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Greg A. Horton, MD

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Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
ghorton@kumc.edu

Professional Background

I am truly a KU lifer. I earned my bachelors at KU, I went to medical school at KU, I did my residency at KU. I snuck out for a year to do my fellowship but then came back to join the faculty. I did foot and ankle fellowships with Dr. Roger Mann in California and with Drs. Mark Myerson and Lew Schon in Baltimore. I have been affiliated with the KU orthopedic department in one form or another since I was a 3rd year rotator in 1987. I am currently an associate professor and have been a member of the department for 25 years. What an evolution with a truly outstanding faculty and residency program.

My busy clinical practice has always been focused primarily on foot/ankle orthopedics. For the first 10-12 years of my practice, I also did hip and knee arthroplasty as well as pelvic/acetabular and lower extremity trauma. While I continue to cover trauma as backup, the focus of my practice is foot and ankle. I don’t limit my practice to any one specific aspect of foot/ankle. It’s everything from the kneecap down: tibias to toenails to total ankles and everything in-between. Working at an academic medical center, I enjoy doing complex tertiary orthopedics and being a referral center both locally and regionally from a wide catchment area.

I do have significant interest and experience in total ankle arthroplasty as well as lower extremity deformity correction (think complex external fixators). KU was one of the clinical sites for the STAR total ankle FDA trials. I see a large number of complex Charcot foot patients and enjoy the challenges of limb salvage. As an apprenticeship model, my service is one where residents get the opportunity for continuity of care and learning following patients in both the operating room and the clinic.

Education and Training
  • Other, Pre Medicine Cirriculum , Kansas State University
  • Internship, University of KS Medical Center
  • Residency, University of KS Medical Center
  • Clinical Fellowship, Foot an Ankle , Oakland, CA
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • American Board of Orthpaedic Surgery
Professional Affiliations
  • Kansas Orthopedic Society , President, 2004 - 2004
  • American Association of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Kansas State Representative , 1995 - Present

Current Research and Grants
  • A Retrospective Data Collection of the Treatment of the Ankle with the T2 Ankle Arthrodesis Nailing System, Stryker, PI
Publications
  • William, Tucker, MItch, Birt, Archie, Heddings , Greg, Horton. 2020. Effect of Postoperative Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs on Nonunion Rates in Long Bone Fractures . Orthopedics, 43 (4), 221-227. https://www.healio.com/orthopedics/journals/ortho/2020-7-43-4/%7Bc1bd933f-2cbf-4548-90f2-d012ddad7b20%7D/the-effect-of-postoperative-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-nonunion-rates-in-long-bone-fractures#divReadThis
  • Nelson, J., D, McIff, T., E, Moodie, P., G, Iverson, J., L, Horton, G., A. 2010. Biomechanical stability of intramedullary technique for fixation of joint depressed calcaneus fracture.. Foot & ankle international, 31 (3), 229-35
  • Nelson, J., D, McIff, T., E, Moodie, P., G, Iverson, J., L, Horton, G., A. 2010. Biomechanical stability of intramedullary technique for fixation of joint depressed calcaneus fracture.. Foot & ankle international, 31 (3), 229-35
  • Saltzman, C., L, Mann, R., A, Ahrens, J., E, Amendola, A, Anderson, R., B, Berlet, G., C, Brodsky, J., W, Chou, L., B, Clanton, T., O, Deland, J., T, Deorio, J., K, Horton, G., A, Lee, T., H, Mann, J., A, Nunley, J., A, Thordarson, D., B, Walling, A., K, Wapner, K., L, Coughlin, M., J. 2009. Prospective controlled trial of STAR total ankle replacement versus ankle fusion: initial results.. Foot & ankle international, 30 (7), 579-96
  • Jachna, J., T, Toby, E., B, Horton, G., A. 2003. Radial forearm free flap for coverage of postoperative lateral heel wounds after open reduction and internal fixation of the calcaneus.. The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 42 (5), 276-81