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Dr. Michael dempewolf

Board-Certified & Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic
Sports medicine expert

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Dr. Michael Dempewolf:

Dr. Michael Dempewolf is a fellowship-trained and board-certified sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at Sano Orthopedics. He specializes in shoulder, elbow, and knee conditions, with a focus on competitive athletes.

Formerly with Mid-America Orthopedics KC, Dr. Dempewolf joined Sano Orthopedics on Nov 1, 2021. 

Background

Dr. Dempewolf brings his specialty in Sports Medicine to Sano Orthopedics. His primary focus is open and arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He is also devoted to the care of competitive athletes.

Dr. Mike Dempewolf was raised in St. Louis, MO, and he attended the University of Missouri as an undergraduate. He earned a dual degree DO/MBA program from the Kansas City University of Medicine in conjunction with Rockhurst University. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at a busy trauma center in Moreno Valley, California. He was elected chief resident in his last year, reflecting his work ethic and abilities as a leader. He then went on to receive advanced training by completing a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Southern California. During this year, he assisted in the care of athletes at multiple levels, including the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the University of California, Irvine, CA, and multiple local high schools.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He continues to pursue his passion for treating athletes in conjunction with Johnson County Community College, Kansas City Monarchs Baseball Club, and the Kansas City Blues Rugby organizations.

A devoted husband and father, Dr. Dempewolf enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He enjoys playing sports with his sons as well as fishing, golf, and travel.

Education

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

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

– Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Moreno Valley, CA

– Fellowship:

  • Sports Medicine, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Irvine, California

– Board Certification:

  • American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Awards & Affiliations
  • Team Physician for Kansas City Monarch Baseball Club
  • Team Physician for Johnson County Community College
  • Team Physician for Kansas City Blues Rugby Organization
  • Member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member of American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Interests & Hobbies

A devoted husband and father, Dr. Dempewolf enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He enjoys playing sports with his sons as well as fishing, golf, and travel.

Locations

Dr. Dempewolf sees patients in our Kansas clinics: Leawood, KS, and Garnett, KS.

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Dr. Dempewolf’s Specialties

Knee Arthroscopy

(ACL, MCL, PCL, Meniscus Injuries, Cartilage Restoration)

When knee ligaments are damaged, the knee joint may become unstable. Depending on the injury and lifestyle of the patient, conservative treatment or surgery may be necessary to provide stabilization of the knee. With Dr. Dempewolf’s experience treating competitive athletes and an extensive focus on knee arthroscopy, Dr. Dempewolf is able to maximize your chance to return to full function and sport without the risk of re-injury.

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Pediatric Fracture Care

A sudden fall or sports injury may cause a sprain, tear, or broken bone.  Our goal is to help kids feel safe and on the road to healing as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Children differ from adults in that they have superior bone healing and remodeling capacity. Because of this, many pediatric orthopedic injuries can be treated solely by external stabilization of the bone in a brace, cast, or splint.  In some instances, surgical intervention is necessary for a full recovery. Dr. Dempewolf is an expert in sports injuries and fracture care, which includes kids.  His primary goal is to promote healing of the bone in a normal position. 

Sports & Athletic Injuries

Dr. Mike Dempewolf completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Southern California. During this year, he assisted in the care of athletes at multiple levels, including the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the University of California, Irvine, CA, and multiple local high schools.  In Kansas City, Dr. Dempewolf continues to care for competitive athletes.  He is the Team Physician for the Kansas City Monarch Baseball Club, Johnson County Community College, and the Kansas City Blues Rugby Organization.

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Shoulder Arthroscopy

(Labral repair, rotator cuff repair, biceps surgery and shoulder replacements)

A sudden fall, accident, or heavy lifting may cause a shoulder injury. Many times, shoulder pain varies and increases over time. Depending on the injury, conservative treatment or surgery may be recommended.  Dr. Dempewolf is an expert in shoulder care, which includes both Shoulder Arthroscopy and Shoulder Replacements.

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Shoulder Replacement

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. Michael Dempewolf specializes in shoulder care, which includes primary stemless and reverse shoulder replacements.  

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Shoulder Injuries/Conditions

Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, throwing, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities.  They can happen suddenly or increase in severity over time. Whether sudden or chronic, Dr. Michael Dempewolf specializes in treating all shoulder injuries. This includes proven conservative treatments, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder replacements.

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ACL Repair / Reconstruction

Dr. Dempewolf specializes in knee ACL reconstruction. With his sports medicine fellowship and coverage as Team Physician for several teams in Kansas City, including the Kansas City Monarchs Baseball Team, Dr. Dempewolf maximizes your chance to return to function without the risk of re-injury.

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MAO joins Sano

MAO-KC Joins Sano Orthopedics

“We welcome our colleagues from MAO-KC who, like all of us at Sano, believe that compassionate, value-based care, innovative techniques, and prevention of injuries are the future of orthopedic health. Through this partnership, Sano can improve access and care to more patients. It’s about delivering the right care at the right time in the right setting.”

 

dr michael dempwolf talks about treating athletes

Dr. Dempwolf: Treating Competitive Athletes

Dr. Michael Dempewolf is a Sports Medicine Physician at Sano Orthopedics. He obtained a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in southern California.  He pursues his passion for treating athletes as the sports medicine physician for the Johnson County Community College, Kansas City Monarchs Baseball Club, and the Kansas City Blues Rugby organizations. Today, he talks about the differences and appeal in treating competitive athletes. 

official orthopedic provider of KC monarchs baseball

Official Orthopedic Partner

At Sano Orthopedics, we are all about teamwork. That’s why we’re proud to be the official orthopedic partner of the Kansas City Monarch baseball team. Dr. Michael Dempewolf serves as the team physicians for the Kansas City Monarchs to make sure the Monarchs are in peak condition during the preseason and regular season play.  

Dr. Dempewolf and staff were very nice professional. He explained that I tore my bicep tendon from the bone and explained how he would repair it and what to expect from surgery. Dr. Dempewolf answer all my questions and made me feel very comfortable from there on. I highly recommend.

 

Terrance, Google review

We saw Dr. Dempewolf after our 5-year-old broke her wrist. His team was incredibly efficient, getting us checked in and back to a room in just a few minutes. Not only was our wait time minimal, he was able to discuss recommended treatment without missing a beat while my young children sang and danced. I will definitely be recommending Dr. Dempewolf.

Cassandra, Google review

Dr. D, is a very good active listener with empathy. He was able to navigate through the muck and mire of my painfully past to plot a game to address my issues and get me healed and across the finish line.

Aaron, Google review

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