Dr. Kenneth Unruh, MD

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Dr. Kenneth Unruh, MD
I am a fellowship trained orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeon practicing in the Kansas City area. The focus of my practice is hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery. My patients include those seeking treatment for injuries, nerve surgery, arthroscopy, joint replacement and reconstruction of the upper extremity. I am a member of the multi-specialty orthopedic practice of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Consultants.

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Dr. Unruh's Care Philosophy

Patient Focused - My practice gives me the opportunity to employ patient-centered care. One of my favorite slogans is that "I treat patients, not X-rays". This slogan means that while the diagnosis between two patients may be the same, the patients may require entirely different treatment based on their preferences, work, hobbies, interests and lifestyles. I tailor each patient's treatment on an individual basis. Patient Education - I believe that a well-informed, educated patient is essential to make good medical decisions resulting in outstanding medical outcomes. Therefore, I encourage patients to ask questions, and I take the time necessary to discuss the diagnosis and treatment options. Passion - Confucius said "choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." I am passionate about hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgery. I hope this passion is palpable to my patients and medical colleagues. Service - In treating patients, my primary goal is to serve. I chose to pursue a career in medicine so that I could use what talents I have to serve others. High Value - Value is the current buzz of the medical industry. Value is directly related to both the quality and cost of the care a patient. We have to be attentive to both the quality and cost when making medical and surgical decisions.

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    Dr. Unruh's Performance
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    • Explains condition(s) well
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      Under 10 minutes
    Patient Comments (3)
    in Olathe, KS |
    Dr. Unruh did my wrist surgery. He has taken the time to answer all my questions and explain procedures/treatment plans. His bedside manner is excellent. He genuinely cares for his patients and is involved in every step of the treatment/recovery process. His assistant Robin and associated hand therapists are wonderful too!
    in Overland Park, KS |
    I can't say enough about the quality of care I received from Dr. Unruh. He was so sweet, kind and professional. I truly had a great experience when it came to the surgery he performed on my finger. He explained the procedure so I could understand exactly what he would be doing. I would recommend his services to anyone! "Thank you Dr. Unruh"! Debbie Wise
    in Overland Park, KS |
    Carpal tunnel release surgery. Very professional, knowledgable, and easy to talk to.
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    I am a fellowship trained orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeon practicing in the Kansas City area.  The focus of my practice is hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery.  My patients include those seeking treatment for injuries, nerve surgery, arthroscopy, joint replacement and reconstruction of the upper extremity.  I am a member of the multi-specialty orthopedic practice of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Consultants.

    Dr. Unruh's Care Philosophy

    Patient Focused - My practice gives me the opportunity to employ patient-centered care.  One of my favorite slogans is that "I treat patients, not X-rays".  This slogan means that while the diagnosis between two patients may be the same, the patients may require entirely different treatment based on their preferences, work, hobbies, interests and lifestyles.  I tailor each patient's treatment on an individual basis.

    Patient Education - I believe that a well-informed, educated patient is essential to make good medical decisions resulting in outstanding medical outcomes.  Therefore, I encourage patients to ask questions, and I take the time necessary to discuss the diagnosis and treatment options.

    Passion - Confucius said "choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."  I am passionate about hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgery.  I hope this passion is palpable to my patients and medical colleagues.

    Service - In treating patients, my primary goal is to serve.  I chose to pursue a career in medicine so that I could use what talents I have to serve others.

    High Value - Value is the current buzz of the medical industry.  Value is directly related to both the quality and cost of the care a patient.  We have to be attentive to both the quality and cost when making medical and surgical decisions.

    Dr. Unruh's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Kansas not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Arthritis of the Wrist
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Distal Radius Fracture
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Limb Pain
    • Nerve Injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteopenia
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
    • Scaphoid Fractures
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Fractures
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Injuries

    Education

    • Medical School
      Mayo Medical School

      Graduated in 2008

    • Internship Hospital
      Vanderbilt University Hospital

      Completed in 2009

    • Residency Hospital
      Vanderbilt University Hospital

      Completed in 2013

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Indiana Hand Center

      Completed in 2014

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Kansas / Main Campus

      Graduated in 2004

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
    • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Elbow Surgery
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand Tendon Repair
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
    • Peripheral Nerve Repair
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
    • Tendon Repair
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
    • Wrist Reconstruction
    • Wrist Replacement