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OrthoArizona has 70 premier musculoskeletal specialists. The orthopedic surgeons and primary care physicians specialize in all areas of orthopedic care including sports, medicine, spine, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, foot and ankle, podiatry, trauma, industrial injuries and workers’ compensation.

Delayed Onset of Peroneal Nerve Palsy After Total Knee Arthroplasty

OrthoArizona’s Kipling Sharpe, MD co-authored a research article that was published on Healio titled: Delayed Onset of Peroneal Nerve Palsy After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Preview of abstract: Peroneal nerve palsy (PNP) and peroneal nerve dysfunction (PND) are rare complications after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Although PND tends to manifest as transient lateral leg paresthesias that are associated with knee motion, PNP has characteristic motor deficits, including loss of ankle dorsiflexion and eversion strength. Although PND can manifest days, weeks, or months after surgery, delayed cases of PNP have not been well documented.

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About The Author

Kipling Sharpe, MD is a Total Joint & General Orthopedics Surgeon with OrthoArizona

Dr. Sharpe grew up in Southern California where he attended the University of California at Irvine before transferring to Westmont College in Santa Barbara where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business. He then attended the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine before completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. Following his residency, Dr. Sharpe completed fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction – Joint Replacement.

Dr. Sharpe specializes in joint reconstruction and revisions of failed joints as well as small incision joint replacement. He is also a consultant for a joint implant manufacturer and travels around the country teaching other surgeons. Dr. Sharpe has been serving as an orthopedic consultant for the Chicago Cubs for more than 10 years, where he continues to learn about treating athletes and keeping them “in the game.” He is also a team physician for the Mesa Cubs and Mesa Aquatics.

He is involved in the local community having served on the board of the Mesa Symphony and a local bank and is actively involved in Scouting. His active lifestyle includes road cycling, swimming, waterskiing and snow skiing. Dr. Sharpe also enjoys vicarious participation in his children’s many sports including swimming, wrestling, diving, soccer, gymnastics, baseball, dance and basketball.