Dr. Prohaska

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Dr. Prohaska

Dr. Prohaska is a well-known and respected orthopedic surgeon on the leading edge of sports medicine in Wichita and the Midwest.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Biology degree from Kansas State University and attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. After his residency, he traveled to the the University of Pittsburgh where he completed his fellowship in the field of Sports Medicine. While in Pittsburgh, he worked closely with the University of Pittsburgh athletes as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers football team.

After completing his fellowship in 2001, Dr. Prohaska returned to Wichita and began his practice specializing in the care of shoulder, sports-elbow, and knee injuries. He is constantly in search of the newest and most effective treatments and surgical technology to provide his patients with the best outcomes and fastest recovery possible.

Dr. Prohaska works with the Via Christi Sports Medicine Team in serving local athletes and he personally serves as a team physician for Wichita State University, Newman University, Southwestern College and Butler County Community College.

In addition to all of his professional activities, Dr. Prohaska enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.


AOA - East Clinic Days: Tuesday & Thursday



Evaluation & Treament of Knee and Shoulder Pain,
Knee Surgery,
Shoulder Replacement,
Shoulder Surgery,
Sports Medicine


Arthroscopic Surgery,
Knee & Shoulder Surgery,
Sports Medicine,
Shoulder Replacement (standard & reverse),
Sports Related Elbow Injuries

Education & Certifications:


Sports Medicine Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


University of Kansas School of Medicine
Wichita, KS

Medical Degree:

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Wichita, KS

Board Certification:

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in General Orthopedic Surgery
Subspecialty Board Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine


Kansas State Board of Healing Arts since 1997

Clinical Assistant Instructor:

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency Training Program

Physician Reviews

Dr. Prohaska’s Treatment Protocols

Here therapists may find all of Dr. Prohaska’s protocols for:

Therapists are encouraged to download these protocols and use them as a guide in the treatment of their patients-Keeping in mind that each patient is different and that treatment should be tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual.

All of the protocols are currently in PDF format. If you are unable to find the treatment protocol you need, please feel free to call us at 631-1600, Ext. 1249 or 1270.

We have developed this tutorial for other physicians to use in evaluating shoulder and knee problems in their office. It can also be used by those physicians who want to take their own radiographs before referring a patient to us. If you have questions about a particular view or need help deciding which series to obtain before sending a patient to us, please do not hesitate to call. We are happy to help you anytime.

Knee Radiographs

Our Standard Knee Series includes the following views:

  • Lateral View
  • 45° PA Flexion Weight-bearing
  • Bilateral Sunrise View

Shoulder Radiographs

We have three different shoulder series that we use, depending on the patients complaint.

You can select each of the series below to learn more:
Impingement Series (Used for most patients)
1. True AP (Grasheys)
2. Axillary Lateral View
3. Supraspinatus Outlet View
4. 30° Caudal Tilt
5. AP of AC Joint

Instability Series (Used for shoulder subluxation/dislocation)
1. True AP (Grasheys)
2. Axillary Lateral View
3. Stryker Notch View
4. Westpoint View

Trauma Series (Used for proximal humerus fractures)
1. AP in Internal Rotation
2. AP in External Rotation
3. Axillary Lateral View

The world of sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery is dynamic and ever-changing.  New techniques and procedures are constantly being developed.  Many of these prove beneficial, and at times revolutionary, while others fail the test of time.

Dr. Prohaska is committed to providing you with the best and most up to date treatment possible.  This means utilizing current and advanced surgical techniques whenever possible, while avoiding those that have not yet proven themselves.

NEW: Single Incision Knee Arthroscopy

“Single Portal Arthroscopy (SPA) is an innovative approach to standard arthroscopic surgery and was developed to create a less intrusive method for repairing joint injuries, particularly in the knee. In late 2009 the ParallelPortal System was designed. By December 2012 the first procedure utilizing the ParallelPortal was performed using one incision site to access, view, and treat certain pathologies.”
View the PDF Forms HERE

SPA Knee
Check out Dr. Prohaska’s YouTube video of a Single Portal knee scope on YouTube

SPA Shoulder

Below are some educational resources we have made available for our patients:

Surgery Animations

Interactive Deep Dive Videos

How to Wear Your Brace

Knee Arthroscopy

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Diagnose Your Shoulder

Chelsea Whitetree, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Masters of Physician Assistant, Wichita State University – 2010
B.S. Biology, Pittsburg State University – 2008

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Kansas Board of Healing Arts

Professional Activities
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants

Erin Hicks, ATC

Master of Arts, University of Nebraska – 2007
B.S. Kinesiology, University of Texas at Austin – 2005

National Athletic Trainers Association Board Certified – 2007