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Orthopedic care

Orthopedists are doctors who take care of the entire musculoskeletal system. They diagnose and treat conditions such sprains, strains, broken bones, arthritis and osteoporosis. Some of the treatments they offer include recommending lifestyle changes, applying casts and performing surgeries, such as ligament repairs or total joint replacements.

Orthopedic specialists in Kansas City, Missouri

If you are experiencing bone and joint pain, trust the orthopedic team at Research Medical Center.

Our orthopedic specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions, from fractures to degenerative disorders.

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At Research Medical Center, we are proud to provide our Kansas City, Missouri, community with high-quality orthopedic services. By combining extensive clinical expertise with a compassionate touch, we have created an orthopedic program known for its outstanding level of care.

We offer a comprehensive and leading-edge approach to the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and disorders of the bones and joints. Our highly experienced team of orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation specialists and medical support personnel works with each patient and their primary care doctor to develop a treatment plan specifically for them. Our nurse navigator is also here to guide patients through their treatments, offering resources and answering any questions they may have.

Orthopedic conditions we treat

We treat an array of orthopedic conditions and injuries, including:

  • General bone and joint conditions and injuries, such as:
    • Acute and chronic pain
    • Arthritis
    • Dislocations
    • Fractures
    • Ligament tears
    • Pulled muscles
    • Sprains and strains
    • Sports-related injuries
    • Tumors
  • Hand, wrist, elbow and upper extremity care
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot and ankle care
  • Spine care
  • Outpatient therapy and rehabilitation

Arthritis care

Patients with arthritis generally experience restricted movement and severe pain. Our rheumatologists specialize in caring for joints, soft tissue and connective tissue disorders. These specialists work with our hospital's internal medicine doctors, pain management specialists and orthopedic surgeons to treat and manage all types of arthritis and related pain.

Hand and upper extremity care

Our hand and upper extremity program is dedicated to helping patients get back to their hobbies and daily activities without pain. Our expert providers offer comprehensive orthopedic services for injuries of the finger, hand, wrist, arm, elbow, shoulder and collarbone. Conditions treated include:

  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Floating shoulder
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand tremors
  • Labral tear in the shoulder
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis

Hip and knee care

We know how uncomfortable pain in the knees and hips can be. Whether caused by a sports-related injury or the aging process, we can provide relief. We offer advanced treatment methods, including joint replacement surgery, for hip and knee conditions.

Innovative hip fracture care

A hip fracture is a serious injury with potentially life-threatening complications. The impact of hip fracture increases with age. That's why hip fractures in patients 65 years old and older are now called "hip attacks."

We provide 24/7 emergency care for hip fractures and attacks, including fast diagnoses, treatments and surgery. Hip attacks almost always require surgical repair or replacement, followed by physical therapy.

Foot and ankle care

We offer comprehensive orthopedic services, which include foot and ankle care. Our team of specialists uses advanced technology and orthopedic procedures to effectively diagnose and treat foot and ankle conditions and injuries, from broken toes to congenital disorders. Some of those conditions include:

  • Achilles’ tendinitis
  • Cavus foot, or claw foot (high-arched foot)
  • Clubfoot
  • Fallen arches
  • Flatfoot
  • Hammertoe
  • Shin splints

Spine care

Our multidisciplinary spine team includes specialists in orthopedic and neurological care who work together to give our patients the best possible outcomes. We use the latest diagnostics and treatment advancements to relieve pain and restore quality of life for spine conditions. Our spine program offers comprehensive care with a team-oriented approach for a wide range of spinal issues, including:

  • Degenerative spine disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal disorders, tremors and infections

Our orthopedic treatments

Our skilled orthopedic team offers diagnostics and advanced treatments for orthopedic disorders and injuries. We have all the services and support needed to help our patients get back on their feet.

Noninvasive orthopedic treatments

We can help some patients recover from orthopedic conditions and injuries without surgery. We often combine our physical therapy and rehabilitation services with pain management to provide relief and increase mobility. We also offer occupational and aquatic therapies.

With our physical and occupational therapists and rehabilitation specialists' help, patients can recover quickly and learn skills to prevent further injury.

Orthopedic surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons offer a wide range of surgical procedures, including:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint replacement surgery, including:
  • Minimally invasive hip and knee surgeries using laparoscopy and robot-assisted technology
  • Shoulder surgeries, including:
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Shoulder separation surgery
    • Shoulder dislocation procedure
    • Frozen shoulder surgery
    • Repair of fractures of the shoulder bones, humerus or clavicle
  • Spine surgeries, including:
    • Microdiscectomy
    • Spinal decompression
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spinal reconstruction
    • Spinal cord and spinal nerve surgery
    • Motion-preserving arthroplasty (artificial disc surgery)
    • Removal of spinal tumors and vascular abnormalities
    • Percutaneous cordotomy for chronic pain
  • Surgery for tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis or loose or torn cartilage

Advanced joint replacement surgery

During a joint replacement, an orthopedic surgeon removes parts of a damaged or arthritic joint and replaces them with an artificial joint. We offer advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery. We also offer revision procedures to patients who have had joint replacement surgery and need some or all of the prosthesis replaced.

Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery

We offer minimally invasive hip replacement, such as anterior approach surgery. In this procedure, the surgeon accesses the hip joint through an incision on the front of the hip. This minimizes the amount of tissue and tendons disrupted during surgery, expediting the healing process.

Advanced knee replacement surgery

Our knee doctors offer advanced techniques for total and partial knee replacements, including robotic surgery and 3D printed knee implants. Robotic surgery improves the surgeon's accuracy and leads to less downtime and quicker recovery times for patients. 3D printed knee implants are customized to match the patient's anatomy better than off-the-shelf varieties.

Joint surgery education

Pre-conditioning and pre-surgery education before joint replacement surgery can lead to better outcomes and faster recoveries. Our patients often leave us in three and a half days after surgery. Also, most patients can walk the day following surgery.

Through our Joint Camp, we offer patients who are scheduled for joint replacement surgery the following:

  • An explanation of the benefits of walking early after surgery
  • Information regarding aftercare for patients and caregivers
  • Reassurance that pain will be controlled
  • Recommendations for pre- and post-physical therapy sessions
  • Strengthening muscles before surgery

Sports medicine

We offer a sports medicine program with physicians who are trained in orthopedic care. Our team can diagnose and treat even the most complicated conditions. Our athletic trainers also help prevent injuries while focusing on performance improvements.

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Our Orthopedic care Locations

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Research Medical Center
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
 (816) 276 - 4000

Currently Viewing:

Research Medical Center
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
 (816) 276 - 4000
Research Medical Center - Brookside Campus
6675 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64131
 (816) 276 - 7000

1.0 miles

Menorah Medical Center
5721 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66209
 (913) 498 - 6000

8.5 miles