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Dr. Chad Waits

Dr. Waits “Working with NFL players was fun, but my real passion is seeing everyday people get their lives back - a kid with a broken arm getting back to play, a dad with a torn ACL getting back to a sport he loves, or a grandma with new knees enjoying an active life again. These everyday patients give me much more joy.” Dr. Waits specializes in joint replacement of the knee and shoulder, as well as less invasive arthroscopic surgeries and sports medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He went on to hone his orthopedic surgery skills by completing a fellowship at Wellington Orthopedics/ University of Cincinnati.

“There are only two reasons for surgery – to stop pain and to get function back. Joint replacement can do both of these things for you - your pain can stop and you can get your full, active life back.” Dr. Waits loves the variety that his career has offered him – from treating 300-pound NFL linemen, to patching up little kids and grandparents, and every orthopedic challenge in between. He has expertise in different shoulder replacement techniques that can eliminate pain and restore motion. “The sooner you make the decision, the better. Joint replacement is a new beginning – you can play, dance, travel, or do anything once your body has been fixed.” When he’s not fixing joints at Hendricks, Dr. Waits spends most of his time with his wife and children doing family activities, sports, woodworking, music, church, hunting and fishing.

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