• 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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Cris D. Barnthouse, M.D.

Orthopaedic SurgeonCris D. Barnthouse, M.D., is a graduate of the University of Kansas where he was an academic All-American basketball player for the Jayhawk Basketball Team. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine where he also completed his orthopaedic residency. After residency Dr. Barnthouse completed a clinical and research fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at Harvard School of Medicine. He was an assistant with both the New England Patriots NFL team and the Boston Bruins NHL team, along with assisting in the care of the Harvard University athletic teams.· Dr. Barnthouse is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also holds a Subspecialty Certificate in the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine issued by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is the Co-Director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program through the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Dr. Barnthouse’s research interests include clinical and basic science studies for sports-related injuries of the shoulder and knee. Clinical experience and interests include the treatment of shoulder, upper extremity, and comprehensive treatment of knee disorders.

Team/Academic Affiliations:

  • Team physician Kansas City Chiefs Professional Football Team (1989-2018).
  • Head team physician NFL Pro Bowl 2016.
  • Head team physician NFL Pro Bowl 2017.
  • Consultant physician United States Tennis Association.
  • Consultant physician Cirque du Soleil.
  • 2019 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame induction for contribution in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Missouri Kansas City.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor University of Kansas.

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