Brian M. Crites, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Clive, IA & Ankeny, IA

About Dr. Crites

A board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, PC, Brian Crites, MD, sees patients at the Clive, Ankeny, and Carroll, Iowa, locations. He specializes in general orthopaedics, arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, and knee reconstruction.

An Indiana native, Dr. Crites earned his bachelor’s degree at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, and his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He completed his residency and general surgery and orthopaedic surgery internship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and an adult reconstructive surgery fellowship at the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Maryland in College Park, during which he provided medical care for the Baltimore Ravens. After his fellowship, he worked as the head team physician for the University of Maryland and as the team orthopedist for the Baltimore Ravens. Today, Dr. Crites is the team physician for the Iowa Wolves, the Iowa Wild, and Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

Dr. Crites is board certified in sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and holds three-part National Board of Examiners and two-part American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons certifications.

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A board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, PC, Brian Crites, MD, sees patients at the Clive, Ankeny, and Carroll, Iowa, locations. He specializes in general orthopaedics, arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, and knee reconstruction.

An Indiana native, Dr. Crites earned his bachelor’s degree at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, and his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He completed his residency and general surgery and orthopaedic surgery internship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and an adult reconstructive surgery fellowship at the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Maryland in College Park, during which he provided medical care for the Baltimore Ravens. After his fellowship, he worked as the head team physician for the University of Maryland and as the team orthopedist for the Baltimore Ravens. Today, Dr. Crites is the team physician for the Iowa Wolves, the Iowa Wild, and Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

Dr. Crites is board certified in sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and holds three-part National Board of Examiners and two-part American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons certifications.


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Dr. Crites' Reviews


"Love Dr. Crites! He’s friendly, funny, very personable. I get cortisone injections in my knees and he makes it a breeze! Highly recommend him!"

- Amy Treganza

"Dr. Crites is an excellent doctor and “knows his stuff.“ He is very thorough. I have had a number of operations from him."

- cyndeetrek

"Dr. Crites was great. He took the time to explain what he was doing and why it needed done. I would recommend Dr. Crites to anyone that needs shoulder surgery."

- Keith OSTLING

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