Fellowship training: Hand surgery
Specialties: Hand and upper extremity surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine
Dr. Krebs has practiced at The Center for Orthopedics since 1994. He specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, total joint replacement and sports medicine. He completed his hand fellowship at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. This advanced training enables him to treat even the most severe hand injuries. “I deal with a variety of different hand problems – from carpal tunnel syndrome to tendon transfers and replacement of the finger and wrist joints,” he explains.
Dr. Krebs is one of the only surgeons in northeast Ohio certified to perform MAKOplasty®, a less invasive partial knee resurfacing that uses a robotic arm. He states, “MAKOplasty is a less invasive procedure than traditional partial knee replacement, and allows for patients to return to their active lifestyles more quickly.” He also performs the Zimmer® Patient Specific Instruments knee replacement procedure, which results in excellent long-term recovery.
As the senior partner of The Center for Orthopedics, Dr. Krebs has been credited with building a culture of surgical excellence.
Even with his busy orthopedic practice, surgery schedule and continuing his training, Dr. Krebs always finds time for the community. He has volunteered his time serving as team physician for the Elyria High School Pioneers football team since 1994.
Dr. Krebs served his orthopedic surgery residency and general surgery internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and holds a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is also a member of the Ohio Orthopedic Society, the Cleveland Orthopedic Club and the Cleveland Academy of Medicine.