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Living with chronic joint, back or neck pain can make you unable to do some of your favorite things. What would you be able to do with our help?

The Shawnee Mission Orthopedic & Spine Center is dedicated to making sure that finding just the right treatment isn’t also a pain.

If you’re like most baby boomers, you may have fond memories of The Beach Boys song, “I Get Around.” But these days you may not be getting around nearly as well as you used to. That’s because joint and spine pain is slowing down baby boomers at an increasing rate. In fact, there are now more than one million knee and hip replacements performed annually in the U.S., along with more than half a million arthroscopic knee surgeries. Characteristically, baby boomers aren’t taking this news sitting down. They’re dedicated to staying active, and all across the Kansas City metro area, the Shawnee Mission Orthopedic & Spine Center is helping.

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 - With over 750 joint replacements performed by surgeons at Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) each year, rest assured you will receive expert care.
  • Spine Care - From non-surgical, conservative care through advanced inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, we have numerous options to address your spine care needs.
  • Fracture Care - SMH’s physicians and staff will help you get through these difficult situations – hundreds of patients with fractures seek SMH’s expertise each year.
  • Rehabilitation (Therapy Specialties)
  • Sports Medicine (SportsCare)
  • Hand and Upper Extremity
  • Pain Management
  • Occupational Medicine
For more information about the Shawnee Mission Orthopedic & Spine Center, contact Director, Beth Armstrong, at 913-632-2571.

Read more from area residents who have found relief from joint and spine problems at the Shawnee Mission Orthopedic & Spine Center.

Kansas City Joint Academy
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 SMH'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.

Joints in Motion Class - Pre-surgery classes in Kansas City
Shawnee Mission Health 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.

Minimally Invasive Approach
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.
 
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Shawnee Mission Medical Center
9100 West 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66204
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913-676-2000
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23401 W 95th St
Lenexa, Kansas 66227
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913-676-8500