Joints are a fundamental component of health and vitality.
However, years of wear and tear can diminish the surrounding cartilage that protects your bones. As more time passes, further degeneration can lead to osteoarthritis, among other complications. In addition, certain injuries could have a long-lasting impact on your joints and cartilage, which may continue worsening.
Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance offers pain management treatment plans for joint degeneration. Since we focus on patient-centered care, we tailor our treatments to each individual, ensuring we can provide the best outcomes. From arthroscopy and joint resurfacing to joint replacement, we specialize in a wide variety of comprehensive techniques and treatment options to restore function and relieve pain.
Our joint replacement surgeons strive to provide excellent care.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeons are highly experienced in their field and are considered among the top providers in the Midwest. Along with our Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and support staff, Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance physicians deliver the utmost level of dedicated care across a range of subspecialties.
We’ve worked hard to build Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance with all the benefits of a large orthopedic collective, while maintaining the community impact and familiarity of an intimate, private-practice model.
While joint replacement may not be the initial recommendation for patients with joint concerns, it can result in life-changing improvement for many.
For Any Condition. For Every Body.
What We Treat
An Initial Appointment
The joint replacement process begins with an initial appointment, the length of which varies based on your condition. More complex joint-degeneration issues will require more time with your physician, especially if you have multiple musculoskeletal conditions.
Most people undergo a joint preservation treatment or joint replacement in Kansas City as a result of osteoarthritis complications. Osteoarthritis comes from the wear and tear of the cartilage that surrounds joints.
Diagnosing Your Concerns
Cartilage plays an important role in how your joints move and feel by creating a layer of protection against direct joint connection. Therefore, a lack of cartilage can lead to inflammation and joint degeneration.
Diagnosing osteoarthritis requires an examination from an orthopedic physician, which may include tests such as X-rays and/or ultrasound. From there, we can build a treatment plan that works best with your goals and lifestyle.
Questions We Ask
The KCOA orthopedic specialists always focus on each individual patient and their concerns before creating a treatment plan. Therefore, during your initial appointment, we will often ask questions such as:
- Does your pain currently limit you or your activities?
- Has your pain progressed or worsened recently?
- Have you noticed any change in your symptoms that has made it more challenging to function?
- What are your lifestyle goals?
- How has pain affected those goals?
From there, we can decide whether more conservative osteoarthritis treatments will suffice or whether you would find the most benefit with surgery.
Our KCOA physicians only make recommendations for partial or total joint replacement when we have exhausted all other conservative measures or it is apparent that surgery is the only available solution. This is always a collaborative decision. It’s important you feel empowered to make the best choice for you, with your goals and timelines in mind. Common areas of the body that might require joint replacement include: shoulders, fingers, wrists, ankles, knees, and hips.
Partial/Full Knee Replacement
Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Total Shoulder Replacement
Thumb and Joint Replacement
Benefits of Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance
While diverse in background and capabilities, the common thread that brings all of our team members together is our patient-centered approach.
Advanced Surgical Technology
Joint replacements are common, but expertise and technology make a big difference in patient experience and outcomes. 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.
Specialized Joint Replacement Options
The unprecedented alliance between APEX Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Dickson-Diveley Orthopedics, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Consultants allows us to provide a holistic range of partial and total joint replacement procedures.
We are a private-practice model, offering the highest quality services and treatments without the fees or expenses of most hospital systems. By partnering and providing services like imaging, bracing, and therapies, our patients see financial advantages compared to larger hospitals or healthcare systems.
Joint replacement & care you can trust.
With access to board-certified specialists across Kansas City, we have the tools to meet almost every musculoskeletal condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
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