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David C. Harkins, DO, FAOAO

Shoulder & Elbow | Total Joint | Sports Medicine

David C. Harkins, DO, FAOAO, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.  He is fellowship-trained in shoulder and elbow surgery, and he specializes in shoulder, upper extremity, and reconstructive surgery as well as fracture and degenerative care.  

Dr. Harkins completed his orthopedic residency at St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri in 2004.  Des Peres Hospital has been recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatrics, Orthopedics and Patient Safety by the national Women’s Choice Award program.  In 2005, Dr. Harkins completed his fellowship at the W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic/ Baylor University Hospital.  

He currently serves on the Continuing Medical Education Planning Committee for the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) and served as President/AOAO Shoulder and Elbow Section during 2017-2018.

Professional Qualifications (CLICK TO EXPAND)


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).

“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).


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.

Understanding Common Hand & Upper Extremity Conditions

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