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 orthopedic 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.
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 additional diagnostic 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 is the medical specialty that encompasses the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Orthopaedic surgeons treat a variety of problems in patients of all ages.
Center of Orthopedic Excellence
With a keen knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and injuries, Capital Region Physicians - Center of Orthopedic Excellence provides diagnosis, treatment, injury prevention and rehabilitation services for injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, spine, hip, knee, ankle and foot.
The Center of Orthopedic Excellence specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic procedures, sport injury rehabilitation, and non-operative treatment options. Dr. Timothy Galbraith is among the area’s most innovative orthopedic surgeons, with fellowship training in arthroscopy and sports medicine. Dr. Gregg Kuhlmann is a primary care physician who received advanced fellowship training in sports medicine. Not only do they have a keen knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries, but also an understanding of how exercise can affect any aspect of the human body. They and their staff provide a professional treatment environment for patients of all ages.
Missouri Orthopaedic Institute at Capital Region Medical Center
The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute at Capital Region provides convenient access to university physicians in a range of specialties, including pediatrics, sports medicine, total joint replacement and highly complex surgical procedures. What's more, residents of Jefferson City and the surrounding communities have access to expert care close to home.
Missouri Orthopaedic Institute at Capital Region Medical Center
1125 Madison St.
Physicians Office Building - Floor 2
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573.632.4860 | 573.632.4998 (fax)
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Proper and pain-free function of your feet and legs can go a long way in improving your quality of life and keep you participating in the activities you love! That's why Capital Region Physicians - Podiatry offers complete medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle. We are here to keep you on your feet by diagnosing and treating a wide array of foot and ankle problems such as sprains, fractures, bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, corns, painful calluses and blisters, bone spurs and diabetic foot problems, to name a few. We also offer ankle joint replacements and specialize in the ground-breaking procedure, Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction.
Learn more about how Lapiplasty® is a true revolution in bunion correction by clicking here.
Joint Replacement Center
Capital Region Medical Center is changing the way patients and their families think about and experience joint replacement surgery with the introduction of the Capital Region Joint Replacement Center, a comprehensive program that is based on a national best practice model for hip and knee replacements, and structured around the fundamental principles of wellness. The program incorporates advanced surgical techniques, pain management and early ambulation—with an environment that maximizes patient recovery through education, a culture of early mobility, family involvement and group interaction.
Each patient chooses a coach—usually a family member or loved one—who is an active participant in their care before, during and after discharge from the hospital. Both patient and coach are required to attend a pre-operative class two weeks prior to surgery, where they meet their Joint Replacement Center team, in addition to learning in detail about the procedure, what to expect in the hospital and how to care for oneself after discharge. Coaches learn the program right along with their loved one, and provide encouragement and support every step of the way.
One person—a Care Coordinator—oversees the student’s entire stay, and is their resource before, during and after discharge. All staff at Capital Region’s Joint Replacement Center receive special training, and are chosen to work on the unit because of their expertise; positive, upbeat nature and high motivational skills.
Patients follow a daily schedule that begins as soon as the day of surgery. Each day, patients receive a daily newsletter with their breakfast, letting them know the agenda for the day, along with tips on how to care for themselves later. Two group therapy sessions are held daily in a gym located on the unit. Patients compete with one another on distance walked each day with progress tracked on a large exercise board posted in a common area. This exercise board provides visual reinforcement of goals. They find the camaraderie both challenging and rewarding.
Why Patients Choose Us - By the Numbers
Our patient satisfaction scores are BETTER than other state and national hospitals.
Capital Region - 87%
Missouri - 72%
National Avg. - 73%
Rapid Recovery and Transition Back Home
Our patients leave the hospital SOONER, and more go directly HOME vs. a rehab facility.
# of Days in the Hospital
Capital Region - 2.0
Missouri - 2.8
National Avg. - 2.7
% of Patients That Go Directly Home
Capital Region - 86%
Missouri - 78%
National Avg. - 71%
Patients Home Within 2 Days
64% of Total Hips with Stay of 2 Days or Less
66% of Total Knees with Stay of 2 Days or Less
Low Complication Rate
Our complications related to surgery is LOW (including infection, blood clots, severe bruising)
Capital Region - 0.47%
National Avg. - .51%
Within 30 Days
Capital Region 3.6%
National Avg. - 4.4%
Our hospital data is based on hip and knee surgeries performed April 2018 - March 2019.