Dr. Christopher M. Shaw

After residency Christopher M. Shaw, MD, completed two fellowships, training in orthopaedic sports medicine, with further training in hip arthroscopy and hip & knee preservation/cartilage resoration surgery. During his training he spent time with both the Kansas City Chiefs, under Dr. Cris Barnthouse, and the Cleveland Browns, under Dr. James Voos. His practice includes special interest in the operative and non-operative care of all types of sports injuries including knee, hip, shoulder/elbow, and foot/ankle related sports injuries. He is specially trained in hip preservation surgery and knee ligament reconstruction with minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques, as well as cartilage restoration. Dr. Shaw's particular clinical interests include injuries of the ACL, knee and hip articular cartilage, and the meniscus and ligaments of the knee. He also specializes in hip labral injuries and preservation surgery of the hip, using advanced arthroscopic techniques, and is the only member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy in the Kansas City area. Thanks to several prominent mentors along the way, Dr. Shaw has a dedicated interest in the education of future orthopaedic surgeons and students at all levels of education. He has co-authored multiple textbook chapters that are used by national and international orthopaedic peers and residency programs for orthopaedic education.

  • Education

    Fellowship -
    Hip Arthroscopy and Preservation Surgery/Sports Medicine
    Case University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

    Fellowship -
    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic Kansas City
    University of Missouri-KC, Kansas City, MO

    Residency -
    University of Missouri-KC, Kansas City, MO

    Internship –
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

    Medical School -
    Sanford School of Medicine of USD
    Sioux Falls, SD
  • Position

    Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Certification

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery-Board Certified
    Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Memberships

    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopy Association of North America
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Missouri State Orthopaedic Association
  • Research

    Areas of interest for Dr. Shaw in research are sports related injuries, injuries of the shoulder, hip, knee, foot and ankle. His research interests also include cartilage restoration procedures and ligament repair and reconstruction. Dr. Shaw is interested in all aspects of the improvement of care of the athlete, including the multi-disciplinary team approach to athletic care and quality improvement.

    Research topics currently being studied are:
    1 - Return to play after ACL reconstruction in American Football
    2 - Rate of Infection in ACL Reconstruction in an Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital.
    3 - Preoperative radiographic parameters predicting success of arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (please make this a hyperlink to the AAOS website definition of Femoroacetabular Impingement) and disorders of the hip.
  • Publications

    “Mini-Open Repair of Achilles Rupture in the National Football League”  McCullough, KA, Shaw, CM, Anderson, RA.  Journal of Orthopaedic Surgical Advances.   Winter 2014.

    Voos JE and Shaw CM. Surgical Technique: Endoscopic Gluteus Medius Repair. Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Surgery. editors Nho SJ, Leunig M, Larson CM, Bedi A, Kelly BT. New York: Springer.
  • Highlights

    Dr. Shaw has experience with two NFL teams, the Kansas City Chiefs, under direction of head team physician Dr. Cris Barnthouse, and the Cleveland Browns, under direction of head team physician Dr. James Voos. He also has cared for the Kansas City Ballet, serving as a consultant with Dr. Kirk McCullough.
  • Interests

    Sports Medicine: Specializing in the operative and non-operative care of athletes of all levels from recreational to elite and professional athletes. Caring for injuries sports and non-sports related of the shoulder, hip, knee and foot/ankle.

    Hip and Knee Preservation Surgery: Specializing in arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques for the hip, knee and ankle. Including treatment of tears of the acetabular labrum, femoroacetabular impingement, meniscus tears, ligament repair and reconstruction, and cartilage restoration procedures.

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