Dr. Kelly Holtkamp, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Female

OrthoIllinois 750 E Terra Cotta Ave Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Get Directions
Dr. Kelly Holtkamp, MD
Dr. Kelly Holtkamp, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Crystal Lake, IL. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Holtkamp is affiliated with Centegra Hospital - McHenry, Advocate Sherman Hospital and Centegra Hospital - Woodstock.

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Dr. Holtkamp's Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing the highest quality of care to maximize recovery and minimize interruptions to people's lives. My treatment philosophy is to recommend medically-proven conservative treatment before considering surgery. When non-operative care is no longer an option, I perform minimally invasive surgery whenever possible and use state-of-the-art techniques that expedite the healing process.

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Patient Comments (42)
in Crystal lake, IL |
Dr. Holtkamp did surgery on me and I feel great!
Elgin, IL |
Great surgeon. Scarring was minimal, even my occupational therapist was impressed with well the scar recovered. No issues. Dr spends time with her patients to make sure all your questions are answered throughout the process before and after any procedures.
Rockford, IL |
I had carpal tunnel release surgery. So happy with the results. Don't wait or ignore pain or tingling.
in Rockford, IL |
Not one problem what so ever!
in Huntley, IL |
Excellent care
Rockford, IL |
Shes the best would recommend her to anyone she explained everything in detail.the office staff is friendly.
Rockford, IL |
Excellent staffing and experience.
Rockford, IL |
Dr. Holtkamp and her staff has been amazing!! The doctor and Scott W have been very professional and so supportive!! It's been a long journey with my broken elbow and they were very intuitive in remedying my situation. They recommended the correct braces and other equipment when needed. I could not be more thankful of my time with them and feel blessed to be where I am today!!
in Hawthorn Woods |
Very professional! Pleasure to deal with.
Rockford, IL |
Dr. Holtkamp always made me feel comfortable and at ease. She is wonderful.
Rockford, IL |
Dr Holtkamp did an amazing job on my Carpal Tunnel surgery. From my initial office visit through the procedure, her compassion, friendliness and professionalism gives a confident level of comfort.
Rockford, IL |
Had 3 fingers worked on and all are doing exceptionally well, would recommend to anyone who needs hand work done
Rockford, IL |
I would highly recommend Dr.Holtkamp to any of my family and friends! She is very genuine and knowledgeable. She took time to explain what would happen before and after surgery even though I have a background in healthcare. I wouldn't want anyone else to be my hand surgeon. I will definitely be coming back if I have any other hand problems.
in Rockford, IL |
Dr.Holthamp has been a pleasure to work with. I'd give her ten stars if I could.
in Crystal Lake, IL |
Dr Holtkamp is the best. She exclaimed the procedure to me in easy to understand terms. I will recommend her to anyone.
Rockford, IL |
For my hand and carnal tunnel I won't go to any one else She is great.
Rockford, IL |
Don't wait to long
in Elgin, IL |
Very happy with Dr Holtkamp. Surgery incision is barely noticeable and then only if you know where to look.
Chicago, IL |
I had a great experience with Dr. Holtkamp and her staff. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Dr. Holtkamp offered me multiple different conservative methods to treat my wrist pain before jumping straight to surgery. After about 4 weeks of Occupational Therapy my wrist feels better than ever and I didn't have to have surgery. I would recommend Dr. Holtkamp to anyone with any upper extremity problems.
in Mchenry, IL |
I would highly recomend Dr. Holtkamp and her team to my friends and family. She was very thurough in the diagnostics stage and explained my injury and the treatment completely to me. The speed of the recovery was also explained and monitored. I needed a prescription refill before the weekend, and was told she was in surgery all day. Her assistant called me on his personal phone between operations and called in the refill to the office where it was waiting for me.
Rockford, IL |
I was not rushed into surgery, but was recommended to have other treatments until they were no longer effective.
in Walworth, WI |
Hi I have been have problems with my left hand for around a year and a half.. Numbness, Sharp pain. in almost my hole hand. Hard to button a button. Open a jar Ect.. Keeping me up at night with the pain. I asked my Dr. she recommended Dr Holtkamp. Went it for testing..Had the operation done.. When I woke up my from the operation all the problems with my hand were gone. all my feelings in my hand were back ... Thank you DR Holtkamp
in Harvard, IL |
I have had many surgery's on my hands performed by Dr. Holltkamp and her team. Never had any issues with any of the procedures. Dr. Holtkamp and her team have always treated me with the upmost professionalism and respect, I would not hesitate to see her again if needed.
in Crystal Lake, IL |
I was a little leery whether I should have Dr. Holtkamp operate on my wrist. It needed at least two more surgeries. I was being pressured to use doctors closer to Chicago because they are "supposedly" better in their field. My son- in- law pointed out that Dr. Holtkamp had done surgery on Dr. Izquierdo, a surgeon who needs his hands for his living. If he trusted her, I should. I could not be happier with the results. I am able to perform all of my daily activities. I highly recommend her.
in Huntley, IL |
Dr. Holtkamp was truly great to work with and has been a great experience. When it was determined i needed to have surgery and ultimately pins put into my ring finger to fix it she made me feel comfortable and confident in every step that went along with it. Dr. Holtkamp has been one of the best doctors i have ever worked with and explains everything very clearly and is very friendly. Her staff also operates at a high level which is great. I would definitely recommend.
Woodstock, IL |
Great experience from beginning to end! Dr. Holtkamp was great about explaining what to expect with my surgery and provided me with written instructions that were easy to understand. The office is a group of caring professionals who do their best to work with you. I'm very happy with the outcome from my surgery. I recommend Dr. Holtkamp highly for her professional care and expertise.
in Woodstock, IL |
Dr. Holtkamp fixed my shattered and crushed radius bone in one surgery when another orthopedic doc said it would take several surgeries and a very lengthy healing process as he scratched his head while viewing my X-rays. Dr. Holtkamp viewed my X-rays and was able to tell me right away how she was planning to treat me speaking as if she's done it a million times. I was confident in her abilities and I was right. Their office is full of a wonderful team of professionals. Definitely recommend.
in Mchenry, IL |
Dr Holtkamp did an outstanding job removing a fatty tumor from my hand. She was very thorough and easy to talk to explaining what needed to be done. I would recommend her to anyone needing the services of a hand specialist.
in Carpentersville, IL |
I went to Dr. Holtkamp for osteoarthritis in my left thumb. She treated me with Cortizone shots for a few years until the pain became unbearable and it was bone on bone. I had the great surgery on 6/21/16, and after 6 weeks I was out of the splint and doing strength. Procedure went great, recovery even better. Thank you, Dr. Holtkamp for a great surgery!
Crystal Lake, IL |
My 10 year old daughter fell and broker her arm - very scary for all of us, especially since this was our first broken bone (and hopefully our last!!). Dr. Holtkamp took great care of my daughter - the entire staff was very compassionate every time we made a visit. Dr. Holtkamp took her time answering our questions - her team was also very patient and kind. I would highly recommend Dr. Holtkamp and her team to anyone seeking treatment.
in Huntley, IL |
From beginning to ending excellent treatment. Extremely efficient and engaging team. This is a A+++ practice from receptionists to surgeon! ! Janet
in Crystal Lake, IL |
Dr Holtkamp explained my options clearly. Surgery was easy to schedule. The surgeries(on both hands) for carpel tunnel were thoroughly explained. Surgery and recovery no problems. Most importantly now I have no numbness or pain in either hand. I wish I had done this surgery 10 years ago.
in Huntley, IL |
Very professional explains and reassures you of the procedure. Easy to talk to ,very prompt. The procedure was easy and I feel great.i can't wait to get my left hand done when needed.Thank you dr. Holtkamp
in Woodstock, IL |
I am Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with a special interest in orthopedic surgery so I have a lot of medical knowledge in the orthopedic field. My distal radial fracture was originally allowed to heal with an external cast placed at an emergency clinic. The fracture healed improperly. Dr. Holtkamp was able to surgically re-brake the radius, lengthen it and straighten the wrist and place a special bone plate to hold everything in place. At 4 months postoperative the wrist is perfect.
in Woodstock, IL |
I think she is a wonderful Dr. I miss stepped and ended up with a compound fracture with a open wound, it was devastating. I never thought my wrist would be the same again. That was 3 months ago and you would never know it, you can hardly see any scars. She is a very caring person.
in Cary, IL |
Very professional and good communication with patient
in Antioch IL |
Kelly did a great job from start to finish. I would recommend her to anyone close to me.
in Woodstock, IL |
Dr. Holtkamp is a very competent surgeon that really knows what she is doing. I was looking for a surgeon that was up to date on the best possible way to fix my hand that was in pain every day and with the latest technology. Now I am out of pain! Thank you Dr. Holtkamp
in Huntley, IL |
Dr. Holtkamp did a great job explaining every detail to me on how she was going to perform my surgery. I felt very comfortable knowing I was in good hands with Dr. Holtkamp. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for her surgical skills.
in Huntley, IL |
Dr. Holtkamp was very specific as I am an active person and listened to my needs....She then explained exactly the procedure she was performing and the expectations I could expect. I would recommend Dr. Holtkamp highly.
in Woodstock, IL |
Dr. Holtkamp was direct and to-the-point about the care needed for my injury. She, and her associates, were very cognizant of my athletic needs and they did their best to treat my injury in a manner so that future play is possible.
in Huntley, IL |
One word describes Dr. Kelly A. Holtkamp, Outstanding Orthopedic Surgeon!!!
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Dr. Holtkamp's Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing the highest quality of care to maximize recovery and minimize interruptions to people's lives. My treatment philosophy is to recommend medically-proven conservative treatment before considering surgery. When non-operative care is no longer an option, I perform minimally invasive surgery whenever possible and use state-of-the-art techniques that expedite the healing process.

Dr. Holtkamp's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Finger Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries


  • Medical School
    Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Northwestern University Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Northwestern University Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clin-St Marys Hosp

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Northern Illinois University

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion