C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D., board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (also known as an interventional physiatrist), is featured in the September/October 2017 Healthy Kansas City special edition of Kansas City Homes & Style Magazine. In the article, he discusses minimally invasive treatment options for patients with compression fractures in the spine, which are commonly caused by osteoporosis.
You can also learn more about the vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty as treatment options for compression fractures of the spine in the video below:
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Since 1923, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics has provided high quality orthopedic care. The patient care team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and interventional physiatrists, as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, durable medical equipment specialists and more. With locations in Leawood and Kansas City, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics offers surgical and non-surgical treatment options across all subspecialties of orthopedic medicine.
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