Kurtis Staples, MD

Surgeon
With fellowship training in anterior hip replacement and having performed hundreds of surgeries for anterior hip replacement, Dr. Staples is a pioneer of this procedure in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Dr. Kurtis Staples received his MD degree from The Medical College of Wisconsin in his home state of Wisconsin where he graduated in the top 3% of his class. He went on to specialize his medical training in Orthopaedics at the University of Michigan. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Staples chose to further his training by completing an Orthopaedic Trauma fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It was in Nashville where world renowned experts in pelvis and acetabular fracture care and reconstruction, including Dr. Philip J. Kregor, Dr. M.L. Chip Routt, and Dr. Jeffrey Mast, served as mentors.

Dr. Staples has a particular interest in surgery of the pelvis, acetabulum and hip. 

He extensively trained in anterior hip replacement during his trauma fellowship, a revolutionary procedure that dramatically reduces downtime for his patients when compared to the traditional methods. He specializes in both upper and lower extremity trauma and fracture management with specific interest in particular injuries.

With fellowship training in anterior hip replacement and having performed hundreds of surgeries for anterior hip replacement, Dr. Staples is a pioneer of this procedure in the Phoenix metropolitan area. He also specializes in hip preservation treating disorders of the hip such as impingement, dysplasia and labral injuries.

Dr. Staples is married, and he and his wife have six beautiful daughters. They live in Peoria enjoying the beautiful Arizona desert and sun.

PRP Injection (Non-Surgical Alternative to Pain Relief)

Harnessing the innate power of the body to heal is one of the keys to optimal repair and regeneration. Natural substances found in the plasma are necessary to healing damaged cells and tissues. Platelet-rich plasma therapy utilizes these substances, providing areas of injury or disease with a concentrated dose of the body’s own specific platelets, proteins and growth factors.

Platelets and PRP Injections

Platelets are best known for their ability to coagulate to stop bleeding; however, new evidence indicates that platelets also produce growth factors needed to mend and strengthen damaged tissues. By extracting a patient’s plasma and centrifuging it, these important substances can be isolated. After separation, they are placed in a syringe and injected into a specific area or joint, such as the knee or hip, giving the damaged tissues more than enough healing factors to begin the process of repair.

Uses of PRP

Conditions Commonly Treated with PRP

Shoulder: Rotator Cuff Tendinitis or Tear, Rotator Cuff Impingement Syndrome or Bursitis, Bicipital Tendinitis, labrum tears, arthritis, instability.

Wrist/Hand: DeQuervaine’s Tenosynovitis, arthritis, other wrist or finger tendinitis, ligament tears or dysfunction of the fingers.

Elbow: Medial and lateral epicondylitis (tennis & golfers elbow).

Hip: IIliotibial Band Tendinitis (ITB Syndrome), Psoas Tendinitis and bursitis, Greater Trochanteric Bursitis, Hip labrum tears, Piriformis Syndrome, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, arthritis.

Knee: Patellar Tendinitis, Patellar Femoral Syndrome, chondromalacia patella, partially torn or strained major ligaments of knee (ACL/LCL/MCL), meniscus tears, arthritis, patellar instability.

Ankle/Foot: Achilles Tendinitis, Peroneal Tendinitis, arthritis, recurrent ankle sprains, other foot or ankle tendinitis

Conditions Considered for Treatment with PRP or Prolotherapy

Neck: Whiplash injuries, headaches related to the neck, arthritis.

Back: Facet joint arthritis, rib problems, pain associated with scoliosis.

Results and Side Effects

You may experience initial pain at the injection site, though Dr. Staples can use specific substances to help numb the area. Typically, however, the pain is short-lived, and you may begin to feel relief from chronic pain soon after the injection is administered. Results can last a year or more, as the body is using a concentrated dose of its own building blocks. 

What to Expect 

Dr. Staples is considered a leader in the world of othopaedics, giving lectures and hosting seminars dedicated to training doctors around the world. Each patient case is unique, and Dr. Staples incorporates adjunct therapies to enhance your platelet-rich plasma injections.

Kendra Reilly

Physician Assistant

Kendra was a nationally certified paramedic providing 911 emergency medical response and critical care prior to becoming a physician assistant at Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons. Wanting to become more involved in patient care, she returned to college to earn her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Colorado Denver in hopes to become a PA. She earned her Masters in Medical Science from Saint Francis University, and became a certified PA by the NCCPA. During her training she completed internships in emergency medicine and internal medicine through the University of Minnesota School of Medicine where she trained at level 1 trauma centers and was able to work with two different trauma teams. Kendra has had specific training in orthopedics, and is certified in advance trauma life support. After graduating, she worked in orthopedic surgery in Minnesota with the Mayo Clinic Health System. In 2015, she came to work for Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons with Dr. Miller and Dr. Staples to further pursue her interest in orthopedic trauma.
CURRICULUM VITAE


Kendra Reilly

Physician Assistant

Kendra was a nationally certified paramedic providing 911 emergency medical response and critical care prior to becoming a physician assistant at Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons. Wanting to become more involved in patient care, she returned to college to earn her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Colorado Denver in hopes to become a PA. She earned her Masters in Medical Science from Saint Francis University, and became a certified PA by the NCCPA. During her training she completed internships in emergency medicine and internal medicine through the University of Minnesota School of Medicine where she trained at level 1 trauma centers and was able to work with two different trauma teams. Kendra has had specific training in orthopedics, and is certified in advance trauma life support. After graduating, she worked in orthopedic surgery in Minnesota with the Mayo Clinic Health System. In 2015, she came to work for Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons with Dr. Miller and Dr. Staples to further pursue her interest in orthopedic trauma.
CURRICULUM VITAE

VIDEOS

Education

08/2007 – 07/2008

Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

07/2003 – 06/2007

Resident Physician – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Michigan Hospitals

Ann Arbor, Michigan

 06/2002 – 06/2003

Internship – Departments of General Surgery/Orthopaedics 

University of Michigan Hospitals

Ann Arbor, Michigan

08/1998 – 05/2002

Doctor of Medicine

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

08/1994 – 04/1998 & 08/1991 – 05/1992

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry

Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah

Clinical Appointment

08/2009 – Present

Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons

Director of Orthopaedic Trauma – MIHS

Interim Chair – Department Orthopaedic Surgery – MIHS

Phoenix, Arizona

The CORE Institute – Orthopaedic Surgeon

Phoenix, Arizona

08/2007 – 07/2008

Vanderbilt University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Nashville, Tennessee

01/2005 – 07/2007

St. Joes Medical Center – Call duties General/Hand Orthopaedics

Ypsilanti, Michigan

06/2002 – 07/2007

University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedics

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Medical Licensure

State of Arizona, Physician License – Permanent ID – 38083 (active)

State of Tennessee, Physician License – Permanent ID – 42238 (inactive)

State of Michigan, Physician License – Permanent ID - 4301079558 (inactive)

ACLS Provider (06/2010)

ATLS Provider and Instructor (8/2013)

Research and Presentations

2007 – PresentDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery – Vanderbilt University Hospitals

Acute Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty for Acute Femoral Neck Fractures

Podium presentation – Orthopaedic Trauma Association - Annual Meeting Denver, Colorado – October 2008

Acute Repair of Traumatic Knee Dislocations

In progress

2002 – PresentDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery – University of Michigan Hospitals

Investigating motor vehicle crash injury patterns – a CIREN based study

Podium presentation – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting San Diego, California – February 2007

Poster presentation – Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting Salt Lake City, Utah – October 2003

Manuscript currently in peer review process

1999 – 2002 Summer Research Fellowship – MCW 

Investigated the effects of mechanical loading on osteoblasts.

Oral presentation – Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting San Francisco, California - February 2001

Poster presentation - American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting Toronto, Canada - October 2000

1996 – 1998 Undergraduate Research – BYU 

Isolated and identified novel cytotoxic compounds from Carica papaya.

Oral presentation - Mountain Region American Chemical Society Meeting Warsaw, Idaho - April 1997

Oral presentations - BYU Spring Research Conference Provo, Utah - March 1996 & 1997

Publications

Rowe SA, Sochor MS, Staples KS, Wahl WL, Wang SC. Pelvic ring fractures: implications of vehicle design, crash type, and occupant characteristics. Surgery. 2004 Oct; 136(4):842-7.

Kregor PJ, Staples, KS. Arthroplasty for Femoral Neck Fractures: Why I Use the Anterior Approach. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2008 Dec; 23(4):312-316. 

Professional Memberships

2006 – PresentOrthopaedic Trauma Association – Candidate Member

2002 – 2007Michigan State Medical Society – Resident Member

1998 – 2002 American Medical Association-Medical Student Section 

1998 – 2002 Physicians for Social Responsibility

Lectures and Discussions

February 2007“Malunion of the Distal Radius” – Grand rounds

November 2006“Nonunion of the Femoral Neck” – Grand rounds

October 2005 “Treatment of Difficult Tibia Fractures” – Grand rounds

January 2005“Gunshot Wounds – Bullets and Bones” – Grand rounds

October 2004 “Pediatric Proximal Humerus Fractures” – Grand rounds

November 2003“Posterolateral Rotatory Instability of the Knee” – Grand rounds

October 2003“Meniscus – Form and Function” – Grand rounds

Conferences and Meetings Attended

October 2008OTA Annual Meeting

Denver, Colorado

September 200719th Annual Emile Letournel Pelvis and Acetabulum Course

Paris, France

February 2007AAOS Annual Meeting

San Diego, California

May 2006OTA Advanced Regional Fracture Course

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Atlanta, Georgia

April 2006Surgical Approaches in Internal Fixation

Memphis, Tennessee

March 2006AAOS Annual Meeting

Chicago, Illinois

October 2005OTA Annual Meeting

Ottawa, Canada

April 2005OTA Regional Update Fracture Course

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Chicago, Illinois

March 2005Fundamental Arthroscopy Resident Course

Arthroscopy Association of North America

Orthopaedic Learning Center – Chicago, Illinois

August 2004AO Spine Resident Course

Chicago, Illinois

October 2003 OTA Basic Fracture Resident Course

Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Salt Lake City, Utah

February 2001 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 

San Francisco, California

Community Service

2002Mentor for Introduction to Patients course for second year medical students

1999Anatomy lab tutor for second year medical students

1998 – 2000 Milwaukee Stake Missionary, L.D.S. Church

1998 – 1999 Spanish translation at community clinic – Milwaukee, WI (4 hrs/week)

1998MCW Health Fair

1997 – 1998 Volunteer EMT on BYU campus (4-12 hrs/week)

1995 – 1997 Spanish translation at downtown clinic – Provo, Utah (2-4 hrs/week)

1992 – 1994 L.D.S. Church Missionary – Salta, Argentina (Spanish speaking)

1989 Eagle Scout

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