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Joint Replacement in Kansas City

Effective Joint Treatment & Replacement.

Nearest office based on your location

10777 Nall Ave Suite 300 Overland Park, KS 66211
3651 College Blvd. Leawood, KS 66211
Saint Luke's Medical Plaza #1 4320 Wornall Rd., Ste. 610 Kansas City, MO 64111
Belton Regional Campus 17067 S Outer Rd #301 Belton, MO 64012
7450 W. Frontage Rd Merriam, KS 66203
St. Mary’s Medical Center, Main Entrance 203 NW R.D. Mize Road, Suite 250 Blue Springs, MO 64014

Joints are a fundamental component of health and vitality.

However, years of wear and tear can diminish the surrounding cartilage that protects your bones. As more time passes, further degeneration can lead to osteoarthritis, among other complications. In addition, certain injuries could have a long-lasting impact on your joints and cartilage, which may continue worsening.

Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance offers pain management treatment plans for joint degeneration. Since we focus on patient-centered care, we tailor our treatments to each individual, ensuring we can provide the best outcomes. From arthroscopy and joint resurfacing to joint replacement, we specialize in a wide variety of comprehensive techniques and treatment options to restore function and relieve pain.

Our joint replacement surgeons strive to provide excellent care.

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeons are highly experienced in their field and are considered among the top providers in the Midwest. Along with our Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and support staff, Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance physicians deliver the utmost level of dedicated care across a range of subspecialties.

We’ve worked hard to build Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance with all the benefits of a large orthopedic collective, while maintaining the community impact and familiarity of an intimate, private-practice model.

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While joint replacement may not be the initial recommendation for patients with joint concerns, it can result in life-changing improvement for many.

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What We Treat


An Initial Appointment

The joint replacement process begins with an initial appointment, the length of which varies based on your condition. More complex joint-degeneration issues will require more time with your physician, especially if you have multiple musculoskeletal conditions.

Most people undergo a joint preservation treatment or joint replacement in Kansas City as a result of osteoarthritis complications. Osteoarthritis comes from the wear and tear of the cartilage that surrounds joints.


Diagnosing Your Concerns

Cartilage plays an important role in how your joints move and feel by creating a layer of protection against direct joint connection. Therefore, a lack of cartilage can lead to inflammation and joint degeneration.

Diagnosing osteoarthritis requires an examination from an orthopedic physician, which may include tests such as X-rays and/or ultrasound. From there, we can build a treatment plan that works best with your goals and lifestyle.


Questions We Ask

The KCOA orthopedic specialists always focus on each individual patient and their concerns before creating a treatment plan. Therefore, during your initial appointment, we will often ask questions such as:

  • Does your pain currently limit you or your activities?
  • Has your pain progressed or worsened recently?
  • Have you noticed any change in your symptoms that has made it more challenging to function?
  • What are your lifestyle goals?
  • How has pain affected those goals?

From there, we can decide whether more conservative osteoarthritis treatments will suffice or whether you would find the most benefit with surgery.

Our Process

Treatment Options


Our KCOA physicians only make recommendations for partial or total joint replacement when we have exhausted all other conservative measures or it is apparent that surgery is the only available solution. This is always a collaborative decision. It’s important you feel empowered to make the best choice for you, with your goals and timelines in mind. Common areas of the body that might require joint replacement include: shoulders, fingers, wrists, ankles, knees, and hips.


Partial/Full Knee Replacement

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Total Shoulder Replacement

Ankle Replacement

Hip Replacement

Thumb and Joint Replacement

Benefits of Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance


While diverse in background and capabilities, the common thread that brings all of our team members together is our patient-centered approach.


Advanced Surgical Technology

Joint replacements are common, but expertise and technology make a big difference in patient experience and outcomes. We are proud to offer the latest technological advances in joint replacement, including robotic-arm assisted procedures that take surgical precision and accuracy to a new level.

Specialized Joint Replacement Options

The unprecedented alliance between APEX Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Dickson-Diveley Orthopedics, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Consultants allows us to provide a holistic range of partial and total joint replacement procedures.

Value-Based Care

We are a private-practice model, offering the highest quality services and treatments without the fees or expenses of most hospital systems. By partnering and providing services like imaging, bracing, and therapies, our patients see financial advantages compared to larger hospitals or healthcare systems.

Joint replacement & care you can trust.

With access to board-certified specialists across Kansas City, we have the tools to meet almost every musculoskeletal condition.

Use our Symptom Tracker Tool to connect with the right Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance physician for your unique needs—and get back to the things that matter most.

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