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Medical icon Peter Lammens, MD

Peter N. Lammens, MD, FRCS(C) is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (FRCS) of Canada. He graduated from Queens University in Ontario and earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto. Dr. Lammens completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Western Ontario. He completed a total joint and trauma fellowship at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia under Dr. Ross Leighton. Dr. Lammens has a special interest in orthopedic trauma, joint replacements.

Dr. Lammens grew up in Brockville, Ontario – along the St. Lawrence Seaway and moved to the States in 1998 to join Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center. He specializes in hip and knee replacement, including partial and total replacement and is a sought after expert in revision surgery.

“When I was in 10th grade, my sister was in elementary school and spent 3 – 4 months in the hospital with a bad hip. I visited every day and it was that experience that left me interested in becoming an orthopedic surgeon,” said Dr. Lammens. He finished school and training in Canada then worked in Windsor, Ontario as a general orthopedic surgeon – treating backs, knees, and hips.

Dr. Friermood, who at the time was the President of Panorama Orthopedics, was friends with Dr. Russ Layton, a world-renowned trauma surgeon from Halifax. Dr Lammens had completed his orthopedic trauma training with Dr. Layton and he was subsequently recruited by Dr. Friermood to come to the United States and work at Panorama Orthopedics as a trauma, spine and joint surgeon. He was the 7th doctor to join Panorama.

Orthopedic trauma surgeons are well versed in the very toughest and most difficult cases. Joint Replacement as a specialty is very similar and operates with a similar skill.  Dr. Lammens is on-call for trauma at St Anthony’s Hospital where he treats the most complex and urgent orthopedic cases, including those patients who come in on Flight for Life from around the region.

Dr. Lammens added joint replacement surgery to his repertoire in 2007.  He now also completes at least 450 joint replacements a year at Panorama Orthopedics. In addition to traditional joint replacement, Dr Lammens is also skilled in revision joint replacement. He is experienced in knee replacements, hip replacements, partial knee replacements and revision surgery.

When Dr. Lammens in not at work, he loves to be active and enjoy the outdoors! In college, he was a football player at the University of Toronto. With his roots in Canada, Dr. Lammens is a long-time hockey player. He started as a kid and today plays in an adult hockey league in Colorado. An avid and accomplished skier, Dr. Lammens would be found skiing the moguls and the back bowls. He grew up sailing and till enjoys that today, when he finds his way back to the water. He is also learning kite sailing. In addition, to all his athletic endeavors, Dr. Lammens also plays the piano.

Dr. Lammens sees patients at Panorama’s offices in Golden and Highlands Ranch.

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