The University of Kansas Health System

Dr. J. Paul Schroeppel

As a central Kansas native, I grew up in Hutchinson before attending The University of Kansas for my undergraduate degree. I attended medical school at The University of Kansas and completed my residency at The University of Kansas Medical Center in orthopedic surgery. Following residency, I completed an orthopedic surgery sports medicine fellowship at TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Minneapolis, assisting in the care of professional athletes from all four major professional teams in the Twin Cities area.

As part of the care team for the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs organizations, I work with a multidisciplinary team of physicians and sports medicine experts to treat professional athletes. Treating the pros, however, is only part of my work. I treat everyday athletes, weekend warriors and competitors at all levels to get them back on the field. I specialize in arthroscopic surgery of the hip, shoulder and knee, as well nonsurgical and surgical management of nearly all sports-related injuries. I have a special interest in adolescent and adult hip preservation, and the arthroscopic management of femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears of the hip.

Sports Medicine and Performance Center-Indian Creek 10730 Nall AveSte 200Overland Park, KS 66211(Map)
The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex One Arrowhead DrSports Medicine and Performance CenterKansas City, MO 64129(Map)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Procedure-Knee
  • Arthroscopy-Shoulder
  • Knee Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy-Knee
  • Arthroscopic Procedure-Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy-Hip
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Knee Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Medicine
  • Hip Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Cartilage Restoration Procedure
  • Arthroscopic Procedure-Knee
  • Reconstruction-Knee
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Sports Medicine Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Reconstruction-Shoulder
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Arthroscopy-Hip
  • Arthroscopy-Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy-Knee
  • Arthroscopy-Elbow
  • Joint Aspiration and Injection
  • Knee Reconstruction
  • Fitness and Exercise Counseling
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Bone Spurs
  • Arm Pain Due to Sports
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hip Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Tendonitis
  • Work Injury Directory
  • Joint Pain
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Limp Due to Sports
  • Pain During Sports
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Instability
Certifications
Board CertificationOrthopedics
Sub CertificationOrthopaedic Sports Medicine
Education/Training
  • Medical SchoolUniversity of Kansas
  • ResidencyUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
  • FellowshipTRIA Orthopedic Center-Bloomington MN

Strength of Dynamic Stabilizers of the Elbow in Professional Baseball Pitchers Decreases During Baseball Season

Injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) are one of the most common and severe incurred by pitchers. Baseball pitchers of all ages and levels have seen an increase in the diagnosis of these injuries. Tears of the UCL are caused by high valgus forces at the elbow of which the UCL is the primary restraint. Biomechanical studies have demonstrated that baseball pitchers either approach or exceed the maximum tensile strength of the UCL while throwing. Read more.