UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver

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Hours
Monday: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Your team
Joshua Metzl, MD
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Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Rachel Mazza, PA-C
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Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Ashley Chrisman, PA-C
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Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Adam Seidl, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery

Tanya Phillips, FNP
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Hand Surgery

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All in one location

Welcome to the NEW UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver and CU Sports Medicine. Home to our advanced orthopedic clinic, physical therapy and rehabilitation clinic, Inverness Orthopedics and Spine Surgery Center and Sports Performance powered by Elite Speed. This musculoskeletal hub in south metro Denver is the first of its kind in the UCHealth network, providing comprehensive, holistic diagnosis-to-recovery services for every type of athlete.

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.

 

UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic – Denver has been treating professional and amateur athletes since 1993.  We 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.

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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:

Learn about our treatments:

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.

Ankle and foot video library

Arthritis

If arthritis is preventing you from everyday activities and the sports you love, we’ll treat you with a comprehensive approach. Conservative management may be all you need, including strength training, reducing high impact activities, physical therapy, 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.

Arthritis conditions we treat:

Learn about our treatments:

Arthritis Video Library

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:

  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Triceps injury
  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury

Learn about our treatments:

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.

Elbow video library

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
  • Gluteal injury

Learn about our treatments:

Hip video library

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:

  • 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:

Performance programs

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

Knee video library

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:

Learn about our treatments:

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.

Shoulder video library

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:

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.

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What you should expect.

You probably have questions. Our goal is to address your questions and 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 of 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:

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

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell 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.

Video library

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.

Surgical center

Our orthopedic surgeons perform many procedures in an outpatient surgery center, located in the same building as our Denver (Englewood) 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.

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Specialists

Drew Ratner, MD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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Adam Seidl, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
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Thomas Noonan, MD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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Lucas Buchler, MD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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Martin Boublik, MD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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Jennifer Kummer, MD
Hand Surgery
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Theodore Schlegel, MD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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Eric McCarty, MD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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Kenneth Hunt, MD
Foot and Ankle Orthopedics
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Joshua Metzl, MD
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Braden Mayer, MD
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James Genuario, MD
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About your appointment

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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