Contact us at 816.246.4302

Areas of Specialty

  • Knees
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • Arthroscopic Suprascapular Nerve Releases
  • Arthroscopic ACL
  • Arthroscopic Meniscal Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Cartilage Surgery
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Patellar Instability Injury
  • Fracture Care
  • Sports Medicine Related Injuries


Dr. Rapley’s Team:

Surgical Tech
Sharon Donovan, ST
(816) 251-7284

Athletic Trainer
Jennifer Woods, ATC
(816) 251-7284

Surgery Scheduler
Tabetha Franklin
(816) 251-7291


Jay Rapley, M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr. Rapley chose to become an orthopaedic surgeon because it allows him to assist and enable patients resume the functions or activities that are reduced or limited following an injury or trauma. He is especially passionate about knees and shoulders because of the small details in each joint that aide in a patient’s improvement and outcome. Dr. Rapley takes pride in the tangible differences he can see and feel in each patient’s treatment and recovery.

Dr. Rapley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Life Science from Kansas State University. After obtaining his medical degree from University of Kansas Medical School, he completed residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed a fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine from Plano Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and completed a foot and ankle fellowship from University of Missouri-Columbia.

While in residency, he was selected as Outstanding Resident of the Year and was awarded several honors for excellence in patient care.

Dr. Rapley actively supports the local community by providing team physician coverage for athletes at local high schools during the fall football season.

Dr. Rapley has authored numerous scientific research articles and has presented his research at both regional and national academic conferences.

His professional memberships include the AAOS – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, MSOA – Missouri State Orthopaedic Association, MSMA – Missouri State Medical Association, AOSSM – American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and AANA – Arthroscopy Association of North America.