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Orthopedics

Honored for excellence

U.S. News & World Report named Saint Luke's Hospital and Saint Luke's South Hospital leaders in orthopedics

Get back to life’s most important activities

Saint Luke’s Hip & Knee Centers consistently offer some of the best surgical outcomes in the Kansas City metro area. Just ask Dick Pierce.

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Bone, joint, muscle, and back pain can interfere with every part of your daily life. Orthopedic surgeons are the specialists who can get you moving again. Saint Luke's Health System has more than 70 orthopedists on staff at our metro and regional hospitals. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report recognized Saint Luke's Hospital and Saint Luke's South Hospital as two of the best regional hospitals for orthopedics. Our team of experts provide a full continuum of care:

Leading the way: Saint Luke’s Hip & Knee Centers

Since 2007, Saint Luke's Hip & Knee Centers have set the bar for total joint replacement, with patients consistently beating national averages in length of stay, complication rates, and overall outcomes.

Our program's success is based on a true team approach – with expert surgeons, dedicated nurses and therapists, and patients eager to get active again. Because of advances in technology and surgical technique, you no longer have to live with pain. Trust Saint Luke's orthopedics to get you moving again - and back to life’s most important activities.

 

  • A sporting couple sidelined by pain gets back in the game with new joints from Saint Luke's South Hospital's Hip & Knee Center.

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  • Getting around had become nearly unbearable for Clarice McLaughlin. The 75-year-old should’ve been enjoying retirement after years of caring for others as a certified nursing assistant.

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  • Dick Pierce was out of joint. A lifetime of injuries, running, basketball, and the wear and tear of weight bearing had eroded the satin-like cartilage that was supposed to cushion the space between his tibia and femur and allow his knees to rotate comfortably.

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  • 10/08/2014 - 10:00am
    Saint Luke's North Hospital – Barry Road
    This class is designed for the person that is going to have joint replacement surgery. Items discussed include getting ready for surgery, the surgical procedure, what to expect after surgery, physical & occupational therapy, possible complications and ways to prevent, and life after hospitalization. People not scheduled for surgery but wanting more information before they make the decision for surgery may also attend.
  • 10/15/2014 - 10:00am
    Saint Luke's North Hospital – Barry Road
    This class is designed for the person that is going to have joint replacement surgery. Items discussed include getting ready for surgery, the surgical procedure, what to expect after surgery, physical & occupational therapy, possible complications and ways to prevent, and life after hospitalization. People not scheduled for surgery but wanting more information before they make the decision for surgery may also attend.
  • 10/22/2014 - 10:00am
    Saint Luke's North Hospital – Barry Road
    This class is designed for the person that is going to have joint replacement surgery. Items discussed include getting ready for surgery, the surgical procedure, what to expect after surgery, physical & occupational therapy, possible complications and ways to prevent, and life after hospitalization. People not scheduled for surgery but wanting more information before they make the decision for surgery may also attend.

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  • Michael Williamson, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Saint Luke’s North Hospital, talks about rotator cuff tears – including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
  • Michael Williamson, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Saint Luke’s North Hospital, talks about joint replacement surgery – including the process for evaluating a patient for joint replacement, the recovery process, and the future of joint replacement.
  • Hear orthopedic surgeon Robert Gardiner, M.D., medical director of Saint Luke’s South Hospital’s Hip & Knee Center, discuss the latest techniques in total joint replacement and how candidates for hip and knee replacement are getting younger every year.