Why did you choose orthopaedics?
I have always been interested in bones and joints ever since I was a young man. As a former athlete, I experienced multiple injuries and also saw my teammates experiencing various injuries on the playing field. From this, I developed a desire in learning how these injuries occurred and what could be done to treat them.
Is there a procedure you enjoy most?
I enjoy all aspects of surgery, but have a special interest in complicated fractures, as well as the revision of failed surgeries.
What makes you feel successful as a physician?
I do enjoy being able to help people. In my practice, I see patients that have seen multiple physicians, sometimes with mixed results. I really enjoy being able to help these patients in improving their pain and ability to function.
What is the most complicated or memorable case you've handled?
I feel that a correction of a severely deformed Charcot arthropathy, a diabetic condition where the bone disintegrates and warps the shape of the foot, is one of the most challenging cases that I undertake.
Why did you choose Southlake Orthopaedics to establish your practice?
I feel that Southlake offers a unique mix of qualified surgeons and physiatrists. I enjoy the fact that we have sub-specialists in hand, foot and ankle, spine and rehab. Because of this, we are able to offer complete treatment options for diverse orthopaedic needs.
What does the D.O. designation mean?
The D.O. stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Osteopathy is a philosophy and medical practice which emphasizes the interrelationship between structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the body and recognizes the body's ability to heal itself. The medical training for an M.D. and D.O. is virtually indistinguishable. D.O. physicians complete conventional training, internships, and hospital residency programs; and they are licensed in all states just like M.D. physicians and surgeons.
William D. Krauss, D.O., attended undergraduate school at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. After his graduation in 1987, he attended medical school at the Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine. Subsequent to earning his D.O. degree, Dr. Krauss began a one-year rotating internship at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, followed by a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery which he completed in 1996. At that time, Dr. Krauss moved to Birmingham, Alabama to pursue a one-year fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the American Sports Medicine Institute, which he completed in1997.
Foot and Ankle Specialties:
Degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis
Complications of diabetes
Joint replacement and reconstruction
Training & Education:
Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio 1991 Rotating Internship: Doctor's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio 1992 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Doctor's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio 1996 Foot and Ankle Fellowship: American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, Alabama 1997
Certifications and Associations:
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery 1999, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, Alabama Osteopathic Association
Medplex Outpatient Surgery Center, Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham Surgical Center, UAB Highlands, Grandview Medical Center