Dr. Matthew Daggett
Board-Certified & Fellowship-Trained
Knee & Shoulder Expert
Get To Know Dr. Daggett:
Dr. Matt Daggett, the founding member of Sano Orthopedics, is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and shoulder care.
Dr. Daggett was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. After graduating from University of Missouri-Columbia, Dr. Daggett received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and MBA in Healthcare Leadership from Rockhurst University. He completed his orthopedic residency in Kansas City.
Following residency, Dr. Daggett obtained a sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute with Dr. Lemak in Birmingham, AL and a shoulder fellowship with Dr. Gilles Walch and Dr. Lionel Neyton in Lyon, France.
Dr. Daggett is an active researcher in his orthopedic field and an expert in injury prevention, knee ligament injuries, sports medicine and shoulder rotator cuff repair and treatment. He is the only American member of the International SANTI research group on sports medicine injuries and team doctor for Avila University. He is an associate clinical professor of KCU. He also serves on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA).
With over 30 published articles as well as global visits from surgeons who shadow and collaborate with Dr. Daggett, Dr. Daggett has established himself as a trusted surgeon early in his career. Dr. Daggett has always had a love for medicine but originally intended to be an engineer. His love of sports medicine and engineering eventually combined to build his passion for orthopedics. The engineer in him has driven his outcome-focused research, and the sports fan his passion for seeing patients return to active and healthy lives.
Dr. Matt Daggett is known for taking the time to listen to his patients, understand their fears and concerns and then pursuing the best possible outcomes. When Dr. Daggett isn’t putting our patients on the road back to the lifestyle they love, he’s even busier at home with the four young children he and his wife Laura are raising in Leawood, Kansas.
– Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
– MBA: Healthcare Leadership, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
– Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Saint Mary’s Medical Center, Blue Springs, MO
- Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL
- Shoulder, Centre Orthopedique Santy, Lyon, France
– Board Certifications:
- American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Awards & Affiliations
- Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA)
- Team doctor for Avila University
- Associate Clinical Professor of KCU
- Member of AOAO, AOSSM, AAOS, ANNA
- Member of SANTI (Scientific ACL NeTwork International) Study Group
- KCU Young Alumni Achievement Award
- Sports Medicine Director at Lee’s Summit Medical Center
Interests & Hobbies
Dr. Daggett is married with 4 young children. During his off hours, Dr. Daggett enjoys doing work around his home, travel, playing recreational basketball and is a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL franchise.
Research: Improving Outcomes
The Role of the Anterolateral Structures and the ACL in Controlling Laxity of the Intact and ACL-Deficient Knee
The Role of the Anterolateral Structures and the ACL in Controlling Laxity of the Intact and ACL-Deficient Knee Rotational control of the knee was long thought to be secondary to the ACL alone. Recent works have shown that it is not that simple. In this article, we...read more
Regarding “Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee, Fact or Fiction?”This article is a letter response to an article examining the anterolateral ligament of the knee. Within our letter, we note the history of the anterolateral structures and the impact the anterolateral...read more
Arthroscopic Treatment of Sinding-Larsen-Johansson SyndromeThis article discusses the treatment of a painful disorder that affects adolescents. It doesn’t often require surgery, but in certain situations in which patients are unable to find improvement with...read more
Minimally Invasive Anterolateral Ligament ReconstructionThis article demonstrates one of our techniques for reconstruction of the anterolateral ligament and can be performed in combination with nearly any ACL reconstruction technique. Contact Our Care Team! (816)...read more
Surgical Dissection of the Anterolateral LigamentThis article is the first video documentation of the anterolateral ligament and demonstrates a dissection technique to consistently visualize the structure anatomically. For many, this video provided the evidence needed...read more
Isometric Characteristics of the Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee: A Cadaveric Navigation Study This article tests the different potential insertion/reconstruction points of the anterolateral ligament and demonstrates that the anatomical attachments sites coincide...read more
The Involvement of the Anterolateral Ligament in Rotational Control of the KneeHistorically, it was thought that the ACL alone was the major contributor to rotational stability of the knee. This investigation revealed that an injury to the ACL alone is not enough to...read more
Femoral Origin of the Anterolateral Ligament: An Anatomic AnalysisThis study performed at Kansas City University investigated the anatomical characteristics of the anterolateral ligament (ALL), which has greatly helped develop our reconstruction techniques. Contact...read more
Surgical Management of Recurrent Musculotendinous Hamstring Injury in Professional AthletesWhile hamstring strains often improve with non-operative treatment, this subset of injuries can recur and presents a clinical challenge. For athletes suffering with this injury,...read more
Comparison of glenoid inclination angle using different clinical imaging modalities This article investigated the best way to measure the inclination angle of the socket of the shoulder (glenoid), which can improve our results for shoulder replacements and also lead...read more
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12330 Metcalf Ave., Suite 400
Overland Park KS 66213
Lee’s Summit, KS
2000 SE Blue Pkwy, Suite 230
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063