20 Quick Tips for Better Orthopedic Health in 2020

As orthopedic physicians, our top priority is helping people stay healthy and active. That means not only treating injuries but also preventing them – especially in the new year, when many people resolve to start increasing their activities. The following … Continued

Shoulder Instability: Causes & Treatment Options

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint with a very shallow socket, allowing greater mobility than most other joints in the body. It relies on the constraints of soft tissues to keep it supported and stable, which makes it more susceptible … Continued

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty)

The shoulder is a large and complex joint that is almost constantly in motion, making it prone to injuries, overuse and pain. For patients with large or irreparable rotator cuff tears that result in severe shoulder arthritis, reverse total shoulder … Continued

Total Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty)

Total shoulder arthroplasty, or total shoulder replacement, is a joint replacement surgery that commonly treats shoulder arthritis at its end stages, when the cartilage lining of the joint has eroded away. According to Dr. Scott Ellsworth, an orthopedic surgeon who … Continued

Shoulder Separation (Acromioclavicular Joint Separation)

The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is located between the collarbone and the shoulder blade. It positions the shoulder correctly and helps it function to its fullest extent. An AC joint separation, commonly known as a shoulder separation, occurs when the collarbone … Continued

Now Available at KCOI: Intracept® Procedure for Low Back Pain

LEAWOOD, Kan. – Dr. Theodore Koreckij, orthopedic spine surgeon, now performs the Intracept® Procedure at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute (KCOI). As Kansas City’s only hospital dedicated exclusively to orthopedics, KCOI is the first specialty hospital in the Kansas City area … Continued

Clavicle Fractures (Broken Collarbones)

It is not unusual for Dr. Scott Ellsworth, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and elbow conditions, to see a patient with a broken collarbone – especially athletes such as football players, soccer players and cyclists. Broken collarbones, also … Continued