Childhood Sports – Is There A Risk For An ACL Injury?

Childhood sports present us with some of our finest and most enjoyable childhood memories; winning the championship basketball game, hitting that last homerun at the bottom of the 9th, and slamming the winning spike over the net. Children are active, that’s as obvious as anything. From an early age, children are encouraged to burn off…

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100 Degree Weather AND Prepping for Ski Season? Yep!

Worried About Getting in Shape for Ski Season? Orthopedic Associates Provides a Personalized Solution Although the summer months have finally arrived here in Colorado, now is the perfect time to starting prepping and preparing for the snow-filled skiing months that will be back before we know it. In order to stay protected on the slopes,…

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Knee Pain Keeping You from an Active Denver Lifestyle?

In 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 14.6 million Americans live with severe joint pain, with arthritis affecting an estimated 52.5 million adults in the country at this time. Arthritis is commonly causes knee pain – one of the most – if not THE most – important joints in our…

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4 Signs You’re Suffering from Tennis Elbow & How We Can Help

Tennis elbow affects 1% to 3% of the population today, and for tennis players specifically, is prevalent in 10% to 50% of players over the course of their careers. Used to describe a fatigued pain in the elbow as a result of forearm muscular overuse, the condition can be frustrating, debilitating, and incredibly painful if…

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Is Shoulder Pain Slowing You Down? 3 Ways to Remediate the Pain This Week

As one of the most commonly injured body parts when it comes to sports and gym-related activities, shoulders are targets for dull and intense pain episodes for just about every type of person. If you’re someone experiencing shoulder pain, know that you’re not alone – shoulder pain can be a result of everything from poor…

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My Reverse Shoulder Replacement – Patient Story

This blog was originally created and appeared at “This is 80 – Stories, Tips, and Advice from a Well-Lived Life” My Reverse Shoulder Replacement To explain why I chose to undergo such an extreme procedure, you need to know the woeful tale of BOTH my shoulders… In 2015, I began having pain in my RIGHT shoulder…

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My Aching Shoulder!

By Leslie B. Vidal, M.D.,    Orthopedic Associates Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint.  It can result from a specific injury or can develop insidiously over time.  It is often aggravated by daily activities, and may ache at night preventing a good night’s sleep.  Many causes of shoulder pain can be alleviated with activity modification,…

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Knee Arthritis Injection

Knee Arthritis Injections by Brian Larkin M.D.  Nowadays, you cannot turn on the TV, open the newspaper, or surf the web without being bombarded with all sorts of options for injections in painful, arthritic knees. Many options promise quick pain relief and improved function. Below is a brief summary of the options that exist. Steroid…

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Total Joint Athroplasty Surgeon Joins Orthopedic Associates!

Orthopedic Associates is pleased to welcome an additional surgeon to their practice. Ryan Caufield, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in adult reconstruction of the knee and hip. Dr. Caufield will begin seeing patients at Orthopedic Associates in November of 2016. The practice welcomes Dr. Caufield as his specialties complement and…

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Is my wrist fractured? How to tell and what to do…

What is a Wrist Fracture? by Imran K. Choudhry MD A fracture (or break) of the wrist involves at least one of the 10 bones in the area of the wrist. Most commonly it occurs from a fall on an outstretched hand. The most common wrist fracture is of the distal radius bone and frequently…

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