The orthopedic and spine team at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, provides patients with exceptional orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons for complete care of bone, joint, tendon and nerve problems.

Orthopedic classes and support programs

The Orthopedic Unit at Medical Center of the Rockies offers a variety of classes and support for orthopedic patients.

Educational programs

To help you fully understand your joint condition, whether surgery is appropriate, and the role you can play, the Orthopedic and Spine Center provides informational seminars in Loveland and outlying communities.

The seminars offer both pre-operative and post-operative education about joint pain, arthritis, exercise, and total joint replacement surgery. Our staff can explain what your pain means, whether you need to see a doctor, and when/if you’re a candidate for total joint replacement surgery.

Classes on arthritis and chronic conditions

If you have arthritis or another chronic condition that limits your freedom, flexibility, and lifestyle, you may benefit from one of our chronic conditions classes. For information, call us at 970-495-7500 or visit our classes and events page.

  • “Arthritis in Motion” is a 10-week exercise program that helps you maintain flexibility and range of motion, and build stamina.
  • “Living Well with Arthritis” is a six-week program that teaches you how to positively manage your condition and lead a healthy life.
  • The “Living Well Program” is designed to help people with any chronic condition take charge of their life and their condition and learn specific skills to help them do that. It meets once a week for six weeks.
  • “Arthritis Support Group,” which meets monthly in Fort Collins.

Aspen Club

This free UCHealth service for people age 50 and over offers arthritis and back strength function/mobility classes, educational programs on fall prevention and balance, as well as strength, mobility, and flexibility classes and exercise classes. For more information, contact the Aspen Club at 970-495-8560.

Health information programs

UCHealth also sponsors numerous health and wellness programs, including classes on exercise, diet, cooking, and CPR. For more information call 970-495-7500 or visit our classes and events page.


If you’re outside the Loveland area, orthopedic specialists at Medical Center of the Rockies use the Telehealth Program — a video technology that works via phone lines — to educate, to consult with physicians in rural medical centers, to assess CT scan results, and to swiftly evaluate and recommend treatment, 24 hours a day, right in your home community. For more information about the Telehealth Program, call 970-495-7738.

The Orthopedic and Spine Unit works with doctors from UCHealth Orthopedics, UCHealth Brain and Spine and Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies.

Orthopedic and neurosurgical treatment and procedures

  • Joint surgery/joint replacement
  • Back/neck surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Ligament and tendon repair
  • Hand surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Articular knee cartilage repair
  • Ankle and foot surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery

Inpatient Orthopedic and Spine Unit

This nursing floor is designed to meet the needs of all orthopedic and neurosurgical patients, including persons with joint replacements, trauma, spine surgery and fractures.

Rehabilitation Unit at Medical Center of the Rockies

If you need rehabilitation after your surgery and qualify for insurance coverage for rehab, our rehabilitation unit offers a custom education and exercise program tailored to your specific needs.

A team of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and music therapists, social workers, and others is dedicated to helping you regain your strength and independence and return to normal activities after surgery.

Our staff also works closely with several area outpatient rehabilitation programs as well as short-term and long-term rehabilitation facilities and nursing homes. You can choose to use the MCR rehabilitation unit or any other facility that suits your needs.