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Larry D. Cordell, MD

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Professional Background

Larry D. Cordell M.D. attended the University of Kansas for his undergraduate and medical school education. Upon graduating from medical school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and completed his rotating internship. Subsequently, he served his country in many capacities, which included tours as a Submarine Medical Officer and specialty training to care for Deep Sea Divers. He received his Orthopaedic Surgery training in a U.S. Navy sponsored residency training program. It included specialty training in Pediatric Orthopaedics, including the surgical correction of scoliosis deformities at the A.I. duPont Institute in Wilmin a gton, Delaware; and special total joint arthroplasties training at the Massachusetts General Hospital sponsored by Harvard University.

On completion of his Orthopaedic Residency, he spent the remainder of his U.S. Navy career as a faculty member at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California,
Department of Orthopaedics Residency teaching staff. Subsequently, Dr. Cordell returned to the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area and enjoyed a successful career in the private practice of orthopaedics with the Kansas City Bone andamp; Joint Clinic. He maintained a close clinical relationship with the University of Kansas Orthopedic Department on his return to the Kansas City area.

Upon electing to conclude his operative Orthopaedic practice, the late Dr. Marc Asher and Dr. Bruce Toby, Chairman of the Orthopedic Department, offered Dr. Cordell a position in the Comprehensive Spine Center.
"Currently I am blessed to be able to use my experience to evaluate patients with a multitude of different spinal abnormalities and recommend appropriate medical treatment for each patient. Our Spine Center has the resources for me to insure, each patient obtains the appropriate treatment for their spinal condition. Treatments may include any of the following: Physical Therapy, Physical Medicine andamp; Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Fracture Management, Psychological Evaluation, and Surgical Treatment. It is a pleasure for me to evaluate patients with spinal concerns, and have the ability to ensure they receive appropriate treatment from such multi-talented and caring physicians of the Marc Asher Comprehensive Spine Center."

Education and Training
  • BA, Univ. of Kansas
  • MD, Univ. of Kansas-Medical Ctr.

  • Cox, J., S, Cordell, L., D. 1977. The degenerative effects of medial meniscus tears in dogs' knees.. Clinical orthopaedics and related research (125), 236-42
  • Cordell, L., D. 1976. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: long-term results.. Postgraduate medicine, 60 (4), 135-41
  • Cordell, L., D. 1974. Carpometacarpal arthritis of the thumb.. American family physician, 9 (3), 102-3
  • Reckling, F., W, Cordell, L., D. 1968. Unstable fracture-dislocations of the forearm. The Monteggia and Galeazzi lesions.. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), 96 (6), 999-1007