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From a Torn ACL to Completing an Ironman Race

Back in 2004, Lise was leaving some trash at the City Dump. When she lifted her right leg to get into her truck, she felt significant pain in her right knee. She knew something was wrong. Read more...


Hip Injury Leads to Weight Loss Transformation

Nutrition management clinics are designed to educate and advise people on their weight loss journey. When appropriate, weight loss can have an incredible impact on wellness and quality of life. Read more...


Knee Pain? How a Few Shots and the Ongoing Support of Her Doctor Let Kate Powerlift Into Her 70s!

At 70 years old, most people are not still participating in rigorous activities. But most people are not like Kate Walker, the powerlifter. She holds numerous World Records and American Records in Power Lifting in her age group. Read more...


Dr. Kleiber Saves Highway Patrol Officer From Early Retirement

Patty Peiffer knew what she wanted to do with her life. She wanted to be a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. When she was at the Highway Patrol Academy in 1993, she dislocated and fractured her right ankle. She had surgery to repair it and went on to serve six years on the Patrol. Read more...


See How Much Damage a Softball Can Do!

In 2017, Aron Lee was playing in a competitive slow-pitch softball tournament and experienced a terrible knee injury. "When my left leg hit the first base bag running out a ground ball, I suffered a complete knee dislocation. It was extremely painful, and I couldn't comprehend what had just happened. I had the inability to walk or even move my left leg." Read more...


How Did a Deer Nearly End a Baseball Career?

Blake Yelton is a 17-year-old who loves to play baseball. When the lefty broke his wrist in his car accident, he worried about his baseball career. Read more...


You Won't Believe What This Guy Can Do on a Knee Replacement!

Originally diagnosed with meniscus problems in his knee, Pastor Jeff Sutton wanted to get back to adventure racing. Adventure racing is typically a multi-disciplinary team sport involving navigation over an unmarked wilderness course lasting anywhere from two hours up to two weeks in length. Read more...


Bionic Woman Seeks Endgame: The Marvel of Being Pain-Free

Glenda McCollum calls herself the "Bionic Woman" because she's had doctors at Columbia Orthopaedic Group help her in the past who helped with joint replacement surgery. Read more...


Twice as Nice: Two Neck Surgeries That Drove Away The Pain

Kathy Conley has ridden horses since age 14. In fact, riding horses has been a major part of her life. But it was also part of the problem when her neck pain began. "I had neck pain that got bad enough that I had to have a neck fusion. I had pain that went down into my shoulder and sometimes my fingers would get numb." Read more...


Get to Know Dr. Kurt Krautmann

Dr. Krautmann is Columbia Orthopaedic Group (COG)'s newest foot and ankle specialist. As a second-generation orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Krautmann's decision to join the medical field was easy. Read more...


Knees Are Made for Racing

Don still races motorcycles after his double knee replacement. Read more...


Hips are Made for Hiking

Hiking after hip replacement, Jim tells his story!
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Chronic Back Pain

Understanding your surgical options. Read more...


Leveraging digital engagement to improve patient outcomes

As new digital patient-care platforms are integrated into the traditional healthcare system, there has been a direct correlation between increased patient engagement and better treatment outcomes. Read more...


Why Outpatient Facilities Save You Time And Money

A look Into COG's ability to pivot and innovate within the medical industry. Read more...


The Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group Named #1 Ambulatory Surgery Center in Missouri

The Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group was named as the best in Missouri based on the following assessed criteria.

  • How well facilities responded to COVID-19
  • Quality of care
  • Performance data
  • Peer recommendations from relative in-state competition

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The Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group Performs First Simplify Cervical Disc Procedure In Missouri

Central Missouri farmer Bryan Ratliff is getting ready to resume his regular routine just two weeks after becoming the first patient in Missouri to undergo a new surgical procedure that is a successful alternative to spinal fusion. Read more...


COG Surgery Center: Ranked Number 7 Surgical Center in the United States

Central Missouri farmer Bryan Ratliff is getting ready to resume his regular routine just two weeks after becoming the first patient in Missouri to undergo a new surgical procedure that is a successful alternative to spinal fusion. Read more...