Traumatic fractures occur in the presence of a significant impact or force. Most of these injuries would be considered “displaced” fractures. A displaced fracture occurs when there is a noticeable movement away from the normal position of the bone. This type of fracture cannot be repaired with standard castings or splints and will require surgical treatment such as resetting and realigning the fragment ends.
On any given day, our orthopedic surgeons are working to save a limb, stabilize a complex fracture, correct a deformity, or heal a bone infection. They're working with other doctors, coordinating your care with a rehabilitation specialist, or providing additional training to paramedics.
Our fellowship-trained traumatologists specialize in fracture care and work with a multidisciplinary team of providers to support your comprehensive health.
Osseointegration of the limb is a surgical procedure used for the permanent placement of artificial limbs connected to the human skeleton. A metal implant is inserted into the amputated extremity bone. The connector passes through the skin and attaches to the prosthesis. After several weeks, it integrates with the bone, allowing movement and pain relief. Osseointegration aims to offer a better quality of life and improved function and mobility to people who have had an amputation.
There are many conditions and problems that can put your limbs at risk—infections, tumors, severe traumatic damage, and more. We offer unique treatment options to help you avoid amputation and maintain your quality of life.
The Limb Restoration Program unites doctors from multiple specialties in the care and preservation of your arm or leg. We meet every week to review and consult on all cases, ensuring collaboration and the best treatment plan for each individual patient.
Vice Chair Clinical Affairs
Chief, Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Surgery
Director, Limb Restoration Program
Jason Stoneback, MD, is the Chief of Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Surgery and the Director of the Limb Restoration program at the University of Colorado Hospital. He specializes in the treatment of simple and complex fractures, nonunions, malunions, limb-length discrepancies, deformity correction, and limb salvage.
He is committed to his patients and their families, delivering care, compassion, innovation, and technology provided in a multidisciplinary fashion.
Here, we see patients with complex trauma across the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.
Our world-renowned trauma team brings together a multidisciplinary unit that delivers quality care and the best possible outcomes unmatched anywhere else.
Here, what was once thought hopeless, finds a bright new future filled with possibility.
Our trauma and multidisciplinary team work at UCHealth, the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the state of Colorado, verified by the American College of Surgeons and designated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
As a nationally ranked department and hospital by U.S. News and World Report, our team provides the highest-level trauma care in one facility.
Once bound for the Olympics, Steamboat skier David Schlicht suffered a terrible accident during practice and ultimately opted for a below-knee amputation. With support from his mom, dad and sister, David’s facing his future with infectious optimism. Photo by John Russell for UCHealth.
It’s not often you manage to damage yourself in a city of 70,000 – the population of Broomfield or Castle Rock – that’s also the middle of nowhere. So it was, though, for Wim Haverhals. During the week leading up to Labor Day 2017, the 50-year-old Denver IT professional was back in Black Rock City, Nevada, for the annual weeklong Burning Man arts and music festival.
Osseointegration, a form of implant surgery, is restoring freedom of movement to amputees in a revolutionary new way. Correspondent Barry Petersen speaks to doctors about this prosthetic procedure, and with patients who are embracing their expanded mobility with a vengeance.