The KCBJ Story
Since 1940, Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic has provided orthopedic service and compassion in Overland Park for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. In 2007, we opened our new facility at 10701 Nall. In 2011, we joined Signature Medical Group as A Division of Signature Medical Group of K.C., PA. In March, 2015 we opened our Lee’s Summit office at 3151 NE Carnegie Drive in Lee’s Summit. In January 2018 we expanded our clinics to the Olathe area, within the Olathe Medical Center via Johnson County Orthopedics located at 20920 W. 151st Street, Suite 100 in Olathe, Kansas.
Our specific focus is the musculoskeletal system, the system of the body that includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves and any structures related to them. Along with general orthopedic surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation, KCBJ has orthopaedic surgeons with fellowship training in total joint replacement, sports medicine, hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery, knee, shoulder, and ankle arthroscopy.
Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic’s physicians are all Board-Certified. Board certification indicates the physician has passed rigid oral and written or computer based training administered by members of an American Specialty Board, and has documented surgical cases reviewed by their examiners for a required period of time. It is an important consideration for any patients looking for specialty care.
Orthopaedic Surgeons specialize in treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system that includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, skin and structures related to them. Common injuries requiring their training include broken bones, torn ligaments, dislocations, sprains, tendon injuries, pulled muscles, ruptured discs and sciatica as well as chronic conditions such as, joint pain, back pain, arthritis and bursitis (joint inflammation).
“Rehab” physicians (often referred to as Physiatrists) specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and treat a wide range of impairments to restore functional ability and quality of life to patients. This includes, back pain, spinal cord injury, sports injuries, arthritis, work injuries, brain injury and stroke, acute or chronic pain management, and many others. Also provided is electromyography, or EMG, and nerve conduction studies to diagnose neurological disorders due to many underlying factors related to injuries or illnesses.
Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners
Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are classified as “Mid-Level Practitioners.” They are specialty trained and qualified to assess, diagnose, and treat most conditions and licensed to work under the direct supervision of one or more physicians. They are medically licensed by the State and registered with the Drug Enforcement Agency if required by that state. These providers are available in the clinic by appointment to evaluate urgent patient needs when the physicians are not available, follow up with post-op treatment, assist in fracture care, and other specialty assessments.