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Dr. Charles Edward Rhoades, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Charles Rhoades is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Rhoades's clinical interests: shoulder surgery, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016. Dr. Rhoades speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health. Dr. Rhoades welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 191
  • Charge (avg.): $149 - $213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $44 - $64
Dr. Mehrdad Mazlumazdeh III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mehrdad Maz's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. Dr. Maz takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Clinical Trials, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian J Divelbiss, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Divelbiss' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Divelbiss's areas of expertise include hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Divelbiss has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 70
  • Charge (avg.): $162 - $213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53 - $59
Dr. Lowry (Nmi) Jones Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lowry Jones is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jones's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Jones has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 124
  • Charge (avg.): $213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53
Dr. Vincent Howard Key, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Orthopedic Surgery, Ms 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Vincent Key is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Key's areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Key is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Key has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Pain, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Work Injuries, Nerve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 104
  • Charge (avg.): $301 - $310
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $51 - $67
Dr. John Michael Sojka, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Sojka is an orthopedic trauma specialist in Kansas City, KS. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Sojka attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Sojka include bone pain, strains, and amputation. Dr. Sojka takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sojka is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Pain, Elbow Pain, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Work ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley B Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya works as a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Bhattacharya attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhattacharya accepts. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Lynn Southard, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Hospital Lobby - Spine Center
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Andrea Nicol is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include leg pain, facet injection, and pelvic pain. Dr. Nicol honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nicol is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Pain, Knee Pain, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly James Hendricks, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Ortho Surg Ms #3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kelly Hendricks' specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hendricks include hip replacement, knee replacement, and hip injury. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hendricks graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Work Injuries, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Joint Pain, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $280
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Steven T Joyce, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4321 Washington Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Steven Joyce's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Truman Medical Centers' residency program. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Joyce's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joyce accepts. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Joyce is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Sports Injuries

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 265
  • Charge (avg.): $213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $50
Dr. James Theodore Birch Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birch accepts. Dr. Birch studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Birch trained at Howard University Hospital. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Long Term Care, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen William Munns, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Orthopedic Surgery, Ms 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Stephen Munns works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Munns include bone pain, strains, and leg pain. Dr. Munns is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Munns has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Pain, Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Hip Arthroscopy, Work ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $303
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $52
Dr. Joshua David Nelson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joshua Nelson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Nelson's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Nelson attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Mosaic Life Care.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 54
  • Charge (avg.): $295 - $310
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $50 - $64
Dr. Fermin Jose Santos, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Fermin Santos' area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Santos attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santos accepts.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Compression Fractures, Radiofrequency Ablation, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 67
  • Charge (avg.): $213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $43 - $58
Dr. Kimberly J Templeton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3017, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kimberly Templeton is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Templeton include strains, amputation, and metabolic bone diseases. Dr. Templeton is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Templeton attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Templeton has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Amputation, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Myositis, Tumor, Shoulder Reconstruction, Bone Spurs, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. David Warner Anderson, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; University of Kansas Med Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, .
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. David Anderson works as an orthopedist in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Anderson's areas of expertise include bone pain, strains, and leg pain. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Pain, Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Hip Arthroplasty, Hip Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $304
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63

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What is a Joint Injection/Aspiration?

A joint is any area of the body where two bones connect. Due to injury or disease, the space between the two bones can sometimes become swollen and inflamed, which leads to pain and a loss of mobility. Injection and aspiration are two tools that physicians use to treat joint pain locally without needing to perform surgery.

Both injection and aspiration are techniques that involve inserting a needle connected to a syringe directly into the joint. Aspiration involves the removal of excess fluid, and injection is the placement of medication directly into the joint space via the needle. Both procedures may be performed at the same time. In both cases a local anesthetic may be used, the skin will be cleaned and disinfected, and then the needle will be inserted. In some cases, especially if the injection or aspiration is in a large and deep joint such as the hip or spine, ultrasound may be used to guide the needle to the exact location desired.

In some cases, irritation to the joint can cause fluid to build up so significantly that the joint hurts and can no longer move well. Aspiration removes some of the excess fluid and relieves the pressure. In addition, aspiration can be used to provide a sample of joint fluid if it needs to be examined microscopically for the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, or crystal formations.

Certain injuries and diseases that affect joints are inflammatory in nature, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis or gout. These diseases may be helped by the local injection of anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. In this case, corticosteroids such as methylprednisone are usually used. Relief from the pain may be felt right away and may last for weeks or even months.

In some cases, such as with osteoarthritis, the cartilage buffer between the two bones wears down and pain comes from bones rubbing against each other. In this case, injection of a lubricating agent such as hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. It provides a slippery cushion between the bones to relieve pain that can last for months.
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