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Department of Orthopedics

Department of Orthopedics
 

Orthopaedic Spine Division

Comprehensive Spine Care


The Adult Spine Division of CU Orthopedics is a part of the Spine Center at the University of Colorado Hospital. The Spine Center provides comprehensive spine care to the citizens of the Rocky Mountain Region including neurosurgery and orthopaedic spine surgery, physical and rehabilitation medicine and alternative medicine therapies. The CU Orthopaedic Spine Division provides state-of-the-art surgical intervention from fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeons. Our surgeons are thoroughly trained and experienced in treatment of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine.

Treatment of spine related pain typically involves use of conservative measures such as rest, physical therapy, medications, therapeutic injections, and alternative therapies; however, when these fail, surgery may be indicated. Some of the common procedures performed at the University of Colorado Orthopedic Division are described on our Common Procedures page.

The University of Colorado is a tertiary care center that specializes in spine from the basic disc herniation to disc replacement, and motion preservation to complex spine care, including treatment of patients who have had unsuccessful treatment elsewhere. We also see patients who have been told that their condition is too complex for surgical treatment, and will provide surgical opinions. We see patients from across the nation, with easy access to our facility from DIA, as well as direct regional access from CO, NM, WY, NE, and KS.

Click here to visit the Spine Center website for a more in-depth look at our faculty and services