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Celebrating Life's Joys,

Schedule Your Winter Orthopedic Surgery Now

When planning your orthopedic surgery, it’s important to consider the timing of your procedure. In some instances involving extremely serious injuries, surgery may be required right away. However, most orthopedic procedures aren’t urgent to complete at the first possible moment. Ideally, you don’t want to delay surgery for too long since this will extend the…

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Physical Therapy, Spine Surgery,

Physical Therapy After Spine Surgery

In most instances, physical therapy is a critical component to your recovery after spine surgery. Physical therapy will help improve your flexibility and range of motion, strengthen back muscles, and facilitate proper healing in the surgical region. In addition, you’ll build up your core (the muscles surrounding your spine) in order to reduce the stress…

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Out and About,

Best Fall Hiking Trails in Meeker

Meeker is a true hidden gem in northwest Colorado. The town is located near the dense forests of the White River National Forest and home to the Flat Tops Wilderness area. There are roughly 1.5 million acres of BLM land and 580 miles of designated public trails with easy access from town, making Meeker an…

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Knee Injuries,

What Are My Options if My Knee Replacement Fails?

Knee replacement is a highly successful procedure, delivering life changing benefits that allow you to resume your favorite activities and live a pain free life. For most knee replacement patients, results are very long lasting. A recent study has shown approximately 90% of knee implants will last at least 20 years; however, in some cases,…

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Spine Surgery,

Common Injuries That Require Spine Surgery

Each year, over 17,700 people suffer a spinal cord injury in this country. In many instances, these injuries can be very severe, resulting in debilitating chronic pain. While some people are able to resolve these back injuries using conservative treatments such as physical therapy or spine injections, others may need spine surgery to restore a…

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Knee Injuries,

How Long Does Knee Replacement Last?

For many individuals suffering from severe arthritis, knee replacement can be a life-changing procedure, allowing them to restore full function and resume a life free of chronic pain. More than 600,000 knee replacement procedures are performed in the United States every year. If you’re unable to find the relief you’re seeking from more conservative treatments…

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Physical Therapy, Sports Injuries,

What Is the Difference Between Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy?

The Western Slope of Colorado provides a wide range of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, and it’s no surprise that many people in this region lead a very active lifestyle. While skiing, climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and other outdoor activities bring tremendous joy, they also come with the risk of injury. If you’ve suffered a…

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Spine Surgery,

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Spine Surgery?

Spine surgery is a major procedure that often involves a lengthy recovery process. For many people who haven’t experienced an improvement in pain and other symptoms through more conservative treatments, spine surgery may be necessary to eliminate chronic pain and restore function. Due to the lengthy recovery process, it’s important that you understand what to…

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Spine Surgery,

How Do I Know if I Need Spine Surgery?

If you’re experiencing severe back pain, you’re not alone. Chronic back pain is one of the most common issues impacting Americans, and our orthopedic surgeons regularly see patients suffering from this ailment. When back issues force you to live with severe pain for an extended period of time, you may start wondering whether spine surgery…

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Knee Injuries,

How Long Is Recovery after Knee Replacement?

Knee replacement surgery can be a life-changing procedure, allowing you to enjoy improved function and a pain-free life once again. However, it’s important to understand that knee replacement is a major procedure that involves a lengthy recovery process. It’s crucial that you have realistic expectations for your knee replacement recovery and also commit to the rehabilitation process…

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