Sports medicine in Denver

Injuries can sideline you, especially in sports, but our orthopedists can get you back in action.

OrthoONE's sports medicine physicians in Colorado's Rocky Mountain Region see athletes of all ages, from school-aged children to professional athletes and they ensure all return to the sport or activity they are most passionate about. Whether due to a specific accident or improper use, we offer a number of non-surgical and surgical treatments. Our specialists plan your care from diagnosis to treatment through rehabilitation.

Athletic injuries we treat

Our sports doctors understand your passion, whether you train daily as an elite professional or attend weekly fitness sessions. We treat injuries for all types of athletes. Conditions we treat include:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Acromioclavicular joint injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Bicep wear-and-tear injuries
  • Bursitis (heel, hip and shoulder)
  • Cartilage tears and injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Golf elbow
  • Groin pulls
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Hamstring sprains and injuries
  • Heat-stress
  • Heel bone spurs
  • Hip flexor strains
  • Joint instability
  • Knee sprains and injuries
  • Ligament tears and injuries
  • Labrum tears and injuries
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Meniscus tears and injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-traumatic osteoarthritis
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Skier's thumb
  • Tennis elbow

Sports medicine services we offer

Our comprehensive care includes diagnostics, basic treatments, complete joint replacement surgeries and rehabilitation services, as needed. We personalize your care to fit your needs and restore your function as fully as possible.

Ankle and foot injuries

Our orthopedists specialize in ankle and foot care. We treat injuries with rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) and, depending on the injury, progress to surgical options. Our specialists also advise a gradual increase in the amount and intensity of exercise to prevent relapse and help you recover.

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Hip injuries

Although hip injuries in sports are not as common as foot, knee and shoulder injuries, they do happen. With the hip, we usually see overuse injuries, including bursitis, groin pulls and hamstring injuries. In addition to nonsurgical care, we also offer hip replacement surgery, when absolutely necessary.

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Knee injuries

As the body's largest joint, the knee is susceptible to forceful turns, jumps, kicks and landings. We offer many treatments —including knee replacement surgery — for the injuries these types of actions incur.

Other knee procedures we offer are:

  • Arthroscopy — Minimally invasive procedures where surgeons make small incisions, insert a tiny camera and surgical instruments
  • ACL surgery — Surgical procedure to repair or replace the ligament that helps the knee pivot
  • Cartilage restoration surgery — Grafting procedure where either your own tissue or donated tissue is used to repair damaged cartilage; this procedure is typically best for younger athletes and those up to 50 years old
  • Kneecap (patella) instability and dislocation surgery — Surgeries used to repair, reconstruct or replace the medial patellofemoral ligament, especially used when physical therapy is unsuccessful
  • MCL surgery — Procedure to reattach or reconstruct the ligament on the inner side of the knee connecting the shin and thigh bones
  • Meniscus surgery — Surgical procedure to repair the C-shaped cartilage discs between the shin and thighbone
  • PCL surgery — Surgery to repair the ligament connecting the back of the thighbone to the front of the shinbone typically using arthroscopy

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Shoulder injuries

Athletes who engage in activities involving excessive, repetitive overhead motion are more prone to shoulder injuries and instability. When this occurs, our physicians provide comprehensive nonsurgical and surgical services, including arthroscopy and shoulder replacement surgery.

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Pediatric sports medicine

Our physicians are fellowship-trained and recognized as regional experts in pediatric sports medicine. This means they have completed extra training in the pediatric musculoskeletal system. They also have advanced knowledge in treating children's sports injuries.

We tailor each treatment plan to your child's injury and needs. We also provide rehabilitation services and offer advice on when your young athlete can return to their passion.

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