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James M. Edwards, MD

James M. Edwards, MD
Accepting New Patients!


OrthopedicsSports Medicine

48 Doctors Park
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
573-335-8257Get Directions
1404 Old Cape Road
Suite 203
Jackson, MO 63755
573-335-8257Get Directions
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A Cape Girardeau native, Dr. James Edwards is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon providing care for a wide array of orthopedic injuries. Joining Advanced Orthopedic Specialists in 2008, he brought advanced shoulder repair techniques to the region, and also specializes in sports medicine. A former baseball player, Dr. Edwards understands the impact injuries can have on athletes and works diligently to get them back in the game as soon as possible.
What I enjoy most about being an orthopedic surgeon is helping patients get back to doing activities they love.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Education

  • 1997 - University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO


  • 1998 - University of Missouri - Columbia Hospital, Columbia, MO


  • 2002 - University of Missouri - Columbia Hospital, Columbia, MO


  • 2003 - Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic, Knoxville, TN (in sports medicine)

Care Philosophy

"I believe in creating a personalized, multifaceted approach for each of my patients. I try to tailor my treatment to fit each individual's needs."

Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder pain and injuries
  • Knee pain and injuries
  • All sports medicine-related injuries

Conditions Treated

  • Shoulder injuries in pain
  • Knee injuries and pain
  • All sports injuries

Procedures and Treatments Offered / Performed

  • Arthroscopic techniques in shoulder, knee, and elbow
  • Total knee replacements
  • Non-operative treatment for multiple injuries in pain

Personal Details

"I'm married with 3 children and presently 3 dogs."

Other Experience

  • Team physician for multiple levels of sports
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