Mercy Orthopedic Associates

Centura Health Physician Group

Mercy Orthopedic Associates
1 Mercado St
Ste 202
Durango, Colorado 81301-7306

Mercy Orthopedic Associates

Centura Health Physician Group

Sports Medicine Treatment at Mercy Orthopedic Associates

The providers at Mercy Orthopedic Associates and Mercy Sports Medicine work together to care for athletes of all ages and abilities, and activity levels. Together, we’re able to manage most athletic injuries with a combination of non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, but also perform surgery when necessary.  We strive to provide prompt access for all athletes, allowing for expedient diagnosis and treatment.

Our goal is to use cutting edge non-surgical and surgical means to return patients to their desired activity. Not every athletic injury occurs on the football field. In fact, the majority of patients we see are dealing with chronic injuries of their hips, knees or shoulders that are preventing them from being as active as they would like. A large majority of people can notice substantial improvement in their injuries with a simple course of physical therapy however when necessary our specialist will utilize expertise in arthroscopic management of both simple and complex disorders of this hip, knee and shoulder to expedite their recovery. In addition, Dr. Smith is the only physician in the region who performs arthroscopic labral repairs as well as labral reconstructions of the hip and does so on the state-of-the-art post-less traction table which leads to improved outcomes when managing hip labral tears with less complications. 

Providing patients with orthopedic coverage.

As a former team physician for the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies, orthopedic sports medicine specialist Dr. Matt Smith is highly skilled at caring for athletes. As the team physician for Fort Lewis College, he provides sideline coverage at football games and in the athletic training room. Dr. Smith and his colleagues also provide sideline medical coverage for Durango and Bayfield high school football games.

  • Conditions We Treat with Sports Medicine

    • Anterior cruciate ligament tears
    • Concussion
    • Dislocations
    • Fractures
    • Joint pain
    • Knee, hip and shoulder cartilage injuries
    • Meniscal tears
    • Nerve compression injuries
    • Rotator cuff injuries
    • Sprains and strains
  • Non-Surgical Treatments, Surgical Options & Advanced Care

    • Anti-inflammatory medications
    • Arthroscopic repair of dislocating shoulders
    • Arthroscopic repair of torn rotator cuffs
    • Fixing fractures of most bones including clavicles, ankles, wrists, elbows.
    • Hip arthroscopy for labral or tendon tears
    • Injection with PRP (platelet rich plasma)
    • Injections with steroid or viscosupplementation
    • Knee arthroscopy
    • Knee ligament repair or reconstruction
    • Meniscus repairs
    • Meniscus replacements
    • Physical therapy
    • Procedures to manage cartilage problems in the hip, knee or shoulder
    • Repair of chronic ankle sprains
    • Repair of dislocating patella (knee cap)
    • Shoulder arthroscopy
    • Sports performance 
    • Ultrasound guided injections of the hip and shoulder