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DR. CHRIS ECKLAND

BOARD-CERTIFIED & FELLOWSHIP-TRAINED ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

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Dr. Eckland’s Specialties

Shoulder Reconstruction

Dr. Christopher Eckland’s focus on shoulder care has restored function in patients over the past 15 years.

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Fracture Care

Dr. Eckland has a special interest in fracture care for kids and adults.

Knee Ligament & Meniscus Repair

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.

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Knee Replacements 

Dr. Eckland is a board-certified knee specialist who has helped many patients return to function after knee replacement surgery.

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Sports & Athletic Injuries

Dr. Eckland obtained a sports medicine fellowship at the Orthopedic Research of Virginia in Richmond, VA, and has been using this training to treat athletes of all ages. 

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Pediatric Fractures

Many pediatric orthopedic injuries can be treated solely by external stabilization of the bone in a brace, cast, or splint. Dr. Eckland is an expert in sports injuries and fracture care, which includes kids.  

Robotic Knee Replacements

Robotic knee surgery is one of the most advanced joint replacement surgeries available to patients today.

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MEET DR. ECKLAND:

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ABOUT DR. CHRIS ECKLAND

Dr. Chris Eckland is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder, sports medicine, knee, and fracture care.

BACKGROUND

Dr. Christopher Eckland is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Sano Orthopedics. He specializes in knee, shoulder, sports medicine, and fracture care.

Dr. Eckland is a native of Kansas City and graduated high school at Shawnee Mission Northwest. He then attended Kansas State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology. He then earned his D.O. from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He then completed his residency in orthopedic surgery through Michigan State University at Botsford Hospital outside of Detroit, Michigan. While in residency, he was selected as the chief resident in his last year. He then received specialized, advanced training in Sports Medicine at Orthopedic Research of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. During this year, he specialized in caring for athletes at all levels, including the Washington Redskins, multiple local high schools, and the Special Olympics.

Dr. Eckland maintains a wide skill set in his expertise in orthopedics. He focuses on open and arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder and knee. He provides surgical and nonsurgical care for fractures. Dr. Eckland performs numerous knee and shoulder replacements, including unicompartmental knee replacements. His patients describe him as caring, friendly, professional, and honest.

Aside from his orthopedic practice, Dr. Eckland is a devoted husband and father of 2 children. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and spending time at the lake.

EDUCATION

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

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Michigan State University – Botsford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Fellowship:

  • Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Research of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

Board Certifications:

  • American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Osteopathic Association, Kansas Medical Society
  • Ingram’s 2021 “50 Kansans You Should Know” 
  • American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery – Clinical Board certification Examiner, 2012- present
  • Ottawa University Team Physician, 2019-2020
  • Medical Executive Committee President – Miami County Medical Center, Jan 2016- Dec 2017; Medical Staff President – Miami County Medical Center, Jan 2016- Dec 2017
  • Chief of Surgery – Miami County Medical Center, Jan 2014- Jan 2018
  • Associate Clinical Professor Orthopedic Surgery residency – University of Kansas – Wichita, 2009 – 2011

INTERESTS & HOBBIES

Dr. Eckland is a native of Kansas City and graduated high school at Shawnee Mission Northwest. Aside from his orthopedic practice, Dr. Eckland is a devoted husband and father of 2 children. He enjoys being with his family, traveling, and spending time at the lake.

LOCATIONS

Dr. Eckland sees patients in our Leawood, KS, Garnett, KS, and Paola, KS, offices.

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DR. CHRIS ECKLAND’S PATIENT REVIEWS

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DR. ECKLAND’S BLOGS

Dr. Eckland Answers Shoulder Replacement Questions

  Dr. Eckland Answers Shoulder Replacement QuestionsConsidering joint replacement is a big decision, we want our patients to be as informed as possible about the process and what to expect before making the final call. Dr. Chris Eckland, a sports medicine...

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Leawood Ortho Urgent Care Open!

Ortho & Sports Urgent Care - LeawoodOrthopedic Walk-In Clinic in Leawood, KS, Now Open!Sports injuries, falls or flare-ups of an old injury can happen when we least expect it. To make it easier to see an orthopedic specialist, we opened our second orthopedic...

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MAO-KC Joins Sano: The Why

The Why: MAO-KC Joins Sano Orthopedics  A bigger team focused on improving the way musculoskeletal care is delivered in Kansas City City November! We are excited to be a bigger team focused on improving the way musculoskeletal care is delivered in Kansas City....

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