Mercy Orthopedic Associates

Centura Health Physician Group

1 Mercado St
Ste 202
Durango, Colorado 81301-7306

37.236471, -107.8254689

Latitude: 37.236471, Longitude: -107.8254689

Mercy Orthopedic Associates

Centura Health Physician Group

Orthopedic Conditions & Treatments

Orthopedic physicians at Mercy Orthopedic Associates offer comprehensive care for conditions of hip, knee, shoulder, hand and upper extremities, and foot and ankle.

  • Hip

    The hip joint is where the leg and pelvis come together, with a ball and socket joint, to permit motion. The bones of the hip joint include the femur, or thigh bone, the top of which is ball-shaped, and the acetabulum, or the “socket” which is part of your pelvis.

    Aside from having bones, the hip joint also has muscles, ligaments and cartilage, all of which have a particular role in working together in normal hip function. Some or all of these can malfunction or deteriorate in an arthritic hip

    In normal function, such as walking, bending or straightening, the end of the femur moves within the acetabulum. The inside of the smooth cup acetabulum is covered with cartilage, but can become rough with wear or arthritic changes. The end of the femur is also covered with cartilage, which is normally a very smooth, low-friction material that is about a fourth to half an inch thick. The smooth, white gristle at the end of a chicken bone is essentially the same material. Cartilage responds well to normal motion and the loads that come with everyday activities, such as walking and jogging, which stimulate the maintenance of this vital tissue. Despite its durability, cartilage tissue can wear out over time.

    Mercy’s orthopedic surgeons provide the following surgical procedures and treatments regarding injuries to the hip: 

    • Anterior total hip arthroplasty
    • Fracture surgery
    • Hip arthroscopy
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Posterior total hip arthroplasty
    • Prosthetic joint replacement
    • Revision arthroplasty of hip 

     

    Mercy’s skilled care team will get you back on your feet and out of pain in no time. 

  • Knee

    The knee joint is where several bones come together to permit motion. The bones of the knee joint include the femur (thigh), patella (kneecap), tibia (shin), and fibula, which is a smaller bone in the lower leg running alongside the tibia.

    The fibula, although technically part of the knee, does not play as much of a role in knee function as the other three bones.Similar to the hip, the knee joint has muscles, ligaments, meniscus and cartilage, in addition to bone, all of which have a particular role in working together in normal knee function. Some or all of these can malfunction or deteriorate in an arthritic knee.

    In normal function, such as walking, bending or straightening, the end of the femur rubs on the top of the tibia, and the underside of the patella rubs in a shallow groove in the end of the femur. The ends of these bones are covered with cartilage, which is a very smooth, low-friction material that normally is about a fourth to half an inch thick. As with hip cartilage, the cartilage in the hip responds well to normal motion and the loads that come with everyday activities, such as walking and jogging, which stimulate the maintenance of this vital tissue. However, cartilage tissue can wear out over time.

    Mercy’s orthopedic surgeons provide the following surgical procedures and treatments regarding injuries to the knee: 

    • Bilateral knee surgeries
    • Meniscus repair
    • Prosthetic joint replacement
    • Revision arthroplasty of the knee
    • Total knee arthroplasty
    • Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

     

    Mercy’s skilled care team will get you back on your feet and out of pain in no time. 

  • Hand, Wrist, Shoulder, and Upper Extremities

    Mercy Hand Specialists

    Our hands play an important role in our everyday lives, but arthritis, trauma and repetitive movements can take their toll and lead to pain, stiffness and discomfort. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained hand surgeon and certified hand therapist work closely together to provide personalized care, tailored to your needs. Both bring years of experience and knowledge to improve hand function, reduce pain, and ensure your hands are ready to catch whatever life throws your way.

    The hand specialists at Mercy Regional Medical Center are at the forefront when it comes to operative and non-operative treatments and procedures for a wide variety of hand and wrist conditions that cause pain, inflammation and stiffness.

    Don’t let hand pain disrupt your life, call Mercy Orthopedic Associates today.

    Hand Conditions We Treat

    We treat a wide variety of hand and wrist conditions. If you suffer from trauma, inflammation, arthritis or overuse disorders, call Mercy Orthopedic Associates for an appointment today. Let us help provide relief from your hand pain.

    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar nerve entrapment)
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Dupuytren’s contracture
    • Wrist injuries, fracture or cartilage tear
    • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
    • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s or baseball elbow)
    • Cysts
    • Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis or flexor tendonitis)
    • De quervain’s tenosynovitis
    • Tendonitis

    Convenient, Cutting Edge Hand Services

    We specialize in minimally-invasive treatments that allow for quick recovery times, as well as more advanced surgical procedures.

    • On-site diagnostic imaging
    • On-site hand therapy
    • Custom orthotics fabrication
    • Orthopedic surgery (including minimally-invasive surgeries, such as wide-awake hand surgery, percutaneous needle aponeurotomy and endoscopic carpal tunnel release)

    On-site hand therapist

    Our certified hand therapist can evaluate and treat problems related to the upper extremity, including the hand, arm and shoulder. From post-operative rehabilitation to preventative treatments, our hand therapist will tailor a treatment plan with your specific needs and goals in mind.

    Your Care Team

    Our knowledgeable team has been providing hand care to the residents of Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Pagosa Springs, Mancos, Dolores, Cortez, Aztec, Bloomfield, Farmington and the surrounding areas for decades. Visit our convenient location in Mercy Medical Plaza on the Mercy Regional Medical Center Campus today.

  • Foot and Ankle

    The foot and ankle are responsible for balance, and support of the body’s weight through diverse functions including standing, walking, running, and jumping. With 28 bones, 33 joints and over a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments the foot and ankle are some of the most complex orthopedic structures in the human body. Pain and injury in these areas can be extremely debilitating making it impossible to enjoy daily activities.

    Mercy’s orthopedic surgeons provide the following surgical procedures and treatments regarding injuries to the foot and ankle:

    • Ankle replacement and Fusion when required
    • Bunion surgeries
    • Foot and ankle ligament and tendon surgeries
    • Ganglion cyst excision
    • Hammertoe surgery
    • Ligament reconstruction
    • Tendon repair and transfer
    • Ankle fracture treatment
    • Lower Extremity fracture treatment
    • Foot fracture treatment
    • Ankle and other foot joint arthroscopy
    • Tendoscopy and foot and ankle specific sports medicine procedures
    • Achilles tendon repair
    • Deformity correction
    • Charcot reconstruction
    • Pediatric disorder treatment
    • Flatfoot treatment