Meet Dr. Steven Joyce, Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist
I joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 1978, so I’ve been here for 36 years. Two things inspired me. The first was the basketball injury where I tore my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) at the University of Kansas and had my surgery performed there. And then, during medical school, they required us at the University of Kansas Medical Center to go spend some time in rural areas. I didn’t go too rural, but I went to Topeka, Kansas and spent a month with a group of orthopedic surgeons. I enjoyed my time there, and it guided me in the direction of orthopedics.
My special interest areas now are primarily shoulder and knee arthroscopy. I was a team physician for the Kansas City Royals for a number of years. I do like to see student athletes, particularly baseball players in high school and college, work on prevention of injuries. I also have an interest in injections. I do a lot of hyaluronic acid injections and platelet rich plasma injections to help treat knees and tendons without surgery. I am looking forward to doing stem cell injections hopefully in the near future.
The most common orthopedic conditions I treat now are shoulder injuries, particularly rotator cuff tears.
I like people, and I enjoy the practice of orthopedics. I have a great group of colleagues. I have patients I’ve treated now for three generations, so I enjoy people. I’ve had a lot of orthopedic injuries myself, so I tend to relate to many of the injuries I see. It’s very rewarding to be able to treat conditions that actually can have a good outcome.
My primary goal is to have my patients satisfied with their care and feel they have received the best we could offer. Also, that my patients are satisfied with their outcomes.