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Dr. J Melhorn, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 66

  59 Reviews
Dr. Melhorn

Hand Center

625 N Carriage Pkwy Ste 125 Wichita, KS 67208

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Dr. J Melhorn, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Wichita, KS and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.


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Dr. Melhorn accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Melhorn's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hand Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melhorn treats Hand Fracture more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Melhorn treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Scaphoid Fractures
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melhorn treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Melhorn treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melhorn treats Limb Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Melhorn treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Melhorn's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Melhorn

4.0

Based on 59 reviews

5 Stars
71.1864406779661%
(42)
4 Stars
1.694915254237288%
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3 Stars
3.389830508474576%
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2 Stars
1.694915254237288%
(1)
1 Star
22.033898305084747%
(13)

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I broke my little finger at work. Dr Melhorn did a fantastic job of treating it. His clinic is ran very efficiently.
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I have had 4 hand surgeries done by Dr. Melhorn. I have always been very satisfied with the results of those procedures. He takes time to answer my questions so I know what to expect. His staff has been very capable and efficient, again answering my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Melhorn to other people.
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Excellent hand doctor.
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Dr. Melhorn is the best! He is caring, really listens to find the right solution for each patient. He has fixed multiple trigger fingers and most recently carpal tunnel surgery. My right hand is pain free and we are almost done with my left hand.
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Work Comp Colles Fx and R radial Fx - 3 months visit to Dr; excellent in and out service. Staff caring, excellent x-ray tech and Dr. Melhorn loves cookies!
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Dr. Melhorn Perform carpal tunnel on both hands and repaired a trigger finger. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. Staff was excellent.
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I would like to thank Dr. Mark Melhorn for the GREAT service I have received there. My surgery on both hands turned out great. I was so pleased with the care & treatment I received. I have never been to a doctors office where everyone was so nice. All the staff, from Dr. Melhorn to the nurses, front desk staff and even the cleaning staff. WOW!!!!
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One of the best medical experiences I've ever had. No BS or waste of time. I already knew my issues & had reviewed what I thought I needed to, beforehand. After the xrays, tests & examination, I was then informed of my options. I proceeded with the one that best fit my situation, without a lot of unnecessary "stuff". His staff was very pleasant & all seemed to work well as a team. Efficient & Professional all the way!
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Dr. Melhorn did my hand and was very professional. would reccomend him to anyone.
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Dr. Melhorn treated my husband's injury with practical, pro-active care. His staff is highly competent as well as friendly. We would recommend Dr. Melhorn looking for the best treatment for their hands.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. J Melhorn, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Wichita, KS and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 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