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Joint Replacement Surgery: Return to the Active Life You Love

Arm & Elbow / July 13, 2020

Joint replacement surgery can be life-changing for people experiencing joint pain caused by arthritis, injuries, or normal wear and tear over time. As Kansas City’s premier joint replacement specialists, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics is excited to safely offer joint replacement procedures again after a temporary pause in elective procedures this year due to COVID-19. Through excellence in joint replacement, we are helping our patients get back to an active, pain-free life.

Joint replacements are common, but expertise and technology make a big difference in patient experience and outcomes. From joint replacement to arthroscopy and joint resurfacing, we specialize in a wide variety of comprehensive techniques and treatment options to restore function and relieve pain. Our board-certified surgeons perform more than 1,000 total joint replacements every year.

Advanced Techniques and Procedures

We are proud to offer the latest technological advances in joint replacement, including robotic-arm assisted procedures that take surgical precision and accuracy to a new level. Two of our hip and knee surgeons, Dr. Nicholas Ting and Dr. Scott Wingerter, have received specialized training and certification to perform Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for partial knee replacements, total knee replacements and total hip replacements. Both physicians are certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and have completed prestigious fellowships in the field of joint replacement.

With Mako Technology, surgeons create a virtual 3D model of the joint and personalize a surgical plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy. The surgeon can validate and adjust the plan as needed while guiding the robotic arm through the procedure of removing the joint’s damaged tissues with extreme accuracy. By keeping bone removal to a minimum and precisely placing the implant, the joint operates more smoothly and feels more natural.

Comprehensive Expertise

The orthopedic surgeons of Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics also share expertise in conventional joint replacement surgery for total hip replacements; total and partial knee replacements; and total and reverse total shoulder replacements. In addition, we perform joint replacement for fingers, wrists, ankles and elbows. To learn more about the different joint replacement procedures our surgeons offer – and hear from some of our patients – watch the following series of videos:

Following is a list of our board-certified surgeons who perform joint replacement surgery:

If you are suffering from joint pain, we look forward to helping you get back your quality of life. Please call 913-319-7600 to consult with our physicians about your joint replacement options. Telehealth appointments are available as well for initial consultations and post-operative follow-up.

About Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Since 1923, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics has provided high-quality orthopedic care. Our patient care team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists, as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, durable medical equipment specialists and more. With two convenient locations in Leawood and Kansas City, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics offers surgical and non-surgical treatment options across all subspecialties of orthopedic medicine.

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The medical information contained in the Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics website is provided to increase your knowledge and understanding of orthopedic conditions. This information should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific medical or surgical treatment plan. As each patient may have specific symptoms or associated problems, the treatment regimen for a specific patient may not be the proper treatment for another.

Gaining knowledge and understanding of a particular problem or condition is the first step in any medical treatment plan. We believe the information presented on our website will be helpful for those individuals experiencing hand and wrist diseases, injuries, or other related problems. However, this information is not intended to replace the advice of your family physician. You are encouraged to consult with your physician to discuss any course of treatment presented or suggested.