Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics
Orthopedic Specialists in Kansas City

Common Orthopedic Procedures and Treatments

Treatment for Pinched Nerves

The amount of time it takes for symptoms of a pinched nerve to end can vary from person to person. Treatment is dependent on the severity and cause of the nerve compression. You may find that your symptoms are relieved from simply resting the injured area and by avoiding any activities that tend to worsen them. In many cases, these simple changes are all you need to do.

If symptoms persist or pain is severe, you may need one or more types of treatment to shrink swollen tissue around the nerve. If you find yourself suffering from persistent pain, come in and speak to one of the orthopedic specialists who specialize in the treatment of pinched nerves at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics.

Treatment for Herniated Discs

A spinal disc (or disk) consists of a soft center encased within a tougher exterior that rests between the individual vertebrae along the spine. A herniated disc occurs when the soft center pushes out through the tough exterior of the disc. This condition can also be referred to as a slipped or ruptured disc. This condition can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg.

The specialists at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics specialize in the treatment of herniated discs. The primary goal of treatment for each patient is to help relieve pain and other symptoms. To achieve this goal, each patient’s treatment plan should be individualized based on the source of the pain, the severity of pain and the specific symptoms that the patient exhibits.

Treatment for Broken Shoulders

Broken shoulders should be individually evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon for proper diagnosis and treatment. Surgery is sometimes required to stabilize your broken shoulder. This surgery is undertaken by an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder fractures. The physicians at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics specialize in the treatment of broken shoulders. With the proper evaluation and diagnosis, you can find the right treatment plan for you.

Treatment for Achilles Tendon Ruptures

If your Achilles tendon ruptures, you might feel a snap or pop, followed by an immediate pain in the back of your ankle and lower leg that will usually affect your ability to walk properly. Surgery is often the best option to repair your Achilles tendon rupture. The doctors at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics specialize in the treatment and repair of Achilles tendon ruptures. Our specialists are happy to discuss the advantages and expectations of Achilles tendon repair surgery as it applies to each individual.

Treatment for Foot and Ankle Injuries

The foot and ankle surgeons at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide range of foot and ankle injuries that affect people of all ages. They help evaluate and manage foot and ankle conditions that include fractures, ruptures, sprains and general pain which may pose an ongoing threat to a patient’s overall health.

Treatment for Arm and Elbow Injuries

The arm and elbow doctors at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics possess the knowledge and experience to provide the best medical and surgical care for a broad array of arm and elbow injuries that include, but are not limited to, tennis elbow, broken and fractured bones, arthritis and general pain that can disrupt normal activity. With proper evaluation and diagnosis, our arm and elbow specialists can help determine the right treatment plan or management program for your injury.

Treatment for Hand and Wrist Injuries

Your hands and wrists are interesting, complex and constantly in motion. A hand and wrist injury can have a negative impact on daily life. With early intervention, our board-certified specialists can evaluate, diagnose and treat your injury or condition to get you back to normal as quickly as possible. These hand and wrist injuries include depuytren’s contracture, cubital tunnel syndrome, arthritis and joint pain.

Spine Surgery

If conservative treatment methods like physical therapy and interventional pain management haven’t relieved your neck or back pain, spine surgery might be an option. Our fellowship-trained spine surgeon is an expert in treating a variety of spine disorders, including chronic upper and lower back pain, slipped or herniated discs, spinal stenosis, myelopathy and more. Common spine procedures include laminectomyanterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), osteotomy and spinal fusion surgery.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Knee arthroscopy is one of the most frequently used procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries. This minor surgical procedure is done using an instrument called an arthroscopy. While the knee is the joint most often viewed and operated using the arthroscope, other joints such as the shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip and wrist can also be viewed using this instrument. The physicians at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics specialize in arthroscopic knee surgery. Using state-of-the-art equipment, they can properly evaluate your knee injury and provide the best treatment options. 

Sports Medicine

All athletes are at risk for sports injuries to bones, ligaments and muscles. Our board-certified physicians evaluate, diagnose and treat sports injuries to help get you back in the game as quickly as possible. The advantages of having an orthopedic doctor treat your sports injury is having a physician who knows what techniques are available and can offer advice on the best available treatment.  That knowledge comes from seeing a variety of athletic injuries and treating a wide array of individuals from recreational athletes to elite athletes. The sports medicine and rehabilitation physicians at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics treat many sports-related injuries and even develop programs to help prevent and avoid injury. Our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists help restore function to patients that have had any acute injury or chronic debilitating injury or condition.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery is a treatment option for many patients with severe hip pain that is not relieved by non-surgical methods. Hip replacement has become an effective procedure for relieving hip pain and restoring joint movement due to recent advances in techniques and technology.

The hip surgeons at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics are able to answer all your questions to ensure you are well-informed and comfortable before, during and after your procedure. Our surgeons regularly perform hip replacement surgery for patients in Overland Park, Leawood and the surrounding Kansas City area.