Michael McCabe, MD

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
& Sports Medicine

Meet Dr. Michael McCabe, a Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy specialist for at Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance.

While most of his patients fall under the sports medicine category, a large portion of his patients are people who simply live an active lifestyle.

Areas of Specialty

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Knee ligament & cartilage repair
  • General Orthopedics

Fellowship

Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy, Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Jackson, Mississippi; 2011-2012

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery, University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Memphis, Tennessee; 2006-2011

Doctor of Medicine

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana; 2006

 

Professional Roles

Orthopedic Surgeon for FC Kansas City, Kansas City’s professional women’s soccer team before the team moved to Utah

He is the Sports Medicine Provider for Belton High School, Ray-Pec High School, Grandview High School.

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

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I’m really passionate about my work, creating a positive patient experience, and helping you on your road to recovery.

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Learn about Hip Arthroscopy with Dr. McCabe

You or a loved one may be suffering with persistent hip pain to the point where you feel a hip arthroscopy is the only option. Whether you’re an athlete or simply live an active lifestyle, hip pain can become a major hindrance to daily life.

Hip arthroscopy is a newer orthopedic specialty that can treat a variety of hip injuries and pain like hip impingements or labral tears.

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Learn about Dr. McCabe returning to driving after lower extremity surgery

Whether you’re having a hip or knee arthroscopy, understanding when you can return to driving is crucial for your safety and those on the road. Some people may believe they are safe to get behind the wheel, when in reality, their body still isn’t capable of reacting properly to adverse driving conditions.

Keep in mind that when you can resume driving again depends on your body. Some patients will be able to drive sooner than others.

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KCOA Locations

Overland Park, Kansas
10777 Nall Ave Suite 300 Overland Park, KS 66211
Leawood, Kansas
3651 College Blvd. Leawood, KS 66211
Kansas City, Missouri
Saint Luke's Medical Plaza #1 4320 Wornall Rd., Ste. 610 Kansas City, MO 64111
Belton, Missouri
Belton Regional Campus 17067 S Outer Rd #301 Belton, MO 64012

Fun Fact

He enjoys going to the park with his children, touring the many attractions in KC, and following Sporting KC, the Chiefs, Royals, US Soccer and Notre Dame football.

More About Dr. Mccabe

Dr. Michael McCabe, MD joined KCOA (formerly Apex Orthopedics and Sports Medicine) after completing a service commitment with the United States Navy.

He obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, graduating Magna Cum Laude, then graduated with honors from Tulane University School of Medicine.

He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the prestigious Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN and then completed a fellowship accredited in both sports medicine and arthroscopy (minimally invasive orthopedic surgery) at Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. He is board certified and holds a sub-specialty certificate in orthopedic sports medicine.

Following Fellowship…

Dr. McCabe served in the US Navy as clinical faculty in the Shoulder Surgery & Sports Medicine Division of the Orthopedic Surgery Department at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He was an associate program director for the National Capital Consortium orthopedic surgery residency and was faculty at the Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences.

While at Walter Reed, Dr. McCabe provided sports medicine care to a variety of patients including active duty service members and dependents, Wounded Warriors, as well as members of United States Congress and the Presidential Cabinet. During this time, he was a sports medicine consultant to United States Congress and provided sideline support for the Congressional intramural athletics program.

Athletes of all Levels

Dr. McCabe has experience caring for athletes of all skill levels – from amateurs to professionals – having served as head team orthopedic surgeon for FCKC (Kansas City’s professional women’s soccer team) during the club’s final year in Kansas City before the team relocated to Utah. He serves as a consultant surgeon for the SportingKC soccer organization, including the Swope Park Rangers and Sporting Academy. His professional interests include open and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and hip. He has a special focus in hip arthroscopy including a procedure known as labral reconstruction for irreparable labral tears.

In addition…

Dr. McCabe has certification in an advanced cartilage reconstruction procedure of the knee known as MACI which involves “harvesting” cartilage cells from the patient’s knee followed by reimplantation to graft cartilage injuries in non-arthritic knees. Dr. McCabe’s interest in arthroscopy extends to shoulder labral tears, rotator cuff tears and elbow injuries as well. Patient education and an individualized treatment approach are pillars to effective orthopedic care in Dr. McCabe’s practice. He is proud to have Lindsey Brown, NP as a member of his team. Lindsey and Dr. McCabe’s medical assistants are bright, compassionate, energetic and dedicated to patient care. Their commitment to providing a superior patient experience is evident on a daily basis. Dr. McCabe and his team members believe in courtesy, respect, and the importance of sharing a smile with patients and family members.

Outside of Work

Dr. McCabe remains active academically and serves on the editorial board for Arthroscopy Journal. He has authored and co-authored more than 15 peer-reviewed articles on a number of topics in orthopedic surgery including hip arthroscopy, shoulder instability, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and other topics in sports medicine.  His work on treating complex shoulder instability with a technique known as “remplissage” was nominated for a clinical science award by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society. In addition, his collaboration on research at Walter Reed led to the publication of the definitive study on return to driving following hip arthroscopy. He has given dozens of lectures at the local, regional and national level on various topics in orthopedics and sports medicine.

He currently serves as the sports medicine consultant to Belton and Ray-Pec High Schools and previously served as a team physician at the junior college and division-I collegiate level (including Jackson State University). He continues to treat competitive and recreational athletes and has a passion for returning them to their active lifestyles.In his free time, Dr. McCabe enjoys growing deeper roots into the Kansas City community with his wife, a Nashville native, and his children. He enjoys going to the park with his children, touring the many attractions in KC, and following Sporting KC, the Chiefs, Royals, US Soccer and Notre Dame football.

Hip Arthroscopy Publications

Fascia iliaca blockade with the addition of liposomal bupivacaine versus plain bupivacaine for perioperative pain management during hip arthroscopy: a double-blinded prospective randomized control trial.

Purcell R, Brooks DI, Steelman TJ, Christensen DL, Dickens JF, Kent ML, McCabe MP, Anderson TD.

Arthroscopy. 2019;35(9):2608-16.

Fascia iliaca blockade with the addition of liposomal bupivacaine vs. plain bupivacaine for perioperative pain management following hip arthroscopy.

Purcell RL, Nappo KE, Griffin DW, McCabe MP, Anderson T, Kent M.

Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2018;26(8):2536-2541.

Reaction time and brake pedal depression following arthroscopic hip surgery: a prospective case-control study.

Balazs GC, Donohue MA, Brelin AM, Brooks DI, McCabe MP, Anderson TD

Arthroscopy, 2018;34(5):1463-70.

Outcomes of hip arthroscopy in the older adult: a systematic review of the literature. 

Griffin DW, Kinnard MJ, Formby PM, McCabe MP, Anderson TD.

American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017;45(8):1928-1936.

Morphologic distribution of the anterior inferior iliac spine in patients with and without hip impingement: reliability, validity and relationship to the intraoperative assessment.

Balazs GC, Williams BC, Knaus CM, Brooks DI, Dickens JF, McCabe MP, Anderson TD.

American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017;45(5):1117-23.

Hip arthroscopy in lower extremity amputees: patient positioning and traction technique.

McCabe MP, Davila JN.

Arthroscopy Techniques. Published online 7 Dec. 2015 at www.arthroscopytechniques.org.

Shoulder Arthroscopy Publications

Editorial commentary: Choose wisely – rotator cuff all-suture anchors

McCabe MP.

Arthroscopy. 2020;36(11):2812-3.

Optimizing length-tension relationship using unicortical button fixation for subpectoral biceps tenodesis.

Heckert R, Anderson AB, Dickens JF, McCabe MP.

Techniques in Orthopaedics, 2018;33(3):201-203.

Primary versus revision arthroscopic reconstruction with remplissage for shoulder instability with moderate bone loss.

McCabe MP, Weinberg D, Field LD, O’Brien MJ, Hobgood LD, Savoie FH.

Arthroscopy. 2014;30(4):444-50.

Sports Medicine Publications

Editorial commentary: Stronger & faster suture configuration – but is it better? Challenges of surgical innovation in the modern era.

McCabe MP.

Arthroscopy. 2019;35(4):1170-1171.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears. Sports-health.

 McCabe MP – contributing author

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2016;24(9):e97-101.

Current concept review: vitamin D and stress fractures.

McCabe MP, Smyth MP, Richardson DR.

Foot and Ankle International. 2012;33(6):526-533.

Simple elbow dislocations: evaluation, management, and outcomes.

McCabe MP, Savoie FH.

Physician and Sportsmedicine. 2012;40(1):62-71.

General Orthopedics Publications

Effectiveness of thrombin-collagen and autologous platelet-rich plasma in total hip arthroplasty hemostasis: a prospective, randomized controlled trial.

Bowman EN, McCabe MP, Cleveland KB.

Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances, 2018;27(2):136–141.

“Injectable Therapies to Promote Tissue Injury Healing”

McCabe MP – contributing author

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2016;24(12):e202-14.

Use of blocking screws in intramedullary nailing of long bone fractures.

McCabe MP, Weinlein JC, Perez EA, Russell TA.

Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2015;26(1):56-63.

Histoplasma osteomyelitis simulating giant cell tumor of the distal radius: a case report and review of the literature on musculoskeletal histoplasmosis.

McCabe MP, Heck RK.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2010;92(3):708-14. 

An alternative technique for intra-operative recabling of the Birmingham Hip acetabular component.

McCabe MP, Crenshaw AH.

Current Orthopedic Practice. 2009;20(6):692-4. 

Letters to Editor

Author reply to “Regarding ‘Reaction time and brake pedal depression following arthroscopic hip surgery in a prospective case-control study’”

Balazs GC, McCabe MP, Anderson TD.

Arthroscopy. 2020;36(4):929.

Author reply to “Regarding ‘Fascia iliaca blockade with the addition of liposomal bupivacaine versus plain bupivacaine for perioperative pain management during hip arthroscopy: a double-blinded prospective randomized control trial’”.

McCabe MP, Kent ML, Anderson TD, Purcell RL, Steelman TJ, Christensen DL, Brooks DI, Dickens JF.

Arthroscopy. 2020;36(2):330-2.

Author reply to “Regarding ‘Fascia iliaca blockade with the addition of liposomal bupivacaine versus plain bupivacaine for perioperative pain management during hip arthroscopy: a double-blinded prospective randomized control trial’”.

McCabe MP, Kent ML, Anderson TD, Purcell RL, Steelman TJ, Christensen DL, Brooks DI, Dickens JF.

Arthroscopy. 2020;36(2):330-2.