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Hip & Knee Replacement

It’s easy to take knees and hips for granted, but stiffness and pain can sideline you from your favorite activities or everyday tasks. The good news is:  Whether you’re looking to climb a fourteener or play with your grandkids, we can help!  Our team of joint replacement specialists work diligently to help patients regain or maintain their independence and improve their quality of life.  We consider every patient’s individual needs, from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation, to help them move toward an active, pain-free lifestyle.

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Our Approach to Joint Replacement

Armed with both compassion and years of experience, our physicians are dedicated to listening, answering questions and including patients in the decision-making process.

Especially when it comes to arthritis, you don’t have to wait until the pain becomes constant or you have difficulty getting around. In fact, early intervention increases the chance of getting well without surgery. Our goal is to use conservative treatment options to keep patients active. Treatment for hip and knee pain depends upon your condition and the severity of your symptoms. However, in many cases, pain can be treated using over-the-counter or prescription medication, injections, specialized exercise programs or physical therapy.

At Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center, our joint replacement surgeons believe that to offer the highest quality care you need to concentrate your experience in your area of expertise. The average orthopedic surgeon may perform 30- 40 joint replacement surgeries a year. At Panorama, each of our joint replacement surgeons perform hundreds of joint replacements a year. Repetition breeds excellence and our surgeons are experts in this area.

If joint replacement surgery is necessary, you can rely on our experienced team of doctors, who specialize in joint replacement and revision joint replacement. In addition, we have doctors specializing in the newest approaches to hip and knee replacement. These options are designed to help patients heal faster with less pain.

Treatment Areas

Knee Replacement

Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement

Specialized training and instrumentation enable Dr. Foran to perform traditional knee replacement surgery in a minimally invasive manner.  By using smaller incisions he is able to complete the surgery without cutting tendons or ligaments, and with less disruption to the soft tissues. This, too, allows patients to typically recover quicker.

Specialized Surgical Expertise

When surgery becomes the best option, you can trust our seasoned knee replacement surgeons to deliver quality care. Unlike many orthopedic practices where joint replacement surgeries may be a small fraction of a surgeon’s caseload, our specialists focus extensively on these procedures. Each year, our surgeons perform hundreds of joint replacements, honing their skills to perfection. Whether it’s a standard knee replacement or a complex revision, our team has the experience and proficiency to make sure you get the best outcome possible.

Mako: Robotic Approach to Joint Replacement

Dr. Thomas, Dr. Lehman, Dr. Wente, and Dr. Gold are all certified in the use of Mako Robotic technology. The Mako System is a robotic-arm-assisted technology that allows surgeons to precisely pre-plan joint replacement surgeries according to each patient’s unique anatomy. With the Mako System, CT (computed tomography) scans are taken of the joint and combined with the Mako technology which helps the surgeon place and measure the joint before ever beginning surgery. In a joint replacement surgery, the Mako System helps guide the surgeon but always allows for the surgeon to use his or her expert judgment to change the plan during surgery.

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Hip Replacement

Anterior Hip Replacement

Using the anterior approach to hip replacement allows the surgeon to work between muscles, instead of through them. Dr. Chrastil, Dr. Peace, Dr Kinder, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Hugate are specialists in the anterior approach to hip replacement.

Patients typically experience a quicker and less painful recovery.

Our Approach to Hip Replacement

Panorama’s primary goal is to explore conservative treatment options to alleviate pain and promote mobility, ranging from medication and injections to specialized exercise regimes and physical therapy sessions. However, in the case that you need surgery, you’re in great hands. Each of our specialists performs hundreds of hip replacement surgeries annually, honing their expertise through repetition. Whether you require primary hip replacement or revision surgery, you can trust our experienced team to deliver superior care, utilizing the latest techniques and technologies to facilitate faster recovery with minimal discomfort.

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Complex Revision Joint Replacement

Sometimes referred to as revision arthroplasty, revision joint replacement is sometimes necessary when a joint replacement implant wears out, causes pain, becomes unstable, gets deeply infected, or starts to fail.

Complex joint revisions are thankfully uncommon and require a skilled surgeon to properly perform. Revision joint replacement surgery is complex and requires meticulous skill and planning. If it is complicated enough to require bone or joint reconstruction, it requires a doctor who is specialized in complex orthopedics.

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OrthoColorado Hospital - Colorado's leader in Joint Replacement

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OrthoColorado Hospital is a partnership between Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center and Common Spirit. OrthoColorado Hospital is Denver’s leader in knee replacement, shoulder replacement, ankle replacement and hip replacement. 

OrthoColorado’s focus on orthopedics makes it a leader when it comes to both patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. For example, at OrthoColorado Hospital, the average length of stay for a total hip replacement or total knee replacement is 2.0 days, which is half the national average.  In fact, OrthoColorado Hospital boasts the highest patient satisfaction scores in the State of Colorado and has been recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with a five star rating. OrthoColorado Hospital ranks among the top 7% of hospitals in the United States for patient care and outcomes.


Our Hospital, OrthoColorado, is Rated the #1 Hospital in Colorado for Joint Replacement

In a recent edition of Becker’s Hospital Review – the leading publication for healthcare industry leaders, they released the CareChex list of best hospitals for joint replacement surgery. OrthoColorado, Panorama’s physician-owned Hospital, was listed as the number one hospital for joint replacement in the state of Colorado!

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Dean Levesque, PA

Abby Price, PA

Sarah Sheets, PA at OrthoColorado Hospital

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Patton Watkins, PA