Understanding Total Ankle Replacement

Total ankle replacement, also called total ankle arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that replaces damaged bone and cartilage in the ankle. As an orthopedic surgeon with subspecialization in diagnosing and treating foot and ankle conditions, I perform total ankle replacements … Continued

Partial Knee Replacement: Dorothy’s Story

When cortisone injections no longer relieved her knee pain, Dorothy Chaney turned to Thomas Shriwise, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics. Dorothy had osteoarthritis in both knees, an orthopedic condition that occurs when cartilage covering the bones wears away, … Continued

Dr. C. Lan Fotopoulos on Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression

C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D., board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (also known as an interventional physiatrist), is featured in the May/June Healthy Kansas City special edition of Kansas City Homes & Style Magazine. In the article, he discusses minimally invasive … Continued

Five Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

Proper stretching, strength training and the right shoes can reduce your risk of injury Each year in May, the American Medical Athletic Association and the American Running Association come together to encourage children, parents and educators to accept the challenge … Continued

Total Knee Replacement: Honore’s Story

Honore Ashcraft’s knee pain impacted her mobility and quality of life for years. Upon meeting Scott Wingerter, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, she learned she was suffering from primary hip osteoarthritis and advanced knee osteoarthritis, conditions that occur … Continued