Prioritizing Your Spine Health Journey
Navigating the Path to Lifelong Well-being

Specialized Care Treating Spine Health

Advancing Spine Health: CU Orthopedics

CU Orthopedics' Adult Spine Division, part of the renowned Spine Center at the University of Colorado Hospital, offers top-tier spine care in Denver and the surrounding regions. Our expert orthopedic spine surgeons provide cutting-edge surgical interventions for the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine. From conservative approaches like physical therapy and medications to advanced surgeries, including disc replacement and complex spine care, we address a wide range of spine-related issues. Located at a tertiary care center, we welcome patients nationally, with convenient access from Denver International Airport and direct regional routes from Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas.

Conditions Treated:

  •  Artificial Disc Replacement
  •  ACDF (Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Coccydynia

Official Health Care Partner

The University of Colorado School of Medicine's Department of Orthopedics is dedicated to advancing orthopedic care through a comprehensive approach that encompasses education, research, and patient care. Comprising a team of renowned orthopedic surgeons, researchers, and educators, the department is committed to excellence in all facets of its mission. From providing cutting-edge educational programs and clinical services to conducting groundbreaking research initiatives, the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of musculoskeletal health. With a focus on innovation, community outreach, and the highest standards of quality, the department stands as a leader in the field, contributing to the well-being of individuals and the advancement of orthopedic knowledge.

Patient Care, University of Colorado, Orthopedics Our patient care philosophy revolves around prioritizing the well-being and individual needs of each patient. At the heart of our approach is a commitment to providing compassionate, personalized care that goes beyond medical treatment. We believe in fostering open communication, empowering patients with information, and involving them in decision-making processes. Our dedicated healthcare professionals work collaboratively to ensure a comprehensive and patient-centered experience, addressing not only the physical aspects of health but also the emotional and psychological dimensions. With a focus on empathy and respect, we strive to create a supportive environment where patients feel heard, understood, and confident in their journey towards optimal health and recovery.


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Travel Award, Dr. Chris Erickson

The University of Colorado's orthopedic program places a strong emphasis on research aimed at advancing the field and improving patient outcomes. Our specialists engage in cutting-edge research initiatives focused on enhancing the understanding and treatment of conditions related to hip and knee health. Through ongoing research, we aim to develop innovative approaches, surgical techniques, and treatment modalities that significantly impact the orthopedic field.

Our research endeavors cover a wide range of topics, including arthritis, joint degeneration, trauma-related issues, and postoperative care. Actively participating in clinical trials, collaborative studies, and advancements in surgical technology keeps our team at the forefront of orthopedic research. We are dedicated to translating research insights into practical, evidence-based solutions that directly benefit our patients.

At the University of Colorado, our commitment to research is integrated into our patient care. This ensures that individuals receive state-of-the-art treatments reflecting the latest advancements in the field. Our dedication to research not only contributes to the academic community but, more importantly, allows us to continually enhance the quality of care provided to our patients, offering them the best possible outcomes.


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Orthopedic Medical Students, University of Colorado

Committed to education and the advancement of orthopedic knowledge, The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado stands as a cornerstone of excellence. Its dedicated academic and clinical faculty, each specializing in various orthopedic sub-specialties, ensure a comprehensive and multifaceted approach to patient care, research, and education.

The department's faculty comprises experts in Adult Reconstruction, Hand and Upper Extremity, Foot and Ankle, Pediatrics, Spine, Sports Medicine, Trauma and Fracture, and Orthopedic Oncology, making it a hub of diverse expertise. This rich variety of specialties enriches the learning experience and provides an all-encompassing environment for residents and fellows to thrive.

The Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program is not only an integral part of this institution but also a gold standard in the field. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), it sets the bar high for training future orthopedic surgeons. Furthermore, the fellowship programs in Hand and Upper Extremity, Pediatrics, and Sports Medicine, also ACGME-accredited, foster excellence in these sub-specialties.


Spinal Surgery Fellowships

Department of Orthopaedics Fund

Spine Locations

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