Sports Medicine in Kansas City

Sports Medicine 

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What is Sports Medicine?

A Sports Medicine Doctor specializes in injuries, conditions, and general overall physical fitness in patients who participate in sports.

The Kansas City sports medicine doctors at Apex Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provide a wide range of the following services in our community—for patients of all ages.

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a casual weekend jogger, sports medicine can help you optimize your physical movements to help you prevent injury.

Acute Injuries

Commonly affect the extremities. These can heal more efficiently if you obtain an accurate diagnosis and quality treatment plan.

Strains

Strains are commonly known as “pulled muscles.”

 

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Crutches
  • Elevation
  • Immobilization
  • Bracing
  • Limited or non-weight-bearing bracing

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Surgical repair of tendons

Sprains

Sprains affect the ligaments that stabilize a joint.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Crutches
  • Elevation
  • Immobilization
  • Bracing
  • Limited or non-weight-bearing bracing

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Surgical repair or reconstruction of torn or stretched ligaments

Dislocations

Dislocations occur when the normal alignment of a joint is altered by trauma. This change can result in ligament tears or cartilage damage.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENT

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Immobilization

SURGICAL TREATMENT

  • Surgical Repair of Ligaments or Cartilage

Fractures

Common causes of sports related fractures include falls and overuse.

NONSURGICAL TREAtMENTS

  • Bracing
  • Casting

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Surgical Repair

Chronic Injuries

Typically result from underlying overuse and/or structural issues. These are often effectively treated with non-surgical options,
but in some cases, surgical procedures can maximize long term improvement.

 

Pain & Discomfort

Chronic sports injuries often result in joint pain due to a number of causes such as cartilage or tissue damage.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Pain Management
  • Bracing
  • Diet or Lifestyle Changes

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Tendon Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair

Instability

Many joints may become unstable as a result of repeated injuries such as dislocations or subluxations (partial dislocations).

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Bracing
  • Physical Therapy

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Body Part Dependent

Stiffness

Injuries that cause significant damage to a joint, such as repeated strains or sprains, may lead to stiffness and loss of function.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Physical Therapy

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Body Part Dependent

Arthritis

Arthritis may result years after a single or multiple repeated sports injuries to a joint. This may occur in any joint in the body.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Bracing
  • Physical Therapy

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Body Part Dependent

Related Physicians

Michael Khadavi, MD, RMSK* Specialty: Regenerative Medicine, Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine
Greg R. Van den Berghe, MD Specialty: Sports Medicine, Shoulder & Knee
Michael P. McCabe, MD Specialty: Sports Medicine, Shoulder & Knee, Hip & Elbow Arthroscopy
Brittany J. Moore, MD Specialty: Sports Medicine & Regenerative Medicine