Medical Center Point
1633 Medical Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Phone: 1-719-447-1000
Fax: 719-471-8841

Orthopedics is the medical specialty devoted to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Orthopedic specialists diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and help to prevent injuries and diseases like:

  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Repetitive stress degeneration
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

Orthopedic surgeons also address:

  • Joint replacement
  • Major orthopedic trauma
  • Musculoskeletal tumors
  • Reconstructive surgery

Orthopedic treatment may include surgery, exercises and/or physical therapy, the use of braces, canes, walkers, and prescription medication.


Information about many orthopedic issues and procedures is available at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. We have selected the following links which cover a variety of topics.

This information is general, and is not a replacement for the information your provider has specifically provided to you in regards to your individual needs.

General Information
How to keep your bones healthy
Smoking and musculoskeletal health
Stress fractures
Surgery and smoking
Total joint replacement
Total joint replacement questions

Informative Links
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Academy of Physician Assistants

Sports and Exercise
Care of aging athletes
Athletic shoes
Aerobic exercise
Cross training
Exercise and bone and joint conditions
Exercise and walking – Excellent exercise!
Flexibility exercises
How to keep your bones healthy
Muscle cramps
Physical activity for seniors
Preventing golf injuries
Tips for a safe running program
Rupture of the biceps tendon
Exercise for seniors
Starting an exercise program
Stress fractures

Joint Replacement
Activities after a hip replacement
Activities after a knee replacement
Deep vein thrombosis
How to use crutches, canes, and walkers
Knee implants
Knee replacement exercise guide (preparing for joint replacement surgery)
Total hip replacement
Total knee replacement

Bone up on bone loss
Osteoporosis tests
Warning signs of osteoporosis

Arthritis of the knee
Arthritis of the shoulder
Arthritis of the hip
Osteoarthritis of the hip
Frequently asked questions about arthritis of the knee
Surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee
Viscosupplementation treatment for arthritis