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Orthotics and Prosthetics

Orthotics and Prosthetics

by Shearly (SU)
At Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, we understand the impact of a life altering accident or disease, such as an amputation or diabetes, has on a person’s life. Whether you have lost a limb during active duty, suffered a traumatic injury at work, or simply need advanced diabetic foot care, we are here to help. As part of our ongoing commitment to exceptional care, we are proud to partner with Audubon Orthotic and Prosthetic Services, who have been making customized orthotics and prosthetics since 2000.

Preparing for a Hip Replacement Surgery

Preparing for a Hip Replacement Surgery

by Shearly (SU)
A hip replacement surgery is often recommended in the case of severe hip joint damage caused by osteoarthritis, or other conditions and injuries which may have decreased function, range of motion, or are causing pain. If you are preparing for a hip replacement surgery, here are some things to keep in mind.

Total Shoulder Vs. Reverse Shoulder Replacement Vs. Partial Shoulder Replacement

Total Shoulder Vs. Reverse Shoulder Replacement Vs. Partial Shoulder Replacement

by Shearly (SU)
Every year, over 53,000 people undergo a shoulder replacement surgery in the United States. That number is expected to continue rising as the population ages. There are several forms of shoulder replacement available, depending on the severity of shoulder injury or chronic pain. To help clear some of the confusion, we created this helpful guide to help you understand the differences between a total shoulder replacement, a reverse shoulder replacement, and a partial shoulder replacement procedure.

Why You Would Want a Foot and Ankle Surgeon to Do Your Achilles Repair

Why You Would Want a Foot and Ankle Surgeon to Do Your Achilles Repair

by Shearly (SU)
It might not look like it, but your foot and ankle are extremely complex structures that take a lot of daily punishment in stride. The average person who weighs just 130 pounds creates a staggering amount of foot impact pressure each time they step, let alone run or jump. A well trained foot specialist understands the unique anatomy of the feet and lower legs, having completed rigorous additional training focused solely on the feet and lower extremities. So, when it comes to repairing a torn Achilles tendon, a foot and ankle surgeon is really the best way to go.

Minimally Invasive Ankle Surgery

Minimally Invasive Ankle Surgery

by Shearly (SU)
Due to the complex nature and function of the ankle, an ankle injury can be challenging to treat. From sprains to torn ligaments and bone fractures, the ankle is subject to a massive amount of wear and tear. The mechanics of running, or even just walking exert incredible forces that are hard to imagine. A typical person, for instance, puts as much as seven times their normal body weight on the ankles when running. That’s why, when it comes to caring for your feet, you want only the best of the best. At Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, we offer leading edge foot and ankle care, including minimally invasive ankle surgery for our valued patients.