Whether you are suffering from chronic joint pain, a sports injury, traumatic injury or any other musculoskeletal condition, our orthopedic specialists provide a full range of advanced orthopedic care to meet your needs.
Our orthopedic and sports medicine specialists are focused on providing the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments, excellent outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Our goal is to help patients reclaim the quality of life they enjoyed prior to the onset of pain, disease or injury. Our dedicated team of surgeons, physician assistants, certified nurses, athletic trainers, therapists and other caregivers coordinate care to ensure the best possible outcome.
Joint replacements are recommended when a joint has deteriorated and the joint surfaces need to be replaced with artificial materials. This procedure is commonly performed on hips and knees, and some smaller joints like the ones in shoulders, wrists and hands can also be replaced. Joint replacement surgery is usually considered only after other treatment options have failed to provide adequate relief from pain or disability.
New advances in minimally invasive joint procedures, such as partial knee and partial hip replacements, promise faster recoveries, so you can get back to living life at your own pace.
Outpatient Hip Replacement
We now offer outpatient hip replacements. This procedure allows patients to go home on the same day as their hip replacement versus staying the night at the hospital. Ask your provider if you’re a good candidate for this type of surgery.
Ligament reconstruction refers to a type of surgery that is done to help rebuild ligaments that have been damaged. In some cases, ligaments will heal without surgery, but in most instances surgery is necessary for future stability of the joint. Ligament reconstruction uses healthy tendon tissue to repair a damaged ligament. Some of the more common ligament reconstruction surgeries involve the knee, such as ACL or PCL reconstruction, to repair tendons that support it.
For many types of tendonitis and joint inflammation, an injection of cortisone, a strong anti-inflammatory medicine, can be an effective way to reduce or eliminate joint pain and swelling. This treatment is most often used in joints like the hips, knees and shoulders.
Shoulder joint replacements are recommended when the joint has deteriorated and the joint surfaces need to be replaced with artificial materials, usually metal and high-density plastic. Shoulder replacement surgery is usually considered only after other treatment options have failed to provide adequate relief from pain or disability.
When the tendons and muscles of the rotator cuff are overly stretched or damaged, the shoulder may become unstable. If your pain does not improve with nonsurgical methods, or if you are very active and use your arms for overhead work or sports, surgery may be right for you. Depending on the type of repair needed, there are different surgical approaches available, from minimally invasive arthroscopic repair, a partial open repair and the traditional open surgical repair.
From your shoulder to the tips of your fingers, your hands and arms are almost always in motion. If pain or injury starts to slow you down, you need experts you can trust. Our orthopedic hand surgeons have advanced training in the treatment of hand, wrist and elbow issues and injuries. Their knowledge and experience can help you regain range of motion and function.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osteoarthritis and Trigger Finger Treatment
Whether you need to relax a trigger finger, relieve pain from carpal tunnel or even replace your thumb joint when arthritis has made it immovable, our orthopedic team has the experience and expertise to help you.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Joint Replacement
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease characterized by inflammation of the lining of the joints. It can lead to joint damage causing chronic pain and loss of function and disability. Since rheumatoid arthritis presents itself in many different ways, our experts tailor treatments to the individual patient. Care may range from medications and therapy to joint replacement surgery.
Post-Accident Fracture and Nerve/Tendon Damage
Our specialists provide emergency orthopedic care and post-traumatic surgical services for patients who have bone, joint or soft tissue injuries due to trauma, such as automobile accidents, industrial accidents, acute sports injuries or falls. From repairing simple fractures to treating life-threatening situations with multiple broken bones, Olathe Health’s orthopedic team works closely with emergency physicians, general surgeons, plastic surgeons and other specialists to to provide patients with comprehensive and immediate care for their injuries.
New Procedure, Shorter Stay: First Outpatient Hip Replacement at OMC
Strides in orthopedic surgery have led to a unique procedure at Olathe Medical Center that gets you home faster and healing just as quickly. Take it from Kelly Crahan who received the first outpatient hip replacement at Olathe Medical Center (OMC).
Olathe Health is a leader in advanced treatments for patients with sports-related injuries. From surgical sports medicine expertise to innovative therapy and athletic injury rehabilitation, our sports medicine physicians and specialists provide the most comprehensive treatment for athletic injuries.
Our sports medicine patients range from professional athletes to high school and college athletes to those who enjoy active lifestyles. All of our patients want the best possible outcomes and recovery from sports injuries.
Sports Medicine Services
Shoulder injuries may happen suddenly during sports play or after years of wear and tear. Our specialists are experts in treating all shoulder injuries. Some common shoulder injuries include rotator cuff tear, shoulder separation, shoulder tendonitis, bursitis, collarbone fracture and arthritis. Our sports medicine team has expertise in the latest shoulder treatments, including minimally invasive procedures to get you back in the game.
Your wrists, hands and fingers are intricate collections of muscles and joints that you put to use in hundreds of ways, every day. Our hand specialists provide some of the most advanced treatments for conditions of the hands, fingers, wrists and arms. We have physicians who are orthopedic surgeons with fellowship training or board certification in hand and upper extremity orthopedics. In addition, our hand therapy for ongoing recovery is provided by certified occupational therapists.
Knee problems are some of the most common among athletes, both professional and weekend warriors. In even the most severe knee injuries, full recovery is possible with the right treatment. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, trainers and therapists offer the most advanced treatments for knee injuries, including ACL reconstruction, cartilage and meniscus repairs, patellar tendonitis and dislocation, and fractures.
Athletes commonly experience injury in their legs, feet and ankles. Ruptured Achilles tendons, ankle sprains, foot fractures, and other conditions of the lower leg can quickly sideline any athlete. Our sports medicine experts can quickly diagnose these injuries and provide advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatment to help get the athlete on the road to recovery.
Hip fractures and injury don’t just affect older patients, they can happen in young and middle-age athletes too. Many hip conditions may be treated through arthroscopic surgery or other minimally invasive procedures. Our sports medicine specialists are experts in diagnosing, stabilizing and treating hip fractures in athletes, helping them recover and return to the activities they love.
Olathe Health Sports Medicine Certified Athletic Trainers
Olathe Health certified athletic trainers work in the Olathe, Spring Hill, Paola, Gardner-Edgerton, Osawatomie and Prairie View High Schools, and provide on-site injury assessment of sports-related injuries. As part of the Olathe Health Sports Medicine program, our athletic trainers work with athletes, healthcare providers, parents and coaches to safely return student-athletes to their sports.
Ron Cooper, ATC – Olathe Health Sports Medicine Supervisor
Mark Cairns, ATC – Prairie View High School
Wayne Harmon, ATC – Olathe North High School
Steven Hawkins, ATC – Olathe NW High School
Donald Jamison, ATC – Gardner-Edgerton High School
John Pomatto, ATC – Osawatomie and Paola High Schools
Cooper Sax, ATC – Olathe South High School
Stacy Van Dam, ATC – Spring Hill High School
Erin Washington, ATC – Olathe East High School
Rehabilitation and Imaging
Rehabilitation and imaging are very important parts of our orthopedic and sports medicine programs. We offer a wide range of physical therapy, occupational therapy and specialty therapies for children and adults. Before any condition can be successfully treated, we use state-of-the-art imaging services, such as MRIs and CT scans, to accurately diagnose our patients.