Determining if surgery is necessary
After a sports injury, the sports medicine physician who cares for your student-athlete may provide a diagnosis and treatment plan. If they are concerned that your student-athlete might need surgery, they will initiate a referral to our surgery team.
We have multiple clinic locations throughout the Kansas City area for your convenience.
In many cases, we may recommend you begin physical therapy sessions to ease pain and strengthen the surrounding muscle groups prior to seeing the surgeon or between your consultation appointment and your surgery date.
If your student-athlete does need surgery, you’ll visit with one of our sports medicine surgeons and discuss the options for treatment, which may include a surgical procedure. The surgeon will explain the details of the surgical procedure as well as the plan for recovery.