David C. Harkins, DO

Dr. Harkins completed a Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He did his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Dr. Harkins is Board Certified through the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Harkins specializes in shoulder, upper extremity, and reconstructive surgery as well as fracture and degenerative care. Dr. Harkins is trained in the most advanced technology for shoulder reconstruction and sport injury surgery.

Dr. Harkins enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He enjoys participating in sports, both his own and his children’s. He enjoys trying to stay in shape and runs 3 times a week, works out, and participates in Karate. He runs 5Ks and 10Ks occasionally, when time permits, and is considering training for a triathlon when he is fully recovered from surgery. He reads and is very involved in his church.

Research / Publications

Book Chapters

“Alternatives to Replacement Arthroplasty for Glenohumeral Arthritis.
Sumant G. Krishnan, David C. Harkins, Wayne Z. Burkhead, Jr.
Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management”.
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins (2007, 2nd Edition, Pages 655-673).
Editors: Joseph Iannotti, Gerald R. Williams, Jr.

“Options for Arthritis in the Young Patient”.
David C. Harkins, Sumant G. Krishnan, Wayne Z. Burkhead, Jr.
Shoulder Arthroplasty: Complex Issues in the Primary and Revision Setting.
Editors: Stephen Fealy, John Sperling, Russell F. Warren, Edward Craig.
Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. (2008, Pages 120-138).

Articles

“Arthroscopic Repair of Full-Thickness Tears of the Rotator Cuff in Patients
Younger than 40 Years”.
Sumant G. Krishnan, David C. Harkins, Shadley C. Schiffern,
Scott D. Pennington.
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery (March 2008,
Vol. 24, Issue 3, Pages 324-328).

“Arthroscopic Ulnohumeral Arthroplasty for Degenerative Arthritis of the Elbow in
Patients Under Fifty Years of Age”.
Sumant G. Krishnan, David C. Harkins, Scott D. Pennington, Donnis Harrison.
Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery (July 2007, Vol. 16, Issue 4,
Pages 443-448).

“Technique for Internal Fixation of the Capitellum and Lateral Trochlea Fractures”.
Mark Mighell, David C. Harkins, David Klein, Scott Schneider, Mark Frankle.
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (Nov/Dec. 2006, Vol. 20, Issue 10,
Pages 699-704).

“Total Shoulder Versus Hemiarthroplasty”.
Sumant G. Krishnan, David C. Harkins, Wayne Z. Burkhead, Jr.
Elements in Decision Making Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
(Dec. 2004, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Pages 208-213).

Presentations

AOAO Fall Convention 2004.
“Determination of Contact Pressures at the Tendon Bone Interface in Rotator Cuff Repairs”.

AANA Annual Meeting 2005.
“Arthroscopy Treatment of Spinoglenoid Notch Cysts”.

AOAO Spring Convention 2005.
“Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs”.

Honors / Awards

AOAO – 1st Place – Scientific Paper Award 2004.
“Determination of Contact Pressures at the Tendon Bone Interface in Rotator Cuff Repairs”.
David C. Harkins, Mark A. Mighell, Mark Frankle, D. Scott Devinney.

1st Place – Scientific Paper – Hand Surgery Section 2005.
“Technique of Internal Fixation of Capitellum Fractures”.
David C. Harkins, Mark A. Mighell, Mark Frankle.