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Should you see an orthopedic surgeon

Should you see an orthopedic surgeon? How to find the right doctor for your needs in Denver.

Wondering if you should see a regular doctor or an orthopedic surgeon for muscle, joint, or bone pain? Orthopedic surgeons are the go-to experts for all things musculoskeletal – that includes the bones, joints, and muscles that keep you moving. So, when should you think about seeing an orthopedic surgeon? First, it’s important to understand that not all orthopedic specialists are orthopedic surgeons, and second, you should know that orthopedic surgeons will not automatically recommend

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Distal Humerus Fracture of The Elbow

Distal Humerus Fracture of The Elbow

Think about sitting at the computer and not being able to type or extend or flex your arm to reach for objects. A distal humerus fracture of the elbow can make it impossible and affect other functions in your everyday life. Distal humerus fractures of the elbow are typically associated with a trauma that causes the fracture and can be extremely painful. If someone experiences such a suspected fracture it is essential to seek immediate

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Knee Osteotomy

Knee Osteotomy

The knee is the likeliest joint in the body to develop arthritis and can significantly impact your life. Activities you once participated in readily can suddenly be challenging and can cause significant pain. It is a major cause of lost work time and a severe disability for many people. When other treatments no longer offer relief, a knee osteotomy can treat pain, help slow the deterioration of cartilage in the knee, and may delay your

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glenoid labrum tear

Glenoid Labrum Tear

If left untreated, a glenoid labrum tear can lead to chronic pain, recurrent shoulder instability, and weakness. This can limit how much one can use the arm and shoulder and lead to more serious shoulder problems. Fortunately, if you suspect you have a glenoid labrum tear in the shoulder, the orthopedic surgeons at the Colorado Center of Orthopedic Excellence in Colorado Springs, Colorado, can help. As orthopedic specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of glenoid

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Ankle Fracture, Broken Ankle

Ankle Fracture

If you have injured your ankle—particularly if it feels like a simple sprain—it is tempting to try to carry on walking on it. Which can mean you don’t get an X-ray for days or even weeks. Untreated, there is a high risk of developing infection, arthritis, or even foot deformities that may impair walking. If you do have an ankle fracture, and it leads to instability and ongoing mobility issues, you are likely to require

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hip dislocation

Hip Dislocation

Hip dislocation is an injury in which the ball joint of your hip comes out of its socket. A dislocated hip is considered a medical emergency. Both short-term relief and long-term recovery depend on urgent care. A hip dislocation causes acute pain and disables your leg until it’s corrected. It can also cause secondary injuries to the surrounding blood vessels, nerves, ligaments, and tissues. This type of injury can cause long-term damage, especially if it’s

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Shoulder surgery

Considering Shoulder Surgery or Shoulder Replacement in Denver?

If you’re experiencing shoulder pain or dysfunction, and have exhausted non-surgical treatment options, you may be considering shoulder surgery or even a shoulder replacement. Many people who have shoulder pain are diagnosed with a problem related to the tendons, ligaments or muscles that hold the shoulder together, rather than the actual shoulder bones, unless a fracture is involved. Depending on the severity of your condition, there are various surgical procedures that might be appropriate. To

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Hammer Toe

Hammer Toe

A hammer toe is so named because the affected toe resembles a hammer when the joint is stuck in an upright position. Initially, hammer toes are flexible and can be corrected with simple measures, but if left untreated, they can be fixed and require surgery. This deformity can cause pain and difficulty walking and progressively worsen with time. That is why the moment you notice something wrong with your toe, you should immediately see one

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