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We found 4 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Humana near Liberty, MO.

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Dr. Joshua Joe Niemann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2521 Glenn Hendren Drive; Suite 204
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Joshua Niemann works as an orthopedic trauma specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include MAKoplasty, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. Dr. Niemann's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Niemann honors.

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement, minimally invasive hip replacement, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, MAKOplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,447 - $4,455
  • Medicare Cost: $1,374 - $1,423
Dr. Jeffery T Macmillan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9151 N.e. 81st Terrace; Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Macmillan's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Macmillan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Macmillan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and Carondelet Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,207
  • Medicare Cost: $803
Dr. Ryan R Snyder, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2521 Glenn Hendren Drive; Suite 204
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Ryan Snyder, who practices in Liberty, MO, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Snyder's clinical interests encompass MAKoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He takes Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Snyder trained at Truman Medical Centers and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , MAKOplasty

All Interests: MAKOplasty, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Santosh George, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2521 Glenn Hendren Drive; Suite 204
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Santosh George is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Liberty, MO. He has a special interest in shoulder surgery, general orthopedics, and total joint replacement. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. George takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. George completed his residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. He is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement, MAKOplasty

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Shoulder Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, MAKOplasty, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 89
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,539 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,213 - $1,548

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.