries in Athletes”. Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedics, Yale University School of Medicine. New Haven, Connecticut, January 1993.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Rod-Sleeve Fixation of Thoracolumbar Fractures”. New England Spine Study Group Meeting. New Haven, Connecticut, August 1994.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Extraspinal Infectious Sciatica”. New England Spine Study Group Meeting. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, August 1995.
  • K.M. Kramer: Thesis Disputant, Postgraduate Seminar and Disputations, Department of Orthopaedics, Yale University School of Medicine. New Haven, Connecticut, June 1996.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Spinal Deformities”. Southern Connecticut Scoliosis Association. New Haven, Connecticut, December 1996.
  • K.M. Kramer, A.M. Levine: Post Traumatic Syringomyelia. A Review of 21 Cases. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 334:190-199, January 1997.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Circumferential Lumbar Fusion with Facet Screws”. New England Spine Study Group Meeting. Sturbridge, Massachusetts, January 1997.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Surgical Treatment of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis”. Yale Orthopaedic Association Meeting. Scottsdale, Arizona, April 1997.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Spinal Instrumentation”. National Scoliosis Foundation Spine Conference. Hartford, Connecticut, November 1997.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia”. New England Spine Study Group Meeting. Stratton, Vermont, August 1999.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Evaluation of Neck Pain”. Hospital of Saint Raphael, Department of Medicine Educational Series. New Haven, Connecticut, April 2001.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Late Dural Leakage Following Intraoperative Epidural Steroids”. New England Spine Study Group Meeting. Lee, Massachusetts, August 2001.
  • K.M. Kramer: Dural Tears (Letter to the Editor). Spine, vol. 26, No. 21: 2405, November 2001.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Spinal Disease, Disorders, and Injuries”. Connecticut Bar Association Meeting. New Haven, Connecticut, June 2003.
  • K.M. Kramer: Thesis Disputant, Postgraduate Seminar and Disputations, Department of Orthopaedics, Yale University School of Medicine. New Haven, Connecticut, June 2004.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Low Back Pain”. Hospital of Saint Raphael CareCard Educational Seminars. New Haven, Connecticut, September 2007.
  • K.M. Kramer: Scientific Program Director, Yale Orthopaedic Association Meeting. New York, New York, January 2010.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Lower Back Pain: Its causes and Treatment “. Hospital of Saint Raphael Spine Education Program. Shelton, Connecticut, March 2010.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Minimally-invasive Lumbar Spinal Techniques”. Temple Medical Center Workers’ Compensation Workshop. New Haven, Connecticut, June 2010.
  • K.M. Kramer: “What’s New in Spine Surgery?”. Hospital of Saint Raphael Spine Education Program. Milford, Connecticut, May 2011.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Spinal Trauma”. Department of Surgery, Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope. Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 2011.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Lumbar Disc Disease – What Is It?”. Connecticut Bar Association Symposium on Courtroom Medicine. New Haven, Connecticut, October 2012.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Lumbar Spinal Injections”. Workers Compensation Trust. Wallingford, Connecticut, January 2014.
  • K.M. Kramer: Massive Epidural Varix Mimicking Lumbar Disc Herniation: Case Report and Literature Review. Conn Med 2014; 78:525-27.
  • K.M. Kramer: Scientific Program Director, Yale Orthopaedic Association Meeting. New York, N.Y., January 2015
  • K.M. Kramer: “Traumatic and Mechanical Disorders of the Spine”. Frank H. Netter, M.D. School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, North Haven, Connecticut, March 2016
  • Conlogue G, Viner M, Beckett R, Bekvalac J, Gonzalez R, Sharkey M, Kramer K, and Koverman B: A post-mortem evaluation of the degree of mobility in an individual with severe kyhoscoliosis using direct digital radiography and multi-detector computed tomography. In L. Telley and A.A. Schrenk (Eds.), New Developments in the Bioarchaeology of Care (pp. 153- 173), 2017. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • K.M. Kramer: “Clinical Anatomy and Examination of the Cervical Spine”. Frank H. Netter, M.D. School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, North Haven, Connecticut, October 2017.
  • K.M. Kramer: An Unusual Case of Sciatica: Salmonella Piriformis Myositis
    from a Pet Iguana. Conn Med 2018;82:477-80.
  • K.M. Kramer: Program Director, Yale Orthopaedic Association Meeting. New York, New York, April 2018.
  • K.M. Kramer: Thesis Disputant, Postgraduate Seminar and Disputations. Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT, June 2019.

Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine- Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • President, Yale Orthopaedics Association
  • Board of Directors, Yale Orthopaedic Association
  • Board of Directors, Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra
  • Class Secretary, Wesleyan University