You don’t have to be a pro to be treated like one.

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Official team physicians for the Denver Broncos and official health care partner for the Colorado Rockies, helping them compete at their highest potential.

Steadman Hawkins Clinic has been treating professional and amateur athletes since 1993. Now it’s part of the UCHealth team, so you can get the same level of care as the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Rockies and the U.S. Ski Team.

Steadman Hawkins Clinic was founded by Drs. Martin Boublik and Theodore Schlegel, and joined UCHealth in 2016 to become UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic – Denver. We now have even more resources to improve our world-renowned sports medicine services. You’ll get the latest surgical, non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques that professional athletes receive to everyday athletes like you. We’ll treat your injury and customize a recovery plan to keep you healthy and competitive.

Our mission

Our goal is simple: deliver the highest standard of orthopedic care and personal attention to every patient. Whether you’re an injured professional athlete or just want to be able to walk again without pain, our physicians will do everything they can to help you get back in the game.

Get the same care as world-class athletes . . .

Our physicians are board-certified, fellowship-trained and part of the most highly respected orthopedics and sports medicine fellowship programs in the country. We treat high-profile athletes for whom performance is everything, so we stay on the cutting edge of orthopedics and sports medicine. Our doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, performance coaches and athletic trainers will work together to take proven treatment plans and cater them to your specific goals.

 . . . all in one location

Having your doctor, physical therapist and everyone else on your treatment team in one location will go a long way toward your recovery. We’ll do everything we can to help you avoid surgery, but if it becomes necessary, we can perform many procedures on an outpatient basis in our advanced surgery center in the same building. Convenience like this makes it easier for you to get back your competitive edge.

Our Team

  • Martin Boublik, MD
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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    Athletic knee and shoulder conditions, including knee ligament, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), collateral lig... Read more

  • Lucas Buchler, MD
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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  • James Genuario, MD
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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    Specializing in the care of recreational and professional athletes, Dr. Genuario’s areas of expertise include:... Read more

  • Jennifer Kummer, MD
    Hand Surgery
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    She specializes in treating hand and upper extremity conditions including hand, wrist, and elbow fractures, spor... Read more

  • Braden Mayer, MD
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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    He is interested in the treatment of recreational and professional athletes with focus on minimally invasive sho... Read more

  • Joshua Metzl, MD
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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    Dr. Metzl serves as head Orthopaedic physician for the Colorado Ballet. He is also the assistant team physician ... Read more

  • Thomas Noonan, MD
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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    Knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, Meniscus surgery, Knee arthritis, Cartilage restoration, Shoulder arthrosc... Read more

  • Drew Ratner, MD
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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  • Theodore Schlegel, MD
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
    • Athletic knee conditions
    • Knee ligament injuries
    • Men... Read more

Our services

Come to us for complete and comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine care for your:

Ankles and feet

Get all the steps you need to recover.

If a foot or ankle injury has stopped you in your tracks, we’ll treat you with a comprehensive approach. Conservative management may be all you need, including injections, physical therapy, orthotics or a combination of these. If you need more advanced treatment, our expert team can perform any surgical procedures you need to get back on your feet and resume your active life as quickly as possible.

Ankle and foot conditions we treat:

  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Ankle fracture
  • Ankle instability
  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Ankle sprains
  • Sesamoid disorders

Learn about our treatments:

  • Minimally invasive Achilles repair
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Bunion surgery
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle replacement
  • Ankle fusion
  • Stem-cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

Performance programs

  • Return to sport. Professional and amateur athletes are given increasingly challenging foot and ankle exercises to prepare them for a return to competition.
  • Return to dance. You’ll meet with doctors and therapists who understand dance and dance-related injuries and can give you specific resources catered to your case.
  • 3-D motion analysis. This 3-D motion-capture technology analyzes body movements and plots your progression of recovery from an injury.

Elbows

Treatments proven to help the pros. You’re up.

Healthy arms are critical to any sport, but the repetitive motions required to compete can lead to injury, especially in the elbow. UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic – Denver has expertise treating everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors. Get the same level of care that helps Colorado Rockies players compete at their level, so you can succeed at yours.

Elbow conditions we treat:

  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury
  • Biceps injury
  • Triceps injury
    • This occurs when you suffer a tear to the tendon that connects your triceps to the bone in the back of your elbow. This can inhibit your range of motion.
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golf elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Loose body

Learn about our treatments:

  • Physical therapy
  • Cortisone injections
  • Stem-cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • UCL reconstruction/Tommy John surgery

Performance programs

  • Return to throwing. Baseball players, softball players and other professional and amateur athletes are given increasingly challenging workouts to prepare them for a return to competition.
  • 3-D motion analysis. This 3-D motion-capture technology analyzes body movements and plots your progression of recovery from an injury.

Hips

Your hips affect your entire performance. Let’s get you moving again.

Having treated elite athletes for decades, we’ve seen every type of injury, and we recognize not every labral tear requires surgery. We offer the latest advances in nonoperative options—we pioneered physical treatment of hip pain—and noninvasive treatments. We also perform minimally invasive hip arthroscopy if that’s what you need. Time to get off the sidelines and back in the game.

Hip conditions we treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Impingement
  • Dysplasia
  • Sports hernia
  • Bursitis
  • Proximal hamstring injury
    • These particular hamstring injuries are primarily seen in competitive athletes. The problem occurs when your hip is forcibly flexed while your knee is extended. Without proper treatment, this type of injury can linger and debilitate.
  • Gluteal injury
    • Buttocks pain often comes on gradually and can include piroformis syndrome, myofascial pain or referred pain from your lower back or sacroiliac joint. In addition, direct impact from a ball or blunt object can give you a contusion or bruising.

Learn about our treatments:

  • Physical therapy
  • Stem-cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Joint preservation
  • Hip-replacement surgery

Knees

Keep moving forward without taking a knee.

Every athlete knows that a knee injury should be avoided at all costs. Problem is, knees take a beating in almost every sport. That’s why our doctors never stop studying knees and the latest in scientifically proven care. In fact, we teach ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair and more at top institutions like the University of Colorado School of Medicine. You can count on your knees now and down the road.

Knee conditions we treat:

  • Arthritis
  • ACL tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Articular cartilage damage
    • This is damage to the smooth white tissues that cover the end of bones where your joints meet, which is caused by injury or normal wear and tear.
  • Extensor mechanism injuries, such as:
    • Overuse injuries
    • Acute trauma
    • Chronic degeneration
    • Quadriceps muscle tears
    • Quadriceps tendon ruptures
    • Patella tendon ruptures
    • Patella fractures
    • Patellar dislocation
    • Patella sleeve fractures

Learn about our treatments:

  • Joint preservation
  • Joint replacement
  • Advanced, minimally invasive surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

Performance programs

  • 3-D motion analysis. This 3-D motion-capture technology analyzes body movements and plots your progression of recovery from an injury.

Shoulders

Stay out of the operating room and still get back in the game.

Minimally invasive surgery is even more effective than open surgery, and we use it in 90% of all rotator cuff surgeries we perform. We’ll start with physical therapy and other initial treatments, but if that’s not enough for your case, we’ll treat you with advanced procedures that are safer and will likely result in less scarring than traditional surgery. Best of all, it’s a faster rebound for you.

Shoulder conditions we treat:

  • Rotator-cuff injury
  • Labrum injury
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder separation
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder

Learn about our treatments:

  • Joint preservation
  • Joint replacement
  • Advanced, minimally invasive surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Stem-cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

Performance programs

Return to throwing. Baseball players, softball players and other professional and amateur athletes are given increasingly challenging workouts to prepare them for a return to competition.

3-D motion analysis. This 3-D motion-capture technology analyzes body movements and plots your progression of recovery from an injury.

Wrists and hands

Get your goals back within your grasp.

When something goes wrong with your hands or wrists, it affects not just your sports performance but your everyday life. It’s imperative that you heal as quickly as possible. We offer comprehensive hand and wrist care, including X-rays, splints, physical therapy and more, all under one roof. From broken fingers to torn wrist ligaments, we’ll treat your individual injury with the cutting-edge care it deserves.

Wrist and hand conditions we treat:

  • Wrist, hand and finger fractures
  • Tendon and nerve lacerations
  • Skier’s thumb
  • Wrist, hand and elbow tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Dupuytren’s disease

Learn about our treatments:

  • Casts
  • Cortisone injections
  • Collagenase injections

Specialized therapies

Physical therapy

One team. One location. One complete game plan.

Convenience and consistency with your physical therapy will give you a competitive edge. Our doctors, physical therapists (PTs) and performance coaches have worked together for years—under the same roof—and know how to create a winning strategy for your rehab.

What you should expect.

You probably have questions. Our goal is to address many of those now, and then get you in and out as painlessly as possible. Your first visit will be a simple evaluation. To get a better understanding of your condition, your physical therapist will ask you questions including:

  • How did your pain begin?
  • What makes you feel better or worse?
  • What activities are you unable to do?
  • Does anything else add to your pain?

Please wear loose-fitting clothes so your PT can easily see how you move. Your PT will walk you through a number or assessments, including, but not limited to:

  • Range of motion
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Functional movement (pushing, pulling, lifting)
  • Palpation (your PT uses his/her hands to assess structures around the joint and feel for abnormalities)
  • Additional tests to evaluate the joint.

Following your evaluation, your PT will develop a treatment plan involving manual therapy and exercise to address any problems.

Manual therapy could include:

  • Soft-tissue massage.
  • Joint mobilization
  • Assisted stretching.
  • Dry needling
  • Taping

Exercises could include:

  • Mobility
  • Flexibility
  • Muscle activation
  • Strengthening

As your pain decreases and your movement improves, your PT will work with you to tailor your program to get you performing at your best.

Sports performance training

If you are interested in improving strength, stamina, endurance, durability, flexibility, power, or speed, then you need to visit our sports performance experts. They have worked with athletes of all levels in a multitude of sports, and they can help you achieve your training and competitive goals. Learn more about our sports performance programs and team.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary procedure that uses components of the body’s own blood cells to stimulate the natural healing process in certain orthopedic conditions.

The body’s first response to any soft tissue injury (ligaments and tendons) is to deliver platelet cells. Filled with healing and growth factors, platelets jump start the repair process and attract the essential aid of stem cells. PRP therapy’s natural healing process accelerates the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets through a simple injection. It provides effective pain relief and faster healing and can eliminate the need for surgery and prolonged recovery.

PRP therapy is showing promising results with osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip and spine, as well as rotator cuff tears, chronic plantar fasciitis, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, tendonitis and ligament sprains.

PRP therapy is offered at our Lone Tree office by Dr. James Genuario. Please visit our patient education library to learn more about PRP therapy.

Surgical

Our orthopedic surgeons perform many procedures in an outpatient surgery center, located in the same building as our Denver (Greenwood Village) office. State-of the-art surgical suites are equipped with the most advanced instruments and technology. The surgical suites are also staffed with caring, compassionate nurses who assist our physicians during surgery and monitor patients in the recovery room. All surgical scheduling is done by your physician’s medical assistant.

What to bring

Your first ortho visit

Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes early so that we can complete your initial paperwork. Be sure to bring the following items with you for your first office visit with the doctor:

  • Your insurance card or other health coverage information
  • Your driver’s license or photo identification
  • Referral from primary care physician (if necessary). Some insurance carriers require you to obtain a referral or written authorization from your primary care physician to receive treatment from an orthopedic specialist. Please check with your carrier if you are in doubt. If your insurance carrier requires that you have a referral, please note that these can take up to 10 business days to obtain and we cannot see you until we have the referral.
  • Walking shorts and athletic shoes (knee examination only)
  • X-rays or MRIs not older than twelve or eighteen months (if available)
  • Clinic notes or operative reports from your referring physician that relate to your condition
  • If your insurance plan requires you to pay a co-payment, co-insurance, and/or a deductible, it will be necessary to pay at the time of your visit.

If your injury is work-related, you must provide us with:

  • Name, address and telephone number of the worker’s compensation insurance carrier
  • Date of the accident
  • Worker’s compensation claim number

During your initial visit, your doctor will take your history and conduct a comprehensive examination and evaluation of your problem and symptoms. He or she will discuss your injury or problem, make a diagnosis and recommend treatment. If imaging studies are needed to help make a diagnosis, such as X-rays or an MRI, these may be performed the same day. Your initial office visit is typically 15 to 30 minutes long, unless imaging services are required.

Your first physical therapy visit

Please bring the following items with you for your first physical therapy visit:

  • Your insurance card or other health coverage information
  • Your driver’s license or photo identification
  • Your signed written prescription from your physician
  • Co-payment, co-insurance, and/or deductible, if required by your insurance plan

During your initial visit, your physical therapist will take your history and conduct a comprehensive examination and evaluation of your problem and symptoms. He or she will discuss your injury or problem at length, observe your posture and biomechanics, test your range of motion and joint mobility, and check your soft tissue to determine the cause of pain or disability. Your physical therapist will then develop a customized treatment plan with short and long term goals.

At every visit, you should wear or bring with you loose, comfortable clothing in which you can move freely, such as shorts or sweatpants, athletic shoes, and a loose shirt (such as a sweatshirt or t-shirt, or in some cases a tank top for shoulder evaluations).

Depending upon your diagnosis, as well as the treatment recommendation of your physician and therapist, you can expect to be in therapy for 1 to 2 hours per visit.

Orthopedic surgery

If your injury or condition requires surgery, your physician will thoroughly explain the procedure, the recovery process and the type of rehabilitation program you will undergo. On the day of surgery, it is important that you arrive on time and bring the following items with you:

All patients:

  • Athletic shoes
  • Shorts
  • Loose, comfortable clothes (they may become stained, so make sure they are not your favorites)
  • Any icing device (cold pack, cryo-cuff, etc.) that you have used and liked
  • Summaries of any physical therapy or training programs that you have followed for this condition
  • Insurance card or worker’s comp information
  • Driver’s license or photo identification

Knee patients:

  • Crutches (if you already have some)
  • Knee brace that you have been using

Shoulder patients:

  • Loose fitting button-up shirts

In addition, all patients MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult who will drive you home after your procedure.

Please do not wear makeup or nail polish. Remove your jewelry and all piercings and leave your valuables at home. Bring cases for your glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and dentures.

After you register, you will be escorted to the preoperative area, where you will change into a surgical gown and be admitted. A registered nurse will review your health history, obtain vital signs and start an intravenous line. Anesthesia personnel will also consult with you at this time.

After surgery, you will be transferred to the recovery room where our nursing staff will monitor you until you are awake, alert, and ready to go home. They will provide you with written post-procedure instructions regarding diet, rest, exercise and medication. Make sure that you understand them and ask questions as needed.

My Health Connection

My Health Connection is UCHealth’s free, easy-to-use “patient portal.” It offers patients personalized and secure online access to portions of their medical records. It enables you to securely use the Internet to help manage and receive information about your health. With My Health Connection, you can easily:

  • Email your doctor
  • Renew or refill a prescription
  • View test results
  • Request an appointment
  • Appointment reminders
  • View your medical record
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Testimonials

We feel fortunate to have received reflections from our patients about how the doctors and staff at Steadman Hawkins have helped them. Here are some of our favorites:

“Dr. Schlegel performed a revision reconstruction to my shoulder and had a very positive experience and recovery and Dr. Metzl has treated me for a broken bone also with a positive experience and recovery. There are seemingly long wait times at both offices but that is a small price to pay for excellent medical care. I would recommend SHC Denver to anyone.”
~ Mark B.


“Well, I spent 8 months out of the doctors office/physical therapy clinic (cleared in March 2015 for my torn ACL & ended up back in the ambulance in November 2015). Luckily, Steadman was able to get me in right after my accident in November and this time – I shattered my shoulder blade. Dr. Jameson saw me for all but 1 of my appointments for this (I saw Dr. Boublik for the other appointment)… I would highly suggest either (or both!) doctors. I also highly suggest my physical therapist Caitlin O’Brien – she’s is very knowledgeable and personable!

Luckily, my shoulder was healing MUCH faster than my knee did (1 full year of recovery post injury – including a surgery that happened 5 months post-injury compared to a 4 month recovery with no surgery!). Dr. Jameson, Dr. Boublik and Caitlin were all SO great during my recovery – and they all cared that I was recovering quickly, which was nice since they all knew I wanted to get back to skiing quickly (especially after last years injury!).

Hopefully I’ll stay out of the doctors office and physical therapy clinic for at least a year but if I do get injured again – I know where I’ll be going!”
~ Kim A.


“After some initial fears, never having had major surgery before, everything about my experience with Dr Schlegel was excellent. I had a fall that resulted in a complete tear in my rotator cuff, and a SLAP tear. I was referred to Dr. Schelgel by Dr. Ray Kim, a personal friend with another group who specializes in hips and knees—so he made a personal call to Dr. Schlegel. Though Dr. Schlegel was out of town, he called me personally to talk about my MRI results. My initial consultation with another doctor with S-H left me a little nervous, so getting his second opinion was calming and crucial in my experience.

I’m now six months after surgery and the contrast is amazing. My shoulder is back to full range of motion and gaining strength each week. Guided by Dr. Schlegel’s meticulous instructions to my physical therapist, Ken Bush (a former S-H physical therapist now in private practice near me) I have an almost new shoulder. As a bonus, I also found the front desk folks and business office to be helpful and courteous each time I had dealings with them. I can’t thank Dr. Schlegel, Nate, and his entire team too much!”
~ Stephen B.


“Dr Metzl repaired my ankle 2 years ago and it is like a brand new ankle. I’ve been back to playing volleyball and doing yoga. I was in so much pain I couldn’t walk for months before the surgery and I am pain-free since. The recovery for micro fracture is long and it takes dedication to PT to recover range of motion. It took a year of PT for me, but now the ankle feels just like the other. I also sent a family member to Dr Metzl JD she’s also had a positive experience.
~ Summer W.


“A big thanks to Dr. Schlegel, his team, and my physical therapist, Dr. Sarah Hyslop, for the amazing work they did on my shoulder. A second time around- arthroscopic surgery could not have gone smoother. Five months out and I was back to playing hockey like nothing had changed. Would highly recommend, very comfortable, friendly and efficient team at SH.”
~ Thomas B.

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