Orthopedic Care in Lone Tree, CO
The Spine & Total Joint Center
At Sky Ridge Medical Center, our goal is to get you back to doing what you enjoy most, as quickly as possible. The Spine & Total Joint Center is a state-of-the-art facility that is staffed with leading neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and an expert clinical team.
Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 RidgeGate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Please feel free to call our facility at (720) 225-1000 if you are in need of a physician referral or administration screening.
Orthopedic conditions we treat
The orthopedic team at Sky Ridge Medical Center provides comprehensive care from before, during and after your treatment. We are the leading orthopedic provider in the region, in fact, our physicians perform more spine surgeries than any other hospital in Colorado. Our advanced technology and state-of-the-art facility allows our neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures.
If you are in need of specialized hand, hip, foot or knee care, our orthopedic specialists provide a wide range of treatments, including:
Bones, joints & muscle services
- Ankle Injuries and Disorders
- Arm Injuries and Disorders
- Back Injuries/Back Pain
- Bone Cancer
- Bone Diseases
- Bone Grafts
- Broken Bones
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cartilage Disorders
- Chondrocalcinisis (gout)
- Connective Tissue Disorders
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
- Diabetic Foot
- Achilles Tendon Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
- Chondromalacia Patellae
- Tardive Dyskinesia
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
Spine, back & neck services
Minimally invasive joint replacement
Is it possible to replace a knee or hip joint with a minimally invasive surgical procedure?
Yes, it is. Sky Ridge orthopedic surgeons specialize in innovative Minimally Invasive Solutions (MIS) techniques. In each case, special procedures are used that avoid the cutting of major muscles or key tendons. And that ultimately leads to smaller exterior scars and a quicker recovery.
In each case, special procedures are used that avoid the cutting of major muscles or key tendons. And that ultimately leads to smaller exterior scars and a quicker recovery.
Benefits of minimally invasive joint replacement surgery
One of the main differences is that smaller incisions are necessary with these surgeries. But the more important factor is that, because no major muscles or tendons are cut, there is less blood loss, less tissue trauma, a shorter hospital stay, less pain for the patient after it’s done and often a less challenging initial rehabilitation period.
Ultimately, the incision required for a minimally invasive hip replacement is about three inches, as opposed to the standard 12- to 14-inch cut required with traditional techniques. With knee replacements, the minimally invasive incision might be 3 to 5 inches in length instead of 10 inches with standard procedures.
Anterior approach minimally invasive hip replacement is a unique, muscle-sparing approach that uses the natural muscle plane at the front of the hip to access the hip joint and insert a hip prosthesis. Specialized instruments allow our surgeons to perform a total hip replacement by merely displacing the muscles that surround the hip joint. Therefore, the anterior approach technique causes less trauma than other traditional techniques because NO MUSCLES ARE CUT.
Benefits of the anterior approach
X-ray guidance is used during surgery to ensure accurate sizing and placement of the artificial hip components. There are a number of recent studies using gait and MRI analysis, in addition to clinical data, that support the belief that the Anterior (or AMIS) Approach is better for patients, both short- and long-term. Patients have a significantly shorter recovery time, less blood loss, enjoy a quicker return to full activity and function, have less scarring around the joint and experience greater stability and mobility.
While the Anterior Approach is still a relatively new technique by U.S. standards, it has been successfully performed in Europe since the 1940s. Surgeons at Sky Ridge have collectively performed thousands of these procedures since Sky Ridge opened in 2003.
Local Experts Performing the Anterior Approach
Drs. Robert Greenhow, Harold Hunt, Craig Loucks, Scott Resig and John Xenos perform this technique at Sky Ridge. For more information on the physicians performing the Anterior Approach, please call our Physician Referral Manager at (720) 225-5362.
What separates us from other orthopedic providers?
The Sky Ridge Spine & Total Joint Center provides:
- A comprehensive team of caring specialists who will provide you with personalized care before, during and
- Experienced physicians who perform more spine surgeries than any other hospital in Colorado.
- Fellowship-trained neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons.
- The best recovery environment in Denver and Colorado.
- The most advanced technology, including minimally invasive surgery.
- 48-hour access to an appointment with a specialist.
- A state-of-the-art facility with private entrance.
Our innovative team
Dr. Scott Resig represents Sky Ridge Medical Center on CBS Healthwatch