Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine in Kansas City

Athletic injuries are among the most common musculoskeletal conditions that our providers treat. Regardless of your shape, size or level of competition, early orthopedic care for ankle sprains, knee injuries, shoulder dislocation and any other sports-related injury can help you return to sport quickly and safely.

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend novice, you know you’ll be receiving the best care possible here at APEX. Dr. Luallin and the physicians of APEX Orthopedics have been caring for Sporting KC for over 20 years and are the medical providers for FC Kansas City and the Swope Park Rangers.

Acute Injuries

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

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.

ACUTE INJURIES

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

pain

Chronic sports injuries often result in joint pain due to a number of causes such as cartilage or tissue damage. Examples include rotator cuff tears, meniscus tears and tendinitis in any joint.

inStability

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

Stiffness

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

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.