Our World-Class Orthopedics Care Team is a Game Changer for Southeast Missouri

We offer comprehensive orthopedic services for patients over the age of 16 suffering a variety of conditions including sports injuries, hip pain, knee pain, back pain, and musculoskeletal conditions. Our care team, led by Dr. Anthony McPherron, are experts in getting you back to living the life you love. From elite athletes to weekend warriors, we treat patients with thorough, comprehensive care right here in Southeast Missouri.

  • Our collaboration with Washington University’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provides access to the #1 university in the nation for orthopedic research funding with more than 400 ongoing clinical trails
  • Cutting edge technology and non-surgical treatments including bone marrow derived stem cell therapy and blood derived platelet rich plasma therapy
  • On-site athletic trainers
  • Access to a full continuum of care including sports medicine trained Primary Care physicians, comprehensive rehabilitation and home health
  • Our dedicated team’s focus is on more than just the procedure – we will be with you before, during and after surgery to ensure optimal outcomes

Contact a Doctor

For referral to an orthopedic physician, call the HealthLine, 877-633-2687, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We’ve stood apart for quality and innovation, and we continue to work hand-in-hand with the best to create better outcomes close to home for our patients.

Southeast Orthopedic Specialties

Foot & Ankle

We specialize in the treatment of a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, including:

  • Acquired foot problems
  • Congenital foot and ankle deformities
  • Diabetic foot complications
  • Neuromuscular deformities
  • Reconstruction following injuries
  • Reconstruction of arthritic joints and deformities
  • Sports injuries

Advanced Surgical Techniques

Our team of dedicated health care professionals are skilled in advanced surgical techniques for foot and ankle conditions. Arthroscopy, for example, is a minimally invasive procedure of the foot and ankle, performed when possible to ensure quick recovery. We perform many procedures on an outpatient basis, followed with an individualized rehabilitation program.

Noninvasive Procedures

If you’re in need of treatment for chronic heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, you may be a candidate for shockwave therapy. Shockwave therapy is noninvasive and quickly gets you back on your feet.

For accurate diagnosis and ongoing treatment of arthritic or painful joints, we prescribe localized injections of anesthetic or cortisone. To determine the best site for these injections, X-rays help to identify specific areas for treatment.

On-Site Rehabilitation

We offer patients on-site rehabilitative services with therapists, nurses and board-certified physiatrists with the majority of rehabilitation occurring in an outpatient setting.

Specialized Services for Diabetes

Remember to inspect your feet every day if you have diabetes. Patients can receive diabetes education through the Southeast Diabetes Center, such as:

  • Diabetes prevention
  • Pedorthic management
  • Orthotic management
  • Salvage options
  • Amputations
  • Wound management

Hand & Wrist

At Southeast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine we treat the following hand and wrist conditions:
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the hand and wrist
  • Thumb Joint Replacement
  • Repair and reconstruction for tendon injuries of the hand and wrist
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Fracture repair and other procedures

Shoulder & Elbow

We specialize in treatments for shoulder and elbow conditions, including the following:

  • Biceps tendon disorders
  • Elbow or shoulder dislocation or instability
  • Fractures involving the shoulder or elbow
  • Joint replacement for shoulder or elbow conditions
  • Osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis in the shoulder or elbow
  • Biology of rotator cuff healing

Treatment Options

  • Surgery/Joint Replacement
  • Rehabilitation options
  • Pain-relief injections

Total Shoulder Replacement

For patients with a small rotator cuff tear who have experienced pain and loss of function for six to 12 months.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

For patients with both a large tear and cuff tear arthropathy in which rotator cuff muscles no longer function properly and can’t be repaired.

This procedure places the socket on the tip of the humerus and attaches the ball directly to the shoulder blade, incorporating the deltoid muscles to help restore mobility.

Hip & Knee

At Southeast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, we know your pain.  When your body doesn't function properly it affects you physically and mentally.  We are here to get you back to a pain-free life.  

We treat the following conditions affecting the hip:

  • A Hip fracture
  • Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic arthritis, resulting from an injury
  • Aseptic necrosis of the hip

Southeast’s orthopedic specialists offer expertise in advanced techniques in knee replacement surgery to treat conditions such as:
  • Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Arthritis that results from a knee injury
  • Fractures, torn cartilage and/or torn ligaments
Knee treatments include the following:
  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Zimmer Knee

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Southeast Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation focuses on a personalized method of treatment to improve patients’ quality of life. Our mission is to restore patients to their highest level of function upon returning to the community.

We specialize in non-surgical physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) for patients who have been disabled as a result of an injury, disease or condition, including:
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Pulled muscles
  • Tendonitis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Paraplegics, quadriplegics and brain injury patients
  • Stroke victims
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Neurologic disorders

Rehabilitation Services

We offer comprehensive rehab services with state-of-the-art equipment and the latest rehabilitation philosophies to restore patients to their highest level of function possible.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

  • Treatments include care for mechanical dysfunction or post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Individually-designed home exercise programs, joint mobilization, soft tissue stretching exercises, and therapy to improve function and reduce pain
  • Therapists educate patients about anatomy, biomechanics, posture and activity modification
  • At Southeast, only physical therapists and physical therapist assistants provide daily treatments, providing a higher level of patient care

Our Services

  • Physiatry
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Dietitian services
  • Social Services

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Benefits of inpatient rehab include:

  • Provides hands-on treatments with personal attention to each patient
  • Builds patient strength, endurance, independence and confidence with a goal of returning to their communities and their homes
  • Helps patients avoid extended stays in nursing home
  • Offers caregiver training when patient is discharged

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Located inside HealthPoint Plaza in Cape Girardeau, Southeast’s outpatient rehabilitation is often the final stage of the rehab process. Patients may continue with outpatient therapies after they are discharged from inpatient rehab.

Joint Replacement FAQ

What Is Joint Replacement?

It’s a surgical procedure to remove and replace an arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint. Most joint replacements are performed because arthritis has caused the joint to stiffen and become too painful for normal daily activities.

When Should I Have This Type of Surgery?

Your doctor will help determine if you are a potential candidate for this surgery or if conservative, non-surgical methods can adequately control your discomfort.

Am I Too Old for Surgery?

Not if you are in reasonably good health and have the desire to continue living a productive, active life.

What Activities May be Pursued, Post-Surgery?

Activity level depends on the type of surgery, your health and your recovery. Typically, patients may return to low-impact activities within two weeks after surgery.