Dr. Akin Cil

After completing his medical training at the highest ranked medical school and orthopaedic residency in Turkey, Dr. Cil immigrated to the United States and completed prestigious Mayo and Harvard fellowships on shoulder, elbow and sports medicine. Dr. Cil joined University Health Orthopaedics in 2008. His practice includes diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatments of shoulder and elbow problems. He is currently the head of shoulder, elbow and sports medicine division at UMKC, and acts as the department vice chairman. Due to his comprehensive academic approach to shoulder and elbow problems, in addition to substantial teaching and research, he is one of only two members of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons in Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas. He has co-authored multiple chapters on textbooks that are used by national and international orthopaedic peers and residency programs for orthopaedic education.
  • Education

    Fellowship - Sports Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA
    Fellowship - Adult Reconstruction, Shoulder and Elbow, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN
    Fellowship - Adult Reconstruction, Lower Extremity, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX
    Residency- Hacettepe University Department of Orthopaedics in Ankara, Turkey
    Medical School - Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey
  • Position

    Orthopaedic Surgery, Civil and Mechanical Engineering
    Franklin D. Dickson Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Memberships

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Association of Orthopeadic Surgeons
    American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
    European Shoulder and Elbow Society
    Mayo Elbow Club
    Missouri State Orthopaedic Association
  • Certification

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery-Board Eligible
    Turkish Board of Orthopaedic Surgery-Board Certified
    Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
  • Social

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrAkinCil
    Twitter: drakincil@drakincil
    Wordpress: drakincil.wordpress.com
    Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DrAkinCil
  • Research

    Areas of interest for Dr. Cil in research are shoulder and elbow problems. Dr. Cil has been named the Franklin D. Dickson Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Research due to his collaborations with the Civil and Mechanical Engineering. Currently his research team has made significant progress towards development and validation of computational modeling of the elbow through his collaborations with the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory at UMKC Volker Campus.

    Dr. Cil collaborates with Mayo Clinic Orthopaedic Surgeons for his research regarding elbow replacements in rheumatoid arthritis patients. He is also collaborating with Mayo Clinic to refine the unique anatomy of the elbow stabilizing ligaments.

    Dr. Cil is the principal investigator or co-author of multiple randomized controlled trials regarding common shoulder problems, such as frozen shoulder, rotator cuff healing after surgery, and treatment of biceps tendon injury or acromioclavicular dislocations. An area of particular interest is improving patient outcomes through patient understanding of harmful effects of smoking on healing.

    Research questions currently being studied are:
    1 - Simulation of elbow dislocation on the computational model of the elbow.
    2 - Calculation of joint contact forces in elbow through computational modeling.
    3 - Bilateral simultaneous versus staged total elbow arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis.
    4 - Anatomy of the annular ligament complex.
    5 - Is ultrasound accurate in establishing anatomic relationships of proximal biceps tendon?
    6 - Results of subpectoral biceps tenodesis and comparison of strength to contralateral shoulder.
    7 - Patient Comprehension of an Orthopaedic Smoking Cessation Discussion After Surgery
    8 - Operative treatment of adhesive capsulitis.
    9 - Review of anatomic CC ligament reconstruction versus hook plate fixation of AC separations.
    10 - Operative treatment of AC separations.
    11 - The effect of micro fracture of the greater tuberosity on rotator cuff tear healing.
    12 - Extraarticular synovial chondromatosis mimicking synovial hemangioma due to pressure effect, a case report.
    13 - Spontaneous dissolution of posttraumatic elbow heterotopic ossification. A case report.
    14 - An unusual cause of knee arthritis, fungal synovitis.
    15 - Knee ligament modeling.
    16 - Safety of single versus 2-incision technique for fixation of tibial plateau fractures.
  • Highlights

    Franklin D. Dickson/Missouri Endowment for orthopaedic research
    Head of Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine Division
    Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    President-Missouri State Orthopaedic Association
  • Interests

    Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: Shoulder and elbow disorders, including sports injuries; shoulder and elbow replacement; rotator cuff surgery; arthroscopic surgery of shoulder and elbow; complex and revision surgery of the shoulder and elbow; shoulder and elbow fractures.

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