Dr. Heddings practice consists of treating fractures and complications of fractures. He has a particular interest in treating complex articular fractures (i.e. fractures involving a joint), and patients that have sustained multiple fractures secondary to high energy trauma. He is currently conducting research on scapula fractures, certain types of elbow fractures,and minimally invasive techniques for the stabilization of pelvic fractures.

Dr. Heddings was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated from Washington High School and entered the Army at age 18. He served in the Army approximately 4 years. While in the Army he served with 1st Ranger Battalion, and participated in two combat tours (operation’s Just Cause and Desert Storm). He graduated from Ranger School 5 February 1991. He was involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustained injuries that resulted in him being medically discharged from the Army. Upon discharge from the Army he became an Emergency Medical Technician and shortly therafter decided to enter the field of medicine. He attended Kansas University Medical School where he received his MD. He then completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Kansas Hospital. He the attended the Twin Cities Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota and Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He returned to The University of Kansas Hospital where he subspecializes in the treatment of fractures.

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