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Have you heard terms like “stem cell injections,” “PRP,” or “prolotherapy”? If you have, then you already have an introduction to orthobiologic treatment! Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance and its orthobiologics providers are leaders in utilizing regenerative treatments to assist in healing acute injuries and helping patients avoid surgery.
KCOA is a trusted provider of orthobiologics in Kansas City—our providers being well regarded in the region as experts on these advanced treatments. Because we are the most sub-specialized practice in the area, our orthobiologics team dedicates itself explicitly to growing and excelling in this field.
Orthobiologics procedures differentiate themselves by allowing patients to use their own healing potential, utilizing the body’s cells and growth factors to treat acute injuries and chronic pain. Our providers obtain these growth factors by sourcing platelet-rich plasma from a small amount of blood, or by acquiring stem cells from the patient’s own body.
All orthobiologic injections are performed under either ultrasound guidance or live x-ray (fluoroscopic) guidance for unequivocal accuracy.
Our specialized, board-certified physicians take time to accurately pinpoint the source of your ailment and design a treatment plan — based on your individual needs.
For Any Condition. For Every Body.
What We Treat
Our Orthobiologics Treatment Process
When you visit one of our orthobiologics physicians, you will undergo a detailed evaluation of your complaint and corresponding physical examination. Sometimes, we may need further testing to determine the correct diagnosis.
Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance offers the most advanced orthobiologics options in the Midwest. The KCOA orthobiologics program consistently prevents unnecessary surgeries and eliminates pain through natural, safe, and effective treatments in the Kansas City area.
The process begins with an initial appointment, the length of which varies based on your condition. More complex issues will require more time with your physician, especially if you have multiple musculoskeletal conditions.
Our patient-centric approach means we conduct individualized tests and studies based on your physical examination. Tests may include:
Recovery & Outcomes
In many cases, PRP and stem cell (BMC) treatments provide a permanent cure to the injured tissue. In other instances, the treatments provide several years of improved function and pain relief. Our team will discuss your expected outcome with you based on your specific diagnosis, treatment plan, and personal goals.
Most patients return to normal, daily activities the same day after their treatment. Because these orthobiologic injections use your own cells and natural growth capabilities, the resulting pain relief typically begins around 4 to 8 weeks after treatment.
Treatable Conditions by Area
Hand & Wrist
Ankle & Foot
Platelet-rich plasma, or “PRP,” is a highly researched method to heal injuries faster and without surgery. Via a simple blood draw, we can concentrate an individual’s platelets and growth factors with a centrifuge and isolate these important components to inject into an injured area. After a period of time, growth factors can help stimulate cellular growth and promote healing in and around the site of injection.
Bone marrow and adipose (fat) contain rich levels of regenerative stem cells. These cells are withdrawn from an individual’s body, then placed in a centrifuge to separate the regenerative cells and platelets. This creates a concentrate that can be up to 25 times richer in these cells and growth factors. Under ultrasound guidance, we inject these patient-derived stem cells into the injured area to promote the body’s natural healing capabilities.
The idea behind “proliferation therapy” is to irritate a tendon or joint into thinking it is more injured than it actually is, resulting in a profound inflammatory and subsequent healing response. KCOA orthobiologics providers use dextrose water as the irritant solution, with percentages varying based on the type and extent of the injury. During your appointment, an experienced orthobiologics doctor at KCOA will determine a highly individualized prolotherapy application for your medical needs.
Through years of research and practice, KCOA providers have seen particularly effective results through the use of combination treatments. In fact, we frequently combine PRP and stem cell injections using our bone marrow concentrate (BMC) injections, in addition to other complementary injections.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of the most common injections we use to support our orthobiologics patients. HA is a chemical that exists in a person’s healthy joints and tendons. Naturally, HA exerts anti-inflammatory effects, helps to cushion a joint, and keep tendons healthy. When injected, this anti-inflammatory solution encourages ligament and tendon healing and acts as a lubricant to protect in and around the treatment area.
Autologous thrombin is another supporting injection within the umbrella of orthobiologics. Thrombin is a naturally occurring protein essential for wound healing; our providers use your own thrombin, when appropriate, to help supplement your orthobiologic injections and produce the best possible outcomes. Using advanced technology that concentrates your thrombin within your blood, we essentially form a clot so that the stem cells from your injection can stay within the targeted area.
About Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance
As a leader in the field, Dr. Khadavi earns regular invitations to lecture on a variety of national stages. Additionally, Dr. Khadavi also hosts physician-level educational courses that teach hundreds of physicians across the country about stem cell techniques; these courses are now put into practice by the lion’s share of physicians who perform stem cell procedures in Kansas City. On top of his work for KCOA, Dr. Khadavi also utilizes orthobiologic treatments in roles for the Kansas City Ballet and Kansas City’s professional soccer teams.
About Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance
Dr. Moore is fellowship trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound, utilizing this for both diagnostic purposes and to guide procedures. In addition to musculoskeletal ultrasound, Dr. Moore also focuses her practice on orthobiologic medicine. Dr. Moore performs a range of treatments for patients across the area, including orthobiologic injections like platelet rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate concentrate.
Why Choose Orthobiologics at KCOA?
The truth is, not all orthobiologics programs are created equal. Education, training, experience, and integrity differ in every practice and greatly impact the quality of a patient’s outcome.
Dr. Khadavi and Dr. Moore have been at the forefront of orthobiologics over the last 10 years. They are regular teachers and directors for various stem cell and ultrasound courses around the country.
Not every patient is a candidate for stem cell, PRP, or proliferation treatment. You can trust that Dr. Khadavi or Dr. Moore will provide you with an accurate and honest prediction of success with these treatments.
Comprehensive Orthopedic Evaluations
An orthobiologics program as one division of a comprehensive orthopedic practice reduces the risk of bias toward unnecessary or ineffective regenerative procedures.
KCOA is a complete orthopedic center, committed to determining the most effective consideration of all treatment options. These options can range from conservative therapies to surgical intervention. This targeted, customized plan leads to optimal outcomes while avoiding unnecessary time commitments or costs.
At KCOA, musculoskeletal ultrasound is the foundation of all orthobiologics treatments. Using this technique, our providers can make a proper diagnosis and meticulously pinpoint the area of injection, allowing for the highest levels of both precision and safety. Dr. Khadavi and Dr. Moore each have years of experience as clinicians and educators in musculoskeletal ultrasound.
In fact, Dr. Khadavi is the only orthobiologics physician in Kansas City who holds the distinction of being a national educator in both orthobiologics and ultrasound, while at the same time holding RMSK Certification.
Cost of Service
The Cost of Care
Each patient at Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance brings their own unique circumstances to our practices. We want you to feel educated and empowered to make the best healthcare decision possible for you or your loved one, which includes understanding the financial realities of each treatment option.
Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance and its partnership with Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute allows us to provide cost savings and convenience in one physical location. By partnering and providing services like imaging, bracing, and therapies, Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance patients see the financial advantages of our practice when compared to larger hospitals or healthcare systems. We will work with you throughout the process to ensure we create a payment system that fits your budget and financial realities.
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