Christopher Kilian, MD Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon

Christopher Kilian, M.D.Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon

Dr. Kilian is fellowship-trained in advanced shoulder and elbow surgery, with a focus on shoulder replacement and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He utilizes advanced techniques for the most straightforward and complex issues encountered in his area of expertise. Dr. Kilian is married with two children. He enjoys golfing, waterskiing, and all professional sports.

Education/Training

  • Fellowship:
    Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Surgery
    Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital,
    The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston
    2016-2017
  • Residency:
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Milwaukee, WI
    2011-2016
  • Medical School:
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    2007-2011
    Degree: M.D.
  • College:
    Illinois Wesleyan University
    Bloomington, IIlinois
    2003-2007-Magna Cum Laude
    Degree: B.A.
  • High School:
    West Bend East High School
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    1999-2003-Valedictorian

Special Interests/Training

Shoulder

  • Computer Navigated Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Short-Stem and Stemless Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement for Fracture
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis
  • Arthroscopic Instability
  • Open Latarjet/Instability
  • AC Joint Stabilization
  • Shoulder Fracture Fixation/Reconstruction
  • Frozen Shoulder Treatment
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Ultrasound evaluation of the shoulder

Elbow

  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Distal Biceps and Triceps Repair
  • Arthroscopy
  • Medial/Lateral Epicondylitis treatment using minimally invasive Tenex Procedure
  • Contracture Treatment

Licensure & Certifications

  • Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, August 2012-Present
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Part 1, July 2016

Publications

Matsen FA 3rd, Iannotti JP, Churchill RS, De Wilde L, Edwards TB, Evans MC, Fehringer EV, Groh GI, Kelly, JD 2nd, Kilian CM, Merolla G, Norris TR, Porcellini G, Spencer EE JR, Vidil A, Wirth MA, Russ SM, Neradilek M, Somerson JS. One and Two-year Clinical Outcomes for a Polyethylene Glenoid with a Fluted Peg: 1270 Individual Patients From Eleven Centers. Int Orthop. 2018 Dec 3.

Raiss P, Schnetzke M, Wittman T, Kilian CM, Edwards TB, Denard PJ, Neyton L, Godeneche A, Walch G. Postoperative Radiographic Findings of an Uncemented Convertible Short Stem for Anatomic and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018. Nov 22

Ascione F, Kilian CM, Laughlin MS, Bugelli G, Domos P, Neyton L, Godeneche A, Edwards TB, Walch G. Increased scapular spine fractures after reverse shoulder arthroplasty with a humeral onlay short stem: an analysis of 485 consecutive cases. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Aug 8. PMID: 30098923.

Kilian CM, Morris BJ, Sochacki KR, Gombera MM, Haigler RE, O’Connor DP, Edwards, TB. Radiographic Comparison of Finned, Cementless Central Pegged and Convention Cemented Pegged Glenoid Components in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018 June; 27(6): S10-S16. PMID: 29246679

Szerlip BW, Morris BJ, Laughlin MS, Kilian CM, Edwards TB. Clinical and radiographic outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty with an anatomic press-fit short stem. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Jan; 27(1): 10-16. PMID: 29032988.

Kilian CM, Edwards TB. Reverse Hemiarthroplasty? What Happens When a Patient Forgoes the Second Stage of a Two-Stage Glenoid Bone Graft Reconstruction in Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Report of Three Cases. J Shoulder Elbow Surg OA2017 1(2) 79-84.

Kilian CM, Press CM, Smith KM, O'Connor DP, Morris BJ, Elkousy HA, Gartsman GM, Edwards TB. Radiographic and clinical comparison of pegged and keeled glenoid components using modern cementing techniques: midterm results of a prospective randomized study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Dec; 26(12): 2078-2085. PMID: 28918112.

Fehr S, Damrow D, Kilian C,Lyon R, Liu XC. Elbow Biomechanics of Pitching; Does Age or Experience Make a Difference? Sports Health 2016 Sep; 8 (5): 444-50. PMID: 27334986.

Allen S, Kilian C, Phelps J, Whelan H. The use of hyperbaric oxygen for treating delayed radiation injuries in gynecologic malignancies: a review of literature and report of radiation injury incidence. Supp. Care in Cancer 2012 Oct. 20(10): 2467-72. PMID: 22246598

King DM, Hackbarth DA, Kilian CM, Carrera GF. Soft-tissue sarcoma metastases identified on abdomen and pelvis CT imaging. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009 Nov; 467(11):2838-44.PMID: 19636646

Layman RE, McNally M, Kilian C,Linn J, Roza A, Johnson CP, Adams MB, Shames BD. Does opening the peritoneum at the time of renal transplantation prevent lymphocele formation? Transplant Proc. 2006 Dec; 38(10):3524-6. PMID: 17175321

Internet Publications

Harter GD, Edwards TB, Spencer E, Kilian CM (2017). Use of Short Stem vs Stemless vs Traditional Humeral Components [video]. www.vumedi.com

Presentations

Kilian CM, Morris BJ, Sochacki KR, Gombera MM, Haigler RE, O’Connor DP, Edwards, TB. Radiographic Comparison of Finned, Cementless Central Pegged and Convention Cemented Pegged Glenoid Components in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Study. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting Paper Presentation, New Orleans, March 2018.

Szerlip BW, Morris BJ, Laughlin MS, Kilian CM, Edwards TB. Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty with an Anatomic Press-fit Short-Stem. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting Paper Presentation, New Orleans, March 2018.

Kilian CM, Press CM, Smith KM, O’Connor DP, Morris BM, Elkousy HA, Gartsman GM, Edwards TB. Radiographic and Clinical Comparison of Pegged and Keeled Glenoid Components Using Modern Cementing Techniques: Midterm Results of a Prospective Randomized Study. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting Podium Presentation. New Orleans, October 2017.

Kilian CM, Edwards TB. Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture-Case Presentation. Milwaukee Shoulder Meeting. Milwaukee, October 2017.

Edwards TB, Kilian CM. Use of Short-Stem vs. Stemless vs. Traditional Humeral Components-The Case for Short-Stem. DJO Shoulder Summit. Chicago, August 2017

Kilian CM, Morris BJ, Sochacki KR, Gombera MM, Haigler RE, O’Connor DP, Edwards, TB. Radiographic Comparison of Finned, Cementless Central Pegged and Convention Cemented Pegged Glenoid Components in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Study. San Diego Shoulder Institute. ASES Fellow’s Symposium, San Diego, June 2017.

Edwards TB, Kilian C. Complication of Anatomic TSA and How to Avoid Them. DJO 6th Annual Fellows Course in Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty, Indianapolis, April 2017.

Edwards TB, Morris BJ, Kilian CM. Embrace the Glenoid: Approach and Techniques to Excellent Exposure. Exactech Shoulder Medical Education. Houston, March 2017.

Edwards TB, Kilian CM. The Glenoid in Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty: Top 10 Glenoid Technique Tips. FORE Current Solutions in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Tampa, February 2017.

Edwards TB, Kilian CM. Predicting Satisfaction After Shoulder Replacement. Orthopaedic Summit 2016, Evolving Techniques. Las Vegas, December 2016.

Edwards TB, Kilian CM. Technical proficiency in Latarjet surgery. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery – Sociedad Chilena de Ortopedia y Tramatología Pre-Congress, Viña del Mar, November 2016.

Edwards TB, Kilian CM. The glenoid in anatomic shoulder arthroplasty. 52nd Congress of the Sociedad Chilena de Ortopedia y Tramatología, Viña del Mar, November 2016.

Edwards TB, Kilian CM. Strategies in revision of the glenoid component in shoulder arthroplasty. 52nd Congress of the Sociedad Chilena de Ortopedia y Tramatología, Viña del Mar, November 2016.

Edwards TB, Kilian C. Ignore the hole and make the track bigger: Latarjet. Biennial American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons/Arthroscopy Association of North America Shoulder and Elbow Course: Current Techniques and Controversies, Chicago, September 2016.

Edwards TB, Kilian C. Choosing the best patients for ORIF vs hemi vs reverse: matching choices and techniques to your patients. Biennial American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons/Arthroscopy Association of North America Shoulder and Elbow Course: Current Techniques and Controversies, Chicago, September 2016.

Kilian C, Fehr S, Damrow D, Lyon R, Liu XC. Elbow Biomechanics of Pitching: Does Age and Experience Make a Difference? Medical College of Wisconsin Graduation: Orthopaedic Surgery Research Day. Milwaukee, June 2016.

Kilian CM. Upper Extremity Trauma. Milwaukee Orthopaedic Society, Milwaukee, April 2016.

Kilian CM, King DM, Hackbarth DA, Carrera GF. Soft-tissue Sarcoma metastases identified on abdomen and pelvis CT imaging. Wisconsin Orthopaedic Society. Milwaukee, October 2015.

Kilian, CM. Total Elbow Arthroplasty. Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. Milwaukee, September 2015.

Kilian, CM. Elbow Injuries in Throwing Athletes-Risk Factors and Prevention. Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. Milwaukee, January 2015.

Posters

Schoch BS, Kilian CM, Sholder D, Edwards TB, Lazarus MD. Early Periprosthetic Humerus Fractures With Short Stem Humeral Components. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting Paper Poster. Chicago, October 2018.

Matsen FA, Iannotti JR, Churchill RS, De Wilde L, Edwards TB, Evans MC, Fehringer EV, Groh GI, Kelly JD, Kilian, CM, Merolla G, Norris TR, Porcellini G, Spencer EE, Vidil A, Wirth MA, Russ SM, Neradilek MB, Somerson JS. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting Paper Poster, Chicago, October 2018.

Kilian CM, Press CM, Smith KM, O’Connor DP, Morris BM, Elkousy HA, Gartsman GM, Edwards TB. Radiographic and Clinical Comparison of Pegged and Keeled Glenoid Components Using Modern Cementing Techniques: Midterm Results of a Prospective Randomized Study. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting Poster Presentation, New Orleans, March 2018.

Kilian CM, Morris BJ, Sochacki KR, Gombera MM, Haigler RE, O’Connor DP, Edwards, TB. Radiographic Comparison of Finned, Cementless Central Pegged and Convention Cemented Pegged Glenoid Components in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Study. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting E-Poster. New Orleans, October 2017.

Szerlip BW, Morris BJ, Laughlin MS, Kilian CM, Edwards TB. Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty with an Anatomic Press-fit Short-Stem. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting E-Poster. New Orleans, October 2017.

Kilian CM, King DM, Hackbarth DA, Carrera GF. Soft-tissue Sarcoma Metastases Identified on Abdomen and Pelvis CT Imaging. Medical Student Research Poster Day. Milwaukee, May 2008.

Book Chapters

Whelan HT. Kilian CM. “The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen For Treating Delayed Radiation Injuries in Gynecologic Malignancies.” Hyperbaric Medicine Practice, 4th Edition. North Palm Beach, FL: Best Publishing Company, 2017. Pgs 777-787.

Awards & Honors

  • Charles S. Neer Award Nomination for Best Clinical Science Manuscript, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, Radiographic and Clinical Comparison of Pegged and Keeled Glenoid Components Using Modern Cementing Techniques: Midterm Results of a Prospective Randomized Study, 2018
  • Excellence in Orthopaedic Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2016
  • Magna Cum Laude, Illinois Wesleyan University, Class of 2007
  • Valedictorian, West Bend East High School, Class of 2003
  • National Honor Society, West Bend East High School, Class of 2003
  • West Bend East High School, Wisconsin State Championship Baseball Team, 2002

Society Memberships

  • Candidate Member, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), 2018-Present
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), 2011-present
  • Associate Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), 2017-Present

Society Committees

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons-Abstract Review Panel: October 2018-October 2019
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons-Fellowship Match Committee: October 2018-October 2021
  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery-Reviewer

Sports Affiliations

  • New Berlin Eisenhower-Football Team Physician, 2018-present
  • Classic 8 Conference- Football, 2017-2018
  • Milwaukee Public Schools-Football, 2012-2015
  • Milwaukee Ballet, Physical Examinations, 2015

Volunteer Work

  • Insight Physician Mentor for Pewaukee High School, 2017-present
  • Site Leader, Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopaedic Surgery Residency OAW Elective, 2017-Present
  • Medical Student Interviewer, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2009-2011
  • CPR Instructor, Milwaukee, 2008-2011
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Orientation Committee, Milwaukee, 2009
  • Habitat for Humanity, Miami, 2008
  • Saturday Free Clinic for the Uninsured, Milwaukee, 2007-2011
  • Bromenn Hospital Emergency Department, Bloomington, Il, 2005-2007
  • Albrecht Free Clinic, West Bend, 2005-2006
  • West Bend Little League Coach, West Bend, 2002-2003

Current Research Projects

  • The Effects of Regional and General Anesthesia versus General Alone for Short Term Outcomes in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, a Randomized Controlled Trial-obtaining IRB approval
  • A Novel Technique to Treat Radial Neck Fractures in Adolescents using Elbow Arthroscopy and Stacked Acutrak Screws- A report of 3 cases- Manuscript being written
  • Shoulder Outcomes Following Implantation of Exactech Shoulder Replacement System-Database being collected and patients enrolled.
Christopher Kilian, M.D.
  • Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin

    N15 W28300 Golf Road
    Pewaukee, WI 53072

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  • 1231 S. Rochester Street
    Suite 100
    Mukwonago, WI 53149