University of Colorado, School of Medicine, CU Orthopedics

Our Mission
  • To provide the highest quality, professional and ethical care to all patients through integration of comprehensive education and exceptional musculoskeletal research.
Our Vision
  • To lead the community in the highest quality of Orthopedic care to all patients
  • To educate all individuals to the highest standards of patient care, professionalism and ethics
  • To create centers of excellence within Orthopedic care, recognized on a national level
Our Values
  • Provide quality and innovative care to all patients
  • Promote integrity and respect all interactions
  • Educate professional, ethical and competent clinicians and scientists
  • Holistic governance in a transparent and financially responsible fashion
  • Create a diverse environment that fosters excellence and rewarding opportunities
  • Create collaborative and integrative units that promote education, research, clinical care and community service

We are putting patients first by offering Virtual Visits through Telemedicine. Our CU Orthopedic team is comprised of nationally renowned orthopedic surgeons in the most comprehensive adult reconstructive practice in Colorado. Our surgeons are highly trained with a specific focus in reconstructive service. Our team works together within a complete network of care to ensure success at returning you to optimum health.

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Each CU Orthopedics faculty member practices in a specialty field in orthopedic surgery including hand surgery, hip surgery, sports medicine, and more. These full-time academic surgeons—with the help of orthopedic residents—explore and search for ways to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of orthopedic injury, disease, and deformity.

Research projects comprise:

  • Basic science projects, where research is conducted in a laboratory
  • Medical records documentation, where we look for scientific evidence in past treatment modalities
  • Clinical trials, where actual patients participate in different treatment options

For this last type of research, the study can only be performed with full consent from patients. The Faculty of Medicine has a Review Board that oversees each research project involving patients. Any such proposed project must comply with national ethical standards and, it must be justifiable and scientifically sound. Patient participation is optional and patient confidentiality is strictly enforced.​

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Best Orthopedic group in Denver. Best Orthopedic group in Colorado. And one of the top 20 orthopedic surgery programs in the country. Offering Virtual Visits, through Telemedicine. 

Our doctors help make UCHealth and Children's Hospital Colorado the best in the region, so we're honored to be nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report. It's our mission to lead the community in high-quality, innovative orthopedic care. And as part of an academic medical institutio​n, we're also leading the field with cutting-edge musculoskeletal research and training the next generation of orthopedic surgeons.

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