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Orthopaedic care available again in Sikeston

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Jason Schrumpf, president of Missouri Delta Medical Center, welcomes visitors to the Dr. Leo A. and Dortha M. Bruce Medical Building during a reception and ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday. Scott Welton, Staff
SIKESTON -- Orthopaedics are back.

"It's been over 20 years since we've had orthopaedics here in Sikeston," said Jason Schrumpf, president of Missouri Delta Medical Center. "The hospital is excited to have all the elements in place to once again provide a comprehensive orthopaedic service line. This is the first step in providing our patients with a local orthopaedics program focusing on compassionate, convenient, cost-effective and quality care."

Missouri Delta Orthopaedics is located in the new Dr. Leo A. and Dortha M. Bruce Medical Building, 201 Plaza Drive.

"It's just north of the Sikeston Jaycee Regional Dialysis Center," said Sharon Urhahn, director of marketing for MDMC. "The first patient will be seen there Monday."

Area residents got their first look at the Bruce Medical Building Tuesday during a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as an opportunity to meet one of the two orthopaedic surgeons who will provide services there.

Orthopaedics involves "any ailment to do with the muscles, bones or joints," Dr. Larry Conley, orthopaedic surgeon, explained. "I basically operate from the neck down."

Conley said Missouri Delta Orthopaedics will offer a full range of services from setting bones to joint replacements and more.

"The majority of community-based orthopaedic needs can be met here now," he said. "It's been such a long time coming."

For the entire story, see the July 13 edition of the Standard Democrat or click here to log on to the electronic edition.