Kurtis Staples, MD
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.