Kristin E. Karim, M.D.

  1. Hand Surgeon

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Kristin Karim, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in hand surgery. Her clinical interests include:

  • Finger, hand, and forearm trauma including revascularization and replantation for traumatic amputations, fracture fixation, and repair of injured tendons, ligaments, nerves, vessels
  • Carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome, including minimally invasive (endoscopic) carpal tunnel release surgery
  • Surgical treatment of arthritis of the fingers, hand, and wrist, including fusions and joint replacements
  • Management of Dupuytren's contractures with both injections and surgery
  • Bone health and fragility fractures, particularly in post-menopausal women
  • Management of soft tissue and bony masses
  • Caring for upper extremity pathology in patients of all ages, pediatric to geriatric

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Karim conducts clinical outcomes research and enjoys mentoring college and medical students, residents, and fellows.

  1. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  2. Cubital tunnel syndrome
  3. de Quervain's tenosynovitis
  4. Dupuytren's contracture
  5. Finger instability
  6. Fracture
  7. Hand arthritis
  8. Hand injury
  9. Hand mass
  10. Infection
  11. Nerve compression syndrome
  12. Rheumatoid arthritis
  13. Tendinitis
  14. Tendinopathy
  15. Tenosynovitis
  16. Thumb arthritis
  17. Trigger finger
  18. Wrist instability
  19. Wrist ligament injury
  20. Wrist pain
  1. Amputation
  2. Arthroscopy
  3. Carpal tunnel surgery
  4. Elbow fracture fixation
  5. Finger fusion
  6. Finger joint replacement
  7. Finger ligament reconstruction
  8. Finger reattachment
  9. Forearm ligament reconstruction
  10. Fracture treatment
  11. Nerve decompression
  12. Nerve graft
  13. Tendon transfer
  14. Thumb ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction
  15. Wrist arthroscopy
  16. Wrist fracture treatment
  17. Wrist fusion
  18. Wrist ligament reconstruction
  19. Wrist reconstruction
  20. Wrist replacement
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (endoscopic carpal tunnel release), cubital tunnel syndrome, nerve compression disorders
  • Community education
  • DeQuervain's and other hand, wrist, and forearm tendinopathies
  • Dupuytren's contractures
  • Finger, thumb, and wrist arthritis
  • Finger, thumb, hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow fractures
  • Nerve, ligament, tendon, and blood vessel injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and deformities
  • Sports injuries including scapholunate ligament injuries, TFCC injuries
  • Thumb ligamentous injuries
  • Trigger fingers
  • Ulnocarpal abutment syndrome
  • Upper extremity amputations
  • Upper extremity care for athletes
  1. 2020
    Clinical Fellowship - Hand SurgeryCurtis National Hand Center
  2. 2019
    Chief ResidentHarvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
  3. 2018
    Residency - OrthopedicsHarvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
  4. 2014
    MDUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
  5. 2010
    BSUniversity of Notre Dame

Awards and honors

  1. 2010
    Newman/Schreiber Merit ScholarshipUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
  2. 2006
    Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Notre Dame

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    FacultyAO Trauma North America
  2. 2022 - present
    MemberMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  3. 2019 - present
    Candidate MemberAmerican Association of Hand Surgeons
  4. 2017 - present
    Commiittee MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  5. 2016 - present
    MemberRuth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  6. 2014 - 2019
    MemberHarvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program Women in Orthopaedics Society
  7. 2014 - present
    Candidate MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  8. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

Publications