Providing expert orthopedic services in Kansas City for your shoulders, hips, knees, and feet Research Medical Center in Kansas City offers a comprehensive and leading-edge approach to the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and disorders of the bones and joints. Our highly trained 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.

By combining extensive clinical expertise and a compassionate care philosophy, we have created an orthopedic program known for its quality of care.

Our surgical services have earned accolades from organizations like Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group; and a number of our physicians also have earned recognition for helping patients like you get back to the life they once knew.

Call to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists. When necessary, patients may be seen the same day or the next day.

(816) 276-7410

Joint Replacement

Leading-Edge Joint Replacement Technology

  • Robotic-assisted partial knee replacement
  • Minimally-invasive hip replacement techniques such as the anterior approach
  • 3D printed ConforMIS knee implants designed just for you

Hip and Knee Care

There’s nothing more uncomfortable than pain in your hips or knees. This can be caused by an injury or a lifetime of physical activity. Hip and knee pain can interfere with your ability to live a normal, active lifestyle. Whether caused by a sports-related injury or simply the aging process, you want relief. Find one of the best orthopedic specialists and sports medicine doctors to get you back into action.

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Here are some of the treatments our orthopedic specialists offer:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Hip Fracture Surgery (Replacement or Revision Surgery)
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
  • Laparoscopic knee surgery
  • Microvascular procedures for nerve repair
  • Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Custom knee implants - designed specifically for the patient, which helps the surgeon remove a precise amount of bone at specific angles to accept the knee replacement implant
  • Pediatric orthopedic conditions
  • Pain Management and Non-Operative Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Tumor Bone Cancer Surgery

Our doctors are here to ease your pain, help you heal, and care for you as you get back your mobility and strength.

Shoulder Care

When common activities such as reaching, pulling, keyboarding or writing become painful, you may have a shoulder or upper extremity injury. This may be from overuse or a recent onset.

There are several types of shoulder surgeries from repairing the muscles and connective tissue to repairing the damaged or degenerated joint.

Orthopedic shoulder conditions require specialized treatments:

  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Separation Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Procedures
  • Frozen Shoulder Surgery
  • Surgery for Tendonitis, Arthritis, Bursitis or loose or torn cartilage
  • Repair of fracture of the shoulder bones, humerus or clavicle

Sports Medicine

At Research Medical Center, our Kansas City sports medicine physicians are trained in orthopedic surgery and in subspecialty areas within the field of orthopedic medicine. Our team can diagnose and treat even the most complicated conditions, ranging from ankle sprains, ACL tears and dislocated knees to repetitive motion, rotator cuff injuries and runner’s knee.

Research Medical Center and Research Medical Center Brookside also have same day scheduling on weekdays for patients who come to our Emergency Rooms or Fracture Clinic who need to be seen by an orthopedic specialist. Our specialists are on call 24/7 to care for patients who suffer from fractures or complex injuries needing immediate specialty care.

Common Sports/Exercise Injuries:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Ankle sprain
  • Concussion
  • Hip fracture
  • Knee sprain
  • Tennis elbow
  • ACL injury
  • Athlete's foot
  • Hamstring sprain or pull
  • Jumper's knee
  • Stress fracture
  • Wrist sprain

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Hand Care

Diagnosing and Treating Hand Injuries

We offer hand surgery and treatment for a full range of conditions such as:

  • Broken wrist/broken hand
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Gout
  • Hand injury
  • Hand tremors
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis

Arthritis Center

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis; some caused by aging or injury, while others occur when the body's immune system attacks its own tissue causing swelling in the joints. Patients with arthritis generally experience restricted movement and oftentimes severe pain.

At Research Medical Center, we offer access to rheumatologists (specialists in caring for joints, soft tissue and connective tissue disorders), internal medicine doctors, pain management specialists, and orthopedic surgeons conveniently located who will help treat and manage all types of arthritis and related pain.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation Services

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists provide rehabilitative services designed to restore mobility and decrease pain. Therapy may include manual therapy, vestibular and balance restraining, back-care education, skilled techniques and adaptation to prosthetic devices.

Occupational / Hand Therapy

Occupational therapists guide and instruct patients with physical, problems to help the patient learn how to function independently. Skilled treatment helps patients in activities of daily living through the use of adaptive equipment, family education, sensorimotor skills, exercise, hand therapy and orthopedic splinting for upper extremity dysfunction.

Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Program

Athletic trainers help prevent injuries and focus on performance enhancement. Athletic trainers work with coaches and athletes to serve all types of people with active lifestyles, from youth programs and school-age athletics to the weekend warrior. Our program features orthopedic surgeons, sports-medicine physicians and primary-care physicians, as well as physical and occupational therapists to provide schools and the community with a variety of programs and education on sports-injury reduction to improve performance. The program components are:

  • Body mechanics evaluation with suitability for various physical sports
  • Jumping and landing drills designed to protect from knee from injury
  • Calisthenics – sit-ups, push-ups, and pull-ups to build strength
  • Core training to strengthen the torso and build muscle
  • Flexibility training with appropriate stretching and strength training exercises
  • Agility drills to increase quickness and reaction time
  • Sport psychology coaching to improve mental strength

Aquatic Therapy

The Aquatic Therapy Program consists of performing walking and therapeutic exercises in a body of water. Aquatic therapy benefits include normalizing movements and gait with a goal of carrying over to land activities, thus maximizing functional movement.

Sports Medicine and Aquatic Therapy are located at the Brookside Campus.