Non-Operative Musculoskeletal Care
The musculoskeletal system includes bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. With a focus on non-surgical treatment options, Dr. Kim offers a variety of conservative measures that can often avoid the need for surgery after an injury. Sprains, strains, and fractures are common from trauma or overuse, but the team also specializes in helping patients battling chronic injuries, osteoarthritis, and more. Non-surgical orthopedics can include physical and massage therapy, orthotics and bracing, medication, and injections with different injectates.
Regenerative Medicine Solutions
Harness your body's ability to heal faster and without the need for invasive surgeries. Regenerative medicine uses new technologies, including stem cell injections and platelet-rich plasma injections, to treat injuries and improve mobility through the growth of new tissue at the injury site. Regenerative medicine may improve the condition of and reduce pain in those who’ve experienced activity-related injuries or chronic pain from arthritis.
As a primary care sports medicine physician, Dr. Kim also offers sports-related concussion management. Full diagnostic and injury care is available at the clinic. The treatment protocol generally involves guided rest while the brain heals, which could take weeks to months. After all signs and symptoms have resolved, a patient is then cleared to resume regular activities, which can include exercise and participation in sports.
Dr. Richard Kim
- Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine
- Board Certified in Pediatrics
- Team Physician for the United States Eagles Rugby Teams
- Medical Director for the Saratoga Sevens Rugby Tournament
- B.S. - University of Washington
- M.D. - Albany Medical College
- Med/Peds Residency - Albany Medical College
- Sports Medicine Fellow - Albany Medical College
Non-surgical physicians believe that treating injuries with the least invasive way is optimal because of the shorter recovery period and the effectiveness of the treatments. With a non-surgical based approach, Dr. Kim offers a variety of treatment options to his patients. Therapies such as stem cells and platelet-rich plasma injections are two innovative therapies available at Kinetic Sports Medicine.
Stem cells are present in different tissues throughout the body. They can be harvested from specifically adipose (fat) and bone marrow. Stem cells in the body are active in the healing of bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Our stem cell procedure involves harvesting a patient's stem cells and injecting them at the injury site, where they will engage in regenerative activity to hasten healing. The entire procedure usually occurs in just a couple hours allowing patients to resume activity with minimal downtime.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy utilizes a patient's own blood for regeneration. The platelets in blood contain growth factors that can act as signals, which help with healing. The procedure involves drawing a patient's blood, separating the platelets and then injecting them at the injury site. Patients usually respond well to the process, resuming their daily activities as soon as possible.
If you are battling an injury, contact us at Kinetic Sports Medicine to consider newer technologies. We work with patients of all ages with all types of injuries and health issues. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim to learn more about our services. Our goal is to help you achieve your goal of leading a healthy, active lifestyle.
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