Kevin L. Krasinski, MD

Primary Specialty:
Sports Medicine

Office Location(s):

Burlington Orthopaedics
1236 Huffman Mill Rd Suite 1300
Burlington, NC 27215

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Dr. Krasinski is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine, whose primary clinical interests include injuries to the shoulder and knee. He enjoys treating athletes of all ages, helping them to return safely to sports. He performs minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery for sports medicine conditions including rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability, as well as cartilage, meniscus, tendon and ligament tears of the knee. He is currently the orthopaedic surgery consultant for the Burlington Royals, a minor league affiliate of the Kansas City Royals in Burlington, NC.

Dr. Krasinski has also served as a team physician for Boston College athletics and was an assistant team physician for both Duke University and North Carolina Central University. As a member of the sports medicine teams at these Division I schools, he provided orthopaedic care to their varsity athletes, including sideline coverage for these nationally recognized basketball, football and hockey programs.

In addition to treating sports injuries and performing arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Krasinski provides general orthopaedic care, including management of fractures and treatment for osteoarthritis, including total knee and hip replacement surgery. He strongly believes in patient education and he aspires to helping each one of his patients recover and achieve their goals.

Dr. Krasinski received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University where he majored in biology and was a member of the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he graduated as a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was also honored with the Charles and Jane Brusch Prize, awarded to the graduating Tufts medical student who “demonstrated achievement in the art and skill of the patient/doctor relationship and a high degree of understanding, integrity, and maturity of character in the care of the patient.”

Following graduation from medical school, Dr. Krasinski completed a general surgery internship and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. He was then selected to attend the distinguished Duke Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship Program at Duke University Medical Center where he received additional, specialized training in orthopaedic sports medicine.

Dr. Krasinski currently lectures at the Elon University Physician Assistant Program, where he also helps to instruct the students on orthopaedic anatomy and serves as a clinical preceptor. He was honored by the Elon PA class of 2016, when he was invited to be the keynote speaker at their White Coat Ceremony. Dr. Krasinski has also published orthopaedic articles in peer reviewed journals and co-authored book chapters on sports medicine topics.

Dr. Krasinski is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Duke Piedmont Orthopaedic Society and the North Carolina Medical Society.

Undergraduate: Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Board Certifications:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Duke University Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship, Durham, NC

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Duke Piedmont Orthopaedic Alumni Society

North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS)

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (AOA)


Book Chapters:

The Shoulder, Oxford American Handbook of Sports Medicine, Oxford Press, 2010

Adolescent Shoulder Injuries: Consensus and Controversies, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Instructional Course Lecture 58, AAOS 2008

Compartment Syndrome, Essential Orthopaedics, Elsevier 2008


1. Taylor DA, Krasinski KL. Adolescent Shoulder Injuries: Consensus and Controversies. JBJS 2009; 91(2) 462-273.
2. Garrett. WE, Krasinski KL, MD, Commentary and Perspective on "Acute Patellar Dislocation in Children and Adolescents: A Randomized Clinical Trial" by Palmu et al. eJBJS 2008; 90:463-70.


Fat Embolism Syndrome: Complication of an Isolated Tibia-Fibula Fracture, Podium Presentation, Atlantic Coast Conference Team Physicians Meeting, 2009

Accuracy of a Cylindrical Radiographic Marker in Assessing Magnification on Total Hip Radiographs, Poster presentation at the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2008.

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