At the University of Kansas Health System, we understand the importance of receiving exceptional orthopedic care delivered by trusted, licensed professionals. As the oldest established orthopedic practice in Topeka, we are proud to have over 70 years of experience in the field of orthopedic medicine. Our sports medicine clinic also provides joint care and sports medicine services that you and your loved ones can depend on no matter your condition and recovery goals. We offer treatments for joint pain and sports injuries, as well as procedures like knee and hip replacements and rotator cuff repair. Our orthopedic doctors are here to help you heal and get back to living a full and active life.
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Our doctors offer a wide range of treatments to care for various orthopedic conditions and sports-related injuries. Our commitment to delivering exceptional care has earned us a Blue Distinction Plus (BDC+) Center for Joint Replacement award by Blue Cross Blue Shield. This recognition speaks to our ability to provide reliable and effective treatments when you need it most. We provide treatments for the following orthopedic and sports-related conditions:
If your orthopedic is not listed here, we might still be able to provide effective treatments for your condition. Please call us or make an appointment to learn how we can help.
Our orthopedic center pairs leading-edge technology with compassionate care to offer our patients joint treatments that work. We offer both surgical and nonsurgical treatments and services, as well as injection therapy. Our treatments and services include:
We are also proud to offer minimally-invasive surgery using the MAKO robotic arm. Minimally-invasive procedures use robotic technology to perform surgeries. These procedures involve smaller incisions, which results in less blood loss and tissue damage, as well as faster recoveries and less postoperative pain.
One of the most significant advances in orthopedic medicine over the past many years, arthroscopic surgery is an outpatient procedure in which the surgeon uses a small camera and specialized instruments to diagnose and treat many common conditions. Cartilage, ligament and tendon injuries are some of the most frequently seen problems that benefit from arthroscopy.
Smaller incisions, less pain and quicker recovery are some of the potential benefits this type of surgery provides over traditional open procedures. However, due to the nature and severity of many problems encountered in orthopedics, not all problems are able to be treated with arthroscopic techniques.
Many of our arthroscopic surgeries are performed at Tallgrass Ambulatory Surgical Center. This award winning, state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center is located on the first floor of our Tallgrass location. Their friendly, caring staff are experts in the treatment of patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery.
Our physicians provide emergency orthopedic call services at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Many of these calls involve the evaluation and management of patients with fractures (broken bones). Fracture care covers the entire spectrum of treatment of simple broken bones to severe life threatening accidents with multiple skeletal injuries. The main goals of fracture treatment are to promote the healing of the broken bone, restore the anatomic alignment of the bone or joint surface, and to return the injured body part to maximum function.
When a problem occurs with our hands, attention must be given to all the different types of tissues that make function possible. The providers at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus offer treatment plans designed to keep you doing the things that you enjoy. Fortunately, if these problems require surgical treatment, they often are able to be performed in an outpatient setting.
Our doctors provide care for the following conditions that affect the hands:
Musculoskeletal conditions affect more than half of all persons in the US age 18 and older, with trauma, back pain and arthritis being the most common musculoskeletal disorders reported. You may have an orthopedic or musculoskeletal condition if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
We have also compiled the following pages to help you stay informed about your orthopedic care:
Whether you enjoy the camaraderie of team sports or the solitude of a quiet walk alone, when you need orthopedic care, you want compassionate and well-trained orthopedists to care for you.
At The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, our orthopedic surgeons and staff provide excellence in orthopedic care in a friendly and professional atmosphere. We are here to listen to you and help you as a partner in good health.
As the oldest established orthopedic practice in Topeka - serving Northeast Kansas for over 70 years - our goal is to attend to our patients' musculoskeletal needs by providing state-of-the-art orthopedic care.
Our team of fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and physician assistants are here to help you get back in the game. We understand that your participation in sports and recreational activities is important to a healthy lifestyle. We will work with you to diagnose the problem and develop a personalized treatment plan to get you back to peak performance. Whether you are a weekend warrior, youth or college athlete or just someone who occasionally works out, we are here to help.