Jason W. Stoneback, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Trauma Specialist

Andrew Federer, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand, Wrist and Elbow Specialist

Appointments:

Aurora (844) 800-5462

 

Jason W. Stoneback, MD

Jason Stoneback, MD

Jason W. Stoneback, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  He is the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Chief of Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Surgery, and Director of the multidisciplinary Limb Restoration Program at the University of Colorado Hospital.  Previously, Dr. Stoneback was the Director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Colorado Denver, and his fellowship training in Orthopedic Traumatology at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO. 

Dr. Stoneback specializes in the treatment of simple and complex fractures, nonunion and malunion fractures, osteomyelitis, orthopedic infections, limb length discrepancies and limb lengthening surgery, deformity correction, rodeo injuries, limb amputation and amputation correction, stature correction, post-traumatic limb salvage, and novel osseointegration surgery in amputees. The idea for an interdisciplinary approach to treat these conditions led to the creation of the Limb Restoration Program at the University of Colorado Hospital. The CU Limb Restoration Program combines comprehensive orthopedic, vascular, wound, and rehabilitative care to serve a growing number of patients with complex extremity injuries and provide deformity correction services. Dr. Stoneback serves as the Director of the Limb Restoration Program at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Stoneback’s clinical and research interests focus on the interdisciplinary approach to optimize health outcomes in patients who lose or are at risk of limb loss. He has always been intrigued and inspired by the connection between form and function and is highly motivated to provide patients with real options – often when all other choices have been exhausted. He specializes in deformity correction.

As a former rodeo competitor himself, Dr. Stoneback developed an interest in caring for the injured rodeo athlete. Rodeo injuries often result in orthopedic trauma and advanced orthopedic limb reconstructive techniques are needed to correct the injury. Dr. Stoneback has established himself as an expert in the rodeo injury field and often serves as an expert speaker on this topic for other emergency medical professionals. He was the Co-Founder of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Rodeo Experience, which served to bring the fun of a rodeo to the pediatric patients unable to attend due to illness.

 

Education



    • Undergraduate: University of Memphis and Middle Tennessee State University, Magna Cum Laude
    • Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, with Honors
    • Internship: University of Colorado Health Science Center
    • Residency: University of Colorado Health Science Center, Orthopedic Chief Resident
    • Fellowship: Saint Louis University, Orthopedic Traumatology
    • Visiting Surgeon: Radboud University Medical Center – the Netherlands
    • Visiting Surgeon: Hannover Medical School – Germany
    • Visiting Surgeon: Chinese Orthopedics Association – China
Jason Stoneback, MD,  Orthopedic trauma surgeon, Aurora, CO

Clinical Interests

Dr. Stoneback specializes in the treatment of:

  • Simple and complex fractures
  • Non-unions
  • Malunions
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Orthopedic infections
  • Limb-length discrepancies
  • Deformity correction
  • Post-traumatic limb salvage
  • Novel osseointegration surgery in amputees

The idea for an interdisciplinary approach to treat these conditions led to the creation of the Limb Restoration Program at the University of Colorado Hospital.

The Limb Restoration Program combines comprehensive orthopedic, vascular, wound, and rehabilitative care to serve a growing number of patients with complex extremity injuries.

  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus “Possibilities Endless” Campaign Featured Faculty, 2022
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus “This is Breakthrough” Campaign Featured Faculty, 2019
  • University of Colorado Office of Advancement “Bright Minds at Anschutz” Featured Faculty, 2017
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado “Excellence in Pediatric Trauma” Physician’s Award, 2016
  • University of Colorado Hospital “Sky’s the Limit” Award, 2015
  • The Permanente Journal Service Quality Award, 2015
  • University of Colorado Hospital Full-Time Physician of the Year, 2013
  • Peak Performers Award, 2013
  • Children’s Hospital Denver Resident Professionalism Award, 2009
  • University of Colorado Hospital SEED Award, 2007
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Rodeo Experience, 2015 – 2020
  • Elizabeth Rodeo – Staff Physician, 2016
  • Greeley Stampede Rodeo – Staff Physician, 2013 – Present
  • PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour – Staff Physician, 2013 – 2014
  • Colorado vs the World Rodeo – Staff Physician, 2013 – Present
  • National Western Stock Show and Rodeo – Staff Physician, 2011, 2013 – Present
  • Professional Bull Riders – Staff Physician, 2013, 2015 – Present
  • Justin Sports Medicine Team – Staff Physician, 2011 – Present
  • Denver Public High School Football – Team Physician, 2008 – 2011
  • Denver Public High School Wrestling – Team Physician, 2008 - 2011
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Osseointegration Publications

  • The biomechanical influence of transtibial Bone-Anchored limbs during walking

    Pub Date: 4/18/2024
    Journal: J Biomech. 2024 Apr 15;168:112098.
    Authors: Amanda L Vinson  Nicholas W Vandenberg  Mohamed E Awad  Cory L Christiansen  Jason W Stoneback  Brecca M M Gaffney
    PMID: 38636112
    Individuals with unilateral transtibial amputation (TTA) using socket prostheses demonstrate asymmetric joint biomechanics during walking, which increases the risk of secondary comorbidities (e.g., low back pain (LBP), osteoarthritis (OA)). Bone-anchored limbs are an alternative to socket prostheses, yet it remains unknown how they influence multi-joint loading. Our objective was to determine the influence of bone-anchored limb use on multi-joint biomechanics during walking. Motion capture data...

  • How Comprehensive and Efficient Are Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputation Undergoing Implantation of Osseointegrated Bone Anchored Limbs?

    Pub Date: 3/15/2024
    Journal: JBJS Rev. 2024 Mar 15;12(3).
    Authors: Mohamed E Awad  Danielle Melton  Kylie G Shaw  Guy Lev  Brecca M M Gaffney  Cory L Christiansen  Jason W Stoneback
    PMID: 38489397
    » Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are essential for measuring quality and functional outcomes after implantation of osseointegrated bone anchored limbs for patients with lower extremity amputation.» Using a novel assessment criterion with 8 domains, this study assessed all commonly used PROMs for their efficiency and comprehensiveness.» Comprehensiveness was scored according to the presence or absence of PROM questions related to these 8 domains (maximum score = 60): mobility (15...

  • Lumbopelvic movement coordination during walking improves with transfemoral bone anchored limbs: Implications for low back pain

    Pub Date: 3/3/2024
    Journal: Gait Posture. 2024 Mar;109:318-326.
    Authors: Brecca M M Gaffney  Peter B Thomsen  Ruud A Leijendekkers  Cory L Christiansen  Jason W Stoneback
    PMID: 38432038
    PMCID: PMC11015906
    BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is more prevalent in patients with transfemoral amputation using socket prostheses than able-bodied individuals, in part due to altered spinal loading caused by aberrant lumbopelvic movement patterns. Early evidence surrounding bone-anchored limb functional outcomes is promising, yet it remains unknown if this novel prosthesis influences LBP or movement patterns known to increase its risk.

  • The Amputated Limb Gluteus Medius is Biomechanically Disadvantaged in Patients with Unilateral Transfemoral Amputation

    Pub Date: 11/9/2023
    Journal: Ann Biomed Eng. 2024 Mar;52(3):565-574.
    Authors: Galen F Roda  Mohamed E Awad  Danielle H Melton  Cory L Christiansen  Jason W Stoneback  Brecca M M Gaffney
    PMID: 37946055
    PMCID: PMC10922424
    Patients with transfemoral amputation (TFA) are at an increased risk of secondary musculoskeleteal comorbidities, primarily due to asymmetric joint loading. Amputated limb muscle weakness is also prevalent in the TFA population, yet all factors that contribute to muscle strength and thus joint loading are not well understood. Our objective was to bilaterally compare gluteus medius (GMED) muscle factors (volume, fatty infiltration, moment arm) that all contribute to joint loading in patients with...

  • Unilateral transfemoral osseointegrated prostheses improve joint loading during walking

    Pub Date: 6/5/2023
    Journal: J Biomech. 2023 Jun;155:111658.
    Authors: Nicholas W Vandenberg  Jason W Stoneback  Hope Davis-Wilson  Cory L Christiansen  Mohamed E Awad  Danielle H Melton  Brecca M M Gaffney
    PMID: 37276681
    PMCID: PMC10330663
    People with unilateral transfemoral amputation using socket prostheses are at increased risk for developing osteoarthritis in both the residual hip and intact lower-limb joints. Osseointegrated prostheses are a surgical alternative to socket prostheses that directly attach to the residual femur via a bone-anchored implant, however their multi-joint loading effect is largely unknown. Our objective was to establish how osseointegrated prostheses influence joint loading during walking. Motion...


Services

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gold-rgt-arrow Stature Correction


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