thomas d. kaplan

F. Thomas D. Kaplan, MDphysician

F. Thomas D. Kaplan, M.D., joined the practice in 2003. He treats all conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, and has special interest in shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction, fracture care, and Dupuytren disease. His practice philosophy is to provide both time-tested and state-of-the-art care in a way that emphasizes the patient’s goals while taking time to understand the patient, and make sure the patient understands their condition and options. “My goal is to listen to, and hear, what patients are telling me, clarify the options available, and then tailor treatment to their individual needs.”

Dr. Kaplan comes from Baltimore, MD, where he graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of his medical school class. He trained in orthopaedics at NYU / Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, then pursued sub-specialty training in hand, microvascular, and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in 2001. Dr. Kaplan is very involved in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and was selected as a Young Leader by the Society in 2007. He has subsequently served on and chaired multiple committees, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery.

Dr. Kaplan has a strong commitment to research and education. He has been integrally involved as a lead investigator in multiple studies on collagenase injection for Dupuytren contracture, culminating in FDA approval and publication in the New England Journal of Medicine. He has given numerous national and international lectures, and has been published in multiple journals. Dr. Kaplan is also actively involved in our fellowship program, a cornerstone to the mission of the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. Dr. Kaplan presently serves as the Fellowship Director for the Hand Fellowship Program at The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, one of the largest training programs in the US for specialization in the hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery.

Dr. Kaplan can see patients at the following locations

More Information on F. Thomas D. Kaplan, MD

2003 Kaplan FTD, Kleinman WB: Clinical Examination of the Distal End of the Ulna: Illumination of the Black Box. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Papers / Journal Articles

Kaplan, FTD. and Koval, KJ: The Treatment of Fracture Blisters about the Foot and Ankle. Foot and Ankle Clinics Vol. 4, 3:487-497, 1999.

Kaplan, FTD, Rokito AS, Birdzell MG, Zuckerman JD: Reconstruction of Chronic Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture With Use Of Fascia Lata Combined with a Ligament Augmentation Device: A Report of 3 Cases. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 11(6):633-6, 2002.

Kaplan FTD, Raskin KB: Indications and surgical techniques for digit replantation. Bull Hosp Jt Dis 60(3&4):179-188, 2001-2002.

Stein DA, Patel R, Egol KA, Kaplan FT, Tejwani NC, Koval KJ: Prevention of heterotopic ossification at the elbow following trauma using radiation therapy. Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 61 (3-4): 151-4, 2003.

Jeong GK, Kaplan FTD, Liporace F, Paksima N, Koval KJ: An Evaluation of Two Scoring Systems to Predict Instability in Fractures of the Distal Radius. Journal of Trauma 57(5): 1043-1047, 2004.

Peers, SC, Kaplan FTD: Flexor Carpi Radialis Brevis Muscle Presenting as a Painful Forearm Mass: Case Report. J Hand Surg 33A(10): 1878-1881, 2008.

Hurst LC, Badalamente MA, Hentz VR, Hotchkiss RN, Kaplan FTD, Meals RA, Smith TM, Rodzilla J: Injectable Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum for Dupuytren’s Contracture. New England Journal of Medicine 361(10): 968-979, 2009.

Kaplan FTD: The Stiff Finger. Hand Clinics.26(2): 191-204, 2010.

Kaplan FTD: Collagenase clostridiyum histolyticum injection for the treatment of Dupuytren’s Contracture. Drugs of Today 2011.

Kovachevich, R and Kaplan FTD: Animal Injection Injuries. J Hand Surg 37A(11): 2408-2411.

Peimer CA, Blazar P, Coleman S, Kaplan FTD, Smith T, Tursi JP, Cohen B, Kaufman GJ: Dupuytren Contracture Recurrence Following Treatment with Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum (CORDLESS Study): 3-Year Data. J Hand Surg 38(1):12-22.

Hay DC, Louie DL, Earp BE, Kaplan FTD, Akelman, E. Blazar PE: Surgical Findings in the Treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease after initial treatment with clostridial collagenase (Xiaflex). J Hand Surg Eur May 2013.

Kam CC, and Kaplan FTD: Injectable Collagenase for the Treatment of Dupuytren Contracture: A Critical Analysis Review. JBJS Reviews 1(2):e5, 2013.

Coleman S, Gilpin D, Kaplan FTD, Houston A, Kaufman GJ, Cohen BM, Jones N, Tursi JP: Efficacy and Safety of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections for Multiple Dupuytren Contractures. J Hand Surg 39(1): 57-64, 2014.

Yaffe, MA, Kaplan FTD: Agricultural Injuries to the Hand and Upper Extremity. J Amer Acad Ortho Surg 22(10):605-613, 2014 .

Kaplan FTD, Badalamente, MA, Hurst, LC, Merrell GA, Pahk, R: Delayed manipulation after collagenase clostridium histolyticum injection for Dupuytren Contracture. HAND 2014. DOI 10.1007/s11552-014-9714-y.

Published Abstracts / Podium Presentations

Kaplan FTD, Costas BL, Hentz VR, Hurst LC and Lubahn J: Efficacy and Safety of Clostridial Collagenase for Injection in Patients with Dupuytren’s Contracture: Results of a Phase III Trial. American Association for Hand Surgury 39th Annual Meeting January 9, 2009.

Kaplan FTD, Badalamente M, Hotchkiss RN, Lubahn JD, Coleman S, Hall S: Baseline Characteristics of Patients Enrolled in Two Phase III Studies of Injectable Clostridial Collagenase for Dupuytren’s Contracture. American Association for Hand Surgury 39th Annual Meeting January 9, 2009.

Hurst LC, Blazar P, Hotchkiss RN, Kaplan FTD, Meals R, Rodzilla J: Efficacy and Safety of Injectable Clostridial Collagenase (AA4500) in Patients with Dupuytren’s Disease: Results of a Phase III Trial. Eurohand 2009 XIV Congress of the FESSH.

P. Szczypa, R. Gerber, FTD Kaplan, A. Cole, SGE Hart: Collagenase clostridium histolyticum for the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture: Mechanism of action and tissue effects. Eurohand 2011 XVI Congress of the FESSH May 26-28, 2011.

Kaplan FTD, Peimer CA, Blazar PE, Smith T, Tursi J, and Cohen B: Three-Year Recurrence Rates in Patients With Dupuytren’s Contracture Following Successful Treatment with Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum. American Society for Surgery of the Hand 66th Annual Meeting September 8-10, 2011

Blazar PE, Peimer CA, Kaplan FTD, Pess GM, Costas BL, and Skodny P: Resource Use Associated with Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum for Dupuytren’s Contracture in Actual Practice, 2010. American Society for Surgery of the Hand 66th Annual Meeting September 8-10, 2011

M Boeckstyns, D Boyce, J Vasenius, FTD Kaplan, CA Peimer, P Blazar, D Gilpin, TM Smith, J Tursi, B Cohen, PP Szczypa, RA Gerber: Recurrence Rates in Patients with Dupuytren’s Contracture 3 Years after Successful Treatment with Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum. Podium Presentation FEESH 2012 Antwerp, Belgium.

D Boyce, M Boeckstyns, J Vasenius, FTD Kaplan, CA Peimer, P Blazar, TM Smith, J Tursi, B Cohen, PP Szczypa, RA Gerber: Three Year Recurrence Rates of Dupuytren’s Contracture Following Successful Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Treatment. 13th EFORT Congress Berlin, Germany. May 23, 2012. Winner of EFORT Free Paper Award.

S Coleman, D Gilpin, FTD Kaplan, G Kaufman, B Cohen, N Jones. Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections to Treat Multiple Dupuytren’s Contractures. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting E-Poster Presentation September 7, 2012.

Kaplan FTD, Hentz VR, Tursi J, Kaufman G, Smith T: Patterns of Recurrent Contracture in Patients with Dupuytren’s Disease 3 years following successful treatment with Collagenase clostridium histolyticum. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Podium Presentation September 7, 2012.

FTD Kaplan, Coleman S, Gilpin D, Houston A, Kaufman GJ, Cohen BM, Jones N: Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections to Treat Multiple Dupuytren’s Cords. American Association of Hand Surgeons Annual Meeting Podium Presentation January 11, 2013.

FTD Kaplan, Hentz, V, Tursi, J, Kaufman G, Smith T, Szczypa P, Gerber R: Long-Term follow-up after successful treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture with collageanase Clostridium histolyticum: Patterns of recurrence 3 years later. 14th EFFORT Congress Istanbul, Turkey. June 5-8, 2013. Winner of the EFORT Jacques Duparc Award.

FTD Kaplan, Coleman S, Gilpin D, Houston A, Kaufman G, Cohen B, Jones N: Treating multiple Dupuytren’s contractures with collagenase Clostridium histolyticum: Efficacy and safety of two concurrent injections. 14th EFFORT Congress Istanbul, Turkey. June 5-8, 2013.

FTD Kaplan, Badalamente M, Hurst L, Merrell G, Pahk, R: Delayed Manipulation after Clostridial Collagenase Histolyticum Injection for Dupuytren Contracture. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Podium Presentation October 5, 2013.

Donga P, DeKoven M, Kaplan FTD, Tursi J, Lee WC: Cost Comparison of Xiaflex and Fasciectomy for the Treatment of Dupuytren’s Contracture: A Claims-Based Analysis. Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 26th Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida April 1-4, 2014.

Donga P, DeKoven M, Kaplan FTD, Tursi J, Lee WC: Real-World Treatment Behavior Among Patients with Dupuytren’s Contracture: A Health Insurance Claims-Based Analysis. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 19th Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Canada, May 31 – June 4, 2014.

FTD Kaplan: Efficacy and Safety of Xiaflex Injections for the Treatment of 1st Web Cords in Dupuytren Contractures. American Association of Hand Surgeons Annual Meeting Podium Presentation January, 2015.

Book Chapters / Monographs

Kaplan, FTD: Stiffness and Joint Contracture, in Freidman SL (ed): Complications in Orthopaedics Distal Radius Fractures. Rosemont, IL: AAOS, 2005, 45-54.

Kaplan, FTD: Neurologic Complications, in Freidman SL (ed): Complications in Orthopaedics Distal Radius Fractures. Rosemont, IL: AAOS, 2005, 55-65.

Kaplan, FTD: Examination of the Ulnar Wrist, in Greenberg JA (ed): Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain: A
Masters Skills Publication. Chicago, IL: ASSH, 2013, 33-44.

CLINICAL PEARL AWARD – AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE HAND 2012
Award for Best Poster: Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections to Treat Multiple Dupuytren’s Contractures

TOP DOCTOR AWARD – HAND SURGERY
Indianapolis Monthly November 2012, 2013, 2014

JACQUES DUPARC AWARD 2013
EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS OF ORTHOPEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY – Award for one of the 10 best posters. 14th EFORT Congress Istanbul, Turkey June 2013

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS:
– Fellow: March 23, 2006

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE HAND:
– Active Member: 2006
– Young Leaders Program 2007

INDIANA STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
INDIANAPOLIS MEDICAL SOCIETY
INDIANAPOLIS HAND SOCIETY
SYNERGY HAND CLUB
– President and Founder

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE HAND:
– Coding and Physician Reimbursement: 2007 to present
– Young Members Committee: 2007 to 2011
Vice Chair 2009-2010
Chair 2010 – 2011
Public Awareness Committee: 2008 to 2013
Website Committee: 2008 to present
Public Education Committee: 2013 to present