What’s a DEXA scan and Why Should I Get One??

What is a DEXA Scan?

Simply put, DEXA scan is short for Dual X-ray Absorptiometry scan.  It is the current industry standard for measuring bone mineral density, or BMD for short.  This is a tool that helps your doctor measure your BMD and determine if there is a need to improve your overall bone health.  If you have been seen in our bone health clinic, it is likely you have had a DEXA scan before. If not, this blog will teach you a bit about the test, and why you should be interested in knowing about your bone health. (more…)

The Golden Girls of KCBJ

This past year was bittersweet in we had to say goodbye to three women who were with this practice from its infancy. Those three women retired on us this past year leaving a large hole in our hearts and our clinic. In order to process our grieving we are paying homage to these three very special ladies.     (more…)

Ladder Safety

Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping, and the holiday lights are going up. Its the once or twice a year trek onto the roof. Leaves have got to go or holiday festivities are niggling at the back of our minds. Before tossing the ladder onto the side of the house and hauling yourself onto the roof; take a few precautionary steps so wont find yourself needing medical care. (more…)

Dupuytren’s Disease Treatments

Dupuytren’s Disease: Treatment of Nodules or Cords without Contracture

  Now you have been properly diagnosed with Dupuytren’s disease because you’ve been to your orthopedic doctor for an evaluation.   Luckily, you are in the early stages, and you do not have any contractures to your joints.  (more…)

The Life in the World of Pelvis Fractures

With the most recent of news of the KC Royals manager recovering from a pelvis fracture after falling from a tree stand, I felt compelled to blog a little blurb about pelvis fractures.  Not all pelvis fractures are created equal, and recovery from a pelvis fracture is not always black and white.  These types of fractures  (more…)

Dupuytren’s Disease- What is it??

So, you’ve noticed that you have these strange little bumps in the palm of your hand. They are thick and sometimes can be itchy or aching. Before things get out of hand, you contact your doctor and make an appointment to find out what these nodules are before they get any bigger. (more…)

Tibial Plateau Fractures

While it’s always fun to see a great NFL game being played especially when the hometown team Kansas City Chiefs took the bull by the horns and schooled the Houston Texans on Prime Time TV 10/8/2017! (more…)

Osteoporosis Versus Osteopenia

Osteopenia refers to the weakened state of bone due to decreased bone density. Having osteopenia is a direct indicator of poor bone health and that treatment should be considered to improve bone health prior to the occurrence of significant fractures. (more…)

Smashed fingers: They’re no joke

Many adults have smashed a finger before. They all hurt, but severity of that smashed finger can vary from an "ouch! That smarts!" to an, "oh my gosh, I need to go to the ER." (more…)