Orthopedic Surgery

Whether you need a total joint replacement, have a simple fracture, or have a more complex condition, we’re ready to help. Our fellowship-trained surgeons offer a complete range of orthopedic and sports medicine surgical services, from MRIs to same-day surgery.

With extensive experience in knee, hip and shoulder replacement, as well as sports injury treatment, our surgeons have helped patients of all ages improve their quality of life and return to their favorite sports and activities.

At Stormont Vail Health, with our state-of-the-art technology and seasoned surgeons, we work to minimize the impact of surgery and ensure your overall health with supportive care. For example:

  • Our surgeons will follow up to monitor your recovery after you’ve gone home.
  • They’ll also work with your primary care provider to provide education on self care and home care for your family.
  • Our behavioral health professionals and social workers can provide counseling or direct you to community resources, if needed.

If you are already working with a Stormont Vail primary care provider, he or she will receive real-time updates on your treatment details by accessing our electronic medical record system.

We also encourage you to discuss your orthopedic treatment with your primary care provider.

4 stages of recovery from a sport injury

Conditions We Treat

Cotton O’Neil Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is equipped to diagnose and treat a broad scope of injuries and conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage issues (injuries, wear and tear)
  • Elbow injuries (e.g., tennis elbow, golfer’s or baseball elbow)
  • Foot pain
  • Fractures
  • Joint pain (e.g., hip, knee, shoulder)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Neck and back pain
  • Tendon injuries
  • Torn meniscus
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Sprains and strains (e.g., ankle, knee, shoulder)
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Overuse injuries (e.g., runner’s knee, stress fractures)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Our Treatments & Services

  • Total Joint Replacement for Shoulder, Hip, and Knee

    Like parts of a machine, your joints can “wear out” with age, or be damaged by trauma or disease. When that happens, you may feel significant pain and even find that you just can’t move.

    With joint replacement surgery, our surgeons will implant a new metal, plastic, or ceramic device to replace your damaged joint. We use the Brainlab surgical navigation system for knee replacement, allowing our surgeons to make incisions at the most accurate angles to minimize the effect of your surgery.

  • Cartilage Repair and Restoration

    Our minimally invasive procedures are performed arthroscopically (a small scope is threaded through tiny incisions). They’re designed to promote faster healing time and less pain.

    • Microfracture repair: Surgeons create small holes on the knee bone to allow blood flow to the bone surface. Rich in bone marrow cells, the blood will stimulate cartilage growth and repair the injured area.
    • Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation (Mosaicplasty): Surgeons transfer a bone graft from the patient’s own bones to the damaged area.

    Our traditional (non-minimally invasive) procedures include:

    • Osteochondral Allograft: This surgery might be needed if a cartilage defect is too large. Surgeons implant healthy cartilage tissue, called the graft, from a donor to cover the damaged area.
  • Tendon Repair

    Tendon injuries are among the most common soft-tissue injuries in sports. Your orthopedist may immobilize the injured area until the pain and swelling is reduced, then recommend physical therapy. With severe injuries, you might receive tendon repair surgery either arthroscopically or with a traditional open incision. Tendon surgery can help you restore your range of movement after an injury.
  • Bone Fracture Repair

    When you have a fracture, it’s important for the bone to heal properly in its original position. Your orthopedist might use a cast or splint to set and support the broken bone in its proper position. But if the fracture is severe and the location is not fit for a non-invasive fix, you may need bone fracture repair surgery.
  • Minimally Invasive Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

    Sudden stops and sudden twists of your knees occur frequently during high-demand sports such as football, basketball, soccer, and gymnastics. The force from these moves can tear your ACL, located in the middle of your knee. In ACL reconstruction, the surgeon will make small incisions around your knee, then replace the damaged ligament with a piece of tendon from another part of your body or from a donor.
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair

    The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that helps you lift and rotate your arm. Injuries can occur when you lift a heavy weight overhead or fall on the arm. It’s best to treat acute torn rotator cuffs immediately with surgery.
  • Minimally Invasive Tenex Procedure

    This is an advanced technology for the treatment of chronic tendon pains. The Tenex procedure uses ultrasound imaging to locate the tears––sources of your chronic pain––in your soft tissue. A surgeon will extract scar tissue from the tendon, which can reduce pain and help you improve movement and function.
  • Shoulder Replacement

    Your physician might order a shoulder replacement because of osteoarthritis, a severe shoulder break, badly damaged tissues in your shoulder, or other issues. In a shoulder replacement, surgeons fit a plastic “cup”-like device into the shoulder socket, and attach a metal “ball” to the top of the upper arm. For most people, shoulder replacements help relieve pain or stiffness.
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

    Surgeons use this procedure when the rotator cuff has sustained major damage. Instead of positioning the shoulder implant to rely on the rotator cuff muscles for movement, surgeons position it in to rely on deltoid muscle––the triangular muscle on your uppermost part of your arm. This can help prevent further pain and difficulty lifting your arm later.
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    Spine surgery is sometimes recommended when medication and physical therapy don’t relieve your back pain. In many surgeries, minimally invasive techniques are gradually replacing traditional surgery. They’re designed to protect the muscles surrounding the spine, cause less pain and promote a faster recovery.

Meet Our Team

Many of our orthopedic surgeons have received further subspecialty training—for example, in sports medicine, treating injured athletes of all ages. For patients with fractures from falls or accidents, we offer specialized care for every aspect of an injury, including rehabilitation.

Our surgeons are also great teachers to area students, educating young athletes at local schools in injury prevention. They also encourage high school athletes to consider careers as orthopedists and invite athletic training students from Washburn University to shadow them at work for a real-life experience in orthopedic medicine.

Hailey A. Avila
D.O.

Family Medicine /Sports Medicine

Jacob C. Deister
M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Kenton K. Erb
PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

Peter S. Lepse
M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Amber L. Maike
PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

Ann M. McConkey
APRN

Orthopedic Surgery

Michael T. McCoy
M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Ronald E. McEwen
PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

Sarah A. McKenna
PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

Joseph E. Mumford
M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Bradley T. Poole
M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Kristen A. Robson
PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

Patricio B. Roman
M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Daniel P. Ruiz
PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

Blake R. Shinn
PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

Michael L. Smith
M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Tanner A. Speake
PA-C

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Shaun F. Steeby
M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Ryan J. Tomlins
M.D., CAQSM

Family Medicine /Sports Medicine

Brett E. Wallace
M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Jennifer A. Waterman
D.O.

Orthopedic Surgery

Elena Lillian Arnone Watt
PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

Matthew A. Williams
PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

Brian F. Wilson
M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Maureen E. Yost
APRN

Orthopedic Surgery

Next Steps For Patients

Make an Appointment

  • To make an appointment with an Orthopedic surgeon, call (785) 270-8880.

See a Primary Care Provider

  • Call (785) 270-4440 to schedule an appointment with your Stormont Vail primary care provider.
  • Not a Stormont Vail patient? Call (785) 270-4440 to set up your first appointment with one of our primary care providers.

Check With Your Insurance

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to learn about coverage. Click here for a list of Kansas Insurance Company phone numbers and websites.

MyChart

You can stay connected to Stormont Vail through our online portal, MyChart. The portal lets you schedule an E-Visit or appointment, renew prescriptions, view your medical records and test results, and contact your care team.

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Next Steps For Referring Providers

  • If you are a Stormont Vail provider, refer your patient via the Epic work queue.
  • If you are an outside provider, call (785) 270-8880 to refer your patient.