Orthopedics Specialist

Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement located in North Kansas City, MO

The expert team at Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provides comprehensive, patient-centered care for teens and adults in and around North Kansas City, Missouri. They have extensive experience treating a wide range of orthopedic problems, including sports injuries, broken bones, and joint pain. Call the office or book an appointment online today for high-quality orthopedic care.

Orthopedics Q & A

What is orthopedics?

Orthopedics is a field of medicine that focuses on diseases, disorders, and injuries that affect your musculoskeletal system. This intricate system includes your joints and bones as well as soft tissues like tendons, muscles, ligaments, and cartilage. 

The musculoskeletal system keeps you active and moving throughout life. When damage to these tissues causes pain and restricts normal movement, the team at Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is there to help.

What conditions do orthopedic surgeons treat?

The highly-trained team at Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine diagnoses and treats the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Joint pain 
  • Arthritis
  • Hand and wrist pain 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hand fractures
  • Hip pain 
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Foot and heel pain 

Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine providers also specialize in sports medicine. Their orthopedic sports medicine experts diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate sports injuries in athletes of all backgrounds and skill levels. 

What treatments do orthopedics surgeons perform?

The team at Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine performs a variety of treatments to help a wide range of patients, including teens and older adults. They create individualized treatment plans that may include:

  • Diagnostic procedures, such as X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
  • Joint injections, including cortisone and hyaluronic acid
  • Regenerative medicine, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Minimally invasive surgery, such as knee, shoulder, and hip arthroscopy
  • Joint replacement surgery, including knee and shoulder replacements

But just because you see an orthopedic surgeon doesn’t mean you need surgery. Before they consider surgery, the team at Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine tries conservative treatments, such as exercises and physical therapy to improve strength and flexibility. 

When should I see an orthopedic surgeon?

Most aches and pains get better on their own or with self-care like ice, heat, and over-the-counter pain relievers. If pain continues for more than a few days or gets worse, you should see an expert at Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Seek medical care right away any time you suffer a serious injury that causes intense pain.

Call Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, or book an appointment online today to see a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.