Do doctors do home visits?

Do doctors do home visits? The short answer is yes, doctors still do home visits, although not nearly as much as they used to. Being a home visit doctor in Colorado Springs, I can say that my experience is unique. While there are other doctors and providers who do home visits in Colorado Springs, they are few and far between, and I’m the only orthopedic surgeon doing it. In fact, I may be the only orthopedic surgeon who does home visits in the entire country. Home visits used to be the norm...

How do you fix a broken femur?

How do you fix a broken femur? If you or a loved one have a femur fracture, then the probability that you or they will need surgery is very high. The femur is the biggest bone in the body and is surrounded by a lot of muscle and tissue. A femur fracture is a break anywhere in the femur bone. This can be all the way from the hip joint, down to the knee, and any anywhere in between. Breaking it usually causes a lot of pain, I should know, I’ve broken both of mine.  What kinds of femur fractures...

What does an orthopedic surgeon do?

What does an orthopedic surgeon do? I’m an orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs, although I frequently travel all throughout Colorado, from Pueblo up to Denver. It takes about 9 to 10 years of training to become an orthopedic surgeon which includes four years of medical school, and five years of orthopedic surgery residency. So with all that training, what does an orthopedic surgeon do? Orthopedic surgeons are experts of the musculoskeletal system or in other words bones, joints, muscles,...

Does piriformis syndrome go away?

Does piriformis syndrome go away?   The short answer is yes, piriformis syndrome can go away, but only if you get the appropriate treatment. Piriformis syndrome can cause symptoms of sciatica, meaning that it can cause pain that travels all the way down the back of your leg. Often this pain is wrongly attributed to the lower back, and can cause months of discomfort if it isn’t properly recognized. Practicing as an orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs, Piriformis syndrome is something that I...

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