Shoulder & Elbow Care

In many cases, the key to full recovery from a shoulder or elbow injury is timely diagnosis and treatment. Fortunately, the physicians of Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute are experts at diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions involving the shoulder or elbow.

Common Shoulder and Elbow Conditions

Our shoulder and elbow specialists diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including:
  • Shoulder arthritis and elbow arthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff tear or injury
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Olecranon bursitis or elbow bursitis
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Fractured shoulder, elbow or arm
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Constricted nerves

Shoulder and Elbow Treatment Options

Depending on your diagnosis, your customized treatment plan may include:
  • Physical therapy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Epidural injections and steroid injections
  • Draining of cysts
  • Surgery, including Tommy John surgery, shoulder reconstruction, shoulder replacement, total shoulder repair, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, broken shoulder repair and others
For appointments and information about our hospital services, please call 913-319-7633.

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At KCOI the health of our patients and staff is paramount.

Designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, you will be asked to follow these guidelines when visiting our hospitals and clinics:

Sanitize Hands
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01/15/2023: PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR ALL STAFF, PATIENTS & VISITORS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. Please exchange any cloth masks, gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves or vents, face shields or sheer/mesh masks with a hospital grade mask.  These are available at each entrance.  Thank you for your compliance. 
KCOI Hospital and Physical/Occupational Therapy Visitor Policy:

Physician Clinics and Hospital Outpatient Departments and Physical/Occupational Therapy Locations – One person (and a healthcare associate if indicated) may accompany the patient to the clinic.

Hospital Surgery Patients – One person may accompany the patient to the Pre-Operative area on admission and until they are taken back to the Surgery suite. The family or companion will then be escorted to the surgery waiting area.

  • Outpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified to return to Post-Operative area to receive outpatient discharge instructions just prior to patient discharge.
  • Inpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified when they may visit with Patient in the Inpatient Unit after recovery. Visitors to the Inpatient Unit are not restricted unless medically indicated.

Hospital Surgery Waiting Room – The hospital waiting room on the second floor has been reopened and due to space we ask that one visitor per patient may remain in the waiting room while the patient is in ISS, surgery or recovery.

Exceptions may be made for legal or special need such as:  Accompanying a minor (one parent/guardian), Assisting patients with cognitive or communication needs, Wheelchair assistance, Work comp Nurses.

Please note the above policies are subject to change pending public health recommendations.