UCHealth CU Sports Medicine’s team of sports medicine and orthopedic specialists provide diagnosis and treatment for injuries to the hip, knee, foot & ankle, elbow, shoulder, and spine at our southeast Denver office.
Conditions we treat
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We provide comprehensive care for the full range of sports injuries affecting the hip and knee, hand, foot and ankle, elbow and shoulder, and spine. Specific conditions include:
- ACL injuries
- Cartilage and ligament tears
- Hand injuries
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Degenerative conditions of the hip and knee
- Meniscus tears
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder dislocations
- Sprains, strains and fractures
- Tendonitis or chronic tendon pain
- Tennis elbow
- Biologics – Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), cartilage restoration
- Tenotomy for chronic tendon pain
- Ultrasound-guided injections
- Steroid injections
A multidisciplinary treatment approach. Our doctors work with physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers to create an evidence-based, individualized treatment plan for each patient.
We also offer our patients a conservative approach to care that can help them avoid surgery through several non-operative treatment options.
Gait analysis. Our gait analysis specialists use a combination of observation and precise measurements to identify biomechanical abnormalities, even very slight ones, that can diminish an athlete’s optimal movement.
Physician guided bike fit. Most bikes are fitted at the store which sells them. However, many people still have knee pain, back pain, neck pain or hip pain while cycling. A physician guided bike fit evaluates a patient’s biomechanical uniqueness as well as strength and balance to reduce the risk of and avoid injury.
What to bring to your sports medicine appointment
Please plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before your appointment to complete clinic and insurance forms.
- Your photo or military ID
- Your completed Health Assessment Form
- Your insurance card or the name of your carrier; the plan, policy or group number; and the phone number of the insurance company. If covered by a spouse’s policy, know your spouse’s date of birth and Social Security number
- A referral form or number if required by your insurance carrier
- A letter of authorization from your insurance carrier if your treatment is covered by Workers Compensation
- Previous medical records, or arrange to have them transferred prior to your scheduled appointment time
- X-rays, MRIs, EMGs and operative reports, if applicable
- Name, address and phone number of your referring physician