Physicians: All of our physicians are board certified orthopedic surgeons dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
Total Joint Replacement: Our physicians have helped to develop an award winning total joint replacement program at Labette Health. The joint replacement program focuses on providing seamless, coordinated care, teaming experienced orthopedic specialists with highly trained nurses and therapists. Therapy is provided in a group setting, allowing patients to encourage and support each other. Family members are encouraged to participate. Patient education and minimally invasive surgical techniques round out the program leading to faster recoveries, shorter hospital stays, and high patient satisfaction. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas has designated Labette Health as a Blue Center of Distinction for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery. Labette Health is one of only three such centers in the entire state of Kansas. See our results…
Sports Medicine: Our physicians have been assisting in the care of athletes in surrounding area high schools and colleges for years. They have worked as team doctors to ensure the health and safety of participants at all levels of sport. In addition, they help the “weekend warriors” cope with the effects of aging. Sports injuries are treated both surgical and non-surgical as indicated. Our physicians are skilled in arthroscopic surgical techniques.
Arthritis: The bone ends at joints are protected by a cartilage cushion. Arthritis can cause damage to this cartilage leading to joint pain and stiffness. There are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis. The two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.There are also numerous other causes for joint pain besides arthritis, such as fractures, nerve damage, circulation problems, infections, and even cancer. It is important not to assume that your joint pain is simply arthritis. Orthopedic surgeons have the most education and training in diagnosing joint pain. Our board certified orthopedic surgeons can give you a proper diagnosis for your joint pain and help develop a treatment plan for you. We have a variety of treatment options for arthritis to help ease your discomfort and allow you to get back to doing the things you want to do.
Fractures and Trauma: Our physicians are highly reputable experts when it comes to the care of broken bones. They provide care for both child and adult fractures. They strive to help you recover as rapidly and normally as possible from your injury.
Radiology (X-Ray): We provide in-office x-ray services utilizing the latest in high definition computerized digital radiology equipment. This allows us to obtain high quality detailed x-ray images to ensure accurate identification of your injury or condition. Southeast Kansas Orthopedic Clinic employs two full time certified radiology technologists.
Work Related Injuries: We provide care for work related injuries. Our office can assist you in navigating through Worker’s Compensation related issues.
Orthotics and Prosthetics: In-office professional orthotics and prosthetics services are provided by Lux Orthotics & Prosthetics. Richard V. Lux, ABC Certified Orthotist is a trained specialist in custom made braces. His associate, Stephen T. Hartness, ABC Certified Prosthetist is a trained specialist in artificial prosthetic limbs. Though their home base is in Joplin, MO, they see patients in our Parsons office every other Wednesday of the month.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME): We can provide you with braces and supports for your knees, wrists, shoulders, elbows, and ankles to stabilize and aid in the healing of your injured joint.