Brian Crites, MD

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Brian Crites, MD

Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Crites is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in general orthopaedics, 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. He completed his residency and general surgery/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.

He went on to complete a subsequent fellowship program in sports medicine at the University of Maryland in College Park, during which he provided medical care for the Baltimore Ravens. After his fellowship, he was hired as the head team physician for the University of Maryland and the team orthopaedist for the Baltimore Ravens. Today, Dr. Crites continues his passion in caring for athletes in his work at Capital Orthopaedics, acting as one of the team physicians for the Iowa Wolves, Iowa Wild, multiple area high schools, and Graceland University in Lamoni.

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"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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Brian Crites, MD

If you are suffering from joint or tissue pain, call the offices of Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, PC, today or use the convenient online tool to request an appointment.