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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 doctors in Aurora, Colorado

We get you back on your feet and feeling like yourself when you're dealing with an orthopedic issue.

The orthopedic specialists at The Medical Center of Aurora specialize in treating diseases and disorders of the extremities, hips, neck, back and spine. We are dedicated to providing advanced surgical practices, preoperative education and orthopedic rehabilitation.

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.

Bone, joint and muscle conditions we treat

We treat conditions of the musculoskeletal system, including:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Arthroplasty
  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Bone cancers
  • Bone diseases
  • Bone spurs
  • Broken bones
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chondromalacia patellae
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Dislocated joints
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hammer toe
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Hand deformities
  • Hip disorders and diseases
  • Hip pointer (hip bone bruise)
  • Knee injuries, disorders and diseases
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuromas
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Spasticity
  • Sprains, strains and fractures
  • Stenosing tenosynovitis
  • Stenosis
  • Tendinitis

Orthopedic services we provide

Your physical and emotional comfort are our top priorities. We strive to provide high-quality care. This begins with our advanced services and extends to our specialized doctors and nurses, as well as our facilities, including newly-renovated surgical suites.

Foot and ankle care

Illness, ill-fitting shoes, poor foot care or trauma can cause painful foot and toe conditions. However, when foot pain is accompanied by swelling and/or redness, it is a good idea to have it checked out by a physician.

When you come to us for foot and ankle care, we will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your pain and symptoms. From nonsurgical treatments to minimally invasive surgery, we provide a range of treatments to get you back on your feet.


Hand and upper extremity care

The Hand & Reconstructive Center of Colorado at The Medical Center of Aurora is a plastic surgery clinic offering surgical and nonsurgical treatments. Here, we provide care for cancer, traumatic and disfiguring conditions to help restore appearance and function, as well as hand and microvascular surgeries. We also perform cosmetic procedures, such as face-lifts and body contouring, to help restore your self-confidence and form.

Treatment for peripheral nerve injury and limb pain after amputation

Our center also specializes in treating brachial plexus injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, as well as amputations. Our care is focused on treating all of you, not just your affected limb. Our hand and reconstructive center team includes physiatrists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, and researchers, as well as fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in hand, wrist and elbow surgery.

As a patient, you’ll meet with the entire team at your clinic appointment. This “one stop shop” approach creates an opportunity for you and the team members to work collaboratively to review your needs and develop innovative treatments and individually specialized care. This includes nonsurgical treatment such as therapy and assistive devices, as well as surgical options including nerve and tendon/muscle transfers to improve the function of the affected limb. When surgery is required, your surgeon will be present for your preoperative evaluation, your procedure and all of your postoperative care.

Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) for post-amputation limb pain

TMR is beneficial for when you have had a prior upper extremity amputation and are experiencing phantom limb pain, neuroma pain, or are looking to gain better control of your prosthesis. This highly specialized procedure reroutes nerves damaged during amputation and works to reduce or, in some cases, fully eliminate associated pain. You may be an ideal candidate for TMR if you have had an amputation above the elbow or at the shoulder within the last 10 years, or if you have stable soft tissues.

For more information about our nerve and amputation pain services or to schedule an appointment, please call (303) 695-2693.


Hip care

Hip fractures commonly occur when a slip or fall occurs. Postmenopausal women are also more susceptible to hip and pelvic injuries because of their increased risk of osteoporosis. When you visit one of our hip specialists for a hip injury or disease, we provide comprehensive hip care, including working with you to reduce your risk of future injuries.


Joint replacements

We are dedicated to helping you recover from joint injuries and diseases. In some cases, these can be treated without surgery. However, more severe conditions may require a joint replacement.

During joint replacement surgery, your orthopedic surgeon replaces damaged parts of a joint with artificial implants. Depending on the condition of the joint, the surgeon will replace some (partial joint replacement) or all (total joint replacement) of the joint. The implants create a new, healthy joint, alleviating pain that was once caused by a diseased or injured joint.

Our orthopedic surgeons commonly perform:

  • Ankle replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Shoulder replacement

Orthopedic spine care

Our orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons take a multidisciplinary approach to spine care, collaborating on a wide range of conditions, from neck pain to bone spurs.

We offer advanced treatments, including minimally invasive laser spine surgery. When spine surgery is necessary, we provide a preoperative class to help you prepare for your procedure and recovery.


Rehabilitative care

Rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery helps ensure a healthy recovery. This is why a therapist from our physical therapy and rehabilitation program will begin working with you as soon as possible after surgery. Additionally, our therapy team will continue to provide personalized rehabilitative care throughout your hospital stay to reduce pain and improve movement.

Spine rehabilitation

After spine surgery, you may need long-term physical therapy. In that case, we partner with Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, an acute rehabilitation center focused on neurological rehabilitation. This partnership ensures a smooth transition from hospital therapy to ongoing rehabilitation.

Preoperative education

We provide preoperative education classes for total hip replacement, total knee replacement or spine surgery. These classes are free and help prepare you for your surgery and recovery.

Joint and spine surgery classes

In our classes, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Anatomy
  • Preoperative exercises
  • Pain management
  • Discharge needs
  • Equipment needs
  • Home safety and what to expect when you go home
  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • Postoperative nursing care
  • Precautions and limitations after surgery

We recommend taking the appropriate class at least two weeks prior to your surgery. You are also encouraged to bring family members and/or caregivers who will be involved in your care. You can register for these classes and find more information using these links:


Our Orthopedic care Locations

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The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600

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The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600
Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121

6.1 miles

Centennial Hospital
14200 E Arapahoe Rd
Centennial, CO 80112
 (303) 699 - 3000

6.7 miles