Krauss Foundation

To pursue their humanitarian work, Dr. Krauss and his wife have established THE KRAUSS FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH AND HUMANITY, a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Corporation.

The mission of the foundation is "to promote and engage in general charitable work and endeavors, provide worldwide medical assistance and surgical needs to the economically disadvantaged, and improve the quality of life of individuals in need."

With support from the foundation Dr, Krauss travels overseas providing clinical and educational programs, and has taken his team to West Africa to perform hip and knee replacements for medically underserved patients.

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In a recent trip, Dr. Krauss led an experienced team of orthopedic surgery specialists to the underserved nation of Equatorial Guinea, on the west coast of Africa.

Among their patients were a 9-year-old girl, born with a severe club foot, barely able to walk because the sole of her foot was inverted; and a 60-year-old grandmother with severe arthritis who had needed crutches to walk from her bed to a chair.

Dr. Krauss's team included two physician’s assistants, a nurse educator and two operating room technicians. Working at a rapid pace, this altruistic team of medical professionals performed 19 total joint replacement surgeries in three days.

Among the patients who are now able to walk and resume a full, active life are the the little girl with the club foot, who had her deformity repaired; and, following double-knee replacement surgery, the grandmother who can now walk on her own once more.

The surgical mission was sponsored by Glen Cove Hospital, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System; Biomet Inc., which donated more than $500,000 in high-tech implants and instruments; the non-profit Krauss Foundation for Health and Humanity; and the government of Equatorial Guinea.