Bone and joint care in Kansas City

Whether you’ve been living with a chronic bone or joint condition or have an injury, such as a fracture or sprain, we can help. HCA Midwest Health provides all the orthopedic care you need, from emergency services to advanced surgeries and rehabilitation.

For more information about our orthopedic services, call (816) 823-0647.

Comprehensive orthopedic care

HCA Midwest Health provides comprehensive orthopedic care in seven convenient locations across the Kansas City area. Our family of hospitals adheres to the highest standards of excellence in bone and joint health. We take pride in providing advanced care for a wide range of orthopedic conditions.

Many factors set us apart for bone and joint care. Patients choose our hospitals because we provide:

  • 24/7 emergency care for fractures and orthopedic emergencies across 11 emergency rooms in the Kansas City region
  • A leading pediatric orthopedics program offering specialized care for children of all ages
  • A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nurses and orthopedic specialists who work alongside primary care physicians to provide expert care
  • A sports medicine program that offers prevention and athletic training in addition to treatment and rehabilitation for sports- and exercise-related injuries
  • Advanced surgical procedures for severe bone and joint conditions and injuries, including minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgeries
  • Customized treatment plans that focus on reducing joint pain and improving quality of life
  • Inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Nurse navigators who guide patients through orthopedic treatment
  • Patient educational resources, such as pre-surgery classes for joint replacements and spine surgery

Orthopedic conditions we treat

Our skilled orthopedic specialists and surgeons treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • General bone, joint and muscle conditions, such as:
    • Arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
    • Bone diseases
    • Bone infections
    • Bone tumors
    • Bursitis (inflammation of the fluid-filled pads that cushion the joints)
    • Degenerative disorders
    • Dislocations
    • Fibromyalgia (chronic muscle pain and tenderness)
    • Fractures
    • Injuries
    • Joint pain
    • Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)
    • Osteoporosis (a disease causing bones to become weak and brittle)
    • Repetitive motion injuries
    • Sprains and strains
    • Tendonitis (inflammation or irritation of a tendon)
  • Ankle, foot, knee and lower extremity conditions, such as:
    • Achilles tendonitis
    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
    • Athlete's foot
    • Chondromalacia patellae (kneecap cartilage damage)
    • Jumper's knee
    • Hamstring pulls
    • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) tears
    • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
    • Meniscus tears
    • Plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot)
    • Patellar tendon tears
    • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears
  • Hand and upper extremity conditions, such as:
    • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
    • Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder (tendonitis caused by the buildup of calcium deposits)
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Dupuytren's contracture (thickening and tightening of tissue under the skin in the hand)
    • Floating shoulder
    • Ganglion cyst
    • Gout
    • Hand tremors
    • Labral tear in the shoulder
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Neck and back conditions, such as:
    • Back and neck pain, both acute and chronic
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal diseases, such as spinal stenosis
    • Spine tumors
    • Tendonitis

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Our orthopedic specialties

Bone and joint conditions occur for various reasons, including injury, disease and general wear and tear. Effective treatments for orthopedic conditions require individualized care from a multidisciplinary team. That's why our orthopedic teams offer the following specialties.

Spine care

At HCA Midwest Health, we are dedicated to providing high-quality spine care. The spine is one of the most complex structures in the human body. That's why our spine specialists are also experts in orthopedic and neurological care. Our neurologists and orthopedic surgeons work together to provide comprehensive care for conditions affecting the spine, including herniated discs, nerve pain, spinal stenosis and scoliosis.

Foot and ankle care

Lower extremity pain can significantly impact a person's mobility and quality of life. That's why our foot and ankle specialists use advanced technology to provide comprehensive foot and ankle care.

Hand and upper extremity care

Our orthopedic doctors offer specialized care for diseases and injuries affecting the hands and upper extremities. From fractures to arthritis, we are skilled in treating orthopedic conditions in the hands, elbows, arms and shoulders.

Orthopedic diagnostics

Whether a patient needs care for a broken bone or chronic condition or wants a second opinion, our orthopedic specialists have the expertise and technology to get them back to doing the things they love. The first step in orthopedic treatment is assessing and diagnosing a patient's condition. We offer a range of diagnostic options and imaging services, such as computerized tomography (CT) scans, X-rays and arthroscopy (a minimally invasive surgical procedure using a small camera to examine a joint).

Orthopedic treatments

Our orthopedic specialists work with patients and their primary care doctors to develop personalized treatment plans created with our patients' lifestyles and personal goals in mind. We offer several orthopedic treatment methods, including surgical and non-surgical options.

Orthopedic surgery

We always treat patients with the least invasive methods possible, but orthopedic surgery is sometimes the best option. We provide a wide range of orthopedic surgeries and use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. This includes robotic surgery, which can offer faster recovery times and shorter hospital stays.

The orthopedic surgeries we offer include:

  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures
  • Microvascular procedures for nerve repair
  • Revision surgery
  • Shoulder surgeries, such as:
    • Frozen shoulder surgery
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Shoulder separation surgery
    • Shoulder dislocation procedures
    • Repair of fractures affecting the shoulders
  • Spine surgeries, including:
    • Disc replacement (artificial disc surgery)
    • Discectomy and microdiscectomy (surgical removal of abnormal or herniated disc material)
    • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty (surgeries to treat fractures in the vertebra)
    • Laminectomy (spinal decompression surgery)
    • Lumbar interbody fusion (fusing of vertebral segments to treat chronic pain)
    • Spinal fusion (joining of two or more vertebrae)
    • Spinal reconstruction
  • Surgery for tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis or loose or torn cartilage
  • Tumor removal

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows an orthopedic surgeon to view inside a joint to diagnose and treat conditions. It involves the insertion of a tiny camera and light in a narrow tube into a small incision.

Joint replacement

Joint replacement surgery helps patients with chronic joint pain and debilitating joint conditions. During a joint replacement, an orthopedic surgeon removes parts of a damaged or arthritic joint and replaces those parts with a prosthesis (artificial joint).

Our hospitals use the latest joint replacement techniques and technology, including robot-assisted surgical options and custom 2D and 3D implantations.

Joint replacements we offer include:

Noninvasive orthopedic treatments

We offer specialized plans that include combinations of nonsurgical care. Medication and physical therapy, for example, may be used to get our patients on their feet as quickly as possible.

Pain management

We offer pain management services for patients with spine and orthopedic diseases. In addition to oral medications, we may use medical injections to target nerve bundles and deliver pain-relieving medicine. Our orthopedic doctors use ultrasound-guided injection therapy to locate the source of pain and deliver medicine.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

We offer inpatient and outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and rehabilitation services, including occupational therapy. Physical and occupational therapies may be used in addition to pain management services to treat conditions without surgery. Rehabilitation services may also be used after surgery.

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