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  • Ultrasound Guided Injections

    Ultrasound Guided Injections

    Steroids are synthetic drugs that work by decreasing inflammation and reducing the activity of the immune system. In the medical field, they are used to treat an array of inflammatory diseases and disorders. However, when doctors give steroids by mouth or...

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  • Your Pet Bit You, Now What?

    Your Pet Bit You, Now What?

    A little bit of rough housing can be a fun and healthy outlet for both you and your pet, but this time they chomped down a bit harder than normal and your pet bit you. Depending on the kind of pet you have, this could mean something a little more action...

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  • Smoking Cessation Counseling and Joint Replacements

    Smoking Cessation Counseling and Joint Replacements

    You may not expect an orthopedic surgeon to provide you with smoking cessation counseling, but recent studies have shown that patients that use nicotine products have more complications with both surgical and non-surgical treatment options available to...

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  • Scribes Improving Healthcare

    Scribes Improving Healthcare

    For more than 20 years, the physicians at Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic have utilized the role of a scribe in their orthopedic practice. Chances are that if you've been seen by one of our physicians in this century, they have been accompanied by a...

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  • BMI: A Standard Calculation of Health

    BMI: A Standard Calculation of Health

    If you have been seen in our offices since October, some of you have likely seen our new ‘Weight Management’ handout that talks about your BMI. No, this was not mass printed to get everyone thinking about their New Year’s Resolutions earlier than usual! Our office,...

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  • Bags of Fun: A KCBJ Story

    Bags of Fun: A KCBJ Story

    Dr. Patel and his Clinical Study team partnered with one of his patients, Linda Neenan. She has been participating in a Cervical Dystonia (CD) study and receiving compensation for her involvement.

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  • Intersection Syndrome

    Intersection Syndrome

    Are you an avoid rower or tennis player? Do you have pain on backside of your forearm, just above your wrist? Or do you hear a squeaking when you flex your wrist back and forth? If so, you may have something called Intersection Syndrome...

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  • Do the “Penguin Walk”

    Do the “Penguin Walk”

    The temperatures are falling and with that comes the chance for snow and ice. During the winter months, slipping on ice is one of the most common and dangerous injuries. Ensure this winter that you aren't falling along with the temperatures with a few...

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  • Risky Holiday Activities

    Risky Holiday Activities

    The holiday season is quickly approaching. You’ve got gifts to buy, presents to wrap, cookies to bake, travel plans to make, and let’s not forget about keeping up with the Jones’s hanging lights and Christmas decorations.

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  • Is It Just a Cold… or Do You Have the Flu?

    Is It Just a Cold… or Do You Have the Flu?

    "Are you tired, run down, listless? Do you poop out at parties?" October started off flu season here in Kansas City and according to the CDC, peak activity occurs around February with reports of the flu tapering off around April or May.

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