Orthopedic center in South Denver

The Spine and Total Joint Center at Sky Ridge Medical Center features leading orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons as part of an experienced clinical team. Combined with our state-of-the-art technology and facility, these specialists perform advanced procedures, including minimally invasive surgery. In fact, we were the first hospital in South Metro Denver to perform a robot-assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure.

For more information about Sky Ridge Medical Center's orthopedic services, please call (720) 225-5362.

Recognition



The Joint Commission awarded Sky Ridge Medical Center with its Gold Seal of Approval and certified us for total knee replacement surgery, total hip replacement surgery and spine surgery.

Our hospital is also designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality by Aetna and a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Additionally, we were named to Becker's list of 101 Hospitals with Great Spine and Neurosurgery Programs.

The Spine and Total Joint Center offers:

  • A comprehensive team of specialists who will provide you with personalized care
  • A state-of-the-art facility with a private entrance
  • Advanced surgical technology
  • Appointment with a specialist available within 48 hours of scheduling
  • An optimal recovery environment
  • Experienced physicians who perform more spine surgeries than any other hospital in Colorado
  • Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons

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Orthopedic conditions we treat

Our orthopedic specialists treat a range of muscle, bone and joint conditions, including:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Arthritis, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bone cancers
  • Bone diseases
  • Bone spurs
  • Broken bones
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Chondrocalcinosis (gout)
  • Chondromalacia patellae (runner's knee)
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Dislocated joints
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hammer toe
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Ligament injuries, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Movement disorders, such as ataxia, chorea, dyskinesia and tardive dyskinesia (TD)
  • Neuromas
  • Neuromuscular disorders, such as muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis (MS) and spasticity
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Osteoporosis (bone loss)
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Spinal disorders, such as scoliosis and stenosis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger or trigger thumb)

Foot and ankle care

Your feet and ankles are made up of bones, joints and tendons that flex and move with every step you take. An injury or medical condition of these lower extremities can cause intense pain and severely limit your ability to get around. When that happens, we offer full-service foot and ankle care for disorders and injuries of the foot, ankle, heel and lower structures of the leg.

Hand and upper extremity care

Experiencing pain anywhere from your fingertips to your shoulder can keep you from doing basic tasks, such as brushing your teeth or scratching your nose. Our orthopedists provide hand and upper extremity care for disorders and injuries affecting the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. We will work with you to diagnose your condition and restore function and/or range of motion to the affected area.

Joint pain treatment

We are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal joint health so you can move without pain. Our approach to joint care will depend on the cause of your joint pain. For example, minor injuries can generally be helped with physical therapy, while arthritis-related conditions may be relieved with medication.

If the cause of pain is more severe—stemming from disease of the bone, ligament or cartilage, for example—your orthopedic doctor may recommend surgery. In these cases, we offer hip and knee replacement surgeries to treat diseased or damaged hip and knee joints.

Hip replacement

We offer the anterior approach for hip replacement surgery whenever possible. During an anterior hip replacement, your surgeon uses the front of the hip to access the joint and insert a prosthesis. This minimally invasive technique allows your doctor to perform a total hip replacement by merely displacing (rather than cutting) the muscles that surround the hip. That is why this procedure is termed "muscle-sparing" and can result in a faster recovery when compared to a traditional hip replacement.

Knee replacement

The knee has three compartments:

  • Medial—inside of the knee
  • Lateral—outside of the knee
  • Patellofemoral—front of the knee

The type of knee replacement you may need will depend on the condition of your knee and which compartments are damaged.

Our orthopedic surgeons perform partial and total knee replacement surgeries. During a partial knee replacement, only the affected area of the knee is repaired. During a total knee replacement, all three compartments are replaced.

Robotic knee replacement surgery

Sky Ridge Medical Center was the first hospital in South Metro Denver to offer robotic partial knee resurfacing for early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee.

The robotic system's software uses a computed tomography (CT) scan to build a 3D model of your knee. Your doctor uses this model to plan your operation according to your unique anatomy. The result is a more precise and consistent result with partial knee resurfacing. Additionally, because robotic knee replacement surgery requires small incisions, patients typically experience a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.

Our surgeons can perform robot-assisted surgery for inner, outer or top compartment (unicompartmental) procedures. It can also be performed as a bicompartmental knee surgery on the inner and top compartments of the knee.

Spine care

From disc disorders to scoliosis, we provide comprehensive spine care. When surgery is necessary, we use a robot-guided system to perform minimally invasive spine surgery. In this approach, your surgeon uses the robotic arm to place your spinal implants with extreme precision.

Additionally, using this advanced surgical technology, your spine surgeon creates a 3D model of your spinal cord. The model can be viewed from multiple angles, which helps your surgeon better assess your anatomy and plan your procedure.

Sports medicine

When injury strikes, you do not want to be out of the game long. Getting you back to doing what you love is our goal. The specialists within our sports medicine program are trained in orthopedic surgery and subspecialty areas within orthopedics. This means we can provide comprehensive care for sports injuries, ensuring a healthy recovery and safe return to sport.

Preoperative education classes

Education is key to a successful surgical experience. That is why we provide preoperative education classes for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery and spine surgery.

In these preoperative classes, we discuss what to expect for your surgery, hospital stay, discharge and recovery.

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Orthopedic rehabilitation

Physical therapy and rehabilitation is often necessary to manage an injury or regain function after a surgery. The physical therapists and occupational therapists at our Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Center are experienced in rehabilitating patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions. We will work with you to develop a personalized rehabilitation regimen to rebuild your strength, endurance and range of motion.

Orthopedic care at HealthONE

Orthopedic doctors, called orthopedists, take care of your bones and joints. This includes knee pain, total joint replacement, issues that impact your spine and more. You might need to see an orthopedist if you have arthritis or osteoporosis, or if you've had a recent sprain, strain or broken bone.

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