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CU Sports Medicine

Denver (720) 848-8200 | Boulder (303) 441-2219​

 

Patient Resources

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CU Sports Medicie works collaboratively to treat, operatively and non-operatively, all sports medicine conditions no matter how complex or otherwise, that results in the best outcome for the patient. While we provide all-inclusive services, below is a list of the most common sports medicine conditions and services.​​

 

 CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

 

 CU Sports Medicine - Boulder

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P: (303) 441-2219
F: (303) 441-2230
311 Mapleton Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304

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 CU Sports Medicine - Denver


P: (720) 848-8200
F: (720) 848-8201​​
2000 S. Colorado Blvd.
Tower​ One, Suite 4500
Denver, CO 80222
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 Children's Hospital Colorado



P: (720)​
F: (720)
13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

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 Lone Tree Health Center - University of Colorado Hopsital


 
P: (720) 848-2200
F: (720) 848-
 
 
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124

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 University of Colorado Hospital



P: (720)​ 848-1900
F: (720)
1635 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

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 Human Performance Lab

 
P: (303) 724-9355
12348 E. Montview Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80045

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 Be Prepared!

 

 Preparing for Your Appointment

  • Bring most recent Health Insurance Card and Driver’s License
  • Bring athletic shorts for evaluation of hip or knee.  For women, bring a tank top for evaluation of shoulder.
  • Bring any imaging of the joint being evaluated.  XR, MRI, CT scans should be brought in on a CD disc.  Imaging facilities can fax a radiologist interpretation to our office but it is important that we view the actual images.  To ensure you get the most out of your appointment time, we recommend requesting the images be burned to disc and brought to the office by you.  Imaging completed at University of Colorado Hospital can be looked up in our system, but system outages can occur, and the safest way is to bring a disc of your imaging. 
  • Even if you’ve had prior imaging, repeat or alternate XR views may be needed. 
  • If you’ve had previous surgery on the joint being evaluated, it is important to request any outside records including:
    • Operative reports
    • Operative photos, if available
    • Rehabilitation protocol as requested by surgeon (for recent surgeries only)
    • Progress notes
    • Records can be sent directly to our office via fax (contact clinic staff to ensure the correct fax number based on the location you will be seen) or brought in physical the day of your appointment.    Please give all records to reception staff upon your arrival so imaging can be loaded, notes reviewed if time allows before you are examined and speak with the provider.
    • For Dr. Mei Dan’s patients, imaging should be dropped off a week in advance, if possible.  If bringing new imaging the day of the appointment, give to reception staff 30 minutes prior to scheduled appointment time.
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 IF YOU ARE A NEW PATIENT

  • Complete the PATIENT INTAKE SHEET
  • If form cannot be filled out online, make sure to bring a list of current medications, allergies, medical conditions, previous surgeries, family medical history of first degree relatives.
  • RADIOLOGY WAIVER FORM (pertinent to Boulder- they get a bill from BCH for any imaging).
  • HIPPA CONSENT FORM​
  • INSURANCE INFORMATION FORM
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 IF YOU ARE A RETURNING PATIENT AND HAVE A NEW INJURY

  • Complete the PATIENT INTAKE SHEET​
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time (30 min if you are seeing Dr. Mei Dan)
  • Anticipate 1 hour spent in clinic for most appointments. This includes time for any additional paperwork, imaging, allow time for provider to review imaging, arrangements for further treatments (2 hours if you are seeing Dr. Mei Dan, appt itself is one hour).
  • At times, medical emergencies and urgencies will occur. These cases may require additional time and cause delays in a providers schedule.  Our clinic staff works diligently to keep appointments on time and our reception staff will contact you prior to appointment for any known delays.  We are dedicated to providing the best care for all of our patients and appreciate your understanding of delays in these circumstances.
  • We hold a 24 hour cancellation policy.
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 Preparing for Surgery

  • Arrange to have someone drive you to and from surgery.
  • Plan to have someone stay with you the night following surgery to aid with medications, meals, ice.
  • Purchase or rent any aids such as crutches for the first week following surgery if necessary (available at King Soopers, etc.)
  • Plan to have ice available following surgery to ice your knee.  Your surgeon will request an ice machine which you can choose to rent or purchase.  A representative from the ice machine company will call you prior to surgery to review associated costs and machine instructions.  Due to varying insurance coverage,  you are responsible for confirming or refusing the ice machine after the rep has called. While ice bags are acceptable, most patients find the ice machine convenient and helpful in their recovery.
  • Schedule a follow-up appointment in the CU Sports Medicine office 6-12 days after your surgery.
  • Schedule a Physical Therapy appointment 3-5 days following surgery.  It is ideal if you have this appointment scheduled prior to your surgery date.  You can attend therapy at a location of your choice.  Our office is happy to make recommendations close to your home or work.
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 Day of Surgery

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery.
  • Arrive at the surgery center/hospital 1.5 hours before your scheduled surgery, or as directed by surgery schedulers over the phone (you will receive a call the week of surgery).
  • You will sign a consent for surgery and have a chance to ask any questions.
  • The operation site will be marked by a member of the surgical team, please do not mark yourself before coming to surgery as this may cause confusion.
  • You will most likely receive prescriptions for pain and anti-inflammatory medications.
  • An intravenous catheter (IV) will be started in your arm.
  • You will receive antibiotic medication through the IV to prevent infection.
  • You will speak with an anesthesiologist regarding going to sleep during surgery
  • Surgery time vary but will be discussed prior the surgery
  • Following surgery you will wake up in the recovery room where you will stay until your pain is controlled and you are alert enough to return home (usually 1-2 hours).
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 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 
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Glossary of Terms
Evidence-Based Medicine​​​​​​
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