Dr. J Melhorn, MD

Dr. J Melhorn, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. J Melhorn, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Wichita, KS. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

625 N Carriage Pkwy Ste 125

Wichita, KS 67208

Contact Information

(316) 688-5656

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas


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Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kansas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • McPherson College, Bachelor Of Arts In Science, Chemistry, Computer Science
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • St. Francis/University Of Kansas-Wichita Affiliated Hospitals, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Kansas, College Of Health Sciences, School Of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Joseph H. Boyes Hand Fellowship, The University Of Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Emporia State University, Graduate Studies In Chemistry and Biology
    Other Education | Completed 1976
  • Ralph K. Davies Medical Center, Franklin Hospital, Microsurgical Laboratory, Microsurgical Studies
    Other Education | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • President's Service Award, American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, 2006, 2003
  • Who's Who in Executives & Businesses, Nationwide Register's, 1998
  • America's Top Surgeons, Consumer's Research Council of America, 2002
  • Outstanding Americans, Outstanding Americans Publications, 1998
Media & Publications
  • Reliability of a visual analog version of the QuickDASH, 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Melhorn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Melhorn to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Melhorn's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Wichita,Kansas |
I have had six surgeries by Dr.Melhorn,I would highly recommend this surgeon ,I was in a lot of pain before my surgeries ,and had limited movement and now have full movement in both wrists and elbows.
in Crownpoint, NM |
He repaired my left hand in 2001. He was recommended to me by a friend who is a workmens comp nurse who said her clients had good results. 16 years later, I hardly ever have pain at the site & my hand works great! I am also a nurse & I highly recommend Dr. Melhorn.
in Wichita, KS |
Best orthopedic doctor I've met. Great bedside manner, very respectful, very accommodating in scheduling procedures, always a smile greeting you. I had put off having carpal tunnel surgery on both hands for nearly 20 years and met Dr. Melhorn and his staff scheduled my surgeries and had both done within a span of two weeks. Fast and minimal discomfort. I have already recommended him to my son's dental hygienist.
in Wichita, Kansas |
Dr. Mark Melhorn is a total QUACK!! STAY AWAY:(( He doesn't care about his patients. will do any procedure for a buck. I can't believe he has a license!
Wichita, KS |
He did a great job on my smashed and broken finger. I was told he came back in after he did a surgery at the hospital. He was/ is quick,informanity, and friendly
Wichita, KS |
I would not take a dead rat to him. His standard treatment for carpal tunnel was an injection of local anesthesia and come back in 3 weeks. I could not stand the man. He was in that room and gone before you could ever ask a question.
in Liberal, KS |
I'd gone to 4 other Dr. about my wrist and had 6 surgery's and the wrist wasn't right. Dr. Melhorn saw me and we started down the long road and after he was done the pain was gone. He had to fuse the wrist. but to this day some 8 years later I can't stop thanking him for what he did.
Wichita, KS |
He is a very skillful physician, uses modern techniques. Is friendly and puts one at ease. Staff is also very efficient. Recovery time for carpal tunnel procedures is much less than from other providers.
in Emporia , Ks. |
Dr. Melhorn is an excellent doctor! He's very friendly and has a good bedside manner. He and his staff are knowledgeable and proficient and the practice runs smoothly. Would definitely recommend dr. Melhorn to anyone looking for a good surgeon.
in Whitewater, KS |
Dr. Melhorn has done surgery on both my hands for two different problems. He explained everything clearly and answered any questions thoroughly. When my latest hand problem occurred I knew Dr. Melhorn was who I wanted to treat it. The office is run very efficiently. The staff are all friendly, kind and organized. Wait time is very short.
in Wichita, KS |
I have had two surgical procedures with this Doctor and am completely satisfied. Very informative, knowledgeable, and skilled in his specialty. Dr. Melhorn may appear fast paced and too busy to bother, but he will actually take time to answer your questions and explain your diagnosis and required procedure if you just ask. Very polite and relaxed staff, relatively short waiting times and reasonably easy to locate his office. I totallly recommend his services for anyone needing orthopedic surgery
in Andover, KS |
I like how his office is run very precision-like, but with courtesy to each individual. Very thorough in explaining what is going on, including pictures, also, his staff is remarkable.
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Dr. Melhorn accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Via Christi Hospital St. Francis
929 N Saint Francis St
Wichita, KS 67214
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Wesley Medical Center
550 N Hillside St
Wichita, KS 67214
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