Durable medical equipment, also known as DME, is a term for equipment that improves the quality of life for people with certain medical conditions, including a wide range of orthopedic injuries.
DME is instrumental in the treatment and rehabilitation of many bone, muscle and joint injuries. At Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, we have the tools and expertise you need to move more comfortably and safely return to the lifestyle you enjoy.
Whether you need a brace to stabilize an arthritic knee or other joint, a walking boot to aid your recovery from a foot and ankle injury, or any other type of DME, our team provides the equipment and helpful service you deserve. We offer a wide selection of durable medical equipment for orthopedic conditions, including:
- Crutches and walkers
- Custom-fitted and prefabricated splints and walking boots
- Air-pump walking boots
- Wooden shoes for foot surgery and other foot conditions
- Custom-fitted and prefabricated knee braces
- Off-loading braces for arthritic knees
- Post-operative cold therapy units
- Casts available in a variety of colors
- Wrist braces
- Elbow wraps for tennis elbow
- Ankle wraps
- Toe spacers
- Shoulder slings
- Assorted back braces
Custom-Fit DME with Convenience
We provide convenient, on-site access to the durable medical equipment you need to manage your condition or recover from orthopedic surgery. As soon as your Dickson-Diveley physician orders DME for you at our Leawood or Plaza location, one of our highly skilled DME specialists will visit you in the exam room to take precise measurements. The goal: ensuring your DME experience includes a comfortable, custom fit.
Not only does this save you a trip to a medical supply store, it also ensures you receive the exact equipment your doctor ordered with an optimal fit for maximum healing. In most cases, special equipment orders are not necessary, so our patients leave with their custom-fit equipment at that same visit.
Education and Support from DME Specialists
As part of our practice-wide commitment to highly personalized, patient-centric care, our DME specialists go above and beyond ensuring the right fit. They will also show you how to use your equipment, taking time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you have. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.
The medical information contained in the Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics website is provided to increase your knowledge and understanding of orthopedic conditions. This information should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific medical or surgical treatment plan. As each patient may have specific symptoms or associated problems, the treatment regimen for a specific patient may not be the proper treatment for another.
Gaining knowledge and understanding of a particular problem or condition is the first step in any medical treatment plan. We believe the information presented on our website will be helpful for those individuals experiencing hand and wrist diseases, injuries, or other related problems. However, this information is not intended to replace the advice of your family physician. You are encouraged to consult with your physician to discuss any course of treatment presented or suggested.