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Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a painful condition that is the result of a buildup of pressure around a muscle within a muscle compartment. This pressure can decrease blood flow and prevent nourishment and oxygen from reaching nerve and muscle cells, which can lead to tissue death and permanent damage. The best help you can get is […]

CCOE is Honored to Support Team USA at 2024 Olympics

The Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence (CCOE) proudly announces its representation among the 58 distinguished medical providers selected to support the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. CCOE will be part of the 58 United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) sports medicine staff members and additional medical professionals dedicated to providing holistic care […]

Chronic Ankle Laxity

When someone experiences repeated ankle sprains without the right rehabilitation, it can damage and weaken the ligaments, leaving the ankle in a weakened and unstable state. This leads to chronic ankle laxity or instability (CAI).  Incomplete healing after an ankle injury may result in continued deterioration of the ligaments and a cycle of chronic instability […]

Mortons’ Neuroma

With Morton’s Neuroma, what may start out feeling as if you’ve got a pebble in your shoe can progress and have serious consequences. This thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to the toes can lead to long-term nerve damage and permanent loss of sensation. Typically, there’s no outward sign of this […]

Wrist Sprain

It is our natural instinct to brace ourselves when we fall and wrists often pay the price. A wrist sprain is an injury to the ligaments that hold your wrist bones together. Most wrist sprains are minor injuries, that stretch the ligaments further than their limits. But they are usually painful and can be more […]

Shin Splints

Shin splints are a common exercise-related problem caused by repetitive stress on the shinbone and the connective tissues that attach the muscles to the bone. Pain may be worse at the beginning of activity and then subside during exercise — or it may subside when you stop moving. But shin splints are not something to ignore. […]

Thoracic Fracture

Thoracic fractures can be extremely painful, particularly if there is displacement of bone fragments or injury to surrounding soft tissues. Delayed treatment of thoracic fractures can increase the risk of complications such as spinal instability, deformity, nerve damage, and paralysis. All of which may be permanent and irreversible. In the case of thoracic fracture, you […]

Hip Strain

Hip sprains can cause intense pain that can impact your daily activities and overall quality of life. It can limit your movements, preventing you from doing simple day-to-day activities like walking, sitting, or running. For athletes, it means you are out of the game or out of competition. The pain and subsequent compromised mobility with […]

Elbow Dislocation

Elbow dislocation happens when any of the three bones in the elbow joint are knocked or pushed out of place. Dislocating the elbow often results in excruciating pain and can make it hard or even impossible to move the elbow. The longer the elbow remains out of the joint, the more damage can occur. This […]

Spinal Stenosis

If you have lumbar spinal stenosis, you may have trouble walking distances or find that you need to lean forward to relieve pressure on your lower back. Untreated, spinal stenosis worsens over time and can lead to a list of serious and permanent issues that go way beyond just pain. These problems range from numbness […]