Dr. Robert Bruce, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Overland Park, KS and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic

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Dr. Bruce's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hip
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruce treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bruce treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruce treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bruce treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruce treats Knee Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bruce treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bruce's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

I have been a part of the Kansas City Bone & Joint team since 1988. I am board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and have an interest in sports medicine. In addition to doing arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, I also perform many anterior appr...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

2012
DePuy Anterior Hip Course, Las Vegas, Nevada
1988
Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Fellowship University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University of Kansas Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1982
University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
Medical School
1977
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
2012
1988
1987
1982
1977

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3.5

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Dr Bruce was very impersonal and detached. He went through the exam steps protocol and then sent me on my way providing no feedback whatsoever about my condition. Sent me to get a pain shot - dismissed!!
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I had my original knee replacement nov 2018. I got along fine until Jan then went down hll. Went back to Dr Bruce and found out three days later my kneecap was fractured. I had not fallen or anythng. Had 2nd surgery to repair it and ligament then two weeks later found it was displaced on my knee. Now he wants to take out kneecap. In th meantime I have lost most of knee mobility due to wearing knee immobilizer. Not pleased with his casual attitude either.
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He has replaced both of my knees one five years ago another last year .... great job!!!!
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I am happy to say Dr. BRUCE has returned me back to my love of the outdoors. I had three opinions on my knee and Dr. Bruce was the only one who said he will fix my knee and have me back to my love of sports. Had a total knee replacement by Dr. Bruce six months ago and today I ran my first timed run. Happy to say, I was able to finish second in my age group. He is so positive and listens to all your needs and concerns. I would highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Robert Bruce.
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Dr. Bruce has done arthoplasty on both my hands and I am very pleased with the results. He isn’t super chatty, but that doesn’t bother me. I like to get in and out.
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Dr. Bruce performed a total left hip replacement. Surgery went without a hitch and I am doing well 6 weeks after surgery(no cane, doing stairs easily, driving, etc.). Dr. Bruce is very direct and to the point about your condition. He diagnosed my hip problem immediately and the surgery was scheduled quickly. I would recommend him without hesitation. Only problem is with the communications system at KCBJ. A lack of voice mail makes contact difficult.
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Less than impressed. The staff at KC Bone and Health is very friendly and courteous. However I can not say the same thing about Dr. Bruce., after waiting over an hour to be seen, he was curt . I am not sure if he wasn't listening or just didn't care..
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Dr Bruce literally performed a miracle with me when I had a total knee arthroplasty in July of 2015. My knee was shot, completely ruined by my inability to have the surgery done sooner than I did. He told. Me my knee was one of the worst he had ever treated. I love this man. He gave me back my life.
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Dr Bruce has operated in me numerous times- knee, shoulder, back, feet and I have never been disappointed!
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I thougth I was making an appointment with him, but saw his assistant. I never talked to him before my surgery, until just a few minutes before hand. When I asked him specifically what he planned to do, he laughed at me and said, "repair your knee, of course"! After surgery, I never saw him again. I thought I was making my followup with him, and again, saw his assistant, who could not talk to me about the specifics of my surgery. She didn't seem to have access to the information.
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