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I have been a part of the Kansas City Bone & Joint team since 1988. I am board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and have and fellowship trained in sports medicine. I enjoy doing a lot of arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery. I also perform anterior total hip replacement which I believe has revolutionized hip replacement surgery. Minimally invasive knee replacement is also something I am very proud of.

Taking care of athletes is a great experience. I have been a team physician for St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Shawnee Mission East and Shawnee Mission South high schools. I was also the Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Kansas City Ballet from 1996 through 2007.

I earned my undergraduate degree at Kansas State University and graduated from medical school at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. I completed my residency at KU in Orthopaedic Surgery and then went on for my fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Sports Medicine.

Keeping current with medical advancements is important. Participating in  Operation Walk USA has been very rewarding, giving to those that cannot afford. Being able to improve the lives of so many makes me love Orthopaedic Surgery.

I am also a member of (AAOS) American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling and photography.

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  Bruce Fuller, a hip replacement patient at Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic, is back in action thanks to Dr. Robert Bruce and his team.   His story was recently published in the Fall issue of the Research Medical Center Camp News.   Click here to read his story.... read more

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Here are great stories from a few of our patients on how they got ‘Back in Action’ after hip or knee pain