Osteoporosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Osteoporosis involves loss of bone tissue and density, which causes bones to become brittle and weak. Bones are living tissues that constantly break down and replace themselves, but people with osteoporosis have a higher rate of bone loss than bone … Continued

Osteoarthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease sometimes called “wear-and-tear” arthritis because it is often seen in people as they reach middle age and older. Osteoarthritis develops as the cartilage that cushions the ends of … Continued

Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Knee & Hip Replacements

Recently, I began performing robotic-assisted knee replacement and hip replacement surgery at our offices and surgical suites in Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. It’s very exciting to now offer this state-of-the-art technology to our patients at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics. Many … Continued

Regenerative Medicine Injections for Knee Arthritis

At Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, we use regenerative medicine injections as a nonsurgical treatment option for patients with knee pain caused by arthritis. This form of injection therapy, while still in the investigative phases, has been shown to reduce inflammation for longer … Continued

Stem Cell Injections: Commonly Asked Questions

Stem cell injections are one of many regenerative medicine treatment options for patients with pain caused by arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis and other sources of inflammation. As an orthopedic doctor who primarily treats hip and knee conditions, I’ve seen marked improvement … Continued

PRP Injections for Knee Arthritis Pain

At Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, we are using regenerative medicine to treat patients with arthritis pain who are struggling to find long-lasting relief with conservative treatment, including steroid injections. The hope is to postpone or avoid surgery. A platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection … Continued

Total Hip Replacement: What Should Patients Expect?

As our population ages, an increasingly common orthopedic procedure is total hip replacement surgery. Many patients with hip pain ask me if they should have a hip replacement. My answer? If hip pain interferes with your activities and quality of … Continued