Kids are the most active members of our families, and they suffer musculoskeletal injuries, just like adults.
However, since children are still growing, their bones have growth plates which often differentiate their injuries from ones suffered by adults. Children also face a variety of musculoskeletal conditions that could affect their development later in life.
Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance provides specialized attention focused on the unique differences in each child’s body.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic physicians and surgeons are highly experienced in their respective fields and are considered among the top orthopedic 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. While diverse in background and capabilities, the common thread that brings all of our team members together is our patient-centered approach.
By using the latest technologies, most advanced diagnostic studies, and effective treatment solutions, our physicians ensure your child receives the best pediatric orthopedic care.
For Any Condition. For Every Body.
What We Treat
How It Works
The process begins with an initial appointment, the length of which varies based on your child’s condition.
More complex issues will require more time with the physician, especially if your child has multiple musculoskeletal conditions.
When you and your child visit one of our orthopedic pediatric physicians, your child will undergo a detailed evaluation of the injured area and a corresponding physical examination.
Diagnostic testing is often utilized as well to determine the correct diagnosis.
Our patient-centric approach means we conduct individualized tests and studies based on your child’s physical examination. Tests may include:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Digital X-Ray
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
- And Other Medical Technologies
It is always our goal to take a conservative, evidence-guided approach to the management of pediatric orthopedic conditions. For each child, we focus on comprehensive treatment plans that promote healthy development and growth while reducing pain and other symptoms.
If surgical management is necessary, we will have a thorough discussion to ensure that this is the best method for treating the adolescent orthopedic complaints.
Throughout the treatment and recovery process, we focus on creating outcomes that maximize your child’s function so he or she can return to regular activities.
Our physicians will align their management recommendations with your and your child’s goals.
Since we tailor our treatments to each individual, two kids with the same diagnosis may undergo two different management plans.
How It Works
The best pediatric orthopedic plans typically include a referral to a physical or occupational therapist to help regain range of motion, decrease pain, and increase strength in the affected area. A child’s body adapts and heals through movement, especially when guided by a trained musculoskeletal expert. Physical therapy may also help with mobility challenges caused by developmental conditions.
Casts & Braces
For fractures, sprains, and strains, casts or braces help stabilize the injured area to promote healing. Specifically with fractures, more conservative measures like casting and bracing are the preferred choice of treatment.
Your child’s physician may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to reduce pain, muscle spasms, inflammation, and more. This will depend on your child’s specific needs, symptoms, and other factors surrounding your condition.
Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance’s physicians only recommend surgical intervention when we have exhausted all other conservative measures, or it is apparent the only available solution is surgery. This is always a collaborative decision. It’s important you feel empowered to make the best decision for you and your child, with your goals and timelines in mind.
Benefits of Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance
Specialized in Pediatric & Adolescent Care
Children heal differently from adults. That is why specialized treatment is so important. Years of extensive training and experience guides Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance physicians to provide the right care that enhances your child’s natural ability to recover.
Access to Providers Across Kansas City
Your time is valuable and busy families don’t have time to wait for the best care available. Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance offers multiple locations across the Kansas City metro to ensure you can find the best pediatric orthopedics in Kansas City that’s most convenient for you!
Value-Based Care Suitable for Your Budget
We’ve worked hard to build our practice with all the benefits of a large orthopedic collective, while maintaining the community impact and familiarity of an intimate, private-practice model. Within that model, we offer high-quality services and treatments without the fees or expenses of healthcare systems.
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 your child, 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.
The pediatric orthopedic physicians you can trust.
Our care is personal. Our team is knowledgeable. And we’re more available than ever. With access to board-certified specialists across Kansas City, we have the tools to meet almost every musculoskeletal condition.
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