• Sports Medicine Injuries and Specialty Care of the Elite Level Athlete

    The physicians at OSMCKC are Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons with years of experience caring for the elite level athlete of all ages.


  • Cartilage Restoration and Repair

    Our physicians are experts in the care of cartilage lesions of the knee, elbow, shoulder and hip. Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI), Osteochondral Autograft Transfer (OATs), microfracture, primary cartilage repair, and cartilage regeneration are techniques individually selected with each patient.


  • Ligament Reconstruction of the Knee

    Procedures perform include:
    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is surgery to reconstruct the torn ligament of your knee with a tissue graft.


  • Total Knee Replacement

    Total knee replacement (TKR) is a surgical procedure in which the worn out or damaged surfaces of the knee joint are removed and replaced with new artificial parts.


  • Shoulder Surgery including Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair & Reconstruction

    Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability surgery can restore function and stability to the active patient and overhead athlete.

  • Total Shoulder Replacement

    Shoulder joint replacement is a surgical procedure performed to replace the damaged shoulder joint with the artificial implants. Shoulder joint replacement is usually performed when the joint

  • Elbow injuries

    Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery) restores function and stability to the overhead athlete with a ligament injury


  • Treatment of Sports Foot/Ankle Injuries, Ankle Arthroscopy and Cartilage Restoration

    Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises.

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapeutic Treatments

    Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is platelet rich concentrated portion of blood plasma. Blood plasma contains vital growth factors that help in repairing the injured tissue and platelets

  • Ankle Arthritis

    Arthritis is inflammation resulting from the degeneration of cartilage in the joint causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints resulting in restricted movements.

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Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City physicians serve as the Fellowship Directors for the University of Missouri – Kansas City ACGME-approved Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. The program has recently been re-accredited through 2021. A yearly salary is provided at a PGY-6 level, and the position is available to graduates of U.S. ACGME-approved orthopaedic residency training programs.

The fellow has the opportunity to work with the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football team under the direction of head team physician, Dr. Barnthouse. Additional team coverage is provided to local high school teams and other local organizations including the Kansas City Ballet.

The majority of each week is spent at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute (KCOI). Weekly sports medicine conferences and Journal Club are attended at the UMKC residency program, as well as at KCOI.

The fellow works with Drs. Browne, Barnthouse, and McCullough at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute. One day a week is devoted to the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic at Truman Medical Center as well as operative time under the direction of Dr. Akin Cil at the Truman/UMKC facility.

During the year, the fellow is exposed to a broad clinical experience. The practice specializes in the care of athletes of all ages, from adolescent to the masters level. There is ample exposure to both arthroscopic and open surgical procedures of the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, and foot/ankle. On average, the fellow participates in 600 – 700 surgical cases during the year.

The group serves as a referral center for complex knee ligament and articular cartilage procedures including ACI, OATs, osteochondral allografts, meniscal transplants, and multi-ligamentous knee reconstructions, osteotomies, partial and total knee arthroplasty, as well as PRP applications. Shoulder procedures range from labral and rotator cuff repairs to open reconstructions and total shoulder arthroplasty. Hip procedures include arthroscopy for femoroacetabluar impingement, labral repair, and proximal hamstring repairs. Arthroscopic and open elbow procedures are routinely performed for sports related injuries. Foot and ankle procedures include arthroscopic and open treatment of a variety of sports-related injuries, in addition to treatments for foot and ankle arthritic conditions including fusions and total ankle arthroplasty.

The fellow is provided an opportunity to participate in research projects for both clinical and basic science studies, as well as additional extensive exposure to radiological and rehabilitation education, including clinical studies in robotic assessment of ligamentous stability in pre and post op patients. A stipend is provided to attend orthopaedic conferences during the year.

The Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program at UMKC abides by the policies and recommendations set forth by the SF Match and the AOSSM regarding fellowship selection, curriculum, and the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine experience.

For more information contact Mary Zeeff at 913-319-7546