Welcome to the Patient Education Library

We invite you to explore our comprehensive list of resources and educational materials designed to help teach you about any orthopedic condition you may face or treatment you may undergo.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your condition or treatment, please feel free to contact Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence in Colorado Springs, Colorado at (719) 623-1050. To request an appointment, use our secure online appointment request form.

This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation, examination, or the medical advice of your doctor. This information should not be relied upon to determine a diagnosis or course of treatment.

Achilles Tendon Tear & Repair

ACL Tear & Reconstruction – Knee Ligament Injury

Ankle Replacement

Ankle Sprain & Instability

Anterior Hip Replacement

Aquatic Therapy


Arthrocentesis – Pain Management


Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement

Artificial Lumbar Disc Replacment

Bennett’s Fracture – Fracture of the Base of the Thumb

Bite Injuries – Animal Bites

Bite Injuries – Human Bites

BOTOX for Pain Management

Boutonniere Deformity – Finger Deformity

Boxer’s Fracture – Knuckle Fracture of the Pinky



Carpal Instability – Wrist Ligament Injury

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Endoscopic Release Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Open Release Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrom (CTS)

Cartilage Tears

Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease – Spinal Cord and Nerve Compression

Cervical Facet Radio-frequency Neurotomy – Neck

Cervical Radiculopathy – Cervical Nerve Compression

Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block – Neck

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy – Spinal Cord Compression

Clavicle Fracture – Broken Collar Bone

Claw Toe

Coccydynia – Tailbone Pain

Cold Therapy

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RDS)

Concussion (TBI)

Congenital Hand Differences

Costovertebral Block

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome – Ulnar Nerve Transposition (Elbow)

Degenerative Disc Disease – Spine Degeneration

deQuervain’s Tendonitis – Wrist Tendonitis

Diabetic Foot


Dupuytren’s Disease

Electomyography (EMG) – Nerve Test

Electrotherapy – Pain Management

Epidural Injections – Spinal Injections

Exercise Therapy – Pain Management

Extensor Tendon Injuries (Hand)

Facet Injections – Pain Management

Facet Joint Syndrome – Pain Management

Femur Fracture – Broken Thigh Bone


Flexor Tendon Injury (Hand)


Fractures – Stress Fractures

Fractures – Growth Plate Fractures

Ganglion Cysts – Wrist/Hand Lumps and Bumps

Golfer’s Elbow – Medial Epicondylitis


Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)

Hammer Toe

Hamstring Muscle Injuries

Hand Dislocations

Hand Nerve Injury and Repair

Hand Therapy

Heat Therapy

Heel Pain

Heel Spurs

Herniated Disc – Pain Management

Herniated Disc Cervical/ACDF – Slipped Disc in the Neck

Hindfoot Fracture (Heel/Ankle Joint)

Hip Fracture – ORIF

Hip Resurfacing

Humerus Fracture – Broken Upper Arm

Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block

Kienbock’s Disease (Wrist)

Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Tendon Bursitis – “Goosefoot”

Laminaplasty – Cervical Spine – Pain Management

Lisfranc Fracture Dislocation (Midfoot)

Low Back Pain

Lumbar Discectomy

Lumbar Radio-frequency Neurotomy – Pain Management

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Mallet Finger Injury – Baseball Finger

Mallet Toe

Massage Therapy

Meniscus Tear – Knee Cartilage

Metatarsal Fracture (Forefoot)

Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement – Arthoplasty

Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement – Arthoplasy

Minimally Invasive Lateral Access Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Posterior Fusion Spine Surgery

Morton’s Neuroma (Foot)

Myofascial Release

Neck Pain

Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Test

Neuromuscular Re-education

Neuropathy – Nerve Pain

Occupational Therapy – An Overview


Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)

Osteoarthritis of the Knee


Pain Management – An Overview

Pain Management – Arthrocentesis

Pain Mangement – Facet Injections

Pain Management – Prolotherapy

Pain Management – Trigger Point Injection

Pain Mangement – Viscosupplementation Therapy

Partial Knee Replacement

Patellar Tendon Tear

Patellofemoral Syndrome – Kneecap Problems

Pediatrics – Bite Injuries, Animal Bites

Pediatrics – Bite Injuries, Human Bites

Pediatrics – Congenital Hand Differences

Pediatrics – Fractures

Pediatrics – Little League Syndrome, Pitcher’s Elbow

Pediatrics – Scoliosis, Curvature of the Spine

Percutaneous Disc Nucleoplasty

Peripheral Neuropathy

Phantom Limb Pain

Physical Therapy: An Overview

Pitcher’s Elbow – Little League Elbow

Plantar Fasciitis

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction – Acquired Flatfoot

Preparing for Surgery

Progressive Strengthening

Progressive Strengthening Exercises

Prolotherpy – Pain Management

Radial Tunnel Syndrome (Forearm)

Rehabilitation – Balance Retraining and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation – Gait Training

Rehabilitation – Hand Therapy

Rehabilitation – Myofascial Release

Rehabilitation – Neuromuscular Re-education

Rehabilitation – Progressive Strengthening

Rehabilitation – Shoulder Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation – Transfer Training

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand

Rotator Cuff Tear & Repair

Scaphoid Fracture – Broken Wrist


Scoliosis – Curvature of the Spine

Sesamoid Fracture & Sesamoiditis (Big Toe)

Shin Splints

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome – Shoulder Tendonitis

Shoulder Rehabilitation

Skier’s Thumb

Spinal (Lumbar) Fusion/Lumbar Spinal Stenosis – Pinched Nerves in the Back

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) for Pain Relief

Spinal Stenosis

Spondylolisthesis – Slipped Vertebrae

Spondylolysis – Stress Fracture of Spine – Pain Management

Spondylolysis – Stress Fracture of the Spine

Sprains & Strains

Stellate Ganglion Block

Stress Fracture – Leg and Foot

Swan Neck Deformity – Finger Deformity

Tendon Transfers


Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis

Thoracic Facet – Radiofrequency Neurotomy – Upper Back

Thumb CMC (Basal Joint) Arthroplasty – Thumb Joint Reconstruction

Tibia Fracture – Broken Shinbone

Toe Fracture

Total Hip Replacement

Total Knee Replacement

Total Shoulder Replacement

Triangular Fibrocartilage Comnplex (TFCC) Injury – Wrist Sprain

Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb

Trigger Points & Trigger Point Injections

Ultrasound Therapy – Pain Management/Rehabilitation

Viscosupplementation Therapy – Pain Management


Whiplash – Chiropractic Treatment

Wrist Fracture – Open Reduction and Internal or External Fixation


Location & Phone

Orthopedic Office:
2446 Research Pkwy, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 623-1050
Fax: (719) 623-1051

Physical Therapy:
2430 Research Pkwy, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 623-1795
Fax: (719) 623-1053

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Everything you need to know about your orthopedic condition, from preventing reinjury to avoiding risk factors can be found in our convenient online patient education library.


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