Orthopedic Health of KC Newsletter August 2019
WHAT’S NEW AT ORTHOPEDIC HEALTH OF KC:
What is an MRI
New North KC Clinic Hours
LOGIC BEHIND THE LOGO
If you have been to our office, or on our website, or read about us on line, you may have noticed the logo and thought, “Why did they pick a tree?” and/or “What does this have to do with orthopedic surgery?”
The “Tree of Andry” (as it is now known) was first used in a 1741 medical publication by Nicolas Andry illustrating that a bent tree braced by a stake can train the tree to grow upward and straight. Andry used the tree as a metaphor to demonstrate the prevention and correction of deformities of the spine and bones of children. Orthopedic medicine has evolved from spine care and pediatrics to additionally include the surgical correction of arms, elbows, hands, wrists, shoulders, hips, knees, legs, feet, and ankles. At Orthopedic Health of Kansas City, we have specialists devoted to every type of adult bone health.
THE LOW DOWN ON THE MRI MACHINE
Our new North Kansas City location has an MRI machine which allows us to perform the same types of M Rls offered at hospitals and imaging centers. Receiving an MRI at our clinic instead of a hospital allows our patients to not only pay a fraction of the cost, but additionally save time with the option of scheduling the MRI on the same day as the patient’s visit. Orthopedic Health of Kansas City offers appointments to fit most schedules by accommodating evening MRI appointments twice a week.
WHAT DOES AN MRI MACHINE DO?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a test that uses powerful magnets, radio waves, and a computer to make a detailed picture of the inside of your body. This test helps physicians to diagnose an injury or monitor an injury’s progress. An MRI machine varies from an X-ray because it does not use radiation.
MINUTE FOR THE URGENT CLINIC
Orthopedic Health of Kansas City recently opened a walkin/urgent care clinic in its new clinic building across the street from North Kansas City Hospital. Both urgent care locations (the other in Independence) currently treat walk-in patients from 1pm – 8pm Monday thru Friday without requiring an appointment. Beginning August 5th, both locations will start seeing patients from 8am – 8pm Monday thru Friday. The cost of a visit at our walk-in clinic is the same as an office visit copay making it more economical than a trip to the emergency room.