CHPG Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Highlands

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery

Location Address

2490 W 26th Ave
Denver, CO, 802115317
Fax: 303-925-4541
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About

You can expect great personal care from our highly trained and experienced orthopedic doctors and spine surgeons right here in downtown Denver at CHPG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Highlands. Our expert physician team is ready to provide you with the non-surgical and surgical care for osteoarthritis you need along with any conditions affecting hips, knees, spine, shoulders, elbows, feet, ankles, hands and wrists.

Feel confident knowing many of our physicians have finalized their fellowships in orthopedics, which means they’ve completed comprehensive training in their subspecialty areas beyond their residency. Our specialists keep on top of the latest innovations in orthopedic and spine care, such as biologic shoulder resurfacing, partial knee replacement, and custom joint implants, assuring you that you receive the absolute best in care.

Our Services

Our physicians at CHPG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Highlands treat traumatic injuries and sports injuries while our spine surgeons offer excellent evidence-based care for neck pain and back pain, including non-opioid pain relief and minimally-invasive spine surgery.

Along with the convenience of being centrally located, we offer fast care for all orthopedic conditions and spine pain issues as well as accurately identifying the root cause of your pain through superb imaging and diagnostic procedures. From here, we build the right treatment plan that first looks into non-surgical orthopedic care. If surgery is in fact needed, our doctors provide the very latest in orthopedic and spine procedures, including same-day joint replacements and minimally-invasive spine surgery.

Please see our orthopedic doctors and spine surgeons below. If you are interested in learning more about them, click on each of their individual profiles and make an appointment. Everyone at CHPG Highlands looks forward to assisting you in the near future.

Knee

CHPG Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Highlands

Knee

Leading the way in treating knee pain.

Knees are something you should always take seriously. Our expert knee specialists here at CHPG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Highlands can help. From platelet-rich plasma therapy to custom knee replacement surgery, our orthopedic physicians here offer you the very latest in innovative and effective treatments. Whether your pain happened by trauma, sports injury, or even wear and tear, our professional knee specialists have the experience to get you on the right track to the full, active life you want and enjoy.

Our team of knee specialists are experts in treating knee pain caused by a wide array of conditions, including:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Meniscus tears or deterioration
  • Fractures
  • Knee bursitis
  • Patellar tendinitis (jumper’s knee)
  • Iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis

The orthopedic specialists at CHPG Highlands offer comprehensive treatment for knee pain. Using the latest techniques, we will accurately diagnose the cause of your knee pain. Then, our providers will work with you to devise a custom treatment plan. If appropriate, our knee specialists will recommend conservative treatments first, such as physical therapy or injections using corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid.

When surgery is necessary, we offer comprehensive surgical options from ACL repair to total knee joint replacement. Our orthopedic surgeons also offer the latest advancements, such as the 3D ConforMIS custom implant, and partial knee replacement.

Specialized advanced knee pain treatments offered include:

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP). Certain conditions that cause knee pain may benefit from a new procedure, called platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). This treatment is used for specific conditions and usually after other non-surgical options have been tried. Our knee specialists will help determine if this procedure is right for you. Treatment, which is done in our physician’s office, begins with an X-ray evaluation to identify the source of pain, and makes sure the patient’s condition will benefit from PRP. The treatment itself is completed in a few minutes, and most patients are able to resume their normal activities the next day.

Custom Knee Replacement. CHPG Highlands knee specialists include several orthopedic surgeons who specialize in total knee replacement surgery. In addition, some patients may benefit from a specialized option called the ConfoMis custom implant. Using proprietary algorithms, the ConforMIS technology uses images from a CT scan to map your knee and create a 3D model. The software then uses that information to design a customized implant.

Partial Knee Replacement. Our orthopedic knee specialists are among the region’s few surgeons to offer partial knee replacements to patients who are candidates for this alternative to total knee replacement. Our specialists will help determine if you may be a candidate for one of the two types of partial replacement:

  • unicompartmental arthroplasty for the inside or outside of the knee. Most patients go home the same day, versus three or four days for a total knee replacement.
  • patellofemoral arthroplasty to replace the kneecap. Patients typically spend one night in the hospital.

Meniscus Repair. Our orthopedic physicians are highly experienced at a procedure called a partial meniscectomy, that trims or removes the damaged tissue to restore stability and eliminate pain.

Osteonecrosis Bone Disease Treatment. CHPG Highlands doctors provide expert treatment for osteonecrosis. Our orthopedic doctors perform arthroscopic microfracture and core decompression to treat osteonecrosis.

Sports Medicine. We also offer specialized services for knee pain and knee injuries resulting from sports or activity. Our sports medicine experts have advanced treatment in conditions including ligament tears, including the ACL and MCL injuries, IT band syndrome, and jumper’s knee. We can recommend treatment to relieve the pain as quickly as possible to get you back in action and also prevention measures to help ensure the problem doesn’t occur again.

Hip

CHPG Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Highlands

Hip

Relieve hip pain with our expert treatment.

If hip pain seems to be slowing you down, you should consult an orthopedic doctor to help you get back in step. Here at CHPG Highlands, our expert orthopedic surgeons diagnose and discover the precise source of your pain and create a personal treatment plan made just for you. Such plans include minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as anterior hip replacement, labrum tear repair, and hip resurfacing. We do whatever we can to help you experience less pain and enjoy more of all life has to offer.

Our team of hip specialists are experts in treating hip pain caused by a variety of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fracture
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Infection
  • Insufficient blood supply (avascular necrosis, or osteonecrosis)
  • Labral tear
  • Low-back pain
  • Strain or sprain
  • Tendinitis

Whether caused by a traumatic injury or life’s wear and tear, hip pain can make regular activities difficult. At CHPG Highlands, we begin your comprehensive treatment by evaluating the source of your pain to determine the best course of treatment for you. Whenever possible, our orthopedic doctors will begin treatment with non-surgical therapies, including pain medications, hip injections, and physical therapy.

When surgery is necessary, our orthopedic physicians offer a range of innovative surgical options, including:

Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery. We offer hip replacement surgery using the direct anterior approach, which features smaller incisions and generally affords patients a faster discharge from the hospital and a quicker recovery time. Anterior hip surgery is performed through a 3- to 5-inch incision in the front of the hip rather than the more traditional surgery through the back of the hip. The surgeon is able to access the joint between muscles instead of making incisions through the gluteal muscles, which is necessary with the traditional posterior approach. This means patients have less pain and fewer restrictions after surgery.

With the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery, many patients are able to leave the hospital the same day of their surgery. After about three months of recovery, hip replacement patients can return to fully active lives.

Accelerated Recovery Program for Hip Surgery. Our orthopedic physicians have helped develop a hip replacement program that gets patients home faster, with less pain. Through the Accelerated Recovery program, our hip replacement surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques, and apply regional blocks instead of general anesthesia. Regional blocks around the joint allow for pain-free surgery without the risks or lingering effects of general anesthesia. Patients in the program start walking and participating in physical therapy the day of surgery, and most go home the day of surgery or the day after.

Benefits of Accelerated Recovery include less pain, swelling, and blood loss; a shorter hospital stay; fewer problems such as blood clots and infections; and a faster return to normal activities.

Hip Joint Resurfacing. In this procedure, rather than replacing the entire hip joint, our orthopedic doctors replace the hip socket with a metal cup, and then reshape the damaged hip ball and cap it with a metal, dome-shaped prosthesis. This procedure benefits younger patients with hip degeneration who want to continue working at physically demanding jobs, or participating in activities that require flexibility.

Sports Medicine. We also offer specialized services for hip pain and hip injuries resulting from participating in sports or activities. Our sports medicine experts can provide non-surgical treatments as well as surgery for conditions including ligament tears, muscle strains including proximal hip and quadriceps strains, iliotibial (IT) band syndrome, and labral cartilage tears. Often, a joint or the surrounding structure will be compromised after a sports injury, so our orthopedic doctors also focus on rebuilding strength to prevent future injury.

Shoulder & Elbow

CHPG Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Highlands

Shoulder & Elbow

Gain expert treatment for shoulder and elbow pain.

You should never have to struggle with shoulder or elbow pain—ever. Fortunately, our orthopedic doctors at CHPG Highlands are full-on experts at treating all types of conditions that may trigger pain in your shoulders or elbows. These include rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, arthritis, tendinitis, and tennis elbow. Our highly trained specialists provide you with non-surgical treatment and state-of-the-art shoulder and elbow surgery, including shoulder replacement, helping you relax and gain complete peace of mind.

Our team of orthopedic doctors are experts in treating shoulder and elbow conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocated elbow
  • Fracture
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Instability
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Repetitive throwing injury
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon tear
  • Tennis elbow
  • Ulnar collateral ligament tear

Our specialists here at CHPG Highlands offer you comprehensive treatment for shoulder and elbow pain. After diagnosing your condition, our orthopedic physicians will develop a customized treatment plan just for you. Whenever possible, we will start with non-surgical treatments such as steroid injections and physical therapy. When surgery is necessary, please rest assured that our orthopedic surgeons offer leading-edge shoulder and elbow surgeries, including many of the latest, proven procedures.

Plasma-Rich Protein Injections. Some conditions that cause shoulder or elbow pain may benefit from platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). If physical therapy, medications and steroid injections have not helped relieve your pain, your orthopedic doctor may recommend PRP. In this procedure, the patient’s own blood is drawn and platelets, which are known to reduce inflammation and promote healing, are then injected into the affected area. The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, and most patients are able to resume their normal activities the next day.

Shoulder Reconstruction Surgery. Our expert orthopedic surgeons can perform shoulder reconstruction procedure arthroscopically, using small incisions that allow tiny instruments to perform precise repair. Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction is typically performed as an outpatient surgery.

Arthroscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive shoulder surgery, offers several benefits, including:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less trauma to soft tissue
  • Less pain
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Lowered risk of infection

Some patients may need an open surgical procedure that involves a larger incision over the shoulder to perform the repair.

CT-Guided Shoulder Reconstruction. CHPG Highlands is one of only a handful of practices in the region with orthopedic surgeons who are specially trained to offer shoulder reconstruction surgery using CT imaging. With this leading-edge technology, advanced CT images guide the surgeon to the best possible positioning for the repair, which allows the surgery to provide maximum stability.

Biologic Shoulder Resurfacing. CHPG Highlands shoulder specialists can identify whether a patient is a candidate for this alternative to total shoulder replacement. This procedure preserves the patient’s normal anatomy, essentially replacing worn, arthritic cartilage of the shoulder joint with donor cartilage.

Frozen Shoulder Surgery. CHPG Highlands surgeons are highly experienced in performing arthroscopic surgery to relieve frozen shoulder. During this procedure, tight portions of the shoulder joint capsule are cut via small incisions, with the goal of stretching and releasing the stiffened capsule. Manipulation involves gently moving the shoulder enough to stretch or tear the accumulated scar tissue, increasing range of motion.

Total Shoulder Replacement. CHPG Highlands surgeons will discuss whether a total shoulder replacement is the best option based on a patient's individual condition when the joint is severely damaged by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or a rotator cuff tear. If surgery is recommended, our surgeons are highly experienced and will provide the highest level of care.

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement. In certain circumstances, a patient may need a reverse total shoulder replacement to allow other muscles to do the work of the rotator cuff. CHPG Highlands physicians are leaders in performing reverse total shoulder replacement.

Candidates for reverse total shoulder replacement include those who have:

  • A completely torn rotator cuff that cannot be repaired
  • Joint disease or deterioration caused by a rotator cuff tear
  • A previous shoulder replacement that was unsuccessful
  • Severe shoulder pain
  • A complex fracture of the shoulder joint
  • Chronic shoulder dislocation

Elbow Arthroscopy. At CHPG Highlands we typically perform elbow arthroscopy as an outpatient procedure if we identify that it may relieve symptoms and improve a patient's range of motion.Our orthopedic surgeons also use this procedure to smooth irregular surfaces and remove bone spurs.

Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Reconstruction. Also known as Tommy John surgery, our surgeons can perform UCL reconstruction, using a healthy tendon from elsewhere in the body, usually an arm or leg, and using it to replace the torn ligament in the shoulder.

Sports Medicine. We also offer specialized services for shoulder and elbow pain and injuries resulting from sports or activity. Our sports medicine experts have advanced treatment in conditions, including ligament tears, tennis elbow, and golfers elbow. We can recommend treatment to relieve the pain as quickly as possible to get you back in action. In addition, we offer prevention measures to help ensure that you stay injury-free.

Hand & Wrist

CHPG Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Highlands

Hand & Wrist

Get treated for any hand or wrist pain.

Our hands do so much from planting gardens to comforting loved ones. We definitely need them. But when pain from inflammation, repetitive motion, or trauma affect hands, wrists, and fingers, even the most routine tasks can prove to be too agonizing. CHPG Highlands fully understands. Our specially trained orthopedic doctors treat hand and wrist pain caused by carpal tunnel, osteoarthritis and other conditions with experience as well as compassion to get you back to the activities you love most.

Our team of specialists treat hand and wrist pain caused by a variety of conditions, including:

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis)
  • Ulnar tunnel syndrome
  • Carpometacarpal (CMC) joint arthritis

The orthopedic specialists at CHPG Highlands offer comprehensive treatment for hand and wrist pain. We use the latest diagnostic techniques to accurately identify the source of your pain, and work with you to devise a treatment plan that meets your individual needs. Whenever appropriate, our specialists will start with conservative treatments, such as physical therapy or injections using corticosteroids.

When surgery is necessary, our physicians are highly skilled in a variety of advanced surgical techniques to relieve hand and wrist pain, including:

Minimally Invasive Carpal Tunnel Surgery. In this procedure, also referred to as endoscopic carpal tunnel release, our expert orthopedic doctors will use a miniature camera (endoscope) to see inside your hand and wrist in order to divide the transverse carpal ligament and relieve pain on the nerve.

Carpometacarpel Joint Arthritis Surgery. CHPG Highlands hand and wrist specialists provide the following surgeries for joint arthritis.

  • Joint fusion (arthrodesis)
  • Osteotomy
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Joint replacement (arthroplasty)

Sports Medicine. CHPG Highlands hand and wrist specialists also offer specialized services for hand and wrist injuries resulting from sports or activity. Our sports medicine experts have advanced treatment for a variety of conditions, including finger and wrist sprains and fractures. We can offer treatment to relieve your pain quickly, and follow up with a treatment plan to help prevent future sports injuries.

Foot & Ankle

CHPG Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Highlands

Foot & Ankle

The comprehensive ankle and foot treatment you need.

Your feet and ankles keep you moving. But when your feet start hurting, walking can end up being just as painful. You know how important feet and ankles are to you. So do we. That’s why our specialists at CHPG Highlands have exceptional expertise in surgical and non-surgical treatments, whether that calls for bunion surgery, treatment to an Achilles tendon, or any other procedure to reduce ankle or foot pain. By offering custom care through our leading-edge diagnostic techniques, our specialists will provide the most effective treatment to help you be back on the move.

Foot and ankle pain can be caused by injury, everyday wear and tear, or bone disease such as osteoarthritis. We offer comprehensive treatment for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Bunion pain
  • Gout
  • Mallet, hammer, or claw toes
  • Metatarsal pain
  • Neuroma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis

CHPG Highlands specialists are some of the region’s most highly trained and are experts in treating conditions that cause foot and ankle pain. We offer the most advanced diagnostic techniques to pinpoint the source of your pain, and when appropriate, recommend non-invasive procedures such as bracing, physical therapy, and medication.

When surgery is necessary, our orthopedic surgeons offer the latest in advanced techniques for a variety of procedures, including:

Achilles Tendon Injury Repair. While a few patients may achieve a full recovery from a torn Achilles tendon without an invasive procedure, many doctors recommend surgery to assure complete recovery and to lessen the chances of a future rupture.

CHPG Highlands surgeons provide surgical Achilles repair using the minimally invasive Percutaneous Achilles Repair System (PARS). PARS allows the surgeon to more effectively repair the tear by providing better access to nearby healthy tendon. In addition, smaller incisions mean faster recovery for most patients. And, one recent study found that patients who had surgery using PARS returned to normal activities more quickly than those who had open surgery.

Ankle Replacement Surgery. Replacing the ankle joint with artificial implants is used only in rare cases. CHPG Highlands specialists will advise you as to whether an ankle replacement may offer an advantage over ankle fusion, including maintaining mobility in the ankle joint. Recovery includes physical therapy to restore flexibility and range of motion and typically lasts 12 weeks: four weeks bearing no weight, followed by four weeks weight-bearing in a boot, and then four weeks in regular shoes.

Bunion Surgery. At CHPG Highlands, we are a leader in minimally invasive bunion surgery. Under local anesthesia, a small incision is made, a specially designed surgical instrument is inserted through this tiny opening, and the bunion is removed. From pre-op preparation to recovery, the procedure generally takes less than two hours. Patients typically go home immediately, experience minimal to no pain, and most bunion surgery patients are able to walk and drive immediately after surgery.

Fusion Surgery. CHPG Highlands surgeons offer fusion surgery. Our specialists fuse the affected bones in the foot or ankle together with the use of rods, pins, screws, or plates. After healing, the bones remain fused together. The procedure typically provides permanent pain relief.

Sports Medicine. We also offer specialized services for foot and ankle injuries resulting from sports or activity. Our sports medicine experts offer advanced treatment in conditions including ligament tears. We can provide treatment to quickly relieve pain, and recommend measures to help keep you injury-free in the future.

Spine

CHPG Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Highlands

Spine

The expert back pain treatment and spine surgery.

Having the active lifestyle you want matters so much to you. It’s very important to us too. With fully experienced orthopedic spine specialists in back and neck pain, CHPG Highlands takes incredible care in providing you with the most passionate care possible. Many of our orthopedic physicians are fellowship trained in complex procedures, offering the very latest, leading-edge treatments from non-surgical therapies to minimally invasive spine surgery. We believe in providing you with our very best, all to help you enjoy the best life possible.

Our orthopedic spine surgeons offer comprehensive treatment for all types of spinal conditions that cause back and neck pain, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal sprains and strains
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Structural compression

The orthopedic spine surgeons at CHPG Highlands offer comprehensive treatment for back and neck pain. Using the most advanced techniques, we accurately diagnose the cause of your back pain. Then we work with you to devise a custom treatment plan that meets your needs, always starting with non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy or injections using corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid, if possible.

When spine surgery is the best option, our expert orthopedic spine surgeons offer comprehensive surgical options employing leading-edge techniques.

Specialized advanced spine surgery offered by CHPG Highlands include:

Minimally-Invasive Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery. CHPG Highlands surgeons were among the region’s first to offer surgery using the precision of robot-guidance technology to spine surgery patients. Our surgeons use the Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System to precisely place spinal implants. With this technology, the surgeon can place images of the patent’s actual anatomy into specialized software that creates a three-dimensional view to allow detailed planning of the procedure before the patient even enters the operating room. This advanced planning, along with the system’s instrumentation, assures a high degree of precision. In addition, the system allows for smaller incisions, which promote faster healing and minimizes damage to healthy tissue.

Lumbar Laminotomy for Compressed Nerves. CHPG Highlands orthopedic spine surgeons are highly experienced at performing a minimally invasive decompression surgery, known as lumbar laminotomy, which can relieve pain caused by sciatica, disc herniation, arthritis, or structural compression. The minimally invasive procedure means that patients typically spend only a few days in the hospital, experience a full and rapid recovery, and can resume regular activities in just a few weeks.

Laminectomy. Our spine surgeons are expert at performing minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy. Patients often go home the same day, and recovery times are much shorter than with traditional, open surgeries. In fact, many patients are able to return to work and other regular activities within a few days.

Sports Medicine. Our orthopedics spine surgeons also offer specialized services for neck, back, and spinal injuries resulting from sports or activity. We can provide treatment to relieve the pain as quickly as possible to get you back in action and also suggest prevention measures to help ensure the problem doesn’t occur again.

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Locations

CHPG Ortho And Sports Med Lt
9695 S YOSEMITE ST
LONE TREE, CO, 80124-2890
Phone: 720-455-3775
Fax: 720-455-3776
CHPG Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Castle Rock Meadows
4350 LIMELIGHT AVE
CASTLE ROCK, CO, 80109-8034
Phone: 720-455-3775
Fax: 720-455-3776
CHPG Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Highlands
2490 W 26th Ave
Denver, CO, 802115317
Phone: 303-925-4540
Fax: 303-925-4541
Centura Orthopedics Meridian
9949 S Oswego St
PARKER, CO, 80134-3753
Phone: 303-925-4750
Fax: 303-925-4751

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