Karen Kruger, Ph.D.

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Karen Kruger, Ph.D.Marquette University

Shriners Hospitals for Children, Chicago

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-4440Google Scholar

Biomedical Engineer

Motion Analysis Center at Shriners, Chicago

Research Assistant Professor

MU-MCW Department of Biomedical Engineering


Relevant Links

OREC's Motion Analysis Center at Shriners website

Shriners—Chicago Motion Analysis Center website


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Professional Preparation

  • AART Fellowship, 2015–2018:  Advanced rehabilitation and research training postdoctoral fellow, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center of Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Ph.D., 2014:  Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa
  • B.S., 2010:  Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Selected Publications

Rodriguez Celin M, Kruger KM, Caudill A, Nagamani SCS, Shapiro, JR, Steiner RD, Bober MR, Hart T, Cuthbertson D, Krischer J, Byers P, Durigova M, Glorieux F, Rauch F, Sutton VR, Lee B, Rush ET, Smith PA, Harris GF. A Multicenter Study of Intramedullary Rodding in Moderate-Severe Osteogenesis Imperfecta. JBJS Open Access 2020 September.

Kruger KM, Graf A, Flanagan A, McHenry BD, Altiok H, Smith PA, Harris GF, Krzak JJ. Segmental foot and ankle kinematic differences between rectus, planus, and cavus foot types. J Biomech. 2019 Sep 20;94:180-186.

McHenry BD, Kruger KM, Exten EL, Tarima S, Harris GF. Sagittal subtalar and talocrural joint assessment between barefoot and shod walking: A fluoroscopic study. Gait Posture 2019 May 22;72:57-61.

Kruger KM, Caudill A, Rodriguez Celin M, Nagamani SCS, Shapiro, JR, Steiner RD, Bober MR, Hart T, Cuthbertson D, Krischer J, Byers P, Durigova M, Glorieux F, Rauch F, Sutton VR, Lee B, Rush ET, Smith PA, Harris GF. A multicenter North American study of mobility in osteogenesis imperfecta. Genet Med. 2019 Oct;21(10):2311-2318

Graf AN, Kuo KN, Kurapati NT, et al. A Long-term Follow-up of Young Adults With Idiopathic Clubfoot: Does Foot Morphology Relate to Pain?. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019;39(10):527-533.

Kruger KM, Krzak JJ, McHenry BD, Flanagan A, Graf A, Altiok H, Smith PA, Harris GF. Comparative Analysis of Anatomic Coordinate Systems to Calculate Hindfoot Kinematics Using Biplane Fluoroscopy. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2019 55(2):373-378.

Garman CR, Graf A, Krzak J, Caudill A, Smith P, Harris G. Gait Deviations in Children With Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type I. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019;39(8):e641-e646.

Amene J, Krzak JJ, Kruger KM, Killen L, Graf A, Altiok H, Smith P, Harris GF. Kinematic foot types of planovalgus feet in children with cerebral palsy, Gait Posture. 2019 Feb;68:430-436.

Kurapati NT, Krzak JJ, Graf A, et al. Effect of Surgical Fusion on Volitional Weight-Shifting in Individuals With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine Deform. 2016;4(6):432-438.

Kruger KM, Konop KA, Krzak JJ, Graf A, Altiak H, Smith PA, Harris GF. Segmental kinematic analysis of planovalgus feet in children with cerebral palsy. Gait & Posture. 2017 23(54):277-283.

Kruger KM, Garman CR, Krzak JJ, Graf A, Hassani S, Sturm PF, Hammerberg KW, Gupta P, Harris GF. Effects of spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis on lower body kinematics during gait. Spine Deformity. 2018 Jul - Aug;6(4):441-447.


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