BIOGRAPHY
Name

Kyle Klahs, D.O

Biography

Kyle was raised in Missouri, attending Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri and then medical school at A.T. Still University- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri before moving to El Paso, Texas for his residency in Orthopedic Surgery. He enjoys the outdoors, most any athletic endeavor and spending time with his family.

Topics

Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Flexion Contracture

Proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) flexion contractures are a common complication from injuries to that joint or disease processes such as Dupytren contractures. The inability to extend fingers at the PIPJ can be functionally debilitating. Many integral movements of the hand are dependent on the extension of the fingers. Opening the hand wide enough to grasp an object or straightening the... Continue Reading

Proximal Humerus Fractures

Proximal humerus fractures in the non-geriatric, adult population occur secondary to high energy trauma. Fractures of the humeral head that result in three or four parts, when the head splints down the middle or when the humeral head is fractured and no longer sits in the humeral-glenoid shoulder joint require operative treatment. Without surgery the affected shoulder will develop post-traumatic... Continue Reading

Scaphoid Fracture

The scaphoid is the most common carpal bone to be broken in the hand and often present as tenderness to the space in between the thumb and the index finger deemed the “anatomic snuffbox”. It articulates with four other bones in the hand and the radius, making it important for overall hand and wrist motion. Because of all the areas... Continue Reading

Scaphoid Lunate Advanced Collapse

Scaphoid Lunate Advanced Collapse (SLAC wrist) is a progressive osteoarthritis caused by instability between the scaphoid and lunate carpal bones. When the ligament between those two carpal bones tears, either though trauma or degeneration, the scaphoid naturally flexes forward and the lunate extends backwards resulting in a Dorsal Intercalated Segment Instability (DISI deformity). The unnatural position of these bones wears... Continue Reading