David E. Karges

Orthopedic Surgeon


Dr. Karges specializes in orthopedic trauma and foot and ankle surgery. While he cares for all foot and ankle problems, he is particularly interested post traumatic reconstruction of the lower extremity.

"I encourage an open conversation with each of my patients to allow for a team approach to their complex condition(s). It is important in my practice that patients not only feel well cared for but that they are educated on their unique pathology and understand their expected outcome and its timeline."

Professional Memberships

  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association
  • AO Trauma Alumni Association
  • St. Louis Orthopedic Society

Awards & Recognitions

  • Osteopathic Orthopedic First Place Scientific Resident Paper: “Open Reducation Internal Fixation of Intra-Articular Fractures of the Os Calcis: Preliminary Results,” 1992
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Orthopedics, Henry Ford Hospital, 1993-1994
  • “Top Doctor,” Hour Detroit Magazine, 1998-2003
  • “The Best Doctors in America” Woodward/White, 1998-2009
  • Life Member, National Registry of Who’s Who, 2000
  • “Top Doctor,” St. Louis Magazine, 2004-2018

Clinical Summary

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Management of acute trauma and late deformity correction of lower extremity injuries and correction of an acquired deformity to the lower extremity.

Hospital Privileges

CentraCare M Physicians Orthopedics


DO, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Adult Orthopedic Trauma,
Henry Ford Health
Detroit, Michigan, United States
AO Foot and Ankle,
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, United States
Orthopedic Surgery Residency,
Oakland General - St. John’s Hospital
Detroit, Michigan, United States