Dr. Kirk Reynolds’ practice focuses on arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle, as well as advanced shoulder reconstruction, including total shoulder arthroplasty and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.
He has served as a resource for various media outlets in Central Arkansas –including magazines and TV morning shows – discussing knee, shoulder and ankle issues, as well as sports injury prevention.
While people often think of broken bones when they hear “orthopaedics,” Dr. Reynolds explains how his work goes beyond this characterization.
“My work primarily involves the soft tissues around the shoulder and knee, primarily the tendons and ligaments that support these joints and allow them to move normally,” he explains. “Sports medicine injuries more commonly affect the tendons or ligaments than they do the bones. These structures are more forgiving than the bone, but when injured, they often do not heal on their own. I often have to repair torn tissues of the shoulder or knee, or reconstruct them with tissue from somewhere else in the body.”
Cartilage resurfacing and transplant is a developing area in his field, which Dr. Reynolds believes patients would find particularly interesting.
A native of Searcy, Ark., he attended the University of Arkansas, and then received a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. With a strong interest in orthopaedic injuries and rehabilitation, Dr. Reynolds practiced physical therapy in northwest and central Arkansas for four years. After attending medical school at UAMS in Little Rock, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency there in 2012.
Dr. Reynolds joined Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics after a stint in Colorado, where he completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at CU Sports Medicine and the University of Colorado. While in Colorado, Dr. Reynolds served as an assistant team physician for the University of Colorado Buffaloes and the University of Denver Pioneers.
He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Arkansas Orthopaedic Society, and Pulaski County Medical Society.
Dr. Reynolds’ wife, Kimberly Krulin Reynolds, is an OB/GYN with The Woman’s Clinic, PA here in Little Rock. They are happy to be back home in Arkansas and call Little Rock home. They attend the Church at Rock Creek.