• 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.

Home » Practice News » New Internet Application Tool available to patients based on England’s National Health Outcomes Research

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.

Regarding the patient outcome tool, Dr. Christopher Peer from the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City says, “This tool is a great starting point for patients to open a discussion with their surgeon regarding the likelihood of their own satisfaction with a possible knee replacement.”

“Many surgeons have an expectation regarding any individual patient’s likelihood of being highly satisfied, moderately satisfied or relatively unsatisfied with the outcome of the surgery. Oftentimes surgeons don’t relate that expectation to the patient at the time the decision for surgery is made.”

“More and more we discuss the level of satisfaction of patients with their artificial knee in terms of degrees of satisfaction rather than a 'yes or no' answer. Although knee replacement is considered overwhelmingly successful at restoring joint function and reducing pain, it turns out that some patients although happy with their outcome feel that they have not met all of their desired performance goals.”

There are many different factors that influence the outcome and affect a surgeon’s decision regarding when to offer knee replacement and sometimes which implant or surgical technique to use. The Internet site is obviously not a substitute for you and your surgeon's decision to proceed with knee replacement but can be a great place to start a little background homework on your own.

Dr. Peer provides consultations and second opinions regarding knee replacement surgery at the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City in Leawood, KS. He is specialty trained in Sports Medicine and has a particular interest in Total and Partial Knee Arthroplasty, and Outcomes and Comparisons of Surgical Techniques. He has also given lectures on Postoperative Pain Control after Knee Replacement and Innovations in TKA Techniques.