The CU Sports Medi​cine team provides state-of-the-art care for a full range of sports injuries. We specialize in results-oriented programs to improve athletic performance and "get you back in the game," whether you're a competitive or recreational athlete.

Colorado is one of the premier states for active lifestyles. As a result, our sports medicine clinics are capable of taking care of your sports-related injuries, from the most basic to full reconstructions and subsequent rehabilitation.

To assist in your care, we are leaders in both operative and non-operative options. Check out some of our treatment and procedural capabilities below.

  • Conference Brings Physicians to Colorado to Learn How to Treat Extreme Sports Athletes

    Apr 17, 2022
    With session titles like “Commando and Military Injuries: Late Night Stories,” “Surfing in the Olympics,” and “Cave Diving: The Deadliest Extreme Sport on Earth, or Not?,” you can tell this isn’t your average medical conference. It’s the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress presented by the Division of Sports Medicine in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Orthopedics, and it brings together physicians and health care professionals who work with extreme sports athletes — as well as some of the athletes themselves — for two days of learning and outdoor adventures. Scheduled for May 20 and 21 at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, the conference is the brainchild of Omer Mei-Dan, MD, associate professor of orthopedics.
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  • Surgical complications have implications for patients, physiciansOpens in a new window

    Mar 16, 2022
    Complications occur in patients even when we perform surgical tasks with the highest level of skill. As orthopedic surgeons, the only way to avoid surgical complications is not to operate.
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  • Explore the Science Behind Extreme Sports at This New Exhibit

    Sep 11, 2019
    Test your affinity for adventure and learn how athletes achieve feats that non-athletes might consider crazy at Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits, a new exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
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  • Chronic Lactate Exposure Leads to Cellular Disruptions Implicated in Cancer and Possibly T2 Diabetes

    Mar 9, 2022
    Study shows the accumulation of chronic cellular lactate can pose health risks over time. Acute amounts of lactate like those generated during exercise are probably required for healthy cells, but chronic exposure causes cellular disruption which can lead to cancer, heart failure and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • Multidisciplinary Approach Makes CU Sports Medicine Program a Winner

    Feb 28, 2022
    A Q&A with CU Sports Medicine providers Eric McCarty, MD, Rachel Brakke Holman, MD, and Sherrie Ballantine-Talmadge, DO. CU Sports Medicine — a multidisciplinary program involving the School of Medicine’s departments of orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics — serves a wide range of patients: from toddlers to seniors, elite athletes to weekend warriors. To help dispel some misconceptions about the field and highlight what sets CU’s program apart from the competition, we interviewed three experts to learn from the pros.
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  • Treating Female Athletes is the Focus of a New Book by Associate Professor of Orthopedics

    Aug 10, 2021
    Orthopedic surgeon Rachel Frank, MD, went straight to the source for her new textbook on treating female athletes: All of the book’s primary authors are women. “We invited exclusively authors who are recognized nationally and internationally as content and thought leaders in their particular chapter areas, and those authors happen to be women,” says Frank, associate professor of orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “We didn’t invite authors just because they are women, but in the field of orthopedics, nearly 94% of surgeons are male. This text is an interruption to the repetitive cycle of men at the podium, and men writing the chapters, and allows some really amazing surgeons, who aren’t always given the same opportunities as our male counterparts, a chance to shine.”
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  • Getting in Shape for Sugery

    Sep 5, 2019
    HAVING MAJOR SURGERY IS like running a marathon – both challenges require training, physical conditioning and stamina, experts say. That's why doctors and hospitals are prescribing prehabilitation, read more.
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  • Get ready for ski season with these 11 exercises (and throw in some hikes while you’re at it)Opens in a new window

    Oct 5, 2020
    Physical therapist Chelsea Holt demonstrates how to do a lateral single leg hop exercise at The Sports Medicine and Performance Center at The University of Colorado Boulder. (Rachel Ellis, The Denver Post)
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  • 18-innings and 560+ Pitches Equals Serious Shoulder Work

    Nov 1, 2018 by unknown
    The 2018 World Series was, like all the rest, a battle of the best. Teams play through nerves, fatigue, and injuries in the unrelenting pursuit of that championship title.
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  • Dr. Pascual on how stem cells might be used to treat the active individual

    Dec 17, 2019 by unknown
    Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, MD, is a sports medicine and hip preservation surgeon. An avid marathoner herself, she's also treated world-class athletes at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and has been an assistant team physician for the New York Knicks and Mets.
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  • Research and Awards

    Dec 17, 2019 by unknown
    When you come to one of our clinics, you're being treated by people who care about sports. Our doctors are Olympians, world-renowned extreme sports athletes, former physicians for professional sports teams including the Red Sox and the Mets, college football stars, and more.
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  • Dr. Pascual-Garrido awarded 2016-2017 William H. Harris Career Development Award in Hip Preservation

    Mar 18, 2016 by unknown
    The Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) has presented Dr. Cecilia Pascual-Garrido with the 2016-2017 William H. Harris Career Development Award in Hip Preservation.
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CU Sports Medicine Events

Stay connected to our CU Sports Medicine Events​​​ page to learn about upcoming Continuing Medical Education events for primary care providers, athletic trainers, team doctors, and more throughout Denver and the Colorado medical community.​

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