Orthopedics& Sports Medicine

Discover Orthopedic solutions tailored just for you

Don't let injury or joint pain hold you back

If an injury or joint pain is keeping you from doing the things you love, we can help. Our team of orthopedic surgeons specializes in treating the entire body, from total knee replacements to minor interventional procedures.

We know each case is unique. With specialists in treating the hands, wrists, shoulders, hips, and knees, we pair you with the right surgeon and create a care plan tailored to your needs.

Appointments are available and we are able to get you in quickly so you can start the road to recovery as soon as possible.

Full body solutions to pain

Our shoulders have an incredible range of motion and are one of the most-used joints in our bodies. Due to its use, flexibility, and complexity, it is very susceptible to injury. Overuse, trauma, and degeneration from age or pre-existing conditions can lead to shoulder injuries. 

Minimally invasive techniques like physical therapy and injections can often treat most injuries. However, there are more complex procedures to address more serious injuries. 

Some common shoulder injuries include:

  • Shoulder Labral Tears - a tear to the cartilage on the side of the socket that helps stabilize the joint. Dislocations, constant pain throughout the day, catching or popping when moving the shoulder, or a loss of strength might all be symptoms of a labral tear. 
  • Frozen Shoulder - a common term referring to pain or stiffness that tends to worsen over time and limits shoulder mobility.
  • Rotator Cuff Tear - can limit the strength and mobility of your shoulder. This type of injury causes damaged tendons and is usually triggered by certain movements like lifting a heavy object. 
  • Dislocated Shoulders - occurs when the shoulder joint is loose or slips out of the socket. Dislocated shoulders can be caused by traumatic injury or, in some cases, by looseness that occurs over time without injury. 

The knee is one of our body's most used joints. It is also very complex and experiences a lot of stress, making it very vulnerable to injury. There are several treatment options depending on the severity of the injury and range from minimally invasive procedures like joint injections or physical therapy to more complex surgeries.  

Some common knee procedures include:

  • Total Knee Replacement - a solution to severe pain that is usually caused by arthritis that makes walking painful and difficult. Serious injuries can also lead to post-traumatic arthritis which is a common cause of knee replacements. 
  • Knee Arthroscopy - a minimally invasive procedure that is suitable for treating a wide range of conditions. 
  • ACL Injuries - a tear or sprain to the ACL is one of the most common knee injuries people experience. Intensive sports such as football, basketball, or skiing are frequent contributors to ACL injuries 
  • Meniscus Injuries - often result from playing sports and are often accompanied by other injuries such as ACL tears.

The hip is one of the most used joints in the body. Due to its flexibility, wide range of motion, and many parts, the hip can be very prone to injury.

If you are experiencing prolonged pain in the hips or are having difficulty walking, standing, or going about your day-to-day, it may be time to schedule an appointment. 

Some common hip treatments include:

  • Hip Arthroscopy - a minimally invasive procedure suitable for a wide range of conditions. Hip arthroscopy can often increase diagnosis accuracy and lead to faster recovery.
  • Total Hip Replacement - is usually a last resort for patients who are experiencing severe chronic pain as a result of a fracture or arthritis.

Three bones connect to make up the elbow joint and movement of your lower arm causes a lot of movement in your radius and ulna bones. The complexity of this joint makes it susceptible to injury. 

Common elbow injury procedures include:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Distal Bicep Repair

Composed of 19 bones and many tendons and ligaments, the hand is a very complicated part of our body. Between the fingers, palm, dorsum, and wrist, there are four major areas of the hand that are all vulnerable to injury. Our certified hand-specialists are experts are treating the intricacies of the hand. 

Common hand injuries and procedures include:

  • Fractures and sprains
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendon & nerve injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sports injuries

Plenty of treatment options

There is no one else quite like you, and your treatment needs are just as unique. We understand that what works for someone else might not work for you. Our process always starts with getting to know you and what is causing you pain so we can tailor a treatment plan around what is important to you. 

Treatment options can vary from minimally invasive procedures such as joint injections to major surgery such as total hip or knee replacements. 

What insurance do we accept?

We know that making sure insurance covers your care is important and can be stressful. We try to make things as easy as possible by approving all of your insurance information and questions ahead of time, so you know what to expect during your visit.

While we accept most major insurance, some of the most common are:

Meet Your Providers

Dr. Richard Ackerson - Orthopedic Surgeon

Richard M. Ackerson, MD

Orthopedics
970-858-2705
300 West Ottley Ave 2nd Floor
Dr. Peter Scheffel - Orthopedic Surgeon

Peter T. Scheffel, MD

Orthopedics
(970) 858-2705
300 West Ottley Ave 2nd Floor
Dr. Michael Rooks - Orthopedic Surgeon

Michael Rooks, MD

Orthopedics
(970) 858-2705
300 West Ottley Ave 2nd Floor
Dr. Chris Copeland - Orthopedic Surgeon

Christopher Copeland, DO

Orthopedics
(970) 858-2705
300 West Ottley Ave 2nd Floor