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Orthopaedics

Capital Region Medical Center is proud to offer a wide variety of orthopaedic services to keep you covered in the event of an injury or orthopaedic condition. To bring you the highest level of care possible for all your orthopaedic needs, Capital Region has formed partnerships and affiliations with expertly trained physicians in an array of specialties.

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
The Sloan Clinic
Missouri Spine Institute

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Through its affiliation with University of Missouri Health Care, Capital Region is home to the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. Here world-class orthopaedists from the University of Missouri specialize in everything from sports medicine, to joint replacement, to trauma, to pediatrics. What's more residents of Jefferson City and the surrounding communities have access to expert care close to home.

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Directed by Dr. Brad Sloan, the Sloan Clinic specializes in Sports Medicine and primarily non-operational treatment including Fracture Care, Bracing, Supartz injections, steroid injections, Regenerative Injection Therapy - PRP, Osteopathic manipulation techniques (OMT). Most procedures are completed in the clinic on an outpatient basis.

Dr. Sloan is a native of Columbia, Missouri. He received his Medical Degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Internship and family practice residency at Capital Region. He received specialized training in sports medicine through the primary sports medicine fellowship at Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation. Dr. Sloan is also the medical director at the Capital Region Sam B. Cook Healthplex.

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The Missouri Spine Institute is dedicated to providing the most technologically advanced and minimally invasive treatments to improve the pain and dysfunction caused by a variety of spinal disorders. Our goal is to improve your pain and help you return to your life as fast as possible. John Spears, D.O. and his team work to ensure your treatment plan is as minimally invasive as possible.

Dr. Spears is an orthopedic spine surgeon. He received his doctor of osteopathy degree from Michigan State University and completed an Internship and Orthopedic Surgical Residency at Henry Ford Horizon in Warren, MI. Dr. Spears went on to complete a Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Fl. His focus is on adult degenerative/reconstructive surgery of the spine, especially minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Spears performs surgical procedures exclusively at Capital Region Medical Center.

What is Orthopaedics?

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves and allows you to move, work and be active.

Orthopaedic visits start with a personal interview and physical examination. This may be followed by diagnostic tests such as blood tests, X-rays, or other tests.

Treatment may involve medical counseling, medications, casts, splints, therapy, exercise or surgery. For most orthopaedic diseases and injuries there is more than one form of treatment. Your physician will discuss treatment options with you and help you select the best treatment plan.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgery is the medical specialty that encompasses the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Orthopaedic surgeons treat a variety of problems in all ages of patients.

Spine and Back

Spine and back conditions range from herniated discs and low back or neck pain, to complex problems such as spinal tumors, scoliosis and spine fractures. Many spine problems can be managed by non-operative techniques such as medication, home exercise, injections, and physical therapy or rehabilitation. If surgery is clearly indicated, qualified spine surgeons can perform the full spectrum of services at CRMC.

Hip and Knee Replacement

A total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the diseased cartilage and bone of the hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial materials. Hip replacements are commonly performed when progressively severe arthritis in the hip joint impairs walking, climbing stairs and standing. Replacement is generally considered after pain becomes so severe that it impedes normal function despite use of anti-inflammatory medications.

A total knee replacement is generally performed when a person has a severe degenerative joint disorder such as osteoarthritis in which the articular, or moving, surfaces of the knee deteriorate, leading to severe pain, limitation or loss of function and/or deformity of the joint.

Other treatments usually used before knee replacement surgery include:

  • Acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Surgical removal of inflamed synovial tissue
  • Restructuring the bones to shift stresses from diseased tissue to more healthy tissue, called osteotomy

Hand, Shoulder and Elbow

Evaluation and treatment services are offered for hand, shoulder and elbow injuries, arthritis, congenital deformities, upper extremity joint replacement, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon problems, rotator cuff problems, and shoulder problems.