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Dr. Satterlee Elected to American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Association

July 8th, 2015 by

C. Craig Satterlee, MD was elected as treasurer/secretary of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) association according to the July issue of Physician Connections, North Kansas City Hospital’s newsletter. Dr. Satterlee is one of only two orthopedic surgeons in the Kansas City area to be a part of ASES. The ASES includes 420 members worldwide and supports the ethical practice of evidence-based, high-quality, cost-effective, shoulder and elbow care. With Dr. Satterlee’s three-year term as treasurer/secretary he will be overseeing financial contributions, … Continue reading

Are You a Shoe-In for Foot Problems?

September 5th, 2014 by

Did you know that almost one fourth of the bones in your body are in your feet? Your feet are amazing when you consider everything they do. Whether you find feet functional or funny, from an orthopaedic standpoint, you can’t deny that they are an elegant and impressive design. There are 26 bones in each foot, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Because they are so intricate, with so many moving parts, they are susceptible to a wide variety … Continue reading

DFP Now Offers Orthopaedic Care in Kansas City, Kansas

July 7th, 2014 by

DFP Orthopaedics is happy to announce the opening of a new location to better serve our patients in Kansas City, Kansas and surrounding communities. We are now providing orthopedic care at 2040 Hutton Road near the Legends shopping area in the Heartland Primary Care Medical Building. Now our patients in Kansas City, KS and nearby areas including Basehor, Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, Lansing, Leavenworth, and Tonganoxie will have easy access to an orthopedic doctor. We noticed that Wyandotte County, KS currently has a … Continue reading

DFP’s Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic

August 30th, 2013 by

For the second year straight, DFP Orthopedic Surgery is offering injury evaluation and treatment services to athletes every Saturday morning during the fall season from September 7th through October 26th.  Dr. Leslie Michaud, board-certified in family medicine and fellowship trained in sports medicine, will be on site to assess and treat sports injuries. After initial assessment, Dr. Michaud will recommend if any follow-up care is needed.  The clinic will be open from 9 a.m. – noon for athletes to be seen on … Continue reading

Women and Pain – Is the Pain You Are Experiencing Musculoskeletal Related?

April 30th, 2013 by

Arthritis is the leading cause of joint replacements. Because women have higher rates of arthritis than men, some 60% of joint replacement surgeries are performed on women. If your mother or grandmother had a knee or hip replacement, the odds are good she was in her late 60s or 70s when she opted for the surgery, and it was a “last resort” decision – either get a new knee or start using a cane or a wheelchair. That’s not today’s joint replacement … Continue reading

Surgeon’s Skill Mends Shattered Lives

October 29th, 2012 by

Trauma Surgeon Christopher Wise, MD, sees the worst of what happens to people after a car accident, a fall or other catastrophic emergency. He’s the surgeon who mends a pelvic fracture or puts back the broken pieces of a fractured joint. Unlike other surgeons, Dr. Wise is often called to emergency situations where he doesn’t have the luxury of time to optimize someone’s health before surgery. “What I see is not a planned situation so we go with what we are presented,” … Continue reading

Basketball Injury Prevention

October 16th, 2012 by

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 501,000 basketball-related injuries were treated in hospital emergency rooms in 2009. The fast-paced action of basketball can cause a wide range of injuries, most often to the foot, ankle, and knee. Sprained ankles and knee ligament tears are common. Basketball players are also at risk for jammed fingers and stress fractures in the foot and lower leg. Several strategies can help to prevent basketball injuries — from careful inspection of the play … Continue reading

Single Incision Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction in Adolescents

May 28th, 2006 by

Single Incision Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients With Direct Visualization of the Femoral and Tibial Physes Matthew Thompson, MD, BS; John Flynn, MD; Lawrence Wells, MD; Theodore J. Ganley, M Visualization and precise measurement of the tibial tunnel allows for appropriate placement of the soft-tissue interference screw. Within the past three decades, the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in skeletally immature patients has become more common due to increased participation in competitive, contact sports and improvements in imaging. … Continue reading