Dr. J Melhorn, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Hand Center 625 N Carriage Pkwy Ste 125 Wichita, KS 67208 Get Directions
Dr. J Melhorn, MD

Dr. J Melhorn, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Wichita, KS. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Melhorn is affiliated with Via Christi Hospital St. Francis and Wesley Medical Center.

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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 (10)
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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Kansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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
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  • Media & Publications
    • Reliability of a visual analog version of the QuickDASH, 2006

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Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    St. Francis/University Of Kansas-Wichita Affiliated Hospitals, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Completed in 1985

    University Of Kansas, College Of Health Sciences, School Of Medicine, Pediatrics

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Joseph H. Boyes Hand Fellowship, The University Of Southern California

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    McPherson College, Bachelor Of Arts In Science, Chemistry, Computer Science

    Graduated in 1975

  • Other Education
    Emporia State University, Graduate Studies In Chemistry and Biology

    Completed in 1976

    Ralph K. Davies Medical Center, Franklin Hospital, Microsurgical Laboratory, Microsurgical Studies

    Completed in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • 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
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement