Competitive and recreational athletes of all types and ages receive comprehensive care for sports and related injuries at CU Sports Medicine. Covering the full range of sports injuries, we encompass care for hip & knee, hand, foot & ankle, elbow & shoulder, and spine.
With radiology and rehabilitation services conveniently located on-site, orthopedic specialists work with radiologists, certified athletic trainers, and physical therapists to return patients quickly and safely to their normal activities whether they are organized or recreational sports.
At CU Sports Medicine, patients can have diagnostic tests and a physician's evaluation on the same day in the same location. Our multidisciplinary team has two goals: a timely and accurate diagnosis, and the fastest recovery possible.
In addition to being compassionate and committed experts in the field of sports medicine, our sports medicine specialists are team doctors to University of Colorado Buffaloes and University of Denver Pioneers sports programs. We also provide opportunities for Continuing Medical Education events for primary care providers, athletic trainers, team doctors and more throughout Denver and the Colorado medical community.
Gold Helmet Winners: Eric McCarty, the 1980's
As the head team physician and orthopedic surgeon at the University of Colorado, McCarty has helped numerous athletes overcome injuries to produce highlight moments. He appeared headed toward football glory himself, having won the Gold Helmet in 1982, but it was his own setback at Boulder High that ignited his passion for what would become his life's work.
Learn more: University of Colorado Orthopedics.
Study confirms female athletes more prone to knee injures
Many women and their children are following the recommended guidelines to "be active." However, along with exercise women should consider adding preventive measures to reduce the risk of injury. All too often we hear about a forty-year-old women who injured her knee while skiing or someone's daughter who tore her knee playing soccer. Research shows that many of these injuries are preventable with the proper neuromuscular training. Yet, most youth coaches and weekday/weekend warriors do not take the time to practice evidence based and accepted injury prevention routines.
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