GLENWOOD ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER

When residents and visitors in this mountain playground get hurt participating in the sports they love, Glenwood Orthopaedic Center is where they come for the best in efficient treatment and recovery. Our expert team of orthopaedic surgeons provide personalized care combined with the latest treatment options available to get patients back in action quickly and safely.

Our Medical Team

The four orthopaedic surgeons who make up our team come from diverse backgrounds, medical training and years of experience diagnosing and treating a variety of injuries and conditions. Read more about our team here.

OUR SPECIALTIES

The surgeons at Glenwood Orthopaedic Center provide expert treatment for all musculoskeletal conditions. Our surgeons specialize in both operative and nonoperative treatment of the upper and lower extremities. Our personalized approach to care ensures that patients have all of the information and support needed to make decisions regarding treatment for injury, pain and conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Find more information about specific services offered at Glenwood Orthopaedics here.

  • The body’s hands and wrists are very delicate areas, containing an intricate network of nerves and blood vessels, as well as tendons, ligaments, muscles, skin and bones. Wrist and hand injuries and disorders can cause pain, loss of sensation, loss of movement, and impaired function which all dramatically impact activities of daily living. A problem in the hand or wrist must be dealt with very carefully because of all the structures and functions involved.

    The Board Certified orthopaedic surgeons at Glenwood Orthopaedic Center have specialized training for the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of wrist and hand problems. Through a broad spectrum of hand and wrist care, our surgeons help patients return to work or their favorite activities as quickly as possible.

    To learn more, please visit our Patient Education page or contact one of our four offices.

    Arthritis of wrist & hand
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Cyst & Removal
    De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
    Dupuytren’s Syndrome (Hand Contraction)
    Finger Contracture Concerns
    Finger Dislocation & Sprain Ganglion
    Fractures of all wrist/hand bones
    Ligament tears of wrist/hand
    Mallet Finger or Baseball Finger
    Navicular (Scaphoid) Fracture
    Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries
    Trigger Finger

  • The shoulder is often one of the weakest joints, and is commonly affected by lifestyle and physical activity. Pain and soreness caused by overuse, trauma, and/or degenerative conditions such as arthritis can affect your lifestyle, limit your activity and even cause you to sleep poorly.

    Our Board Certified shoulder specialists are trained to evaluate, diagnose and perform non-surgical as well as surgical treatment for all shoulder and upper extremity pain. By seeking treatment at the first signs of pain, you can often avoid shoulder surgery. If your pain is diagnosed early it can often be eliminated through the help of strengthening exercises and physical therapy.

    Shoulder pain that persists often needs further testing and advanced, minimally invasive surgical repair. When surgery is needed, we use the most state-of-the-art techniques and offer a full spectrum of care to assist your recovery. Surgery is always paired with physical therapy and strengthening exercises to assure your full recovery and a return to normal activity.

    To learn more about the conditions listed below, please visit our Patient Education page or contact one of our four offices.

    Rotator Cuff Tears/Sprains
    Shoulder Instability
    Labral Tears
    Biceps Tendinitis/Tears
    Adheisive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
    Impingement Syndrome
    Ligament Tears
    Shoulder Arthritis

     

  • The elbow is often the weakest joint in the body, and is commonly affected by lifestyle and physical activity. Pain and soreness caused by overuse, trauma, and/or degenerative conditions such as arthritis can affect your lifestyle, limit your activity and even cause you to sleep poorly.

    Our Board Certified specialists are trained to evaluate, diagnose and perform non-surgical as well as surgical treatment for all elbow and upper extremity pain. By seeking treatment at first signs of elbow pain, you can often avoid surgery. If your pain is diagnosed early it can often be eliminated through the help of strengthening exercises and physical therapy.

    Persistent elbow pain often needs further testing and advanced, minimally invasive surgical repair. When surgery is needed, we use the most state-of-the-art techniques and offer a full spectrum of care to assist you. Surgery is always paired with physical therapy and strengthening exercises to assure your full recovery and a return to normal activity.

    To learn more about the conditions listed below, please visit our Patient Education page or contact one of our four offices.

    Labral Tears
    Biceps Tendinitis/Tears
    Impingement Syndrome
    Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis
    Epicondylitis of The Elbow
    Ligament Tears
    Triceps Tears
    Elbow Arthritis
    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

  • The knees are responsible for supporting the weight of our bodies during activities like standing, walking and running. This makes our hips and knees especially susceptible to injury and arthritis. Our Board Certified hip and knee specialists are trained to evaluate, diagnose, and perform non-surgical as well as surgical treatment for all hip and knee problems. When surgery is needed, we use the most state-of-the-art techniques and offer a full spectrum of care to assist our patients in achieving a full recovery and return to normal activity.

    To learn more about the conditions listed below, please visit our Patient Education page or contact one of our four offices.

    Baker’s Cyst
    Hamstring Tears
    Knee Arthritis
    Knee Bursitis
    Ligament Tears (including the ACL, MCL, PCL & LCL)
    Meniscal Injuries
    Osgood-Schlatter Disease
    Osteonecrosis of Knee
    Patellofemoral Pain and Instability
    Petites Disease

  • The hips are responsible for supporting the weight of our bodies during activities like standing, walking and running. This makes our hips and knees especially susceptible to injury and arthritis.

    Our Board Certified hip and knee specialists are trained to evaluate, diagnose, and perform non-surgical as well as surgical treatment for all hip and knee problems. When surgery is needed, we use the most state-of-the-art techniques and offer a full spectrum of care to assist our patients in achieving a full recovery and return to normal activity.

    Hip Arthritis
    Hip Bursitis
    Hip Flexor Strain
    Hip Injuries
    Iliotibial Band Syndrome
    Labral Tears
    Osteonecrosis of hip
    Pelvic Avulsion Fractures
    Piriformis Syndrome
    Snapping Hip Syndrome
    Trochanteric Bursitis

  • What is the Direct Anterior Muscle Sparing Total Hip Replacement?
    Direct Anterior Muscle Sparing Total Hip Replacement allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. This way, the hip can be replaced without detaching the muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. The most important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles that attached to the pelvis and femur, are left undisturbed and, therefore, do not require a healing process.

  • Hip arthroscopy is performed through small incisions using a camera to visualize the inside of a joint. Through several small incisions (about 1 centimeter each) your surgeon will insert a camera into one incision, and small instruments through the other incisions.
    The benefit of hip arthroscopy compared to open surgery is that it is much less invasive than traditional hip surgery. This means: Early rehab, Accelerated rehab course, Outpatient procedure, Smaller incisions, Early return to sport.

     

  • Common Foot & Ankle Conditions Treated

    Ankle Sprain, Strains, and Fractures
    Achilles Tendon Rupture/Tendinitis
    Ankle Impingement
    Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
    Peroneal Tendon Strain

  • While the symptoms of joint pain may be tolerated with medications and lifestyle adjustments, there may come a time when surgical treatment is necessary. Total joint replacement surgery, also called arthroplasty, removes the damaged portion of the joint and replaces it with artificial implants. For nearly 50 years, joint replacement procedures have decreased pain and restored function to those suffering from pain. New designs, materials, technologies, and techniques in joint replacement continue to evolve.

    Our Board Certified joint replacement specialists are trained to evaluate, diagnosis and perform non-surgical as well as surgical treatment of all joint replacement procedures using the latest techniques to help ensure optimal outcomes for joint replacement patients. Our physicians will gladly answer all of your questions about these and other joint replacement procedures:

    Anterior Muscle sparing total hip replacement
    Partial and Complete Knee Replacement
    Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
    Total Shoulder Replacement

    To learn more, please visit our Patient Education page or contact us.

Meet Mako

Valley View continues to invest in medically advanced equipment typically found in larger metropolitan areas in order to bring world-class care to the Roaring Fork Valley. The Glenwood Orthopaedic Center at Valley View now offers robotic-arm assisted surgery for patients needing joint replacement surgery. This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way knee and hip replacements are performed.

The treatment option, known as Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, starts with a CT Scan of the patient’s knee. The CT Scan is then used to create a patient-specific virtual 3D model of the joint. That model is then loaded into the Mako system software to create a surgical plan that is based specifically on the anatomy of that patient. When a Valley View orthopaedic surgeon preforms the operation, the robotic arm assists the surgeon to provide precise component placement and alignment of the knee.

The Mako system is used for:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement

“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy,” said orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Christopher George.

The Glenwood Orthopaedic Center at Valley View sees the demand for such procedures increasing as Valley residents stay active into their later years. This addition to our orthopaedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to providing the community with outstanding healthcare.

3D Animation Videos

Learn about your surgery through animated videos that will walk you through the steps of your procedure. You can even print the animated procedure and email it to others.

Patient Information Links

We encourage our patients to partner with us in managing care. Access to credible orthopaedic information is an important first step. We have selected the following informational links that will help provide you an excellent start to managing your health.

The following orthopaedic health informational links are provided by
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

 

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