Any age, any level, any injury -we're here to help. 

Competitive and recreational athletes of all types and ages receive comprehensive care for sports and related injuries at CU Sports Medicine. We treat athletes across the Front Range, encompassing care for hip & knee, hand, foot & ankle, elbow & shoulder, and spine. That includes compartment syndrome, sprains and strains, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and much more.

With radiology and rehabilitation services conveniently located on-site, our orthopedic specialists work alongside these experts, as well as with certified physical therapists, to return patients quickly and safely to their normal activities. 

At CU Sports Medicine, patients can have diagnostic tests and a physician's evaluation on the same day in the same location. Our multidisciplinary team has two goals: a timely and accurate diagnosis, and the fastest recovery possible.

Hand & Wrist
PRP Injections
Joint Preservation
Foot & Ankle
Pediatric Sports Medicine
Women's Sports Medicine


Returning our patients to their active lifestyles is our passion. Stories of their recovery and success keep us going. 

Read more about their journeys.

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Our surgeons are the forefront of Orthopedic Sports Medicine research. We continue to advance the field of orthopedics in our discoveries of the newest treatment options and technological advances in orthopedic care. Here at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus, our surgeons have access to the most extensive research resources and world-class surgical facilities available in Colorado and the nation.

Here at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus we share our discoveries and teach our peers in the field as well as the next generation of orthopedic surgeons.

Learn more about our recent research in Sports Medicine


CU Sports Medicine - Denver 
2000 S Colorado Blvd.
Tower One, Suite 4500
Denver, CO 80222
(720) 848-8200 



CU Sports Medicine -
Anschutz Medical Campus 
1635 North Aurora Court
UCH Outpatient Pavilion
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045 
(720) 848-1900 



CU Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver
175 Inverness Dr W
Suite 200
Englewood, CO 80112
(720) 848-1900



CU Sports Medicine - Lone Tree
9548 Park Meadows Drive
2nd Floor
Lone Tree, CO 80124
(720) 848-2200 



CU Sports Medicine and
Performance Center 
2150 Stadium Drive
Boulder, CO 80309
(303) 315-9900 



CU Sports Medicine at
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 E. 16th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045
(720) 777-6600 

Eric McCarty, MD
Eric McCarty, MD

Eric McCarty, MD

Chief of Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Eric McCarty

I am passionate about taking care of the active individual of all ages. When a competitive or recreational athlete incurs an injury, I relish the opportunity to provide meticulous care in guiding them back to their desired activity through both my operative expertise and my non-operative skills. My devotion to the care of my patients is evident in the following values that guide my practice as well as my colleagues, the team of sports medicine physicians at the University of Colorado: Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork, Professionalism, Respect, Passion, Patient-centered, Leadership, Positivity, Innovation, Compassion, Inspiration. Our mission at CU Sports Medicine is to define and deliver exceptional evidence-based care for the athlete in everyone. We are committed to providing the highest quality professional and ethical care to all patients through the integration of comprehensive education and exceptional musculoskeletal research combined with outstanding care of the patient.

I continue to maintain a very active lifestyle with my family. I enjoy the activities I grew up with in Colorado including hiking, cycling, climbing and skiing. This carries over into my unbridled dedication of returning patients to their desired activity/sport.


Staying Safe on the Slopes this Season

The most important message that Dr. Eric McCarty, Chief of Sports Medicine at UCHealth, shares with the CU ski team is that ski safety is critical. Dr. McCarty recommends these 8 ski safety steps:

1. Equipment selection and maintenance: The right equipment matters. Make sure your skis are the correct length, your boots fit correctly, and that your bindings are set appropriately for your skill level. 
2. Protective gear: Wear a helmet and goggles at all times. 
3. Awareness training: There are endless amounts of variables on the mountain and being aware of yourself and others is critical for staying safe. 
4. Exercise: Sign up for a ski conditioning class at your local gym prior to ski season. This will help prepare your body for the slopes at maximum potential. 
5. Rules of the road: Learn your responsibility code – go to and click on the safety tab to learn more. 
6. Equipment orientation: Get to know how your gear works so that it works for you.
7. Fall training: Learning how to fall on skis is critical to avoiding injury. When falling, you want to keep your extremities in, roll with your momentum, and keep sliding until you stop. 
8. Terrain analysis: Know where you are going. If you are new to the mountain, pick up a trail map to get familiar with the trails and the terrain.



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