Joint Replacement Surgery

Shoulder, Knee and Hip Replacements in the Kansas City Area

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Full Joint Replacement or Partial Joint Replacement Could Help You

Over time, or with repeated injury and stress, the ends of your bones that connect to your joints wear away and cause pain and limited mobility. Joint replacements and joint implants decrease degenerative (“wear-and-tear”) arthritis pain after all other non-surgical orthopedic treatment options have failed.

Mid-America Orthopedics Joint Replacement Providers

Kansas City Doctors and Nurse Practitioners
dr eckland

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Christopher Eckland

dr craig yager

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Craig Yager

dr michael dempewolf

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Michael Dempewolf



Meghan Koch

Types of Joint Replacement Surgeries

Our medical providers in Leawood, Paola, and Garnett, Kansas, perform the following joint replacement surgeries:
  • Total knee replacement
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral replacement
  • Computer-navigated knee replacement
  • Anatomic shoulder replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement

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Who Qualifies for Joint Replacement Surgery?

Joint replacement is an elective procedure, and is not for everyone. Good candidates for surgery are people with severe joint pain, stiffness, muscle weakness, limited motion, joint swelling, and limping – depending upon which joint is damaged, of course.

Generally, our orthopedic doctors in Kansas City recommend joint replacement procedures based on a patient’s pain and disability. They can help guide you through your options based on your individual condition and their comprehensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system.

When considering joint replacement, it is important for our patients to optimize their overall health, weight, and physical stamina prior to surgery. Doing so can help obtain an optimal outcome. Rapid recovery and improved function are the goals in any joint replacement.

Joint Replacement Technology

Joint replacements are one of the most ever-evolving areas of orthopedic medicine. New techniques and implants are made to last a lifetime and speed up the recovery process. Today’s joint prostheses are made with ceramics, plastics, and metals like titanium alloys and stainless steel.

Our expert orthopedic doctors will conduct a thorough examination and evaluation of your joint to determine the type of replacement surgery that will work best for you and your lifestyle. Not every replacement is the same, so that’s why it’s important to consult with an experienced physician who specializes in such procedures.

The Difference Between Total Joint Replacement and Partial Joint Replacement

Both of these surgical procedures involve replacing bone structures in the joint. Depending on which joint you’re having replaced, a total replacement or a partial replacement might be best for you.

In the hip, a partial (or hemi) replacement is the replacement of the femoral head, the part of your femur that is inside the hip socket. A prosthetic head would rotate inside your natural boney socket, against your hyaline cartilage, the tissue that decreases friction and acts as a shock absorber inside your hip. A total replacement involves replacing the entire joint with a prosthesis, leaving healthy bone intact.

Like a total hip replacement, a total knee replacement involves substituting a prosthesis for your natural knee joint. A partial knee replacement involves removing only the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) parts of the knee and replacing them with artificial parts.

In total shoulder replacement, your orthopedic surgeon in Leawood, Paola, or Garnett will replace your entire glenohumeral joint with a prosthetic implant. A partial replacement involves removing only the damaged head of the humerus bone – in your upper arm – and leaving the natural socket portion of the shoulder blade.

Your orthopedic surgeon at Mid-America Orthopedics will determine which type of joint replacement is best for you. Contact us to request an evaluation.

After Your Joint Replacement Surgery

The recovery period for a joint replacement surgery can be extensive, but you’ll find it to be worthwhile when you experience improved movement and functionality of your new joint!

Knee replacement and shoulder replacement patients are able to leave the hospital within five days of surgery (most stay only two to three days) and can resume most activities within six weeks. Ongoing physical therapy at our offices and modalities like elevation and ice help patients recover within a period of six or more months.

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