AdventHealth Medical Group Orthopedics and Spine at Inverness

To request an appointment with our team, please call us at Call303-699-7325.

About Our Practice

At AdventHealth Medical Group Orthopedics and Spine at Inverness, our highly skilled orthopedic doctors and spine surgeons are committed to providing the best care for your unique needs. We’re honored to care for our South Denver community and surrounding areas.

We offer non-surgical and surgical treatment options for the spine, hand, wrist, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle. Know that our physicians have completed fellowships in orthopedics, meaning they have comprehensive training beyond residency. We’re dedicated to learning about the latest breakthroughs in orthopedics and spine.

We care for various conditions, from broken bones and arthritis to total joint replacements, and our spine surgeons focus on delivering superb evidence-based care, including sports medicine, joint replacement, physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Surgical Options Tailored to Your Condition

Joint Replacement Surgery

Our joints are connected to our bones with tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage serves as the bone’s protective cushion, allowing joints to move smoothly and with low amounts of friction. If the cartilage becomes damaged by disease or injury, the tissues around the joint become inflamed, triggering pain. Over time, the cartilage wears away, allowing the rough edges of the bone to rub together, causing increased pain.

If only part of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to repair or replace just the affected areas. But if the entire joint is damaged, a total joint replacement is required. To replace a total hip or knee joint, a surgeon removes the diseased or damaged parts and inserts artificial parts, called prostheses or implants.

Joint replacement procedures we offer include:

  • Anterior-approach hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement
  • Computer-assisted hip and knee joint replacement
  • Total knee replacement (TKR)
  • Unicondylar (unicompartmental) knee replacement
  • Knee replacement revisions
  • Hip replacement revisions
  • Shoulder joint replacement
Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an instrument called an arthroscope is inserted into the joint so that it may be inspected or worked on. Arthroscopy comes from the Greek words arthro (joint) and skopein (to examine).

The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis, and patients typically go home on the same day.

Arthroscopy procedures we perform include:

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff tear repairs
  • Shoulder impingement repair
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Hip arthroscopy

Our Expert Team, Dedicated to You

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Comprehensive Spine and Joint Services

We provide expert, compassionate care for joint conditions and back pain, working to uncover the cause of your pain through imaging and diagnostic procedures. We’ll explore non-surgical treatments first, and if surgery is required, our doctors offer the latest surgical orthopedic and spine techniques, including same-day joint replacements and minimally invasive procedures.

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Treatment Options for Orthopedic Conditions

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Instructions for Our Surgical Patients

Pre-Op Instructions

If you are having same-day surgery, you must have a ride home and someone to stay with you overnight.

Do not eat or drink after midnight the evening before your surgery, or your surgery will be canceled. You are allowed to take necessary medications with a sip of water.

All aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, vitamins and supplements must be stopped seven days before surgery.

If you feel ill or have any questions, please call the office.

If you have a heart condition, you must be seen by your cardiologist for clearance.

A surgical assistant may be present during your surgery to provide the best possible outcome. This may or may not be a covered benefit with your insurance. Please be aware that if it is not covered by the insurance, in part or in full, the patient is ultimately responsible for any charges incurred.

All medication refill requests must be made through your pharmacy.

Global care covers you for 90 days following your surgery. During that 90-day time frame, you will not be assessed a charge for your office visits. X-rays, casts, injections and splints will be billed to your insurance. Most, but not all, insurances do not require you to pay a copay, coinsurance or deductible during your global period, but some do. If you have questions about whether your insurance carrier will charge you a separate copay, please contact your insurance directly.

Preparing for Surgery and Your Procedure

Preparing mentally and physically for surgery is an important step toward healing and recovery.

Before surgery, your doctor will examine you to ensure you have no conditions that could interfere with the surgery or its outcome. Routine tests, such as blood tests and X-rays, are usually performed a week before any major surgery. Discuss any medications you are taking to see which ones you should stop before surgery.

If you are currently trying to lose weight, doing so before surgery can help decrease the stress on your new joint. However, it’s best not to diet during the month before your surgery.

Arrange for someone to help with everyday tasks like cooking, shopping and laundry. It also helps to put items you use often within easy reach, so you won't have to extend and bend as often. Removing loose rugs and taping down cords is also important to avoid tripping hazards.

After Surgery

If you are experiencing excessive bleeding or difficulty breathing, call 911 right away to get medical care.

Postoperative instructions will be reviewed with you before discharge, and you’ll receive a written copy. Please ask whether you can drive, drink alcohol or make decisions for 24 hours after surgery or while you’re taking pain medication.

At Home

Please follow your surgeon's instructions once you return home. We’ll call you the morning after surgery to follow up and answer your questions, but contact us if you experience problems or changes in your condition.

If you had surgery on your leg, knee, hand or elbow, keep it elevated and use ice as directed. This will help decrease swelling and pain.

Pain Medication

Take your pain medicine as directed. Begin the pain medicine when you start getting uncomfortable, but before you are in severe pain. If you wait to take your pain medication until the pain is severe, you will have more difficulty controlling the pain.

If you have issues with your medication, call us to discuss alternatives.


If you develop any signs or symptoms of infection, such as persistent fever over 101 degrees, redness, warmth, swelling or increased pain, please call our office.

Complete Postoperative Care

We strive to increase the quality of care we offer our patients. The Center at Lincoln was created as a bridge between surgery and home, allowing our patients independence while recovering in a world-class facility.

Answering Common Spine and Joint Questions

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  • Question: Why is arthroscopy necessary?


    Diagnosing joint injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history, physical examination and usually X-rays. Additional diagnostic tests like an MRI or CT scan may also be needed. A final diagnosis is made through the arthroscope, which may be more accurate than a diagnosis reached from open surgery or X-rays.

  • Question: Which joints can be viewed with an arthroscope?


    Although the inside of nearly all joints can be viewed with an arthroscope, six joints are most frequently examined with this instrument. These include the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip and wrist. As medical engineers make advances in electronic technology and orthopedic surgeons develop new techniques, other joints may be treated more frequently in the future.

  • Question: What are the conditions that can be treated through arthroscopy?


    Several disorders are treated with a combination of arthroscopic and standard surgery, including some problems associated with arthritis. Disease and injuries can also damage bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscles and tendons.

    Some of the most frequent conditions found during arthroscopic examinations of joints are:

    • Inflammation
    • Synovitis: inflamed lining in the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist or ankle
    • Chronic and acute injuries
    • Shoulders: rotator cuff tendon tears, impingement syndrome and recurrent dislocations
    • Knees: cartilage tears, chondromalacia (wearing or injury of cartilage cushion) and ACL tears with instability
    • Wrists: carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Loose parts of bone or cartilage in the joint
  • Question: What is the rotator cuff?


    The rotator cuff is a band of muscles surrounding the joint that connects the upper arm to the shoulder blade. The rotator cuff is stiff enough to hold the joint together but is also flexible enough to allow the arm to reach and lift.

    Rotator cuff injuries are common among baseball pitchers, tennis players and other athletes who frequently exert an overhand throwing or swinging motion. Non-athletes who frequently lift or reach, such as stacking cans on a high shelf, can also develop rotator cuff problems.

  • Question: What causes shoulder problems?


    Most shoulder problems are the result of overuse or traumatic injury. Athletes who play high-contact sports like hockey or football often have shoulder injuries. Frequent lifting and repetitive arm rotation can also cause wear and tear on the shoulder. Inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and bursitis may develop over time.

  • Question: What are the types and causes of arthritis in the knee?


    The usual type of arthritis is osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease. It’s also known as wear-and-tear arthritis since the cartilage simply wears out.

    When the cartilage wears away, bone rubs on bone, causing severe pain and disability. The most common reason for osteoarthritis is in our genes since the durability of each person’s cartilage is based on genetics.

    Trauma can also lead to osteoarthritis. A bad fall or blow to the knee can injure the joint. If the injury does not heal properly, extra force may be placed on the joint, which, over time, can cause the cartilage to wear away.

    Inflammatory arthritis is swelling and inflammation of the joint lining, causing a release of enzymes that soften and eventually destroy the cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus and psoriatic arthritis are inflammatory conditions.

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