Our staff of orthopedic surgeons and specially trained professionals provide a variety of procedures and services including:
Addtionally, our Radiology department performs a nonsurgical vertebroplasty treatment, performed by interventional radiologists using imaging guidance, stabilizing the collapsed vertebra with the injection of medical-grade bone cement into the spine. This reduces pain, and can prevent further collapse of the vertebra, thereby preventing the height loss and spine curvature commonly seen as a result of osteoporosis. Vertebroplasty dramatically improves back pain within hours of the procedure, providing long-term pain relief.
The Shawnee Mission Orthopedic & Spine Center is led by a team of 20 physicians specializing in orthopedic and spine surgery.
Experienced nurses, physical therapists, sports medicine experts and pain management specialists also work with patients to prevent and treat injuries.
Shawnee Mission Orthopedic & Spine Center services include:
• Joint Replacement/Resurfacing
• Spine Care
• Fracture Care
• Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation
• Pain Management
• Work-related injuries
Read more from area residents who have found relief from joint and spine problems at the Shawnee Mission Orthopedic & Spine Center.
The Joint Academy provides each joint replacement patient with an experience that is positive and memorable. Developed in collaboration with joint replacement surgeons, the Kansas City Joint Academy focuses on a plan of care tailored to a patient's needs.
Throughout the patient's stay, education is provided through daily newsletters and packets with information about what to expect in the hospital and at home.
Patients undergoing elective hip and knee joint replacements, spinal surgery and those who seek care for fractured hips, legs, shoulders or wrists count on SMMC's Kansas City team of orthopedic experts for care and encouragement on the road to recovery.
Each patient's care is individually coordinated by a multi-disciplinary team that may include an orthopedist physician, an orthopedic surgeon, a member of the nursing team, and physical and occupational therapists. Patients and their loved ones also receive support from social workers, utilization management associates and chaplains.
Shawnee Mission Medical Center offers pre-surgery classes to ensure our patients receive the information they need to prepare for surgery and recovery. For information on these classes given in Kansas City, contact the ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center at 913-676-7777.
SMMC was the first hospital in the greater Kansas City area to introduce a new less-invasive approach to hip replacement surgery, known as hip resurfacing, that allows patients to rehabilitate faster and with less pain.
With this new technique, the surgeon makes two incisions, as small as 1 - 3 inches each, separating the muscles, ligaments and tendons to access the hip joint. Traditional surgery involves a 10 - 12 inch incision and cutting of those tissues.
Ask your physician if you are a candidate for the minimally-invasive approach to hip replacement.