Blog

Get to Know Orthopaedic Surgeon Josh Hamann

Get to Know Orthopaedic Surgeon Josh Hamann. Dr. Hamann is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgeries of the knee, shoulder, and hip, articular restoration, and ligament reconstruction.and sports medicine. Read more...


Weighing the Changes in Orthopaedic Surgery

Bus Tarbox, MD, MBA, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Columbia Orthopaedic Group joined the Becker's Hospital Review podcast to discuss his insights on what surgeons are excited about today, using virtual health in sports medicine, and meeting the patient in preferred settings. Read more...


Tips for Finding Shoes that Fit

Shoes, although certainly protective, have been blamed as a principal cause of forefoot problems currently observed in women. These problems: hammertoes, bunions, Tailor's bunions, and corns, are mainly a result of improper design and fitting of shoes. Also, many women try to wear the same shoe size as they get older. Read more...


Arthritis Q & A with Dr. Thompson

We asked Dr. Thompson to share a little bit about the causes and effects of arthritis, along with treatment and preventative options, depending on the level of seriousness of arthritis experienced by his patients. Read more...


From Surgeon to Surgery Patient

How did a young, active, and healthy plastic surgeon have unexplained total loss of knee cartilage? Andrea Martin's story is a perplexing one. She had no major injuries or a history of strenuous activity. She understood how to live a healthy lifestyle as a doctor herself. Yet she found herself in need of a double cartilage replacement shortly after graduating from medical school. Read more...


Caring Nurse Has Health Restored By A Former Student

Jennifer Doty's passion for helping people led her to a profession in healthcare. Recently Doty found herself in the patient's shoes when looking for an orthopaedic surgeon for herself. Read more...


Columbia Orthopaedic Group Elevates Andrew Lovewell To Chief Executive Officer

Columbia Orthopaedic Group (COG) promotes Andrew Lovewell to Chief Executive Officer, a change that will continue COG's mission of superior patient care, innovation, and delivering award-winning healthcare in Missouri. Read more...


Ask Our Pharmacists: CBD FAQ

With the rise in popularity of CBD comes the buzz around pain relief, better sleep and reduced anxiety. However there are still many questions about this extract and how it works? Read more...


Cheering for Alexis and the Start of Her New Family Post Knee Surgery

Occasionally, knee issues can affect people at a relatively young age and can adversely affect their ability to live a normal life. Read more...


How Did This State-Winning Athlete Put An End To His Knee Pain?

It started with a football game. Colder Evans, who is now a freshman at Central Methodist University (CMU), was in the first game of the season of his senior football season. He went for a tackle and damaged more than the other team's odds of winning. Read more...


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!
Read more...


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

Read more...


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...