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Clint F. Kirk, D.O.

Hip Knee Robotic-arm assisted partial knee Robotic-arm assisted hip
Memorial Medical Group
110 NW 31st Street 2nd Floor Lawton, OK 73505
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Comanche County Memorial Hospital

Education

  • Oklahoma College Of Osteopathic Medicine And Surgery

Residency

  • Texas Joint Restoration Center

Languages

  • English

About Dr. Kirk

Dr. Kirk is a native Oklahoman with over 20 years’ experience in Adult Reconstructive surgery. Dr. Kirk averages 500 surgical procedures per year with the majority of these 10,000 plus surgeries being knee, hip and shoulder replacements.

Dr. Kirk received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1989. A Traditional internship was completed at Tri-City Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was awarded “Intern of the Year” His residency in Orthopedic Surgery was completed at Dallas / Ft. Worth Medical Center.

During residency, Dr. Kirk was accepted by world renowned Joint Replacement surgeon Richard E. “Dickey” Jones at the Texas Joint Restoration Center. Dr. Jones is still very well recognized among joint replacement surgeons around the world. Dr. Kirk’s mentorship required all aspects of patient management, joint replacement surgery and original research and publication. Dr. Kirk published a paper for Dr. Jones and Johnson and Johnson highlighting “Rotating Platform Knee Replacement Trials”

Dr. Kirk says the fellowship program he participated in as a resident was integral to the model of quality and efficiency he currently has at Comanche County Memorial Hospital. This allows Dr. Kirk and his team to perform up to 8 joint replacement surgeries a day.

After residency, Dr. Kirk fulfilled a scholarship repayment program obligation at the Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada Oklahoma. Dr. Kirk’s final year of repayment was filled at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center. He was then recruited to Muskogee Bone and Joint. He practiced in Muskogee from 2003 – 2009. He held the position of surgical department chairman.

Dr. Kirk was recruited to CCMH in 2009 to begin a joint replacement program. Dr. Kirk is the highest volume joint replacement surgeon in Southwest Oklahoma and as of 2016, he is the only surgeon south of Oklahoma City who is authorized to use the MAKO robot in surgery.

Dr. Kirk states that while he was one of the first joint replacement surgeons to perform a reverse total shoulder replacement and computer navigated knee replacements in Oklahoma, he is most proud of today’s current technology such as special operating room beds that allow for mini-incision direct anterior hip replacements and certainly the biggest advance to date which is the MAKO robotic assisted partial knee and hip replacement. This allows him to see the finished product on the computer before an incision is made. Now the marriage of “old” computer navigated surgery is now combined with surgeon controlled robotics to increase safety, precision and accuracy of component placement.

The robots function is not actually doing any part of the surgery, it just keeps the surgeon honest so to speak by keeping him or her to the exact surgical plan based on the patient’s own cat scan and computer segmented plan. The robot will actually shut down if a surgeon strays away from the plan (even a millimeter).

Dr. Kirk says even if a surgeon has done 20,000 or more surgeries he or she cannot reproduce the precision of a robot combined with a CAT scan. Technology is now so good, and in combination with minimally invasive incisions, most total knee, hip and partial knee replacements are performed within one hour. The majority of the partial knee replacements are done on an outpatient basis.

Personally, Dr. Kirk lives in Ft. Worth Texas with his wife Tiffany and his son Jett. He is an aviation enthusiast who pilots his plane to and from his practice in Lawton OK. Dr. Kirk enjoys fabrication, prototyping and owns several trademarks. He is a Christian surgeon. He and his family attend the Gateway Church in Ft Worth.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT

Hip joint replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, fracture of the neck of the femur or functional deformity of the hip.

Knee joint replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative, rheumatoid and post-traumatic arthritis, and for moderate deformity of the knee. Joint replacement surgery is not appropriate for patients with certain types of infections, any mental or neuromuscular disorder which would create an unacceptable risk of prosthesis instability, prosthesis fixation failure or complications in postoperative care, compromised bone stock, skeletal immaturity, severe instability of the joint, or excessive body weight.

Like any surgery, joint replacement surgery has serious risks which include, but are not limited to, pain, bone fracture, change in the treated leg length (hip), joint stiffness, hip joint fusion, amputation, peripheral neuropathies (nerve damage), circulatory compromise (including deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs)), genitourinary disorders (including kidney failure), gastrointestinal disorders (including paralytic ileus (loss of intestinal digestive movement)), vascular disorders (including thrombus (blood clots), blood loss, or changes in blood pressure or heart rhythm), bronchopulmonary disorders (including emboli, stroke or pneumonia), heart attack, and death.

Implant related risks which may lead to a revision of the implant include dislocation, loosening, fracture, nerve damage, heterotopic bone formation (abnormal bone growth in tissue), wear of the implant, metal sensitivity, soft tissue imbalance, osteolysis (localized progressive bone loss), audible sounds during motion, and reaction to particle debris.

The information presented is for educational purposes only. Speak to your doctor to decide if joint replacement surgery is appropriate for you. Individual results vary and not all patients will return to the same activity level. The lifetime of any joint replacement is limited and depends on several factors like patient weight and activity level. Your doctor will counsel you about strategies to potentially prolong the lifetime of the device, including avoiding high-impact activities, such as running, as well as maintaining a healthy weight. It is important to closely follow your physician’s instructions regarding post-surgery activity, treatment and follow-up care.

Ask your doctor if a joint replacement is right for you.

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Stryker is a sponsor of the PGA TOUR. Hal Sutton and Fred Funk are paid spokespersons of Stryker, and their statements represent their personal views based on their personal experiences.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ANKLE REPLACEMENT

Indications: The Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR Ankle) is indicated for use as a non-cemented implant to replace a painful arthritic ankle joint due to osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Contra-Indications: Active or prior deep infection in the ankle joint or adjacent bones, Skeletal immaturity, Bone stock inadequate to support the device including: Severe osteoporotic or osteopenia condition or other conditions resulting in poor bone quality , Avascular necrosis of the talus, Prior surgery and / or injury that has adversely affected ankle bone quality, Malalignment or severe deformity of involved or adjacent anatomic structures including: Hindfoot or forefoot malalignment precluding plantigrade foot, Significant malalignment of the knee joint. Insufficient ligament support that cannot be repaired with soft tissue stabilization, Neuromuscular disease resulting in lack of normal muscle function about the affected ankle, Lower extremity vascular insufficiency demonstrated by Doppler arterial pressure, Charcot joint or peripheral neuropathy that may lead to Charcot joint of the affected ankle, Prior arthrodesis at the ankle joint , Poor skin and soft tissue quality about the surgical site.

Common Side Effects from Total Ankle Replacement Surgery: For the first two weeks after surgery it is normal to have a moderate amount of pain. You may need to use pain medicine(s). This pain may slowly decrease over time, but it is not unusual to experience some discomfort for up to three months and swelling may continue for up to a year after surgery. Contact your surgeon right away if at any time you notice: Fluid leaking from your wound, Redness around your wound, Pain or swelling that starts suddenly (especially after an ankle twist or fall) or Severe pain after the initial two weeks following your surgery.

The T2 Ankle Arthrodesis Nail is intended for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis (fusion) and to provide stabilization of the hindfoot and ankle including the transverse tarsal joints coupling the mid-foot to the hindfoot. Examples of specific indications include: Post-traumatic or primary arthrosis, previously infected arthrosis (second degree), revision of Failed Ankle arthrodesis, failed Total Ankle Replacement, avascular Necrosis of the Talus (requiring tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis), Neuroarthropathy or Neuromuscular Deformity or other neuromuscular disease with severe deformity or instability of the ankle, rheumatoid arthritis with severe deformity such as rheumatoid hindfoot, osteoarthritis, nonunions or pseudarthrosis of hindfoot and distal tibia, malunited tibial pilon fracture, charcot foot, severe endstage degenerative arthritis, severe defects after tumor resection pantalar arthrodesis.

Contraindications: The physician’s education, training and professional judgement must be relied upon to choose the most appropriate device and treatment. Conditions presenting an increased risk of failure include: any active or suspected latent infection or marked local inflammation in or about the affected area. Compromised vascularity that would inhibit adequate blood supply to the fracture or the operative site. Bone stock compromised by disease, infection or prior implantation that can not provide adequate support and/or fixation of the devices. Material sensitivity, documented or suspected. Obesity. An overweight or obese patient can produce loads on the implant that can lead to failure of the fixation of the device or to failure of the device itself. Patients having inadequate tissue coverage over the operative site. Implant utilization that would interfere with anatomical structures or physiological performance. Any mental or neuromuscular disorder which would create an unacceptable risk of fixation failure or complications in postoperative care. Other medical or surgical conditions which would preclude the potential benefit of surgery. The T2 Ankle Arthrodesis Nail should NOT be used if following conditions are present: tibial malalignment of > 10˚ in any plane, severe vascular deficiency, osteomyelitis or soft tissue infection.

The information presented is for educational purposes only. Stryker is not dispensing medical advice. Please speak to your doctor to decide if joint replacement surgery is right for you. Only your doctor can make the medical judgment which products and treatments are right for your own individual condition. As with any surgery, joint replacement carries certain risks. Your surgeon will explain all the possible complications of the surgery, as well as side effects. Additionally, the lifetime of a joint replacement is not infinite and varies with each individual. Also, each patient will experience a different postoperative activity level, depending on their own individual clinical factors. Your doctor will help counsel you about how to best maintain your activities in order to potentially prolong the lifetime of the device. Such strategies include not engaging in high-impact activities, such as running, as well as maintaining a healthy weight.

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