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Orthopedic care

Orthopedists are doctors who take care of the entire musculoskeletal system. They diagnose and treat conditions such sprains, strains, broken bones, arthritis and osteoporosis. Some of the treatments they offer include recommending lifestyle changes, applying casts and performing surgeries, such as ligament repairs or total joint replacements.

Orthopedic specialists in Central Denver

Your bones and joints are your body's foundation. Let's keep that foundation strong.

At the Rose Medical Center, our board-certified orthopedic doctors specialize in spine care, sports medicine and joint replacement surgery. We take time to assess and treat your personal care while providing education and rehabilitative.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

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Orthopedic conditions we treat

We treat a wide range of conditions that impact strength and mobility, including:

  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Amputation related issues
  • Arthritis
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Broken collarbone
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Calluses and corns
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Diabetic foot ulcer
  • Dislocations
  • Fingertip injury
  • Flexor tendon injuries
  • Fractures, sprains and strains
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Gout
  • Hammer toe
  • Labral tears
  • Mallet finger
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Pulled elbow
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder, hip and spine revisions
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder separation
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow
  • Trigger finger
  • Turf toe
  • Ulnar tunnel syndrome

Orthopedic services we provide

Whether your unique condition requires surgery or can be mitigated with nonsurgical treatments, we are dedicated to restoring and preserving your bone and joint health.

Features of our orthopedic center

When you visit our hospital for orthopedic care, you gain access to a leading-edge facility with a program to match. Our orthopedic center features:

  • Certified orthopedics program in hip replacement, knee replacement, shoulder replacement and spine surgery, as awarded by The Joint Commission
  • Convenient, time-saving online registration to document your information and health history
  • Dedicated orthopedic and spine patient navigators
  • Free joint replacement preoperative education classes, as well on on-demand videos if you can’t attend in-person
  • Local travel accommodations with a special patient rate
  • Multidisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, nurses trained in orthopedics and spine care, social workers and occupational and physical therapists
  • Patient guidebooks specific to knee, hip, spine and shoulder surgeries to educate you about what to expect before, during and after surgery
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation program to aid in a healthy recovery
  • Smart TVs in each room to wirelessly access educational and entertainment content
  • Surgeon participation in joint fellowship program

Diagnostic bone screening

As you age, adding a bone density screening to your annual medical checkup is a good idea. As you reach menopause, women are at a particularly high risk for osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease increasing the likelihood of fractures and damage to the bones.

We offer dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans, the gold standard bone density test for diagnosing osteoporosis. DEXA scans use a small amount of radiation to take images of the bones in the body, which are used to determine your overall bone density.

To schedule a bone screening appointment, please call (303) 320-2568.

Orthopedic surgical care

Our orthopedic surgeons work with you to resolve your symptoms with conservative approaches, whenever possible. However, surgery is considered when nonsurgical treatments do not resolve your symptoms. Our surgical practices include:

  • Foot and ankle care, including ankle fusion and ankle arthroplasty (replacement)
  • Hand and upper extremity care
  • Joint replacement surgery, including hip, knee and shoulder
  • Neck and spine care

Hip replacement surgery

During a total hip replacement procedure, your orthopedic surgeon replaces an arthritic or injured joint with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis.

There are three basic parts to the artificial hip joint:

  • The acetabulum cup is a metal shell with a plastic liner, which is placed into your hip socket.
  • The femoral head (ball) snaps onto the stem and rotates just like a natural hip in the hip socket.
  • The femoral stem is a metal shaft that is inserted into your thigh bone.

The cup and stem are either cemented in place or designed to have your own bone grow and adhere to the implant.

Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery

When appropriate, our surgeons use a minimally invasive technique for hip replacement known as the "anterior approach." The anterior approach involves a three to four inch incision on the front of the hip. The location of the incision allows the surgeon to work around muscle instead of cutting through it.

The anterior approach usually brings about faster recoveries than with the traditional surgery. Your surgeon will help determine which approach is best for you based on your age, bone density, medications and anatomy.

We provide these resources to help you get started:

Knee replacement surgery

Our knee doctors perform total knee replacements when all three knee bones are damaged or diseased. During the procedure, all three knee bones are removed and replaced with prostheses. The prostheses may be made of metal, plastic, ceramic or a combination of these materials.

In some cases, there may only be damage on one side of the knee. In this case, a partial knee replacement may be a better option because only the damaged side of the joint is resurfaced.

To get started, you can view our knee replacement guidebook.

Shoulder replacement surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons perform partial, total and reverse shoulder replacement surgeries to treat damaged shoulder joints. We offer three types of this surgery:

  • Reverse shoulder replacement, where the normal ball-and-socket relationship is reversed, creating a more stable joint. This type of procedure is performed if you have a damaged shoulder joint and a damaged rotator cuff.
  • Shoulder hemiarthroplasty, also known as a humeral head resurfacing or partial shoulder replacement, involves replacing only the humeral head of the shoulder joint (the humeral head is the "ball" of the shoulder's ball-and-socket joint).
  • Total shoulder arthroplasty, where both the humeral head and the glenoid socket are replaced with prosthetic implants.

If you would like to learn a little more, view our shoulder replacement guidebook.

Surgical rehabilitation

Once you have been properly discharged, you typically will experience some discomfort. However, the days, sometimes weeks, of discomfort are usually a relief compared to the chronic joint pain you experienced before.

It is common for you to be able to engage in low-impact activities, such as swimming, walking, bicycling and golfing, after only several weeks of rehabilitation and recovery.

Sports medicine

Our sports medicine program focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. With this type of comprehensive care, it is our priority to get you back to your sport as quickly and safely as possible.

Because physical therapy is a critical element in recovering from a sports-related injury, we offer outpatient physical therapy services for your convenience. Through an individualized rehabilitation plan for your injury, our therapists will help you heal and regain strength.

Personalized patient care

We provide a dedicated patient navigator to guide you through your orthopedic surgery experience.

Patient navigator

Our patient navigator is with you every step of the way. While in the hospital, these committed professionals will:

  • Communicate with you following your surgery
  • Ensure you are aware of the many educational offerings about your upcoming surgery
  • Facilitate communication between all members of the healthcare team
  • Help you consider any planning before surgery
  • Provide a personalized touch to orthopedic and spine care by visiting you during your hospital stay

Our Orthopedic care Locations

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Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121

Currently Viewing:

Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
2001 N. High St
Denver, CO 80205
 (720) 754 - 1000

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