Getting to Know One of Our Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons at Mid-America Orthopedics
If you’ve been searching for a trustworthy orthopedic surgeon near you in the Wichita area, look no further than Dr. Benjamin Young. Originally born in Manhattan, KS, Dr. Young is fellowship-trained and board-certified, specializing in the areas of hip and knee replacement and advanced orthopedics.
Dr. Young has a vast educational background. He got his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Kansas State University before attending Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He then returned to Kansas to complete his residency at the University of Kansas in Wichita. Dr. Young then went on to complete fellowships at the University of Florida and Johns Hopkins, which included advanced orthopedic training in hip and knee replacement.
Dr. Young specializes in using minimally invasive surgical techniques such as arthroscopic surgery. He’s also one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the Wichita area that can perform hip replacement through the direct anterior approach.
Dr. Young provides outpatient surgeries to patients at Mid-America Orthopedics through a partnership with Cypress Surgical Center. He also provides hospital-based surgeries as several locally-based area facilities. One of the big reasons why patients like working with Dr. Young is that he is extremely flexible about scheduling and arranging surgeries so that it’s convenient for the patient.
When Dr. Young isn’t treating patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children as well as a variety of outdoor activities and watersports.
Dr. Young – Professional Societies
Kansas Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
What to Expect with Advanced Orthopedics Involving the Hip and Knee
The hip and knee are two of the largest joints in the human body, enabling us to do everyday things such as walking, running, and navigating stairs. When either of those joints are injured or otherwise compromised, it can drastically reduce a person’s ability to be self-sufficient, as well as their quality of life. There is also the issue of pain that needs to be factored in.
As an experienced orthopedic doctor, Dr. Young has extensive knowledge of both the hip and knee joints and has worked with a wide variety of patients with differing levels of injury and pain. Considering that both the hip and knee are a complex series of joints, determining the exact cause of injury and developing a treatment plan are critical steps in Dr. Young’s process.
Patients who are experiencing pain, stiffness, or discomfort are examined and may need to undergo X-rays or an MRI. In most cases, hip and/or knee pain can be resolved through non-surgical methods such as rest, physical therapy, medication, or injections. In other cases, the condition is severe enough that surgery is required to permanently resolve the symptoms of pain and discomfort.
In the event surgery is required, Dr. Young will meet with you to discuss your surgical options. As an orthopedic surgeon, his goal is to provide patients with a solution that is as minimally invasive as possible. Minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgeries are usually the ideal option because they utilize small incisions and have a much faster recovery time. However, should a more aggressive form of surgery be required, Dr. Young is one of the most skilled orthopedic surgeons in the Wichita area.
Additionally, once a patient is successfully out of surgery, Dr. Young will personally walk the patient through their recovery plan in detail. Patients who undergo arthroscopic surgery or minimally invasive surgery are generally back on their feet after a short recovery period. Often, physical therapy will help during the recovery period. Fortunately, Mid-America Orthopedics has a team of the best physical therapists in the Wichita area.
Setting Up Your Initial Appointment with Mid-America Orthopedics
The team at Mid-America Orthopedics has decades of combined experience working with a variety of patients and providing outpatient services. If you are suffering from joint pain, athletic injury, or other musculoskeletal issue, you don’t have to suffer through it.
One of the big advantages of working with Mid-America Orthopedics is that we offer a comprehensive list of patient care options that enable us to tackle virtually any musculoskeletal issue. Some of the most popular treatment options we provide include:
- Joint replacement surgery
- Professional physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Sports medicine
- Athletic training
- Fracture care
Contact the orthopedic doctors at Mid-America Orthopedics. We have locations in east Wichita, west Wichita, and Derby. You can reach us by phone at (316) 630-9300.