Orthopedic excellence in Denver

Joint pain can be a hindrance to everyday life. We want to get you back to doing the things you love. Swedish Medical Center offers a range of services, from total joint replacement surgery to orthopedic trauma care. We also offer the latest advancements in surgical techniques, including robot-assisted surgery. Our board-certified surgeons have special training to care for both bone and joint conditions.

Our expert team of surgeons offer answers to the most commonly asked questions about joint replacement.

Total joint replacement

Our joint replacement doctors focus on shorter recovery times and patient safety. We offer many joint replacement surgeries, including:

Do you need total joint replacement surgery but don’t know what to expect? Take our free joint replacement surgery class where we discuss how to prepare for surgery and recovery. We also cover what happens during and after a joint replacement procedure.

For more information on any of our orthopedic programs, call our total joint program coordinator at (303) 788-6682.

Orthopedic trauma

Orthopedic trauma is a type of orthopedic surgery focusing on the care of patients with fractures and other injuries. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we offer an orthopedic trauma program to handle complex injuries and develop standardized approaches for the care of our patients.

We have many orthopedic specialists who can diagnose and treat bone and joint injuries, broken bones, intra-articular fractures and rotator cuff tears. We are one of the few hospitals in the U.S. with a team of orthopedic surgeons who specialize in pelvic trauma.

Broken bones and fractures

Fractures, more commonly known as broken bones, are one of the most common forms of orthopedic trauma. The older you get, the more susceptible you are to broken bones due to brittle bones. Our comprehensive fracture program offers care for all ages for all types of fractures, including:

  • Complex and simple fractures
  • Severe traumas
  • Pelvis fractures
  • Non-healing fractures
  • Fractures with infection

Specialized fracture care for mature adult patients

The M60 Mature Fracture Program at Swedish Medical Center is designed to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to our mature adult patients who experience the traumatic event of breaking a hip.

Hip fractures (broken bones) in the over 60 population are an unfortunate event, but with proper care and rehabilitation, a hip fracture does not have to mean a long-term loss of function and independence.

The M60 Program at Swedish involves advanced care at every step of the recovery process, with a goal of returning our patients to their pre-injury level of function. Here are some of the elements of our M60 Program that help our patients recover quickly:

  • Nerve blocks to numb the injury help decrease the need for narcotic pain killers
  • Expedited surgical treatment
  • Treatment from highly trained orthopedic trauma specialists
  • Early ambulation following surgery

Pelvic trauma

We are one of only a handful of hospitals in the nation to maintain a team of orthopedic surgeons who specialize in pelvic trauma. With this system in place, our surgeons can provide specific pelvic expertise for each patient need from the onset of injury. Our panel of board-certified physicians is available 24 hours a day to treat patients with:

  • Multiple injuries
  • Complex fractures
  • Pelvic and acetabular fractures