In The University of Kansas Physicians Orthopedics Building, patients can visit their doctors and receive lab and imaging services under one roof, with easy access to the hospital.
Bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons are all connected in a way that helps our body move – something most of us take for granted. The lack of movement or its restriction changes everything about how we function in our daily lives.
Sometimes our movements are restricted because of normal wear and tear on our bodies. We sit, stand, walk or run every day, and the excessive movements that accumulate over the years often cause us to require a tune-up. At times, an injury or disorder has damaged one of these vital functions, and we need therapy or surgery to heal properly.
So, where does it hurt?
- Foot and ankle
- Hand and wrist
From hand and wrist experts to pediatricians who specialize in youth sports injuries, specialists in the orthopedics program at The University of Kansas Hospital help patients regain their mobility and flexibility – something vital for living a full life.
Swelling, locking, popping, grinding or snapping – for you the bottom line may be that something is just not right. Broken bones, ligament tears, syndromes or disorders can wreak havoc on your daily life.
On your first visit, our orthopedic doctors will assess your pain and make recommendations for treatment. This may be as simple as prescribing rest. Other injuries or disorders may require surgery. Most orthopedic treatments and procedures will fall into one of the following categories:
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Supports and braces
Patients who need physical therapy can enjoy the comfort and specialized resources available in our gym. These include private treatment rooms, discreet distance markers, a cushioned floor and state-of-the-art technology.