Dr. C. Lan Fotopoulos on Compression Fractures & Back Pain Relief

C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D., board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (also known as an interventional physiatrist), is featured in the March/April 2018 Healthy Kansas City special edition of Kansas City Homes & Style Magazine. In the article, he discusses two minimally invasive procedures—vertebroplasty … Continued

Total Ankle Replacement: Mike’s Story

Mike lived with ankle pain for almost 20 years after a 40-foot elm tree fell on him. He kept active as a recreational baseball athlete and coach – and as a busy and involved family man – but his ankle … Continued

Total Hip Replacement: Jeffrey’s Story

When hip pain started severely limiting his activities of daily living, Jeffrey Brown turned to Scott Wingerter, M.D., Ph.D, board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics for relief. Jeffrey was diagnosed at an early age with Perthes disease, a chronic condition … Continued

Total Hip Replacement: Bill’s Story

When conservative treatments weren’t providing lasting relief of hip pain, Bill Adams turned to Scott Wingerter, M.D., Ph.D, board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics. Bill had advanced osteoarthritis in his hip, an orthopedic condition that occurs when cartilage covering the … Continued

9 Tips to Optimize Recovery After Joint Replacement

Making the decision to have joint replacement surgery can be life-changing in some very positive ways. After surgery, however, the recovery process can be challenging if not managed properly. For those who have just had a joint replaced or are … Continued

Geniculate Radiofrequency Ablation for Knee Pain

Geniculate radiofrequency ablation is for patients who have had total knee arthroplasty, also known as total knee replacement, but continue to have knee pain. It’s a nonsurgical procedure that involves using a heated needle to burn certain nerves, effectively severing … Continued

PRP Injections for Tendon Disorders

For patients struggling to find long-lasting pain relief from tendon disorders with traditional conservative therapies, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections offer an alternative treatment option that may postpone or completely put off surgery. A PRP injection falls in the category of … Continued