Hip & Knee Joint Replacement

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies provides comprehensive, highly specialized care for hip and knee replacement surgery and joint replacement to residents of northern Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska — and beyond!.

Our doctors have the knowledge that comes from years of experience focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of hip and knee disorders that can lead to joint replacement surgery.

Our specialists take care of patients with hip and knee conditions throughout the day in clinic.

Our personalized care includes both surgical and non-surgical treatments.

If you have a hip or knee condition that requires joint replacement, one of our surgeons would be pleased to help you! Our physicians have helped active people just like you for many years.

The Anatomy

Arthritis and other issues can cause pain and affect your ability to use your hips and knees.

Hip Anatomy
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, with the ball-shaped head of the thigh bone (the femur) fitting inside a cup-shaped socket in the pelvis (or hip bone). This structure provides stability and allows the hip to move freely and the upper leg to bend and rotate.

The hips can develop “wear and tear” arthritis (osteoarthritis) as the smooth covering (articular cartilage) on the ends of the bones wears down. When that occurs, the hip joint can no longer glide smoothly and easily.

Knee Anatomy
The knee is the largest joint in the human body and can frequently sustain injury.

The knee connects the thigh with the lower leg, and consists of two articulations: one between the large thigh bone (femur) and the large bone in the lower leg (the tibia), and one between the femur and patella (the knee cap).

The Surgery & Our Surgeons

Joint replacement can alleviate pain in the hip or knee caused by damage to cartilage by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or trauma.

The hip and knee joint replacement physicians at OCR are highly skilled and specialized in diagnosing the need for joint replacement, and performing hip and knee replacements.

Combined, the six surgeons perform more than 2,500 hip and knee replacement surgeries each year for patients, to relieve pain and help them regain freedom of movement, independence, and the ability to enjoy activities again.

All of the surgeons perform initial (or primary) joint replacements.

 

Drs. Kindsfater and Clark

In addition, Kirk Kindsfater, MD, and Dana Clark, MD, also perform complex revision surgeries on joint replacements that have failed.

Drs. Kindsfater and Clark have fellowship training in joint replacement surgery; they incorporate the latest surgical techniques, and the most up-to-date technology in joint replacement surgery to provide patients with the most optimal outcomes.

 

Our Joint Replacement Specialists

Click on the names below to get to know our physicians.

 

Physicians   Office Locations
Mark McFerran, MD Loveland
Rocci Trumper, MD (knee only) Fort Collins
Dale Martin, MD (knee only) Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley
Kirk Kindsfater, MD Fort Collins
David Beard, MD Loveland
C. Dana Clark, MD Fort Collins, Loveland
Riley Hale, MD Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley

 

Appointments

To schedule an appointment and evaluation with one of our hip and knee replacement surgeons, please call our schedulers at 970-419-7050, or call 1-800-722-7441 and ask for scheduling.

Learn More

Check out our conditions and surgeries page.
Read more at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons patient information website for the hip.
Take a look at information on the knee at the AAOS website.