Orthopedic specialists in Thornton, Colorado

At North Suburban Medical Center, our orthopedic specialists offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for bone and joint conditions. We understand these conditions can often be painful and affect your quality of life. That is why we provide the comprehensive care you need to return to your active lifestyle.

For more information about North Suburban Medical Center's orthopedic services, please call (303) 920-4362.

Our orthopedic experts

Our multidisciplinary orthopedics team offers individualized care and has received some of the highest patient satisfaction scores in the region.

Our orthopedic care team includes:

  • Hand specialists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Podiatrists
  • Spine surgeons
  • Sports medicine specialists

Orthopedic conditions we treat

Our orthopedics team diagnoses and treats a wide range of conditions involving the bones, joints, muscles and connective tissues, including:

  • Arthritis, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Broken bones
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis (gout)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and ankle injuries and disorders
  • Fractures, sprains and strains
  • Hand and upper extremity injuries and disorders
  • Hip injuries and disorders
  • Joint dislocations
  • Knee injuries and disorders
  • Leg injuries and disorders
  • Ligament injuries, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Movement disorders
  • Neck injuries and disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders, such as muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Osteomyelitis (infection of the bone)
  • Osteoporosis (disease causing weak bones)
  • Spinal disorders, diseases and injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Work-related injuries

Foot and ankle care

Foot and/or ankle pain may be caused by an injury, poor circulation, genetic abnormalities, wear and tear or chronic diseases, such as arthritis or diabetes.

Although foot and ankle discomfort is common, it is not "normal," and you do not have to live with the pain. Our specialists are here to help with comprehensive foot and ankle care to diagnose and treat your foot pain.

Hand and upper extremity care

Your hands and upper extremities play an important role in performing activities of daily living, but living with pain limits what you can do. When this happens, our orthopedists are dedicated to diagnosing the cause of your pain and providing high-quality hand and upper extremity care. We will work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition to help restore your quality of life.

Joint pain treatments

We are dedicated to finding an effective treatment for your joint pain. Many of our patients experience joint pain relief with a personalized exercise program or medication regimen. However, if nonsurgical treatments do not resolve joint pain, a joint replacement surgery may be necessary. Our orthopedists will work with you to determine which joint treatment may work best for your pain and your lifestyle.

Joint replacement surgery

During a joint replacement surgery, your orthopedic surgeon replaces damaged joint components with artificial implants. The result is a healthy, new joint that moves without friction or pain.

North Suburban Medical Center offers the following joint replacement surgeries:

  • Total and partial hip replacements
  • Total and partial knee replacements
  • Total and partial shoulder replacements

Hip replacement

Your hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint. The end (ball) of your thigh bone (femur) is rounded to fit into the socket (acetabulum) of your pelvic bone.

During a total hip replacement, your doctor inserts a cup-like prosthesis to serve as the new socket. Your doctor will also replace the end of the femur with a metal ball. During a partial hip replacement, however, your doctor replaces only the femoral head and leaves the original socket in place.

The type of hip replacement that is right for you will depend on the condition of your hip joint.

Knee replacement

The knee is made up of the knee cap (patella), the end of the upper leg bone (femur) and the end of the lower leg bone (tibia). Ligaments, tendons and muscles hold these bones together to form the knee joint.

Your surgeon replaces all three bones of the knee with prostheses during a total knee replacement. However, if some of the bones are still in good condition, your doctor can perform a partial knee replacement. A partial knee replacement involves replacing only the damaged part of the joint.

Shoulder replacement

The shoulder is another ball-and-socket joint within your body. A shoulder replacement may involve replacing just the ball (head of the humerus bone at the top of your arm) or both the ball and socket (glenoid) with prostheses. Your doctor will determine which type of procedure is right for you based on the condition of the bones and ligaments within your shoulder.

Preoperative joint replacement education

We provide a preoperative education class if you will be undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement at our hospital. During the class, we will discuss the logistics of your procedure, hospital stay and recovery to help you prepare for the joint replacement process.

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Spine care

Back pain and spine disorders can make everyday tasks challenging, and when your mobility decreases, so does your quality of life. That is why our spine specialists provide full-service spine care to get you back to what you enjoy most.

If spine surgery is necessary, we offer a preoperative assessment, patient education, postoperative rehabilitation and follow-up care.

Sports medicine

Our sports medicine program features advanced treatments, rehabilitation services and education to help you recover and return to your sport as quickly as possible after an injury.

Our hospital's sports medicine doctors focus on diagnosing and treating sports- and exercise-related injuries involving the bones, joints, tendons and muscles. They also take time to educate you about safe ways to return to your sport and prevent re-injury in the future.

Pediatric orthopedics

As part of the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children network, we provide specialized care to diagnose and treat children’s orthopedic disorders and diseases. Our pediatric orthopedists are highly trained to meet the emotional and physical needs of children. We also keep you educated, informed and involved throughout your child’s care.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

After an orthopedic surgery, we provide inpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help you get back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible. Therapy occurs during your hospitalization, and our therapy team works together to create therapy regimen to promote a healthy recovery.

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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