Dr. Matt Daggett

Board-Certified & Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic
Knee & Shoulder Expert

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Dr. Matt Daggett:

Dr. Matt Daggett, the founder and President of Sano Orthopedics, is a board-certified and dual fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon.
With 60+ clinical articles & care collaboration with renowned international surgeons, Dr. Daggett has established himself as a trusted surgeon early in his career. He is a leader in medical technology that includes needle arthroscopy, a less-invasive tool for treating many issues without general anesthesia 

Dr. Daggett specializes in sports medicine, knee and shoulder care.


 Dr. Daggett founded Sano Orthopedics (formerly Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine) with a mission to improve musculoskeletal health. This pursuit drives his technique innovation, which he validates through research and outcomes. He is leading the country with Needle Arthroscopy, a minimally invasive knee and shoulder technique. He believes better individualized care will create a healthier KC village.

Dr. Daggett was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. After graduating from University of Missouri-Columbia, Dr. Daggett received his medical degree from KCU and MBA in Healthcare Leadership from Rockhurst University. He completed his orthopedic residency in Kansas City.

Following residency, Dr. Daggett knew he wanted to become a sports medicine physician. Thus, he obtained 2 fellowships: sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute with Dr. Lemak in Birmingham, AL and a shoulder fellowship with Dr. Gilles Walch and Dr. Lionel Neyton in Lyon, France.

Dr. Daggett is an active researcher in his orthopedic field and an expert in injury prevention, knee ligament injuries, sports medicine and shoulder rotator cuff repair and treatment. He is the only American member of the International SANTI research group on sports medicine injuries and an associate clinical professor of KCU. He also serves on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA).
With over 60 published articles as well as global visits from surgeons who shadow and collaborate with Dr. Daggett, Dr. Daggett has established himself as a trusted surgeon early in his career. With a drive for better outcomes, he is leading the way with new techniques, like Needle Arthroscopy.

Dr. Matt Daggett, sports medicine physician, is known for taking the time to listen to his patients, understand their fears and concerns and then pursuing the best possible outcomes. When not at work, he is busy at home with the four young children he and his wife Laura are raising in Leawood, Kansas.

Get to know Dr. Daggett further by viewing his bio on You Tube.


– Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, Kansas City, MO

– MBA: Healthcare Leadership, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

– Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Saint Mary’s Medical Center, Blue Springs, MO

– Fellowships:

  • Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL
  • Shoulder, Centre Orthopedique Santy, Lyon, France

– Board Certifications:

  • American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Awards & Affiliations
  • Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA)
  • Ingram’s “40 Under Forty” in 2021
  • Team doctor for Avila University
  • Associate Clinical Professor of KCU
  • Member of AOAO, AOSSM, AAOS, ANNA
  • Member of SANTI (Scientific ACL NeTwork International) Study Group
  • KCU Young Alumni Achievement Award
  • Sports Medicine Director at Lee’s Summit Medical Center
Interests & Hobbies

Dr. Daggett is married with 4 kids. He enjoys doing projects around his home, including Aquaponics, traveling, playing recreational basketball and is a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL franchise.

Dr. Matt Daggett has established himself as a trusted orthopedic surgeon early in his career. He has over 60 clinical articles published in peer-reviewed journals, many which are in collaboration with renowned international ortho surgeons.  As a private practice surgeon involved in research, the intent is in pursuit of better outcomes using latest techniques and innovation.

To view all of Dr. Daggett’s research on Research Gate.


Dr. Daggett sees patients at the following Sano Orthopedics’ offices: Leawood, KS, and Lee’s Summit, MO.

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Dr. Daggett’s Specialties

Needle Arthroscopy

Needle Arthroscopy is a newer minimally invasive surgical technique. Using smaller tools, Dr. Daggett can perform many common orthopedic surgeries without the use of general anesthesia or even the use of a scalpel. No incisions, no suture equals faster recovery.  Dr. Matt Daggett recognized the potential of this minimally invasive technology and has pioneered the introduction of it across the US.  The outcomes from his patients reaffirm this technology is the future of arthroscopy.

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Watch a video on Shoulder Scope with Biceps Tenodesis

Knee Ligament & Meniscus Repair

(MCL, ALL, PCL, Meniscus Injuries) The knee is made up of many ligaments. With minimally invasive technology, Dr. Daggett is able to repair meniscus and repair ligaments with little down time.  Dr. Daggett is leading international research on the anterolateral ligament (ALL).

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Rotator Cuff Repair

A sudden fall, accident or heavy lifting may cause a tear or partial tear to the rotator cuff. Depending on the injury, conservative treatment or surgery may be recommended.  Dr. Daggett is an expert in shoulder care, obtaining a shoulder fellowship in Lyon, France.

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ACL Repair / Reconstruction

Dr. Daggett specializes in knee ACL repair and reconstruction. With his sports medicine fellowship and on-going research on ACL technique, Dr. Daggett uses the latest innovation to provide the best outcomes for his patients. He is able to individualize treatment plans with evidence-based medicine to maximize return to function without the risk of acl re-injury.

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Sports & Athletic Injuries

Even the safest of athletes can sometimes encounter joint wear and tear or an injury that can leave them watching from the sidelines. Due to Dr. Daggett’s interest in helping competitive athletes return to their sport, Dr. Daggett obtained a sports medicine fellowship in Birmingham. He serves on the sports medicine advisory committee of MSHAA and he presents on the topic of injury prevention to coaches, therapists and parents. 

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Shoulder Instability

Shoulder instability can occur following a traumatic accident such as a fall or collision with another athlete or object. It can also occur without significant trauma or injury. When a shoulder instability event occurs, it can also cause other damage to the shoulder. With Dr. Daggett’s extensive focus on shoulder care, he has comprehensive background to help patients return to function.

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Shoulder Reconstruction

A shoulder joint replacement treats an arthritic shoulder joint. The procedure is usually recommended to treat severe shoulder arthritis that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment options. Dr. Matthew Daggett is fellowship trained in advanced shoulder care and continues to utilize new technology and treatments that lead to better outcomes.  His training and specialized focus has helped many patients find pain relief.

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Patella Instability

As the largest joint in the body, and one of the most complex, the knee joint plays an important role in one’s everyday life. With extensive training and research published on knee treatments, Dr. Daggett has helped many patients recover from patella instability. Conservative treatment can usually heal instability when diagnosed properly.

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Cartilage Restoration

The lining of our joints are covered in a thick layer of cartilage that allows smooth and pain-free motion. Overtime or secondary to injury, the articular cartilage can become damaged and allow the underlying bone to become exposed. Cartilage damage can cause increased pain, catching/locking, crepitus, and joint swelling. For these localized cartilage lesions, there are many forms of treatment available to preserve the joint, return to an active lifestyle, improve function, and reduce pain without discussion of joint replacement. Dr. Matt Daggett specializes in joint preservation, and he has helped relieve pain for many complicated knee injuries. 

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Dr. Daggett’s Blogs & Research

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Dr. Daggett: Ingrams 40 Under Forty

The world of private medical practice continues to contract around him, but Dr. Matt Daggett has clearly staked out his turf as both a provider and an entrepreneur. The founder and president of Sano Orthopedics is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an MBA in health-care leadership. 

SHOULDER biceps tenodesis by Dr Daggett

Dr. Daggett: Shoulder Arthroscopy with Biceps Tenodesis

Biceps tenodesis is usually performed arthroscopically. The surgeon removes the painful part of the biceps, which usually resolves symptoms and restores normal function. After the surgery, the small wound is closed using stitches. Now, using needle arthroscopy, Dr. Matt Daggett uses local anesthesia, no general anesthesia, which means patients are awake during their surgery.


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Dr. Daggett shares benefits of new technology

Dr. Matt Daggett is one of the first orthopedic surgeons to use Needle Arthroscopy. The new Nano tool is much smaller than the traditional arthroscope. Thus, this innovative technique, called Needle Arthroscopy, allows surgeons to treat certain injuries without general anesthesia or incisions.  The result? Faster recovery. 

dr matt daggett interviews with New Strong KC

Dr. Daggett: Mental/Emotional Health's Connection to Physical Recovery

An orthopedic physician’s goal is to successfully restore physical function and relieve pain. However, it is also critical for a physician to address the emotional and mental health of a patient. This topic is harder to discuss, but we feel it’s imperative to address it to help patients achieve better health. Dr. Matt Daggett is interviewed by Laura Probasco

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Diganostic Needle Imaging: Patient Experience

Needle Arthroscopy offers many benefits to patients.  We asked our patients about their surgery and recovery. Faster recovery immediately out of surgery was named first. Without general anesthesia, patients don’t wake up groggy. Instead, patients walk out of their procedure within minutes after surgery is completed.

Dr. Daggett and his team were fantastic, everything went according to plan. He’s actually one of the best surgeons for Arthroscopy in the Midwest. I trusted him from the very beginning to fix my ACL injury. Thank you so much for your dedication and passion for the job doc!


Rodrigo, Google review

My experience was superb. Dr Daggett and his team provide excellent care. The moment you walk into his beautiful office, you are greeted by staff that are willing to help you every step of the way. Dr. Daggett is very attentive to every need and spends quality time with you to make sure you are getting the best care and treatment so you can return to a normal functioning life. I would recommend him to everyone I know!!

Stacy, Google review

I am honored to be a patient and get state of the art technology and technique. My recovery time was cut in half by Dr Daggetts Nanoscope technique. I highly recommend them for your joint needs.

Holly, Google Review

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