Orthopedic specialists in South Denver

At Sky Ridge Medical Center, our goal is to get you back to doing what you enjoy most, as quickly as possible. The Spine and Total Joint Center is a state-of-the-art facility that is staffed with leading orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and an expert clinical team.

The orthopedic team at Sky Ridge Medical Center provides comprehensive care from start to finish. We are the leading orthopedic provider in the region; in fact, our physicians perform more spine surgeries than any other hospital in Colorado. Our cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art facility allows our experienced surgeons to perform a wide range of advanced procedures, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

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The Sky Ridge Spine and Total Joint Center offers:

  • A comprehensive team of caring specialists who will provide you with personalized care
  • Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons
  • Experienced physicians who perform more spine surgeries than any other hospital in Colorado
  • The best recovery environment in Denver and Colorado
  • The most advanced technology, including minimally invasive surgery
  • 48-hour access to an appointment with a specialist
  • A state-of-the-art facility with private entrance

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

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Dr. Scott Resig represents Sky Ridge Medical Center on CBS Healthwatch

Orthopedic conditions we treat

Our orthopedic specialists provide treatment for the full spectrum of orthopedic conditions or injuries affecting your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments or tendons, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone cancer
  • Bone diseases
  • Bone grafts
  • Broken bones
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cartilage disorders
  • chondrocalcinosis (gout)
  • Connective tissue disorders
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Mixed connective tissue disease
    • PXE
  • Diabetic foot
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthrography
  • ACL injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injury
  • Chondromalacia patellae
  • Meniscus
  • Ligament injuries
  • Ataxia
  • Chorea
  • Dyskinesia
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spasticity
  • Osteoarthritis(degenerative joint disease)
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoporosis (bone loss)
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Spinal diseases and spinal stenosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Wrist injuries and disorders

Hip replacement

Our orthopedic surgeons at Sky Ridge offer a minimally invasive anterior approach for hip replacement. The procedure is muscle-sparing, so it uses natural muscle plane at the front of the hip to access the hip joint and insert a hip prosthesis. This minimally invasive approach allows our orthopedic surgeons to perform a total hip replacement by merely displacing the muscles that surround the hip joint. Therefore, the anterior approach technique causes less trauma than other tradition techniques because no muscles are cut.

Knee replacement

Sky Ridge was the first hospital in South Metro Denver to perform innovative robotic arm surgery for knee replacement. MAKOplasty® is a new minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing procedure used to treat early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee—the most common form of arthritis. MAKOplasty, powered by the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic system, offers a more precise and consistent result for partial knee resurfacing.

Benefits of MAKOplasty partial knee replacement® over total knee surgery

MAKOplasty® patients may experience:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery
  • A smaller incision as compared to total knee replacement

In addition, many return to an active lifestyle within weeks of the procedure. MAKOplasty® can be performed on the inner, top or outer compartment of the knee (unicompartmental knee surgery). It can also be performed as a bicompartmental knee surgery on the inner and top portions of the knee.

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR)

Sky Ridge Medical Center participates in Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program, which promotes high quality, cost efficient, and better coordination of care for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery. Sky Ridge Medical Center is working closely with its physicians and post-acute care providers to improve quality and coordinate care from the initial hospitalization through recovery. The CJR program permits facilities to enter into financial gainsharing relationships with its collaborators to share in the success of the program.

The Hospital’s written policy for selecting CJR Collaborators is available for download here.

Physician Collaborators

Sky Ridge Medical Center has entered into gainsharing arrangements with the following physician collaborators:

  • Mark Fitzgerald
    9777 S Yosemite St, Ste 220, Lone Tree, CO 80124
  • Jon Garramone
    1175 S Perry St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
  • James Genuario
    10103 RidgeGate Parkway, Aspen Bldg, Ste 110, Lone Tree, CO 80124
  • Robert Greenhow
    9777 S Yosemite St, Ste 220, Lone Tree, CO 80124
  • Harold Hunt
    8101 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230
  • David Loucks
    9777 S Yosemite St, Ste 220, Lone Tree, CO 80124
  • Braden Mayer
    8220 E Belleview Ave, Ste 625, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • Joshua Metzl
    8220 E Belleview Ave, Ste 625, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • Scott Resig
    8101 E. Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230
  • John Schwappach
    499 E Hampden Ave, Ste 140, Englewood, CO 80113
  • Edward Szuszczewicz
    4105 Briargate Parkway, Ste 300, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
  • Todd Wente
    8101 E Lowry Blvd, Ste 260, Denver, CO 80230
  • John Xenos
    10103 RidgeGate Parkway, Aspen Bldg, Ste 112, Lone Tree, CO 80124