Dr. Christopher Peer is now utilizing a new computer-assisted intra-operative navigation system to perform less invasive total knee replacements. This is beneficial for patients with a significant deformity or when other surgical implants necessitate an alternative system to properly align the total knee implants.
Dr. Kirk McCullough recently traveled on February 16th to San Antonio, TX where he presented to the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recent updates in the surgical management of ACL tears.
Specialized care for orthopedic injuries after work, after school and after hours
Patients with urgent orthopedic injuries can now receive specialized care after hours at the region's only dedicated orthopedic hospital, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute. The all-new Ortho Urgent Care center combines orthopedic expertise with convenience for musculoskeletal injuries caused by sporting mishaps as well as everyday falls and other accidents.
Staffed by experts who specialize in orthopedics and sports medicine, Ortho Urgent Care is now open for patients 12 and older with fractures, sprains, strains, torn ligaments, muscle contusions, and minor lacerations (for concussions and major orthopedic trauma that threatens life or limb, however, patients should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room). Walk-in service is available seven days a week: weekday evenings 5:30 to 9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays noon to 6 p.m.
As the newest addition to the hospital's comprehensive approach to orthopedic care, Ortho Urgent Care provides the expertise of more than 25 board-certified orthopedic physicians, as well as onsite diagnostic imaging, bracing, splinting, casting and rehabilitation therapy.
Dr. Peer recently gave a presentation to the National Orthopaedic Nurses Association. He discussed advancements in Knee Replacement and “Enhanced Recovery after Surgery”. Enhanced recovery is a series of strategies to improve the post-operative process and involves multiple different ways to improve both the process of knee replacement and the outcome. Dr. Peer reviewed current best practices in medication and pain relief strategies, nursing interventions, physical modalities and physical therapy. He has a particular interest in utilizing multiple medications in low doses to maximize pain relief with minimal side effects and notes that many patients leave the Operating Room with no pain at all. One of Dr. Peer’s research interests is in developing systems to custom tailor a patient’s surgical and post-operative strategy to maximize the benefit of Knee Replacement which is already one of the most successful medical interventions ever developed. Dr. Peer is Board Certified and holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He has a particular interest in knee and shoulder replacement surgery.
As part of the ongoing educational webinar series for foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Kirk A. McCullough recently lectured on operative fixation of lisfranc (midfoot) injuries in athletes.
Congratulations to Dr. Kirk McCullough on successfully completing the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s oral certifying examination, which has earned him the honor of Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Kirk McCullough recently attended the 2016 AOSSM meeting in Colorado Springs, CO where he moderated the Foot and Ankle Academic Session and presented on Foot and Ankle Injury in the NFL, providing an update on current treatment trends for Lisfranc and Achilles injuries as well as an update on ongoing research projects with the NFL Foot and Ankle Subcommittee.
Dr. Jon Browne presented a research paper entitled “The Importance of a Complete Knee Exam using Three Independent Tests” utilizing a robotic testing device, at the International Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Study Club Meeting in ARE, Sweden, in March 2016.
As part of their continued work with the NFL Foot and Ankle Subcommittee, Dr. Kirk McCullough and researchers from the University of Virginia recently published an article entitled “Etiology and Biomechanics of Midfoot (Lisfranc) Injuries in Athletes” in Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering.
Dr. Carlisle recently returned from Veysonnaz, Switzerland, where he served as the physician for the United States Men’s and Women’s Snowboarding team at a World Cup Boardercross event. This was Dr. Carlisle’s fourth trip with this team, having previously provided medical coverage for these former Olympians and X-games participants in Argentina, Austria, and Canada. Go Team USA!
Dr. Barnthouse and Dr. McCullough attended the NFL Scouting Combine as Head Team Physician and Consultant respectively for the Kansas City Chiefs. Dr. Barnthouse also recently had a presentation on Knee ACL Surgery at the NFL Combine Medical Meeting.
Dr. Kirk McCullough has been announced the official team orthopaedic surgeon for the Swope Park Rangers soccer team (USL)
Dr. Peer earns subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Chris Peer, MS, MD is now Board Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine as a Subspecialty in addition to his Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery.
The Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine is awarded to those Board Certified orthopaedic surgeons who have demonstrated additional qualifications and dedication to sports medicine beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons. The Board evaluates each candidate based on additional training, a practice characterized by a majority of cases in sports medicine, and contributions to the field. Candidates must have completed an Accredited Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. In addition, candidates must submit for evaluation by the Board, a one-year case list of operative and non-operative sports medicine care.
Dr. Peer is extremely pleased to have achieved the Certification and feels it demonstrates his commitment to providing the highest level of expertise for his patients.
Congratulations to Dr. Peer for earning this prestigious certification!
Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City, a long standing leader in the care of regional recreational, collegiate and professional athletes, has recently added two additional Board Certified Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained surgeons, Christopher Peer, MD and John “Jack” Carlisle, MD.
Dr. Peer has been in practice for 10 years, having recently moved to Kansas City from Michigan, where he was the head team physician for both Michigan Tech and Finlandia University. He specializes in both sports medicine and joint replacement surgery.
Dr. Carlisle has been in practice in Kansas City for over 5 years, specializing in both sports medicine and hip arthroscopy. He is a hip consultant for the Kansas City Ballet, and serves in the team physician pool for the United States Ski and Snowboarding Teams.
Dr. Browne received the prestigious nomination to the Top Doctor class of 2000 by Ingram’s Magazine.
Dr. Barnthouse received the prestigious nomination to the Top Doctor class of 2006 by Ingram’s Magazine.
Dr. McCullough recently presented his research on Lisfranc sprains in NFL athletes at the 2015 AOFAS meeting in Long Beach, CA.
This study highlights that effective identification and treatment of unstable lisfranc sprains in NFL athletes leads to ~80% of these athletes returning to play.
Dr. McCullough recently returned to the Cleveland Clinic on August 7-8th as invited guest faculty for the 2015 Sideline Guidelines for the Sports Medicine Professional, where he presented on sideline assessment and management of foot and ankle injuries.
The Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City is pleased to announce the addition of our newest Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Christopher W. Peer, MS., MD. Dr. Peer received his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine, having earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech as well as a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology.
Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute was recently recognized as 1 of only 251 U.S. hospitals and the ONLY hospital in the Greater Kansas City Metro area with a 5 Star rating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ratings for 2015.
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Dr. McCullough published a recent article titled “Mini-Open Repair of Achilles Rupture in the National Football League” in December 2014 in the Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances.
This study highlights a new minimally invasive technique that is being used in NFL and other professional athletes that is showing some early promise and trends in faster return to play compared with standard treatment.
Dr. Barnthouse was recently honored as a member of the 1974 Kansas Jayhawks Final Four basketball team during the KU vs West Virginia game in Lawrence, Kansas February 8, 2014.
Dr. Barnthouse presented research poster titled, “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Epidemiology and Infection Rates at an Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital,” during the National Football League Physician Society (NFLPS) Annual Meeting at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana February 22, 2014.
Dr. Barnthouse completed the “Two Minutes or Less” Certification for on field managment of Head and Neck Injuries during athletic events.
We congratulate Dr. Barnthouse for being voted Orthopaedic Top Doctor 2013 by 435South Magazine
We congratulate Dr. Browne for being voted Orthopaedic Top Doctor 2013 by 435 South Magazine
Dr. Barnthouse published a recent article titled, “
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Techniques in 2012,” in the journal Clinics in Sports Medicine. The article outlined the most up-to-date techniques for rotator cuff repair.