Dr. Peer has years of experience with Mako SmartRobotics and other patient specific systems for modern knee replacement. Initially certified for robotic total knee and partial knee replacement with Mako in 2018, he is excited that the Mako robotic arm system is now available at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute. We can now perform robotic navigation and robotic arm assisted surgery at the best orthopaedic hospital in the Metro-KC area. In addition, with a secondary emphasis on knee replacement and revision knee replacement, Dr. Peer has been using multiple advanced technologies including custom implants, robotic navigation, nickel-free implants, and cementless implants with rotating platforms to optimize each patient’s knee replacement surgery to their pathoanatomy and their individual patient specific circumstance.
Contact Dr. Peer’s office for a consultation and discussion of the multiple advanced technologies available in modern knee arthroplasty.
Dr. Barnthouse was recently honored for his 15 year membership in the International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
At OSMCKC the health of our patients and staff are paramount Designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 you will be asked to follow the following guidelines when visiting our hospital and clinic:
OSMCKC has a NO VISITOR policy at this time.
No visitors or companions in our facility (see exceptions below)
No visitors in our hospital, includes all hospital services (see exceptions below) Companions and visitors may wait in their cars or at home
Registration will ask patient for a good phone number
Physicians and nurses will call with reports and when ready for discharge
Exceptions may be made for legal or special need such as:
Accompanying a minor (one parent/guardian)
Assisting patients with cognitive or communication needs
Work comp Nurses
Dr. Carlisle traveled last week to Banff, Canada to provide medical coverage for the US Snowboarding Team. The temperature there was -44 degrees wind chill.
Dr. Chris Peer has again been selected as teaching faculty for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Peer will be teaching arthroscopy skills at the AAOS Orthopaedic Learning Center outside Chicago again this year. The Orthopaedic Learning Center is the premier national arthroscopy laboratory where orthopaedic surgeons routinely attend courses to advance their knowledge and surgical skills. Dr. Peer will be giving the introductory lecture on the arthroscopy and will be demonstrating approaches for meniscal repair of the knee as well as demonstrating rotator cuff repair techniques. This is the 3rd year Dr. Peer has been selected for this teaching position where surgeons in training and from around the globe attend to advance their surgical skills. We are proud of our surgeons and their accomplishments at the Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City and the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute. Kudos to Dr. Peer on this prestigious position.
Findings of a new experimental intra-articular injection for Osteoarthritis have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In the October 8th issue of JAMA the effects of a new disease modifying drug for osteoarthritis have been described. It appears to show increases in cartilage thickness when a series of injections is performed every 6 months for 2 years compared to saline injections. To our knowledge this is the first well designed trial to report such an action from an arthritis injection. Obviously this is not commercially available at this time. To our minds, however, it provides a “proof of concept” that the future of arthritis treatment will include more targeted injections and we believe is likely to include combination injections. Currently we are combining Platelet Rich Plasma and Hyaluronate injections to treat osteoarthritis and post-traumatic arthritis here at KCOI. Both have been shown to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis and the combinations appears to increase the effects. Schedule a visit to discuss evidence based approaches to management of knee arthritis.
OSMCKC Surgeons are now performing combined Hyaluronic Acid and Platelet Rich Plasma injection for knee arthritis. Many patient are trying to reduce symptoms associated with early knee arthritis to prolong their ability to engage in recreational and fitness activities later in life. One of the potential issues is that joint pain can reduce our ability to continue to enjoy this active lifestyle.
In the last several years there is increasing evidence that injection of platelet rich plasma for treatment of knee arthritis has beneficial effects that can be rather long-lasting compared to other injections. Surgeons here are taking an advanced approach and combining traditional hyaluronic acid injections with platelet rich plasma to increase the benefits and prolong the effect of the treatments.
This procedure can now be performed at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute in conjunction with the sports medicine surgeons of OSMCKC.
Dr. Kirk McCullough is awarded Ingram’s 40 Under 40 Award for 2019
Kirk McCullough, 39, is a physician who cares for some extremely active—and valuable—“weekend warriors.” The orthopedic surgeon is on the NFL’s Foot and Ankle Subcommittee and since returning to KC has been an assistant team physician for the Kansas City Chiefs and Sporting Kansas City. “I relish the opportunity being on the cutting edge of research aimed at improving not only the health of NFL athletes, but helping redefine health considerations with athletic shoe design/wear for athletes in a variety of sports and levels of competition,” McCullough says. The busy partner of Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City and Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute shareholder is also a consultant for the Kansas City Ballet. A K.C. native, he attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and serves as Director of Sports Medicine for his alma mater. “This has provided me an opportunity to not only impact young student-athletes lives helping return them to activities they love but also the chance to care for faculty that mentored me during my high school years,” he says. Before his current practice, he completed separate fellowships in Foot and Ankle at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and Sports Medicine at OrthoCarolina, in Charlotte, N.C. A University of Kansas School of Medicine graduate, McCullough was a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy before leaving after his second year to pursue a career in Orthopedics. The father of three and his wife, Leah, who is also from the area, live in Overland Park.
Dr. Cris Barnthouse, a member of the International Meniscal Transplant Study Group, recently attended their annual meeting at The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting.
With nearly 2000 people in attendance, Dr. Cris Barnthouse was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions to Orthopaedic Surgery and to Sports Medicine.
We congratulate Dr. Jon Browne for being nominated by his peers as a Kansas City Top Doctor in the January 2019 issue of 435 Magazine.
Dr. Barnthouse attended the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting the first week of July, in San Diego. While there, he also attended the Sports Medicine Fellowship Directors Meeting. Dr. Barnthouse serves as the Co-Director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship; University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Dr. Jon Browne attended the ACL Study Club 2018 meeting in New Zealand where he gave a presentation titled, "ARTHROSCOPIC-AIDED ACL RECONSTRUCTION WITH AUTOGENOUS INTERWOVEN SEMITENDINOSUS AND GRACILIS TENDON GRAFT."
Dr. Carlisle recently performed a rotator cuff repair surgery with the assistance of Dr. Peer, utilizing the Rotation Medical Bio-Inductive Collagen Patch – a new technology designed to help increase healing rates in partial thickness tears. This was the first surgery performed at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute using this product.
Dr. McCullough recently traveled to Pittsburgh, PA on January 22-23 to serve as an honorary visiting professor for Allegheny Health System and provide an update on the sports foot/ankle injury management for their Orthopedic Grand Rounds.
Dr. Kirk A. McCullough earns subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
Dr. McCullough is now Board Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine as a Subspecialty in addition to Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery. As explained by the ABOS, 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. McCullough is extremely pleased to have achieved the Certification and feels it demonstrates his commitment to providing the highest level of sports medicine expertise for his patients.
Congratulations to Dr. McCullough for earning this prestigious certification that only a limited number of surgeons in the region have achieved!
Enhanced Access to Specialized Orthopedic Care Coming Spring 2018
The Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is the region’s first and only hospital dedicated exclusively to orthopedics. We recognize the growing need for specialized care. To meet that need in our local community, we are
expanding our hospital. Check out the latest photos and get more information on the expansion.
Dr. Peer Selected as Faculty for an AAOS Arthroscopy course in Chicago
The Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City is pleased to announce that one of our partners,
Chris Peer, MS, MD, was recently chosen by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as a Faculty Instructor. This is a tremendous recognition of Dr. Peer’s skills and accomplishments in the field of arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopic surgery is commonly used in orthopaedic sports medicine for minimally invasive repair and reconstruction of injuries to the knee and shoulder. Dr. Peer has treated thousands of athletes, from professional to weekend warrior level, over the past 12 years.
Dr. Jon Browne attended the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Biennial Meeting in Shanghai, China in June this year, where he presented an e-Poster entitled “Standardized Automated Clinical Knee Examination: The Lachman Test”.
Dr. Jon Browne attended the Fellowship Directors Meeting in Toronto, Canada, in July during the AOSSM annual meeting. Dr. Browne is the Program Director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship through the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
New Internet Application Tool available to patients based on England’s National Health Outcomes Research
The University of York recently developed an Internet site called “After My Surgery”.
This site uses data on preoperative and postoperative patient reported outcomes to compare a prospective patient to others who have had the same surgery. Based on 8 simple patient attributes that you can enter into the algorithm, the site provides a representation of potential outcomes from the planned surgery. The site uses simple terms based on clinical research that has determined important outcome differences to give the patient an idea of the likelihood of success of surgery.
Dr. Kirk McCullough and other members of the NFL Foot and Ankle Subcommittee recently published a review article outlining some of their work on shoewear in the NFL.
Dr. Kirk McCullough recently returned from San Diego and the 2017 AAOS Annual meeting where he was privileged to co-moderate the “Foot and Ankle Trauma in the Athlete” combined session along with Dr. Ned Amendola from Duke University at the AOSSM and AOFAS Specialty Day meeting.
Dr. Barnthouse and Dr. McCullough attended the NFL Scouting Combine as Head Team Physician and Assistant Team Physician respectively for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Dr. Cris Barnthouse was selected to be the team physician for the AFC at the NFL Pro Bowl for both 2016 and 2017.
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.