If you have an orthopedic injury, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need surgery. In fact, most orthopedic injuries can heal with non-surgical treatments.
Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance is the Midwest’s premier provider of orthopedic care. As the largest orthopedic practice in Kansas City, we treat thousands of patients each year across our 6 locations: Overland Park, Merriam, Leawood, Belton, Kansas City, and Blue Springs. Using the latest technology, our physicians evaluate, diagnose, and treat nearly any type of musculoskeletal injury.
In this blog, we’ll discuss a few of the non-surgical treatment options we offer at KCOA.
In Kansas City, we’re always looking for new and effective ways to treat orthopedic injuries. PRP therapy is one of the latest treatments gaining traction in the field of orthopedics.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. This type of orthobiologic treatment (also sometimes called regenerative therapy) uses resources from the patient’s own body to promote healing and reduce pain.
How PRP therapy in Kansas City works
The first step of PRP is a blood draw. Similar to routine lab work, we take a blood sample from your arm.
We then place the blood into a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood at a high speed, causing its components to separate. Then, we can isolate the PRP from the rest of the content.
Lastly, we use a small needle to inject PRP into the site of pain. At KCOA, our physicians use ultrasound guidance to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment.
Related: What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Your KCOA physician may prescribe or recommend over-the-counter medications to reduce pain and inflammation. It’s important to discuss medications with your provider before starting something new, even if it’s over-the-counter.
If you’re experiencing pain, your first instinct might be to restrict movement. However, joints actually do better with movement, and this can reduce pain and promote healing. A physical therapist can guide you through strength and flexibility exercises to improve mobility and function.
Learn more about orthopedic pain management in Kansas City.
Visit Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance for non-surgical treatments
Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance is dedicated to creating a superior patient experience for all. Whether you need physical therapy or PRP therapy in Kansas City, our team will work with you to ensure the best possible outcomes.
We’ve helped thousands of patients treat their pain, restore their function, and improve their quality of life. Are you next?
For a thorough evaluation, call us at (913) 319-7600 or schedule an appointment today. If you’re struggling with pain but don’t know where to start, use our symptom tracker for treatment recommendations.