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CCMH offers total joint replacements with expanded specialty clinics

June 18, 2018

Dr. Paul Cowan

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Carroll County Memorial Hospital is now offering expanded orthopaedic outpatient and surgery services to include total joint replacements.

CCMH welcomes Dr. Paul Cowan and Dr. John Eggers from Drisko, Fee & Parkins Orthopaedic to our roster of outpatient specialty providers.

“This is a major milestone for the expansion of CCMH,” Tim Braun, CCMH Chief Operating Officer, said. “Not only are we performing a procedure that has never been done at this facility, but we are doing so with high quality surgeons. This is a huge win for the hospital and this community.”

In the past when patients needed shoulder, hip or knee surgery, they travelled out of town. Now, they do not have to. CCMH offers a seamless transition from diagnosis through surgery and therapy.

On Wednesday, June 13, CCMH hit a new milestone when Dr. Paul Cowan performed the first reverse total shoulder replacement in one of the CCMH Medical Plaza’s operating rooms.

“It went great,” Dr. Cowan said. “It’s a very nice, new facility with up-to-date equipment. It’s as good or better than other facilities I perform surgeries at.”

Dr. Cowan and Dr. Eggers will perform shoulder, hip and knee surgeries on the CCMH campus, along with minimally invasive surgeries like ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration and meniscus tear repairs.

Dr. Cowan is a Kansas City native who returns to join DFP as a Sports Medicine fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University, his medical and master’s degrees from the University of Kansas, and completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS. 

As part of his fellowship at the TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Dr. Cowan provided medical care for the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, MLB’s Minnesota Twins, Gustavus-Adolphus college football, and area high schools.  His interests are in athletic injuries to people of all ages including ACL reconstruction, multi-ligamentous knee injuries, rotator cuff repairs, and many more procedures for the knee, shoulder, and elbow.

Dr. Eggers, M.D., Ph.D. comes to DFP Orthopaedics as a fellowship trained hip and knee surgeon specializing in total hip and knee replacements and revisions. He has expertise in treating complex primary and revision arthroplasties. He also received extensive training in maintaining native joints through surgical and non-surgical interventions when applicable.

He has had fellowship training in total joint revision: surgery performed when joint replacements have worn out, failed, or become infected. He obtained his medical and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE and subsequently completed his Orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He then went on to sub-specialty fellowship training, graduating from the Cleveland Clinic Adult Reconstruction Fellowship. He has a specialized focus in preventing total joint arthroplasty infections, writing and reviewing many publications on the topic. He is a reviewer for multiple publications including the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of Knee Surgery. He accepts transfer of complex hip and knee cases from outlying hospitals without joint replacement expertise.

For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website or call 660-542-1695.